Hey everyone! It feels like it has been forever since we last chatted so let’s talk about some of the things that went down.
-I got to go to Meg’s bootcamp class! Some of my favorite people were there and Megan made sure to include all of the hardest moves possible… my glutes and hamstrings are still thanking her for that:)
-I really need to start wearing this tank to her class so that I don’t have to verbally apologize after each round of burpees.
-Speaking of legs burning… have you seen this clip about Europe’s steepest running race? I cannot even begin to imagine:
-While I was at bootcamp Brooke was with her cousins and I can’t explain how lucky we are to have them. Brooke actually thinks they are sisters at this point.
-Right as I walked into my sister’s house to pick up Brooke I heard her call to the kids, “DINNER TIME.” Between the the fact that I was starving after bootcamp and spaghetti being my current favorite food… I couldn’t have asked for anything greater. PS one thing I love that my sister’s family does at dinner is that they go around the table and each person talks about something nice that they did for somebody else that day.
-And then we met for froyo with the girls and Brooke slept through the entire Yogurtland trip… I guess I’m forced to take her today to make up for it;)
-Wednesday morning involved 6 miles @ 8:45 pace. I seem to be hitting my workout paces (tempo/long run/speed) but taking my recovery paces slower than what my training plan recommends. My body is telling me to do it so I am doing it. Recovery is just as important as the training.
-Brooke is quite the little general and tries to whistle (with her fingers) whenever her classmates get out of line. She sticks to those rules (and reminding others to do the same;) like glue.
-Brooke had a playdate with her best pal. These two get SO excited to see each other…
-Breakfast for dinner last night. We go through the Kodiak Power Cakes so fast between the two of us… thank goodness Costco sells them in bulk. While I was making our cheesy eggs I was thinking about my fat-free days… back when I didn’t come near an egg yolk, bought fat-free EVERYTHING (salad dressing, cheese, yogurt, SnackWell’s cookies, milk…everything) and thought fat was the enemy! Remember that huge craze? It wasn’t until I was working with my doctor to get out of my amenorrhea problems that I realized how important fat (everything from helping your body to absorb some nutrients, producing hormones that are super important, providing energy, it helps to keeps our organs protected etc) is for our bodies (especially as women)! I really think that increasing my fat intake/body fat percentage (not just gaining weight) is what helped me out of this issue and from then on I devoured avocados, eggs, olive oil, peanuts (pb), full fat dairy etc. Just a reminder for women runners to get in their fats!!!
-Doing my long run today and tempo run on Saturday so that I can get Josse with me for half of my run today and all of my tempo miles on Saturday. Time to put some serious mileage on the Pure Cadence 5s (aren’t they pretty?) and then I’ll give you a full review on them.
-Speaking of shoes, did you see the Brooks Boston 2016 shoe? Adorable. Plaid. I still love my Lobster ones from last year too:)
Did you ever follow along in the fat-free craze? What fat-free foods did you buy a lot of?
What’s your Thursday workout looking like?
Who will be at Boston this year? You getting the shoes? The jacket?
Ever done a race on a different continent than the one you live on?