“It sure feels nice to be home again.”
-Brooke Jacobs when she came into my room this morning (I think she has heard me say this same thing 40 times and so she knew it would make me happy to hear it from her too).
Back to our routines, sleeping in our own beds, eating large amounts of sweet potatoes and wearing shorts in the snow. All feels right in the world again.
8 miles on the treadmill this morning.
So….. I am just really loving this ‘taking it easy/deciding what I want to do right before I do it’ schedule. I told my coach after my last marathon that I would be ready to start training again at the beginning of January and here we are at the beginning of January and I don’t have the motivation/drive/energy/whatever it takes to get back to training hard. The next race I want to do isn’t until May so I’m definitely going to take the rest of this month to just run whatever I want and then reevaluate from there. Also, just a marathon a year is where I am at now… I usually do two a year but this year just feels like a one marathon kind of a year. Here’s to how ever much longer of base building my body wants to do and then training hard again when I’m ready/excited about it.
This also means a lot of treadmill miles because I don’t like arranging babysitting if I am not training for something specific. I’ll save up babysitting time for marathon training again and for now run outside when Brooke has school and every now and then when the girls want to meet for a run.
I got to go in and see Dr. B this morning for him to check out my achilles. It hasn’t been bad at all but I like to stay on top of even the little things and get them taken care of before they turn into something bad. He found where the problem was stemming from and got it fixed up real nicely. PS Utah peeps… he is the absolute best and I tell him he is not allowed to retire until I am done running. If you want to see him his number is 801-513-1078.
Gymnastics started up again for Brooke and she insisted on wearing her sunglasses to class.
Sweet potatoes cooked in coconut oil = heaven. I diced up the sweet potatoes and cooked them with coconut oil in a pan and then added in three eggs and scrambled it all together. Topped with avocado and an apple on the side.
Stamps are all the rage right now in our household.
Fun Fact that I feel the need to share: Our dentist’s office has a gelato machine for patients to use after their appointment. They also have a toy drawer that any kid would go crazy over.
WILL RUN FOR DONUTS!!! Loved this pic that Cait sent me. She is beyond talented!
Tina just wrote an awesome post HERE about elite’s indulging too! I love her perspective on everything!
Are you in training mode or in doing whatever you want each day mode as far as running goes?
Finish the sentence with what is most applicable for you—> WILL RUN FOR ________.
Anything on your legs or feet that are giving you problems?