Easter 2015 was a success.
We spent a lot of time with family, did all of our Easter traditions and like usual… I ate so many chocolate bunnies that I will be sick of the cheap chocolate taste for at least 3 months.
We attempted to recreate Brooke’s first Easter photo. This pink dress has been in my life ever since the 10th grade (ummm… 13 years ago). I am not even exaggerating about this one, you can even ask my mom. Turns out that American Eagle makes some pretty durable dresses.
The first thing Brooke asked me when I got her from her room Sunday morning was if the Easter bunny came. He sure did.
She also scored big time with all of her Easter egg hunting.
And for dinner we had the classic ham dinner so I will show you my lunch instead. Hard-boiled eggs, avocado, feta, nuts and Trader Joe’s Thai Peanut dressing. Stonyfield Greek Chia blueberry yogurt and warm whole-wheat tortillas on the side.
Dessert though. My mom must have seen on my blog the other day that I really wanted to try Costco’s chocolate coconut cream pie. What dreams are made of.
Topic of the day—> coughing after a hard run or race. It is the strangest thing because during hard workouts or races my breathing feels fine (well, labored because I am working hard but not anything irregular) and then the second I stop running, I cough like crazy. The coughing lasts for a good 1-3 minutes. I always forget that it happens until I finish my next hard run and boom… I can’t stop coughing again and my airways feel like they tighten a bit. This never happens to me after easy runs or when I am on a treadmill but anytime I am really pushing it outside it always does.
I definitely think that the temperature change plays a role in this coughing for me along with allergies. I wanted to hear from you guys if others have this happen to them!
Week #14 of training! Almost there!!!!
Tuesday: 12 x 800m—> 2:58 for each 800m. 12 miles total with warm-up, cool-down and .25 recoveries in between each 800.
Wednesday: 9 recovery miles @ 8:20 pace.
Thursday: Taught some spin + 7 miles @ 8:20 pace.
Friday: 7 miles @ 7:34 pace.
Saturday: 14.7 miles. 2 mile warm-up, 10 miles @ 6:52 pace, 2.7 mile cool-down. Ridiculously hard, ready to taper.
49.7 miles total.
Do you ever have symptoms of exercise-induced asthma after a hard run? How often does it happen?
How was your Easter? Best thing that you ate yesterday?
What was your best run last week?
What is something you are looking forward to?