I have some exciting running news but first let’s talk about today. Since Brooke has been sick she has loved waking up for the day at approximately 5 a.m. and surprisingly my body is starting to adjust accordingly to her new schedule.
Added bonus is she is incredibly happy (like usual) so it is kind of fun because the rest of the world is so quiet except for the two of us. BUT… that doesn’t mean I am not craving a diet coke like crazy at around 2 in the afternoon.
That remote control puppy is almost as cool as a real puppy.
Workout: Level 3 of 30 Day Shred while staring at my treadmill… jk…. kind of.
Lunch was a combination of all of the below items. Like usual I am late to something so lunch called for just grabbing a bunch of things and eating it.
I am pretty positive that a bowl of Raisin Bran will be eaten the second we get back home.
I have a RUNNING COACH NOW!!! I could not be more excited about this. I feel like every time I start to really click with running and start getting faster I end up injured so I clearly must be doing something wrong:) Now I will have an EXPERT coach that will write exact workouts for me, we will talk weekly about how everything is going and exchange emails about training throughout the week.
Coolest thing—–> He is helping me think about my long term running goals and knows what it takes to get me to those goals.
SO…. once this IT Band gets better (ps my latest theory is that spin is contributing to this problem) I will be working with him and GETTING FASTER (which probably includes some track work… on a track, not a treadmill:)
He sent me an article called ‘An Elite State of Mind‘ and it is AWESOME! I highly recommend it, like you really should read it because it is so awesome.
It talks about the difference between ‘pushing yourself to be your best and pushing yourself into the ground’ and about how we try to adopt some of the training methods of elite athletes so we should also try to adopt their MENTAL ATTITUDES too!
Love every single one of these:
How often do you have caffeine?
Anyone else reading that has a running coach or who has had one in the past? How did/does it work out for you?
What is your BIGGEST long term running goal?
Any of the keys to an elite attitude that you struggle with?