Well, it sure is super fun to be needing hand warmers again on a run;)
Speaking of underdressing (yesterday), I definitely did so this morning and my legs were completely frozen (I’ve been running on the treadmill so much lately that 30 degree weather is out of my comfort zone). I always tell myself that I finally learned my lesson and I will wear running tights when I know that it is going to be cold but I forget life lessons in approximately 24 hours so yeah… it will just keep happening.
That was a struggle. There were probably 4 minutes out of the 39 minutes where I wasn’t dreaming about quitting. 1 mile warm-up, 6 miles @ 6:34 average and then a 2 mile cool-down. While tempos are supposed to feel comfortably-hard, this felt hard-hard. It could be because transferring out to the roads from the treadmill is rough, the cold, I was a wuss today;) or running is just hard sometimes BUT I do love seeing how tempo paces feel easier over the course of a training cycle so that is exciting.
Today’s favorite stretch. My sister watched Brooke during my run (sister of the year) and then I met up with her after to stretch and get some strength in for a few minutes.
I told Brooke this morning before my run that I had a speedy run to get done and she put a good luck sticker on my shorts and shirt… I think I will have her do this for race day too.
Because it is too cold for Brooke to play at the park we went to Chic-Fil-A instead so she could get her running around in too. I love their superfood salad with my sandwich. I crave that little box of goodness (I need to buy the dressing to have at home).
Some Thursday Things:
-Brooks is hosting their own Brooks Emoji Madness to figure out runners’ favorite emoji choices until they get to one final winner. They’ll then ask the emoji makers to create whichever running emoji makes it through the final bracket. Vote on Brooks Twitter this Saturday on which one you love most!!!! (Also, tell me today in the comments because I think my fave has to be the breaking tape and I want to know your favorite).
-I gave Brooke these ‘special’ rocks months ago and she hasn’t lost them yet (she takes them a lot of places so this is especially surprising). Whenever my mom has something important for me she jokes (well, I think it is a joke) that she should put it in Brooke’s purse instead of mine because I lose everything and Brooke is quite responsible.
-Nothing makes me want to buy candy more than the holiday themed versions. I don’t know how I walked by this without bringing it home but I am now having non-buyers remorse.
-I don’t have a caption for this but I like the picture.
-Brooke’s room is all done (except for a picture above her bed that we are waiting on) and it makes me very happy. PS She looks like a little peanut whenever she sleeps in this bed.
Which runner emoji is your favorite?
How’d your run feel today? Was it a rough one or one of those magical runs?
Have any fun Thursday night plans?
Sarah @ SarahRuns26
I like the breaking the tape and the running buddies. That’s a tie for me!
No run today, but the last two have been a struggle fest, which usually happens during race week just to get in my head.
Fun plans – working out after work, then read and sleep. That sounds like the perfect night!
I love Brooke’s room! So cute!
You’re welcome :)
Love the way Brooke’s room turned out and now I wont be able to stop thinking about that Reese’s egg till I get one. Do you think it will take me less time than it did for me to get to Rockwell creamery after you posted about it?
The Hungry Runner Girl
I owe you big time. I’m giving you about 6 hours before you get one for yourself or I show up with one for you.
Laura @ This Runner's Recipes
I really like the running girl! The emoji of a person running in jeans is rather unrealistic. Thank you to Molly Huddle for calling out the need for female emoji runners!
Today’s run was rough. I planned on running 12 but just wasn’t feeling it and so I did a 30 minute progression (just over 4 miles) plus a cool down to get to 5. I haven’t run a 5k race so this run set a 5K record on my Garmin – which makes me tempted to race a 5k because I know I can go even faster.
Kris @ Canadian Girl Runs
I teach spin tonight so I didn’t run this morning!! Yesterday’s run sucked hard so I think that means tomorrow is going to be awesome?! :) Happy Easter!
The Hungry Runner Girl
Oh have so much fun teaching spin tonight! Wish I could come to your class:) you are so right, tomorrow will feel amazing!!!
Love the running girl and the running buddies. I would definitely use them both frequently!
No run for me today, just rest (aka 12 hour work day). I need one of those reese’s eggs to get me through today!!
I love the running spike and racing bib emojis!
And is it sad at all that I’m very jealous of Brooke’s room?? I want to live in there, wow!
Brooke’s room is sooo cute! My Thursday night plan is to pack for a trip to Las Vegas tomorrow—can’t wait! I am ADDICTED to the Chick-Fil-a superfood salad but in what universe is that tiny box a LARGE???!? I could easily eat three or four in one sitting! Lol
oh my goodness, she kinda looks like that cutie pie bunny :)
Um, there’s a running girl emoji? I don’t have one of those and it’s a problem. Last nights run was rough. I’m going to have to cut miles again now for the rest of this pregnancy.
I’m hoping for a magical run today! I have 8 miles to get done after work today. Running usually feels much better in the mornings, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do!
Can’t they just make ALL the running emojis? We runners need variety! ;)
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
Brooke’s bed looks so itty bitty!
Sally @ sweat out the small stuff
I just had a drink with some coworkers. I’m consulting at their office for 5 days so I figured I should socialize while I am in the city. But the boyfriend is going to be at my house at 8pm and I will probably just make it home before him. Lol. :) and yeah, no run today. Lol.
Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More
Her room turned out so cute! Good job!
Today is Maundy Thursday so we have church later. And I need to get gas, but it’s cold today so I’m hoping to hold off until tomorrow. =)
Amanda @ Exploring Life & Things
Those emojis are so cute! I like the racing tape one and the runner girl :) today I did 5 miles with 3 800s and 2 400s and it felt way harder than usual. Hopefully tomorrows run will be better!
Hey Janae! We were twinning today (across the country) in our pink Run Happy Brooks shirt!
Brooke’s room is spectacular! What an amazing job you did. Happy new homemade~ you can feel the love in that place.
I like the breaking tape and running buddies.
Brooke’s room looks great and it will transition as she grows.
Cardio kickboxing with weighted gloves today. It was tough but good. Yesterday was my first run since the half marathon on Sunday. I went easy but was happy when it was done
No plans sadly, although I am going to talk my husband into going out for homemade Italian ice. I need some peanut butter cookie dough.
Rachel @ Simply Rachel Nicole
I absolutely love Brooke’s new room! It is SO cute! :) Where did you get her bed from?
The Hungry Runner Girl
HEY RACHEL!! Thank you so much! I got it at Pottery Barn Kids!
Love her room!
Her room is adorable!! Can’t wait to see the full apt tour!
Your daughter’s room is too cute!! We are working on vamping up my son’s room! It is taking forever, but he is a trooper and super patient.
Can’t say I have had a great run lately, in fact, after running a marathon at the beginning of the month and doing WAY better than I expected, I have been so unmotivated to run! Literally shutting off my alarm clock and sleeping an extra hour! Hopefully i will get out of this slacker mode! LOL! :D
Colleen @ CSmith Run
I want/need the runner girl emoji!! And I did have a good run today :) I got in some tempo miles as well, but on the treadmill – 5 total at about a 7:05 avg pace…but I did 4 of the miles, then took a mile easy, then did a 5th tempo mile.
Brooke’s room is picture perfect! I love that pretty area rug!
Also love that you said she looks like a little peanut sleeping in the bed. I always say that my cat looks like a little peanut when he’s sleeping so I know what you mean! :D hahaha
Now I need a Reese’s….
Brooke’s room looks so cute and she is so good about keeping up with stuff!
I really like the race bib, because racings my favorite! I didn’t have a good run today. My legs are so sore from cycle sculpt and I think I needed more rest.
My gym is doing a really cool glow in the dark fitness class for free and turns out it’s next Thursday, not this Thursday which is when I thought it was. I was a little bummed at first but then I realized I probably should rest more so foam rolling is my plan tonight.
Becky @ goodfortheswole
Brooke’s room is SO adorable!! I love it!! And I swear those peanut butter Easter egg things will be the death of me!
LOVE the light gray paint color in Brooke’s room! What kind is it?
The Hungry Runner Girl
That is a great question… it was that way when we moved in! I’ll see if I can find out though!
Brooke’s room is adorable, you did an amazing job!!
Day 2 off for a pain in my big toe. I loved the breaking tape emoji as well! That’s a dream emoji!!!
I forgot the third question!!! And it was my favorite one! My plans for tonight is sleep training! Baby is crying right now and I’m trying my best not to break into the room and cuddle him!!! ???
I only ran one mile but it was enough to lift my spirits this morning!
Brooke’s room looks great. Love the gray and pink!
Definitely not missing having to run on treadmills, it’s sort of funny how transitioning from treadmill to road running is difficult and so it the opposite. I really feel it’s not that one is harder than the other rather they are just different. Happy that spring is here and can run in short shorts again :p
I’m a day ahead so it’s Friday night. Just chilled today after my friends amazing wedding last night and cleaned the house (but worth it ). Had delicious fish for dinner and now just mentally gearing up for 20km run tomorrow. Brooke’s room is gorgeous!! Xx
Hannah @ Will Run For Coffee
I had a fairly-hideous run home from work, into the wind and rain with 10% spent in my maximum heart rate zone (of course totally not reflected in my pace).
I recovered watching a crappy action movie at the cinema.
The sun is shining this morning, so it’s time to get the running shoes on!
I hope they add the runner girl! The breaking tape is good also. :) I also like the running buddies. I can’t decide!
Cute rug in Brooke’s room! Could you share where you bought it?
Love Brooke’s room!
Victoria @ Minus Thirty Three
I had planned on going for a run yesterday and woke up to a -12C outdoor temperature. No thanks :/ Just can’t bring myself to do it!
Also, great job on Brooke’s room. It looks fantastic :)
I love the running girl and the running buddy ones.
I love the wall color in Brook’s room! Do you know what color it is?