Rachelle and I planned to meet up early to go for a run and when she text me first thing this morning telling me that it was crazy windy (40mph..seriously) we decided to run side by side on the treadmills at the gym. We had easy runs on the schedule and running in wind is anything but easy;)
I hope that you get to meet Rachelle one day because she has the best attitude in the whole world and it is contagious. She just WON a half-marathon with a time of 1:21!! Today we were talking about how she started doing really well with her running when she stopped stressing out over it. She trains really hard but has a very laid back approach to running.
I tend to focus really hard on one race and stress/worry/obsess over it and that affects race day negatively. Whenever I go into a race without putting a lot of stress on myself I do so much better (like when I decided to run my PR half-marathon the morning of the race). I remember a few years ago I put all of my eggs in one basket (running sub 3 at Boston) and when I got injured right before the race I was devastated. Beyond devastated. I think having a more chill attitude about running/races helps us to avoid being so upset over bad races/runs/injuries.
There is always another race to run. No need to put so much pressure on ourselves over running. It is just running after all and we do it because we love it.
I got to have a lunch date with Mer this afternoon. She actually is the best.
I had my salad that I think about a few times a day. Turkey, bacon and avocado along with some bread samples.
And the first pumpkin pie of the season. They were giving them out as samples which is very smart of them because I wanted to buy a few pies after tasting this.
Afterwards we got to party at Mer’s house with her dogs.
Every few minutes Brooke would randomly go over to Mer’s legs and give her a hug before getting back to playing again. This little girl of mine is too much.
Are you laid back about running or do you stress our about races/times/workouts?
Pumpkin pie….yes or no?
Anyone else live near their grandma?
Easy run today? Hard workout? Rest day? Inside or outside?