Today was THIS kind of a run… a run that was done purely for enjoyment and stress relief. I got on the treadmill with no idea how far or fast I wanted to go and listened to relaxing music (Sarah Mclachlin may be my all-time favorite singer) and ran 6 miles at an 8:34 pace. I didn’t read or watch anything, I just ran and thought about stuff (only 20% of my thoughts were about candy during this run… that is an improvement).
I ruined my stress relieving run by putting on the drill sergeant for 20 minutes. I did level 2 again and these silly walking pushups (walk your hands out from your toes to push-up position, do a push-up and walk them back, repeat 4 million times) made me want to cry. Brooke giggled from her swing watching me do these with sweat dripping from my shins (you know you are getting a killer workout if your shins are even sweating) as she was happily relaxing being rocked back and forth with her favorite binky and comfy footy pajamas.
I used the excuse to take a break from them because ‘I had to take a picture for the blog.’
For lunch I had something that is probably gross to some of you reading but it is one of my favorites… a tuna sandwich. Some steamed veggies, a peach and pretzels dipped into guac (pretzels make an excellent guacamole vehicle).
You know your sandwich is going to be good when it is at least half the size of your somewhat asleep baby. Both Brooke and Billy sleep with their mouths open, it is adorable.
I just finished registering for my FIRST POST-BABY race. I am beyond excited to run with lots of other running obsessed people and to see my new city a little more via running. The race is less than 2 months after having Brooke so I am not putting any pressure on myself and I am going to enjoy every second!
I have only ran one other RnR race (Vegas 1/2 Marathon at night) and to be honest I don’t really remember most of it because I felt so sick during the race (I was pregnant but didn’t know it yet) so I am excited to try out the Rock n’ Roll series again.
I save reading my running magazines for very special times. I am very picky about when I read them because I don’t want to read them in a rush and it is a must that I eat some chocolate while I read. When Brooke went down for an afternoon nap I knew that it was time to bring it out, Running Times October issue. My absolute favorite part of this issue was reading about Jeannette Faber! She has taken FIFTY-TWO MINUTES off of her marathon time and has had 12 marathon PR’s in a row! Reading about people like this really make me realize how we can get so much faster if we are dedicated to training!
How about we all take 50 minutes off of our marathon time? How does that sound?
An AWESOME #TweetJOY Twitter party is going on tomorrow @ 11 pst with Dr. Chris Morh RD about fitness and health tips when work takes over!
What kind of run did you have today?
Have you ever ran a race put on by the Rock n’ Roll series? Anyone else running the San Jose half next weekend?
Do you eat most of your veggies raw, steamed or roasted?
How do you feel about tuna fish?