Monday’s run = 70 degrees and today’s run = 40 degrees. Just like when the weather is transitioning from spring to summer temperatures… going from warm weather to cold weather running takes some time for your body to adjust too!
Give it a week or two of running in the colder temperatures and things will start feeling more comfortable. Every time the temperatures drop I feel like my lungs freeze a bit as I am running (and my nose runs like crazy while I am running in the cold weather) but after a bit of time my body does adjust.
My calves are still not super happy with me so I make sure to run on the grass as much as possible when I am doing my easy runs. The softer surfaces (grass, dirt, track) really help them to feel better compared to running on the sidewalks/road. I just make sure to watch the grass extra careful for sprinkler heads/rocks/little holes because I have a hard time staying upright when running.
I do not do nearly enough hills. Not even close to enough. I tried to throw a few of them in during the 7.5 miles. That first mile (328 ft elevation gain) burned real nicely and made my legs jello by the top.
Brooke was having so much fun with her cousin and the trains while I was out running that she wasn’t too happy that I came back because that meant it was time to go.
Turns out that Brooke can still sprint at gymnastics even with her costume on. The kiddos in her class all wore their costumes today and it was adorable.
Took her for a Halloween themed donut afterwards! I tried donuts on Monday and they nearly killed my stomach but hopefully someday donuts and I will be able to be friends again. Until then I will just drool whenever I see somebody else eat them.
Another 2 lb sweet potato (with a turkey burger and avocado after) that doesn’t look appetizing at all but it was delicious. I actually took the time to bake it (instead of the microwave like lately) in the oven and it tastes so much better that way. With the amount of sweet potatoes I eat and all of the spray tanning I no longer know what the true cause of my orange tinted skin is right now.
I’m pretty excited to try out these Louva sleeves and shorties (I’m wearing one of each in the picture) that just arrived today. I’m a HUGE fan of wearing arm sleeves with a tank for races especially because I start off cold and get hot after a few miles so I can just roll them down or carry them. I also love that they are longer than most with the thumb holes too! These ones are super soft and will be perfect for running during this time of year.
Remember my dearest Bangs Friend? I miss her like crazy and I especially don’t like the fact that I don’t get to be around much as her little kiddo is growing up. I am still kind of upset with my California friends for not moving back to Utah with me.
I have a favor to ask of you… Bangs Friend’s little man (JUDE) is in the running for the Gerber Baby 2015 contest! Could you pretty please go vote for him HERE—> his entry ID is 336590. THANKS:) You can even vote every day if you want until the end of the contest!
While we are on the topic of First Halloweens I of course have to post Brooke’s even though I have already posted this picture at least 15 times on my blog. I think she was a little nervous about the whole costume thing at first but then she warmed up to it… I think.
Flashback to the good ol’ days of getting like 4 hours of sleep a night—> those newborn months are the best but also so so so hard!
Parents reading—> what are your kid(s) dressing up as this year?
How often do you run hills? Do you need more hills in your life or do you get plenty because of the area you live in?
Out of cake, cookies, donuts and ice cream—> which one is your favorite?