I hope your weekend was a great one and that you got plenty of good eats, running and rest in!
Sunday meant a walk while eating bagels after church.
Naps (well, I took one).
And family dinner! My mom made my favorite cold weather meal (or all weather meal). Baked potatoes with bbq chicken and salad. Perfection.
I was in charge of dessert so I made THIS apple crisp and we added vanilla ice cream on top!
Time for a few Monday Matters that we need to discuss.
-My grandma brought over the pie menu for our Thanksgiving. She always brings the best pies ever and I’m salivating thinking about the banana cream pie.
-Brooke wears my race t-shirts more than I do these days… they are the perfect nightgown for her:)
-My sister and I had some mint brownies on Saturday. The only problem—> they were full of nuts. We picked out each and every single one of them. I don’t know who came up with the idea of combining nuts and brownies but I am not even going to try to understand their logic.
-Brooke nailed her 400m repeats at the track. She smiled a heck of a lot more than I do when I am on the track. A lot more.
-The amount of joy that entered her body when a cat came to the front door was amazing…
-I don’t know why I thought this was so cute. Probably because I love avocado.
-Remember when I went to Thailand and I got really sick? Remember how I swore off Thai food right after that? Well, I had Pad Thai the other day and it was amazing so I think I am finally back (2 years later) to loving Thai food.
-Brooke sings to Hello by Adele at the top of her lungs and she gets really really into it. Picture taken during the chorus:
-A card and a treat from my niece. This made me feel like a million bucks!
PS my favorite running jacket ever (the black one with white/grey stripes that I wear all of the time) is on sale HERE for 50% off!
Let’s talk about how marathon training went last week!!!!
Monday: 5 mile recovery run @ 8:00 pace
Tuesday: 1 hr fast finish run. First 30 @ 7:15 pace and second 30 @ 6:15 pace. 9 miles total.
Wednesday: 6 miles @ 8:16 pace.
Thursday: 7 miles @ around 8:00 pace. I was supposed to do speed work but my calves were angry and so I decided it wasn’t worth it to risk an injury and took it easy instead.
Friday: 3 miles @ 7:30 pace
Saturday: 20 mile long run (just a 14 and 10 mile long run before race day ahhhh!). 1st 10 around a 7:30 and 2nd 10 around a 6:30. CRAZY difficult run for me but I went into it knowing it was going to be extremely tough for me and that I was going to have to work for it.
50 miles total!!! I haven’t hit 50 miles in a long time.
Nuts in brownies… yay or nay? PS let’s try to respect our difference of opinions on this one in the comments;)
What was your hardest run last week? What was your best run?
Any foods that you have gotten sick from in the past that you refuse to eat now?
What was the biggest highlight of your weekend?