I’m pretty happy that I have a planking buddy to help entertain me while doing core. She held her plank longer than I expected her to.
Earlier today I was texting with Hollie about my run this morning. We came to the conclusion that running is quite the rollercoaster and I loved the emojis she used to express this:
My run on Saturday had me feeling like a million bucks. I was smiling, confident and hitting my splits——> fast forward 48 hours and my run today was a different story. It was a strugglefest and at one point I just sat down on the curb for 2 minutes because I was frustrated (but I did get back up and finish the run at least;). It really is crazy to me how pretty much EVERY emotion can be experienced while running. The not so favorite emotions sometimes experienced while running are totally worth it for the really great ones. The not so great ones just make me hungrier for a good feeling one again. And like my coach told me today… I am NOT going to hit every pace/run that he assigns me (even if that makes the Type A in me die a little bit;)
.5 miles @ 9:00ish pace, 5 miles @ 7:12, 3 miles @ 6:35 (6:29, 6:35, 6:40), .5 miles @ 9:00ish. The three miles in the middle were supposed to be at a 6:25 and there also wasn’t supposed to be a break but I most definitely did take one. I have a really good feeling about Friday’s 19 miler though. A really good feeling.
Time for some Monday Matters:
-Flying poodles. I had a little white poodle growing up name Crystal and so that is what Brooke calls her poodle stuffed animal. My parents gave me my poodle when my sister moved out of the house to go to college because I was missing her like CRAZY and needed a little buddy around the house.
-I don’t know how I forgot to tell you about this a few weeks ago but Brooke has her first ever KIDS RACE this Saturday. She already has her gear out and ready to go.
-Turns out we will be twinners all winter long.
-Every now and then I have a strong craving for diet coke but between the caffeine and carbonation that stuff will make my stomach explode now. So instead I go get a flavored water or sobe in a big old cup in order to help the craving pass:) I do miss caffeine but I feel like I sleep so much better now without it.
-Brooke told me today that chocolate grows inside of pumpkins…. I can see where she gets that idea when every pumpkin item that we ever eat includes chocolate with it!
-Came across this quote before my long run last week and I couldn’t stop thinking about how dead on it was…
-Somehow whenever I wear my brown coat Brooke turns the drawstring into a leash and she pulls me around town.
What are some of the latest emotions that you have experienced with your running?
-Frustrated, confident, surprised (I thought I saw a snake but it was a twig), happy, content, peaceful, defeated, elated and the list goes on and on.
Did you have pets growing up?
-We always had a dog or two and I had a bird for awhile too.
Share some Monday Matters with me pretty please!