Brooke has grown rather fond of my Garmin and it is one of her favorite toys. She is becoming more like me every day. PS Billy does not think she looks like either of us…. whenever I ask who he thinks she looks like he answers, ‘a baby.’
I checked the forecast this morning and it said there was a 30% chance of rain. It wasn’t cold out but I brought my rain running jacket just in case. Right before I turned around it started pouring and so that definitely turned my 6.5 mile run into a progression run. Starting at a 8:44 mile and ending with a 7:10 mile… overall a 7:52 average pace.
I went into the apartment gym to do a few minutes weights before going home and this picture is meant to show you that I am soaking (even though you can’t tell in the picture) and thanks to BOB’s ginormous canopy, Brooke didn’t feel a drop of the rain. I almost climbed on in there with her at one point. I am so in love with this stroller.
My favorite thing to think when I am tired (like today as it was raining and I was pushing Brooke uphill) and want to quit because the circumstance isn’t perfect is that those are the runs that makes us stronger. Running in perfect conditions all of the time doesn’t make us stronger but the hard stuff is what really gets us ready for race day.
For lunch I had a mixing bowl bbq chicken (from Costco) spinach salad, juice and pb/j toast. Hit the spot.
Do you ever wonder how I multi-task late at night when I am blogging? I didn’t think you did but I am going to tell you anyways because it is the coolest thing ever. I COMPEX (I don’t normal wear extra short purple shorts all day but I do when I use my Compex machine).
We were sent the Compex Sport Elite and both Billy and I use it each day and are loving it. If you have read my blog for a while, you know that we have used previous muscle stimulators but none of them even compare to Compex. I have really and truly noticed improvements in my recovery time after a hard run when I Compex afterwards. I use the potentiation setting (optimizes muscle potential before a workout or competition. Especially effective for sports requiring speed and velocity) before speed work and my last race and I really think it helps a lot.
Interesting… those are all things that I want for my running:)
I will continue to be using Compex and keep you updated on my thoughts about it.
What was the hardest part about your last run? Weather… hills… speed… tired…
Do you think Brooke looks more like me or Billy?
Parents reading: Who do your kids look like?
What did you have for lunch today? Where did you eat lunch?
-I ate lunch on the family room floor.