Even though we were freezing after our 20 miler we still jumped in the river because I am learning this whole ice bath thing prevents me from being sore for a week like I usually am after a long run.
My good ol’ trusty penguin blanket that I have had since I was 4 did everything it could to keep me warm. I also wore an old pair of shoes this time (last time I didn’t wear shoes) and that helped a lot.
8 minutes of torture but the saying ‘misery loves company’ could not be any more true in this circumstance.
Isn’t this how most people spend their Saturday morning?
If I can’t hang out with Brooke this weekend you better believe I am hanging out with her older twin.
This girl is going to be quite the little heart breaker.
For dinner I went up to Salt Lake for Steak Night. This is a 10 year strong tradition and basically everyone just brings a steak and our friend, the Grill Master, cooks up the most amazing steak and it was heavenly (there is no way to make a picture of steak look as good as it actually tasted).
BUT, two things about this table of food.
1. Free diet cokes and I resisted. I don’t even know who I am anymore.
2. I brought my s’mores bars and made at least 10 new best friends because of them. Food is the way to people’s hearts. Also, next time I am going to top them with peanut butter cups.
3. Okay, three… I ate about 40 of those deviled eggs, how are they so good?
After Steak Night I continued working hard on my latest goal—> To rewatch every season of House. So far I am doing a really good job at putting in a lot of time and energy into this goal every night.
And two more baking extravaganzas from this weekend:
1. Homemade ice cream on Friday night with Oreo and Butterfinger crumbles (great pre-run fuel).
2. And starting Brooke young on knowing how to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie.
I hit my highest weekly mileage EVER. 62 miles. Marathon training makes us do the craziest things.
Monday: 9 miles on the trails, I have no idea what my pace was but we took it extremely easy.
Tuesday: 12 miles with 3 x 2 miles of speed (6:15, 6:12, 6:20) and 5.5 miles later on the trails with the sister @ 8:54 average.
Wednesday: 7 treadmill miles at 8:34.
Thursday: 8.5 miles on the trails @ 9:13 average.
Saturday: 20 miles @ 7:18 pace with 8 @ 6:50. I do not ever want to relive this run again.
Next week I am taking a major down week and then I have a 1/2 marathon on Saturday. I probably won’t come up with my goal for that race until I am at mile 4 or so and see how my body is holding up (my right quad is not super excited about racing after yesterday).
Just in case you were wondering what a down week was:
I hope you have an amazing Sunday and only 26.3 more hours until this girl is back!!!
What is your Love Language (food ((yes, I am adding that one)), physical touch, acts of service, quality time, words of affirmation or gifts)?
What is your highest weekly mileage ever?
Who else has given up soda? For how long? Why did you give it up?
You have to choose one… cookies or ice cream? You can only have one for the rest of your life, what would it be?