The usual Sunday Shenanigans went down over here. I was beyond excited when my friend (with the best hair on the planet) showed up to church in the same skirt (in red) as me.
Brooke received an orange at church and I am pretty sure it made her year. After church we both took a long Sunday nap and then got to work on dinner!
The family all came over to celebrate the greatest woman’s birthday. I don’t know what I would do without my mom. I wish you could all meet her because you would love her.
My mom loves tacos so I put together the ultimate taco bar. Feeding people is on my top 10 list of favorite things to do.
Gotta love it when your taco/burrito is so big that you have to eat half of the fillings first before it is possible to wrap the tortilla around everything inside.
I will have to say that the stars of the show were these two beauties from Costco.
Also, the Grand Parisian salad kit from Costco, it is one of our staples. Basically, I would die if Costco ever went out of business.
We did the presents thing and then dug into the apple pie and carrot cake cupcakes (my mom’s two favorites). Curly (her hair was straight yesterday) was in awe of the pie that weighs 8 lbs.
After the family left (and I cleaned the kitchen because it isn’t possible for me to do anything else if the kitchen is dirty) we went over to a mini St. Patrick’s Day party and ate marshmallow popcorn with green m&ms in it.
5 more weeks until Boston. It is crunch time. Time to zone in on some good mileage, speed, LOTS of injury prevention stuff (foam rolling, stretching, strength, core) and putting myself to bed early. Before I know it it will be taper time and then race day. I. cannot. wait.
Last week’s workouts:
Monday: 10 treadmill miles @ 8:34 average pace.
Tuesday: 11 miles at the good ol’ track. 12 x 800m repeats. Average of 3:00 for the 800s. Almost quit a million times but I’m glad I didn’t because finishing gave me a confidence boost for Boston.
Wednesday: 9 treadmill miles @ 8:07 average pace.
Thursday: Taught some spin and then ran 8 treadmill miles @ 7:41 pace on very tired legs.
Saturday: Long run—> 17 miles total. 4 mile warm-up, 8 miles tempo (6:50 average pace), 5 mile cool-down.
55 miles total! 28 outside and 27 inside:) First week in a long time that I have had more outside miles than inside miles.
How many miles did you get in last week? How many inside? How many outside?
What are FIVE of your absolute must staples when you go grocery shopping?
How many days/weeks/months until your next race?
What was the best part of your weekend?