The absolute worst form of torture for me is staying in a sweaty sports bra after a workout. It makes every inch of my body freezing cold and just feels awful. It was a rainy and cold morning here in Utah so the second I finished my run we practically sprinted to the apartment so I could change… Well, I guess I did pause for a selfie and clearly that was worth it.
I quit my workout today. Well, I quit for about 2 minutes before starting all over again.
The workout called for a 2 mile warm-up with 6 x 1 mile repeats at a 6:10-6:15 pace (with .25 recovery jogs) and a 2 mile cool-down. I did the first two repeats and stopped the treadmill. I felt spent and mentally just blah so I quit. Two minutes after quitting I realized I really didn’t want to attempt this workout again tomorrow. I decided to just suck it up and finish it. I switched treadmills and told myself to just start fresh and pretend the first two didn’t even happen (I still counted the first two as part of the 6 but mentally I just needed to tell myself to start over). I play a lot of mental games with myself in order to accomplish the tough workouts.
6 mile repeats at 6:10 pace (9.7 mph on treadmill) and a total of 11 miles.
This week I am really front-loading my mileage and workouts because I’m off to California early early early Friday morning. Brooke has the weekend with her dad and I’ll be celebrating this girl below all weekend. She is getting hitched on Saturday so it will be a jam packed weekend without much time (if any) to run.
Flashback from a dorm room at BYU Hawaii. We met in Hawaii and fulfilled our lofty goal of going to the beach together every single day we were there.
A rainy morning meant that we went to an indoor playground for the good stuff.
And Brooke officially wears my hat much better than I do. She kept saying, “Look, I mama” and then giggling. She would be a lot closer to looking like me with the hat on if she also was on day 4 of not washing her hair. Remind me to do that later today.
Lately I have been cooking my sweet potatoes in the microwave because I am lazy. Today I finally put in the extra 60 seconds of prep to make it my favorite way. Scrub the sweet potato clean, rub it in coconut oil and bake it in tinfoil. It makes it so much more flavorful and just heavenly.
I always eat the skins of sweet potatoes too because they are full of—> Fiber (about 5 grams in a medium sized sweet potato), Beta Carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Folate, Potassium and Iron!
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I absolutely for the life of me can’t think of any questions today so I was hoping you would tell me something funny, awesome, strange, a cool story, running stuff etc… I just want to hear about you too because clearly I tell you way too much about me:)