Sunday morning I (and Brooke did too) slept through my phone ringing, my alarm clock going off, the doorbell ringing and someone knocking on my door. My long run from the previous day must have put me in some sort of coma. It was weird because I usually wake up to any and all noises. Yesterday I was in who knows what kind of REM cycle… I slept like a rock.
After church we went over to my parents’ house and we went on a walk with my mom.
Afterwards we made our signature cookies for friends. Pretty sure making cookies for people is the main theme in Dale Carnegie’s book, ‘How To Win Friends & Influence People.’
Baking is great but it is even a million times better when you can do it with the porch door open because it feels so nice outside. I made a few of the cookies with a caramel filled chocolate egg on top. Not very pretty but a brilliant tasting variation.
Sunday Dinner was with my second family!
These girls know how to grill.
We added a salad and a bunch of roasted veggies and had a great dinner table conversation. Followed up by ice cream in a waffle cone, of course.
I am very particular about my running. There are some things that I am running OCD about and will always continue to do these things a certain way. Let’s talk about one of these—> How I record my time/pace when I am running. There are things I will pause for and things I will absolutely not pause for. Injuries and emergencies aren’t part of this list because I will always stop for those of course:)
Reasons that I will pause my garmin:
-Having to stop for a stoplight or for cars. Cars win over my frustration of having to pause my run.
-Bathroom breaks, water breaks, tying shoes, adjusting clothing (adding or taking off layers) or if I am running with people and they need to stop for a second.
*For example, during our long run on Saturday we probably paused our watches for a little bit about 9 times over the 20 miles for different reasons. It happens. It is actually harder for me to stop and then get my body moving again. I wish we never had to wait for cars or stop to grab water but we do and I don’t want to take in account waiting at a stoplight into my average pace.
Reasons I would never ever pause the garmin:
-Tempo/interval runs… UNLESS it is to stop for cars. Otherwise, I don’t pause (I would keep the garmin going to tie my shoes or something like that if I had to during speed workouts).
-Speedwork on the track. No reason to stop for cars etc. so I don’t. I may for a second during the recoveries or warm-up/cool-down but not during the actual interval.
-A race. Not ever going to happen. Porta potties, walking through the water stations, tying my shoe—> I do not pause the garmin in a race.
Reasons I would pause the treadmill:
-I am doing an easy run and I need to use the restroom, I need to tie my shoe or I am dying of thirst and need to refill my water bottle. I may also pause the treadmill for a bit to take a phone call real quick if it is just an easy/recovery run.
-I drop my phone, it hits the treadmill belt and goes flying off the back. (Although, I probably wouldn’t pause the treadmill if this occurred during a tempo or speed workout on the treadmill… The phone can wait, the tempo cannot).
-When the treadmill makes me stop at 60 minutes.
Reasons I would never ever pause the treadmill:
-I am doing speedwork. Nope. Not going to happen. I am much too stubborn for pausing during a hard workout. The only way I would pause it is if Brooke needed something/diaper changed etc but that hasn’t happened in about 8 weeks. I feel like I would need to start the workout all over again if I took a break/paused the treadmill during one of the intervals or a tempo run. I go into these workouts with everything I need right there and my shoes laces double knotted. I am going to do the workout that is prescribed without pausing the treadmill.
Monday– 9 miles @ 8:34 average pace.
Tuesday– 10 miles @ 7:11 average pace with 5 mile repeats! 2 mile warm-up and mile repeats at 6:18, 6:15, 6:10, 6:10 and 6:10. .25 mile recoveries in between each mile repeat. 2 mile cool-down. Power Yoga class that evening!
Wednesday– 8 miles @ 8:18 average pace.
Thursday– Taught spin + 5 miles @ 7:30 average pace.
Saturday– 20 miles @ 7:57 average pace. Only run outdoors this last week and it was great therapy—> fresh air, friends, sunshine and a great feeling run.
52 miles total! Lots of core, stretching and foam rolling!
Do you pause your garmin when running outside and waiting at a light or when you get a drink etc? Or do you keep it going?
Please share any of your Running OCDs please!
What was the best thing that you ate over the weekend?
What was your best run or workout from last week? Details please!