It kind of looks like I have an afro in the below picture and I probably did after today’s workout.
I’m not happy in the picture because I felt good (hence why I am resting in the grass) or because I loved my workout (because I didn’t all) but mainly because I have the small hope that I don’t have to do a similar one for a very long time.
I thought it was just a bad running day last Saturday but I think in reality 400s (.25 mile repeats) are just really tough for me. My body prefers to do moderately fastish paces over long periods of time way over SPRINTS/all-out efforts for short distances. I would take a long tempo run (I actually really like those) over a 400 workout any day. Sprinting has never been my thing and as I was explaining that to my coach he reminded me that in order to reach my goals… I’ve got to do the things that aren’t always ‘my thing’ and make them my thing in order to reach those goals. Shorter speed will translate to endurance speed so I’ve got to keep working at it in addition to the workouts that I do like to do. Gotta get some leg turnover going.
10 minute warm-up
12 x 400m —> average of 1:18 (I thought my legs were actually going to fall off for 7 of those) 1-2 minute recovery jogs in between each one.
3 x 200m (37 seconds for these) w/ 200m recoveries.
10 minute cool-down
7.5 miles total
Brooke got to hang out with grandma during those 7.5 miles and my mom sent me this picture. Brooke has become an expert at eating the frosting off all of her mini wheats. I have absolutely no idea who she would get the idea to do that from?!
I went and saw Dr. Bennett this morning (he has been keeping me injury free for the last 13 months) and he worked on two areas that have been hot spots for me lately when I run… the gluteus minimus and my right calf. There was a huge knot in my calf that he worked on—> stupid knots hurt so bad when they are getting rubbed out but it felt a million times better afterwards.
PS—> does anybody else’s garmin freeze every single day? It is driving me crazy. I am always able to get it to restart but I am just wondering if this is a common problem or not.
We saw Megan D afterwards and she gave Brooke her new favorite sweatshirt ever for her birthday. She won’t even take it off when we are outside in 80 degree weather.
Megan also knew that I was running low on one of my food staples and picked some up for me at TJ’s (our closest one is 30 minutes away).
She is a saint.
This girl is one of my absolute favorites. She is moving out of the COUNTRY (BOOOOO) and so we had a farewell lunch before she leaves. I’m going to miss her like crazy. Maybe Brooke and I should start saving in order to go visit her.
You know how certain foods remind you of certain people? Every time I come across jicama I am reminded of my sister. When she was a teenager she absolutely loved this stuff and I remember thinking she was crazy as I watched her snack on huge chunks of it.
Came home and rounded out my meal. You guys were right, Vanilla Chex is the best.
My view while I get to talk to you guys:)
Have you ever lived abroad? Where?
Current favorite cereal that you can’t get enough of?
Any foods that always remind you of certain people?
4 food staples that you try to have at all times at your house?