Isn’t it crazy how much our pace changes throughout the year?
Okay, maybe it is just me but I always find it interesting how drastic the changes can be in just a few months. IE yesterday—> I woke up feeling like doing some mile repeats and so I did 5 of them (with quite lengthy breaks in between each one) and I averaged 6:35 for the repeats. Now rewind to about about 7 weeks ago and I did a 10 mile tempo run averaging around a 6:27 yet yesterday’s mile repeats felt way harder than those tempo miles did. The same pace can feel so much harder or easier from one day to the next and from one month to the next. Some weeks we hit our paces easily while the next week our legs just can’t seem to hit the same numbers. We gain fitness, we lose fitness and then we gain it back again. I think that is my favorite part about marathon training though… a certain pace towards the beginning of the cycle may feel crazy tough for us and then by the end you are hitting faster paces for longer distances like it ain’t no thang. Running doesn’t get easier, you just get faster and your happy pace changes all year long.
We got a little bit more snow yesterday and I love watching Brooke study the snowflakes that land on her hand.
Right after my run it was straight to the kitchen for my meal of choice while we played with Kinetic Sand.
The best purchase of 2016—> This toy microphone. Brooke brings it along with us in the car and she sings some pretty epic songs that she makes up about our life.
Oatmeal raisin cookies will always remind me of my grandma. Growing up she lived in California and whenever we went to visit she ALWAYS had a huge container of fresh ones waiting for us to eat for when we arrived. Brooke and I picked up a Kneaders one (not nearly as good as her homemade ones but it will do…) and went on over to her house.
Brooke got to spend some quality time with her two little buddies.
Fast forward a few hours and we met up with some of the girls.
Lindsey brought out a pack of Juicy Fruit… the best tasting gum on the planet… if only the flavor lasted longer than 24 seconds.
While we were out and about my sister walked in randomly (great minds think alike…) and her phone causes me all sorts of anxiety. 54 voicemails/missed calls?!?! I don’t want to admit how many of those voicemails are from me.
Some My Little Pony watching before bedtime and Brooke all of the sudden started giving me an arm scratch… one of those heart melting moments.
In other news—> I am guessing that the show Parenthood has made me cry close to 400 times. Yesterday —> Season 6, Episode 7 … I may have cried throughout the entire episode.
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Three things you’ve got going on today!!
Any snow where you are at?
Does your ‘happy pace’ change dramatically throughout the year or is it more consistent?
Any foods/treats that remind you of your grandma?