The outdoor pools are closing here real soon so we are trying to get in some serious swim practicing before they do.
Her look of determination while practicing her kicking just makes me happy.
The pool also brought along some great running talk with this speedy friend of mine—> she runs track and cross country for BYU. Her mom will be running the St. George Marathon in just a few weeks too. WHO ELSE WILL BE THERE for the marathon?
We needed some snackage fast and so we went straight over to our favorite for the good stuff…
She stood there just staring at all of the goodness for quite some time. We like our fruit.
For dinner, it wasn’t very pretty but it hit the spot, we had baked potatoes with bbq shredded chicken and avocado. Along with peaches because they just go perfectly with every meal. Second dinner included pizza because I ate first dinner at 5 pm.
My mom had pb cup gelato in her freezer and I attacked it.
Three fun things to talk about…
1. This friend of mine. The other night she said, ‘hey. I have an extra ticket to see Taylor Swift this weekend. Wanna go?’
My heart skipped a solid 13 beats and I answered yes. It is all that I have thought about for the last 2 days.
2. Did you see that Kara Goucher is putting together another Podium Retreat? A good friend of mine went last year and said it was the greatest thing ever. ever.
3. Saw this on Candice’s instagram and it made me really excited for all things pumpkin.
I’m getting to that point in marathon training. Peak training weeks are happening right now and so I am feeling extra tired. The momentum of those first few months have worn off a bit and I am not quite to the taper yet or close enough to the race to be really counting down. Long story short—> I am lacking motivation today.
Here’s the thing, this happens to me EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. that I train for a marathon. At around weeks 10-12 the motivation dips. I just have to remind myself that it is normal for me and each time I run through the lack of motivation and it comes back again. I think that is what will make hitting my goals on race day feel even better. Knowing that we push through the times where we are lacking the excitement/motivation to get up and nail our workouts makes us runners even more hardcore:) So, just know that it is normal to lose some motivation throughout your training cycle. It will come back, just stick with it and keep on enduring well.
Where is your running motivation level at right now?
Are you a pumpkin fan? Favorite pumpkin treat?
Did you run during your college years? High school years?
Do you enjoy going to concerts? Best one you have ever been to?