I am jealous of Brooke.
A friend that works at Oakley gave her these sweet purple Oakley sunglasses. They don’t fit quite yet but when they do she will be the most fashionable baby around. I have passed my love of purple down to her.
I am absolutely loving my Hansons Marathon Method book. My favorite chapter so far is ‘Marathon Physiology’ because it is incredible to learn about the changes that our body makes when we are in training.
Some of the things that happens to your heart from endurance training (straight from HANSONS MARATHON METHOD):
“In sum, more blood is pumped with greater force and less effort. Because the heart has bigger chambers that hold more blood, heart rate slows across all running paces, making the entire system more efficient and healthier.”
….. now THAT is awesome.
Not only does our heart become stronger and more efficient but our muscles adapt to the training and become able to handle more and more. We hear that all of the time but I love learning the actual changes that take place in order to get stronger.
“The bottom line is that the body is remarkable at adapting to training. It will do everything it can to support a given activity and become better at it.”
Learning about all of the remarkable things that our bodies can do sure makes it a lot easier to stop thinking about our bodies’ flaws!
I have gotten back on the oatmeal train and this morning we had the LOVE GROWN kind. Convenient, delicious, and in Billy’s words, “sweet but not too sweet.”
Are you an oatmeal person? What kind? What things do you add in?
What are some cool changes in your body that you have experienced from running? How has your body adapted to your training? I WANT DETAILS PEOPLE:)
Are you having a lazy Sunday or productive Sunday?