When I went in to get Brooke from her room this morning I was already in my running clothes. She saw me and told me that she wanted to wear running clothes today too.
It was one of my proudest parenting moments.
I’m sure my mom has proud parenting moments each and every time I ask her to take a picture of me doing something random so that I can post it on the internet.
On the schedule for today was 6 miles @ an 8:20 pace. I hit up the trails because it was already hot outside and the trails usually have a lot more shade than the roads do. Added bonus is that my body loves the dirt.
I was pretty stoked about my first mile. On this specific trail the first 1 mile is all uphill. I don’t do a lot of uphill running so I usually have to take a break about half-way up and I usually finish in about 11:00 (not counting the break). Today I didn’t take a break and I was faster than normal with what felt like a little less effort than normal. Gotta celebrate the big and small accomplishments along the way in our training.
This is one of the reasons I love running—> it is so easy to track our progress and see improvements.
I have no idea if 383 ft elevation gain is really that much in one mile but yeah… it feels like I am climbing a mountain for the first mile of this trail.
PS does anybody else spend way too much time on Garmin Connect analyzing every aspect of their runs or is that just me?
After a run I have been trying to go straight to doing core work right when I walk in the door so that I don’t push it off until later in the day because then it never gets done. Brooke loves to help make my planks feel even more difficult than they already are.
My coach had me do these today too:
5 x 10 weighted lunges (5 lb weights)
5 x 10 weighted squats (10 lb weights)
My legs were officially toast by the end of my workout today.
I walked into my parents’ kitchen to get a glass of water and I thought the freshly cut and cold watermelon that I saw sitting on the counter was just a mirage. it wasn’t. It was real and it tasted so beyond good after a hot run.
A real quick lunch and then we stopped by the pool for an hour.
Brooke must be watching me flex in the mirror lately because she has been whipping out her guns quite often.
I came across this random Trader’s Joe’s fact today:
So that is pretty awesome… I guess we will be making a trip up to TJ’s pretty soon.
How often do you go out and trail run?
Is there anything at Trader Joe’s that you have tried that you didn’t like?
What was your workout today?
Do you ever wear jewelry when you run?
-Yes, only because I usually forget to take off whatever I was wearing the night before. I couldn’t get my rings off after my run this morning because my hands were so swollen ha.