Got in some pretty great chest presses post run.
Okay, really I just stayed on the ground at my parents’ house for a solid 30 minutes because I was so tired after this morning’s run. Brooke kept wanting to be thrown up in the air. This is as high as she got.
Today’s workout had me nervous for the last week (when my coach posted it). I told you earlier today that I have just been feeling flat (PEAK WEEK will do that to you) and a loss of motivation (it happens to everyone) so I wasn’t exactly looking forward to running hard (I MISS MY RUNNING PARTNERS pushing me).
2 mile warm-up, 2 x 3 miles @ 6:10 pace (I averaged a 6:13 over the 6 miles… didn’t quite hit what my coach wanted) with a 3.5 minute jog in between the two sets, 2 mile cool-down. 10.54 miles total. Splits for the 2 x 3 miles—> 6:14, 6:14, 6:13 and 6:03, 6:18, 6:16.
The good news is after the first set, I felt a lot better mentally and physically. I think once we start proving to ourselves that we actually can do it… it all feels a lot better. After pushing myself for the first set and living through it, I knew I could live through the next set too:)
A few things from today:
-We both bought this hat. We both wear it as much as possible. We end up showing up wearing it at the same places and being twinners all of the time. I’m not mad about it.
-One of the many reasons I love living so close to my mom… She packs me my favorite foods to take with me when we leave their house (yes, I am 29 years old). I think this might be our last super great watermelon of the season.
-I just bought this necklace. Brooke has called me ‘mama’ from day one and she still continues to do so and that little voice of hers just takes it to the next level. A special word for me.
-Today’s snack age was brought to me by a spoon and an avocado. The more avocados I eat, the better I feel (probably just a placebo thing because anytime I think something works, it actually does).
-Brooke keeps asking to get her ears pierced (the below ones are clip-ons but she is convinced she needs the real ones)…
How old were you guys when you got your ears pierced (if you did)?!?
-I think I was 12.
The more _________ I eat, the better I feel. (fill in the blank)
What was your snack today?
Any songs you are loving to run to lately? I have a 22 mile long run to get done this week and I am in desperate need of as many new songs as possible.