One of the many reasons that the half-marathon is my favorite race distance:
***I don’t have to spend weeks recovering after I run one. Even though during the last mile of a race I am completely exhausted and I tell myself that I am not going to run again for two months because I’m so tired, I really just want to start running again as soon as possible after the race. After a marathon I take off around 10 days COMPLETELY from running and then it takes weeks after that for me to feel normal again (I might be the extreme but the marathon just takes it out of me). After a half-marathon I take a day or two completely off, run easy for a bit and then by the following week I am more than ready to get in the speed work again. I LOVE the recovery after a half marathon… I still get in the chance to race and push myself but my body bounces back way faster after the half than it does compared to the marathon.
I took Sunday off, yesterday I hit up the treadmill for 7 miles @ an 8:34 pace and today I get to run easy with Josse—> running is off to a great start this week.
Do you see my necklace in my hair? Yeah, it was majorly caught up in there and it took some time to untangle that. I don’t know how that kind of stuff happens but it always does to me. Maybe I just need to stop wearing jewelry while running.
Right after my run we then took my mom out for a Mother’s Day lunch!
BROOKE’S GOT SOME MAJOR ATTITUDE these days and I love it. Just worried about those teen years hahah!
We spent the afternoon together at home and when I told her that it was time to go to dinner she said she had to finish her ‘homework’ first… I’m hoping that mentality sticks during her teen years too:)
We had a picnic planned for the evening and right after we picked up our food a storm rolled in so we took the picnic inside.
I have a deep love for Corner Bakery salads… the bleu chopped salad is my favorite right now. The fact that they have more toppings than lettuce is the key to my heart.
We then stopped by Meg’s house and I just still can’t get over the fact that she actually likes these….
I’m all about the mini Twix these days and Brooke was clearly really into watching Home. Thank goodness there are so many kid movies now that are enjoyable for parents to watch too.
Talk about peaceful:
PS while we are on the topic of Brooke sleeping, she snoozed on me the entire time I wrote my race recap the other day ha. She needs to do this more often:)
TWO DAYS LEFT TO GET YOUR “SORRY FOR WHAT I SAID AT MILE 20” TANK!!!
What is your favorite race distance and WHY?!?!?
What is your recovery time like after each different race distance?
What is the worst candy in your book?
Where is your favorite place to go get a salad? Which one do you normally get?