Sure glad that my selfie while on laughing gas made my mom’s day. I went in to get my temporary crown put in yesterday afternoon and two hours later I was all good to go.
PS if you haven’t seen this video yet and you have a few minutes free… It might make you laugh. PS Ellen had this girl on her show after the video came out and so now they are real life friends:) I remember being pretty loopy after getting my wisdom teeth out too.
Okay, let’s go back to the beginning of the day. I did 2 miles on the treadmill before teaching a spin class and the song of the day for our hill climb was this one:
Imagine Dragons, their music just pumps me up.
Right after spin Brooke and I went to Curly’s Kindergarten graduation. I may have shed a few tears because I am one proud aunt.
We celebrated afterwards with some fancy almond butter and jelly sandwiches.
Brooke leaves today to go with her dad so we did our normal ‘night before she leaves’ activities—> Brooke chooses all of the plans for the evening.
She first chose to hang out at a play place.
And then she wanted some purple froyo from the gas station. I might be/possibly/kind of/a little bit rubbing off on her.
She then wanted to watch some cartoons on the floor together.
My ‘wear every day of my life in the summer’ shoes arrived in the mail and I’m not taking them off. I had these same shoes like twenty years ago so that just makes me happy. PS these were my ex-wedding-anniversary presents to myself… online shopping at 2 a.m. the night of my anniversary is dangerous.
At about 9 I had my dinner (plus another slice). A friend came over and ordered pizza for us. It tasted especially good and will clearly help fuel my 1/2 marathon on Saturday. The Garlic Butter sauce is actually too good to be true.
I’ve had a few people ask me what my race plans are for Saturday—> to race it or run it for fun?
It is supposed to rain during the race (ummm Boston flashbacks?!?) so if the conditions are really bad I am not in the mood to push myself and will probably just run for fun. If the weather isn’t crazy then my goal is to go out at a 6:45- 7:00 pace and hold onto that for as long as I can:) Probably not the best plan but I have no idea where I am in terms of speed and for some reason this just sounds like a good goal. I built up a lot of speed during my Boston training but between the taper for Boston and the race recovery for about a month afterwards I have no idea where I am anymore.
It will be a great experiment. I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes.
I am just stoked to try out a new-to-me course, to be surrounded by a bunch of excited runners and to get my legs moving again.
SO… if I do push it tomorrow, I will be using these mantras:
-I CAN do hard things.
-PUMP your arms. (My favorite trick ever for when my legs get tired… Focus on pumping those arms and your legs will follow).
-ENDURE WELL. (This reminds me to keep moving forward, smile, relax, enjoy each mile and to embrace the pain… rather than just trying to get to the finish line)
-Not quite a mantra but when I feel like quitting in a race I start thinking about hard things that have happened in life and remind myself that if I kept pushing forward during those times then I can most definitely keep putting one foot in front of the other during a race.
Time to make a killer playlist.
Have you had your wisdom teeth taken out? When?
Any mantras that you are using for your running lately?
Favorite delivery pizza place?
Divorced peeps with kiddos—> how often do your kids go with the other parent?