Just a few more pictures from our day at BYU.
My mom joined us and that made the whole thing even more fun. My mom knows this campus better than I do—> that is what happens when all 5 of your kids go to college here. My older brother and I were in college here together for a few years and it was the absolute best because we met for lunch almost every single day… and then he had to go and move to Arizona—> rude. This blog is one huge tangent.
3 going on teenager. Talk about swagger.
And an attempt to take a picture with the mountains.
Last night was our weekend date night and so we went up to Cheesecake Factory. The wait to be seated was 40 minutes and so we walked around the mall while we waited. We came across these amazing foot massagers (PS I am wearing socks… just the no show kind:) and I need this. Actually, all runners need this. Can you imagine finishing up a long run and coming home to this… I could get used to that. I didn’t want to leave this amazing machine.
I ordered chicken for dinner but as the waitress was about to leave our table I had a last minute change of heart and had to go with the fish tacos (they’ve been on my mind a lot lately). She let me sub out the beans and rice with sweet potato fries so really the meal couldn’t have been more perfect.
And then we went and rode around on hoverboards.
I am definitely not a daredevil on this thing and I go ridiculously slow but I’ll keep it that way because I didn’t crash and it didn’t start on fire.
And then I came home and Brooke and I told each other all about our nights.
Saw this ad and ummmmmm a 40% incline? Yeah, that is pretty steep. Would it be possible to even run at that incline?
I’ve been going through Hansons Half Marathon Method again and I am thinking I am going to do this workout this weekend:) I’m thinking some 5ks and 10ks are going to go down once all of this ice disappears.
Thank goodness for the internet answering any question that I have—> 1k = .62 miles.
From Hansons—> “The greatest beneficiaries of speed training are the working muscles. With speed sessions, not only the slow-twitch fibers but also the intermediate fibers become maximally activated to provide aerobic energy. This forces the slow-twitch fibers to maximize their aerobic capacities, but it also trains the intermediate fibers to step in when the slow-twice muscle fibers become fatigued. As a result of better muscle coordination, running economy improves. Stimulated by everything from speed workouts to easy running, running economy is all about how efficiently your body utilizes oxygen at a certain pace. The better we can use oxygen, the farther and faster we can run.”
I love learning about all of the little details about what is going on in our bodies when we do different types of workouts. It’s amazing how hard our bodies can work and how well they adapt to the workload.
It has been almost 2 years since my last 5k and 2.7 years since my last 10k. Time to update those times. The excitement for training is coming back to me!
When was your last 5k or 10k? Which distance do you prefer?
What are your weekend plans? A run?
Ever tried out one of those hoverboard things?
Do you like foot massages or are your feet too ticklish?
-My sister can’t handle it at all but I love foot massages.