1. I hit the treadmill at a time that was way too early in the morning. I didn’t have anyone to run with and I try to avoid running alone in the dark so the treadmill won. 11 miles at a 7:51 ave pace. I forgot my wireless headphones which drove me absolutely nuts… especially when the wire somehow got stuck in my necklace and caused a knot that took me a year to get out. Wires drive me nuts. Yes, I shouldn’t run with my necklace on but I rarely take it off. I also don’t know how I didn’t get bored on the treadmill this morning. I think I was just in the zone.
I will probably just run one more time this week (my long run on Friday or Saturday and then take the rest of the week to cross-train or off. 3-4 days of running per week feels best right now).
Also, I slept for a full 8 hours last night and so my run felt 4 trillion times better than it has for the last few weeks.
2. Another equipment fail this morning. I do not like stopping on the treadmill to take a drink (because it is hard to start back up again) and I brought the worst type of water bottle to try to drink from while you run… 10% in my mouth, 90% all over my face.
3. Graston. Metal ‘deep massaging’ on tender areas. Fun stuff. Just yesterday my plantar fascitis felt tight (it didn’t hurt during my run today) and so I am staying on top of things and the graston made it feel like normal again. Dr. B is having me roll it out a few times a day with a frozen golf ball to keep on top of it.
Dr. Bennett also did some muscle reactivation for my rectus femurs (one of the four quadriceps muscles). I don’t know how I ever trained for a marathon in the past with all of the overcompensating I was doing to make up for my week glutes/hips/core. Each week I feel like things are coming together and getting stronger. I also got adjusted which I think feels really good.
4. Talk about a good food combination.
5. Her love for jewelry has started at a very young age.
6. Some mornings just call for an egg mcmuffin for 2nd breakfast and to keep it classy I ate it in my car in the parking lot.
7. Not the sign I wanted to see yesterday on our trail run.
8. Brooke insisted on pulling this suitcase all around the store the other day. She is a travel expert with how much she goes back and forth to California.
9. Pride & Prejudice—> one of my favorite books ever. I was stoked to find the kid’s version.
10. Still Facetiming with Elmo everyday like it’s our job.
11. Paige posted this the other day and I couldn’t agree more. This was one of the biggest lessons I learned as a teacher. Whenever there was a student that misbehaved/broke the rules/was hard for me to deal with—> the second I learned about their story, it made me love them so much and want to help them rather than be frustrated with them.
12. A reader emailed me with this question:
“I’m not new to fitness, but just started to incorporate running for the purpose of training and wanted to know what to do about stitches. I think I am getting them because I am not utilizing the right breathing technique, but I don’t know what to do.”
I don’t get stitches/cramps (unless I eat something wrong before I run) so I was hoping that some of you that are experts on breathing techniques/how to deal with stitches could help her out in the comments.
What have you found to help with cramps/stitches?! What is your breathing technique while running?!
How many days a week of running feels good for you right now?
The best part of your Wednesday?