I have to first show you what a reader pointed out when she saw this picture of Brooke running—> She makes the same face that I do sometimes while running in a race. The picture on the left is from my first marathon at about mile 19… moments before slamming into the wall.
Brooke pulled a funny joke this morning. When I got up for the restroom (I was positive she was still asleep) she snuck into my room and thought she was so funny for stealing my spot in bed.
I can’t really pull off Brooke’s Princess Leia hairstyle but I can copy her braid.
I’ve got a new hill mantra and it worked really well this morning. I went back to the trails and started off with my 1 mile uphill (370 ft gain) and finished almost 30 seconds faster than I did on Monday. I had to sit down at the top because I was breathing so heavy/legs were jello but I am already loving these improvements that I am seeing. 30 seconds is 30 seconds.
My hill mantra today—> Making My Weaknesses My Strengths. It was helpful to keep reminding myself each time I wanted to quit on the way up that if I keep doing these hills and finish without quitting then the hills will be my strong point on race day.
Just pondering the view from the top.
There were some very muddy places along the way and my legs looked like this at the end of the 8.5 miles. One of the many reasons that I love trail running is because it makes me feel adventurous. Trail running makes me feel very hardcore every now and then;)
Brooke’s mood today explained in one picture:
Took the girls for a mini picnic..
and then we met my brother for lunch at Chick-Fil-A. I tried their superfood salad (you can get it instead of fries now.. I just ate half of my brothers fries with my meal too;) and it was REALLY good. I was surprised by how much I loved it.
Cousins just 1.5 months apart. I think we are really needing to plan a trip back out to Kentucky to visit them. Added bonus—> My brother lives in an area with rolling hills, countryside and everything is so green!
Peace out little nugget. Until next time.
PS we both have fake eyelashes;)
What mantra have you been using lately with your running?
What aspect of running are you really wanting to make your strength?
What was your run today? How did it feel?
Have any fun Thursday night plans?