I think that most of us can agree that getting a new pair of running shoes is pretty much the best… Especially when they are trail running shoes and you are currently beyond obsessed with trail running. Brooke and I just might have to be snowbirds this year and move somewhere warm without snow during the winter so that I can keep running trails all winter long.
I have been asking everyone and their dog about the St. George Marathon course and everyone makes sure to warn me about Veyo from miles 7-11…. it may not look bad on the elevation chart but they let me know that it is a long time to be climbing.
I am going to repeat Veyo in my head for my entire hill repeat workout this morning. Hurting today by doing a hard workout will make race day (and miles 7-11) hurt a little less.
7 Sunday Scenes:
Lazy morning with my sister and Brooke followed by an hour walk in the sunshine. PS any guesses on what my sister is having!?!
One of my major goals each day is to kind of match Brooke. There are only so many years that I can get away with this.
For a few hours of the day Brooke insisted on wearing a headband like so:
Salsa chicken in the crockpot (I just used the mango salsa from Costco and chicken and cooked it on high for 5 hours) topped with the corn salsa from TJ’s. Winner.
Celebrated National Grandparent Day by going to Mer’s (my grandma) house and eating peaches and ice cream with her.
And then an evening with my roller-blading-partner-in-crime, Megan!
She makes this cinnamon popcorn which is to die for. A little sugar, cinnamon and olive oil.
So… My sister and I accidentally stayed up until 3 a.m. Saturday night watching random documentaries on Netflix. We couldn’t stop.
Last week’s workouts: I slacked big time on core and strength training this last week… oops.
Monday- 10 miles total with 8 tempo miles @ 7:21
Tuesday- 7 miles @ 8:34
Wednesday- 12 minutes on the elliptical… not in the mood.
Thursday- 18 miles (1/2 on treadmill and 1/2 on the trails, I have no idea what the average pace was but probably somewhere around 8:40)
Friday- 30 minutes easy on elliptical
Saturday- 13.8 miles average pace of 8:20
One more week of high (for me) mileage and then it is time to start the tapering!
What helps you to attack the hills and get up them successfully?
What was your favorite run last week?
Crockpot lovers—> favorite meal/food to use the crockpot for?
How often on average do you buy new running shoes?