I have finally come up with my plan of attack for my marathon on Saturday—> My plan is to not have a plan.
I think I am just going to go off of feel. If going fast hurts my leg then I will slow down, if it still hurts going slower then I will drop out (that was my doctor’s advice too). Finishing a race is not worth seriously injuring my body. I think my leg will feel fine but you never know. It will be interesting to see if pool running helped me to keep my running fitness or if 5 weeks of only pool running =s I am exhausted by mile 10 and my lungs feel like they are going to explode.
I want to have fun and push myself at the same time and see where I am at fitness wise. This may just be a great training run for the St. George Marathon in October or maybe I will feel good and try to push it. Either way, running is just a small part of my life (it used to be way too big of a part and that is why injuries used to completely devastate me).
There will always be another race and Brooke is still going to think I am the coolest human being ever no matter what time the clock says. PS I am even entertaining the idea of running garminless so that I really listen to my body during the race.
Picture from when I did the Utah Valley Marathon a few years ago—> my time that year was 3:08 and I was in really good running shape at the time so who knows where I am at now.
It is going to be a hot morning so I just have to remember this… (thanks Megan). It is summer so we all need to embrace sweating because it is just how it will be for the next few months.
And from last night:
Swimsuits at splash pads are overrated.
Brooke was adamant about putting sunblock on her little bird toys to prevent them getting a sunburn.
I wish I could bottle up that giggle of hers.
What happens when we are both starving and I have absolutely no desire/patience/energy to make anything for dinner. We eat out a lot less often lately but I cannot resist Cafe Rio.
I told you awhile ago about the protein powder that I have been loving (ps this is NOT a sponsored post but I love this stuff and want to tell you about it and they gave me a discount code for you to use if you want to try it out).
Fit 4 Her is a protein powder designed specifically for women. I have been having it every morning for breakfast and some nights I have it for dessert. I add in frozen strawberries, peanut butter, a banana and almond milk for the heaven in a cup. I have known the family that created Fit 4 Her for years and when they told me about the product and all of the benefits and how good it tasted I really wanted to try it out. It has been years since I used protein powder because of one reason—> the taste. I can’t stand the fake chemical taste that most protein powders have but this one actually tastes like real chocolate to me and I also love the vanilla flavor too.
I have noticed I have way more energy (probably because I am for once getting enough protein and vitamins first thing in the morning now because of this) since I started having this for breakfast, it keeps me really full (chia seeds and fiber!!) and I think it is helping me to recover from workouts and weight training faster. Women have different nutritional needs than men so I think it is great that this is focused on what women need (i.e. calcium, magnesium and Vit D to help support bone health—> VERY important for runners). Good stuff.
You can get $7 off by using the promo code HRG!!! You can find it HERE!!!
What is your plan for your next race? To have fun, push it, go for a PR, finish!?!?
Are you good about wearing sunscreen? Do you apply it before going out to run in the summer?
What types of supplements do you use? A multi-vitamin? Protein powders? Nothing? What have you tried in the past?
Moms reading—> what time do your kiddos go to bed (include their ages too!) I’m ust wondering:)