It feels like it has been so long since we last talked. That’s what happens when it has been over a day since that last time I filled you in on the latest around here!
Let’s first talk about the mile repeats that almost ate me alive. I didn’t make the best life decision—> I had about 3.8 hours of sleep the night before a speed workout. Learn from my mistakes because I don’t want you guys to experience the pain that I experienced yesterday. Luckily, I took a real nice nap later on in the afternoon while Brookers napped. That saved me.
We did a nice little warm-up followed by 5 mile repeats. In between each mile repeat we jogged for .25 miles and then took a minute or two to grab a drink etc. 10.3 miles total.
My splits for the mile repeats were—> 6:17, 6:15, 6:14, 6:15 & 6:10. I was determined to get negative splits and finish strong even though I felt pretty awful.
I think the biggest key for mile repeats is just to take each mile repeat one at a time. Whenever I focus on the one I am in I tend to speed up but as soon as I start thinking I have x amount more to do I notice that my body slows down. Also, my favorite (I tell you this one a lot)… When your legs get tired, pump your arms harder to keep your legs going and to help you to focus on something other than how tired you are.
It was an insanely gorgeous day. I had a long sleeve shirt on under my vest but after the second mile repeat I had to take it off because I felt so hot. All of you stuck in ridiculous amounts of snow, you just need to come stay with us until the end of winter.
The runner’s high after a tough speed workout is the best. Maybe I was also just super happy afterwards because I was just thankful to have survived the above workout.
Brooke has been loving closing her eyes really tightly and then saying, “I can’t see you!!!!!!”
In my world, birthday week always equals going out to eat a lot.
Lunch yesterday was at Kneaders and they added more toppings than they ever have before to my turkey, bacon and avocado salad. More toppings than lettuce is always a good ratio.
I got to hang out with a dog that is a big sweetheart and loves to have paw massages. He just sits there and puts his paw up for you to massage for as long as he can get you to do it.
I had an asphalt pie from Wingers a few nights ago. This thing is ridiculous.
Last night the girls took me out for a bday celebration.
Froyo and salads, did you expect anything different. It’s just what we do. Wild Zucchini always brings out a plate of gummy bears for kids when you eat there. I always end up eating 98% of them.
Fill me in on the latest with you since the last time we talked!!
What is your workout for today?
-No running (I feel the need for a day off) but instead some spinning!
Last place you went out to eat at?
Valentines candy hearts? Yay or nay?