We go to Jamba juice for the chocolate pb smoothie. That thing is so ridiculously good.
The kiddos are all about the strawberry flavor which is delicious but still… pb and chocolate?!
We had a few games of hide and go seek (those two hide in the EXACT SAME spot every single time it is their time to hide and every single time we pretend we have no idea where they could possibly be hiding).
Pre-smoothies= I’m back on my turkey burger kick from Costco. I add to the plate a sweet potato and some avocado and I’m good to go.
Earlier on in the day Brooke and I hit up the pool for an hour to work on her swimming.
And our pool gives out free mini cookies which makes the pool time that much better.
People have been asking how Andrew and I met and we were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. At this point of my dating life (it felt like I had dated a lot with zero success and I was kind of over it) I had lost a lot of my excitement about dating… but then when our mutual friend told me all about Andrew and I stalked his social media I was ridiculously excited (and dramatic) about meeting him.
I went through and found texts that I sent to my sister about Andrew after I had first talked to the guy that set us up. Yes I was exaggerating big time but as you can tell I was beyond excited to go out with him (and then that he added me on Facebook after we had gone out).
A reader asked the other day: “Quick question from a marathon newbie: do aches and pains just start to pop up during training? Is that normal? I’m following a RW training plan and taking rest days and rolling and stretching, but it seems like there’s something new every few weeks. Hence, I am not feeling very strong in my training right now…”
******This is 100% completely my opinion/experience. Yes, it does seem to be normal for me for aches and pains to start popping up during training for a marathon. For the 1/2 marathon this doesn’t happen as much but for the marathon the long runs and higher mileage= more niggles (what I call these types of aches and pains). Now if the pain is causing you to limp, you are swollen, it is taking the fun out of running====STOP RIGHT THIS SECOND and take time off from running until it doesn’t hurt anymore and see a doctor if you are concerned.
During marathon training I am at the chiropractor often, Josse gives me massages and scrapes me and I spend a lot of time on injury prevention BECAUSE marathon training is just really hard on our bodies. And even when I do all of those things there are aches that pop up. It’s a lot of stress to put on it day after day. It’s also important to also remember that a certain training plan might not be for you… tailor it to your body’s needs and what makes you feel best. The things that we are doing the rest of the day outside of our running also play a huge role on how we recover so zoom in on how all of the other hours are spent (SLEEP) and see if those areas need to be changed up a bit.
And a few of my favorite things this week!!!!
Roots by Imagine Dragons
Everything To Everyone by Everclear
Stay Fly by Three 6 Mafia
Dopamine by Third Eye Blind
I Don’t Like It, I Love It by Flo Rida
Such Great Heights by The Postal Service
Foundations by Kate Nash
California Love by 2Pac
*This dress is on my way to my house as we speak (I might use it for engagements.. we shall see)
*Target $9 v-neck vintage tees… the best.
*The two sunglasses I am using this summer—> clubmasters and erika.
*The Bachelorette… I started watching it again this season. I don’t know why but I did.
*Being engaged. This is fun. Thanks again everyone for all of your sweet words this week. You are all flying out for the wedding right?
Time for FRIDAY RUNNING ACCOMPLISHMENTS!! Don’t forget to send yours in to email@example.com so that you can be featured!!!
Chelsea!!! “I ran my 4th marathon this weekend in Calgary (Canada), my first full since having a baby (who is now 1 1/2 years old)! It was my slowest by far at 4:13 and felt very tough, but this race wasn’t about a PR. This race was about the training cycle and dedicating myself to getting in the runs while balancing the rest of my life. I followed my program and didn’t miss a single km! Before I got to the start line I felt like I had already accomplished my goal. Becoming a mother has completely changed my running life but it has made my accomplishments that much sweeter. This race takes me one step closer to my dream of qualifying for Boston!”
Ellie!!! “I ran my first marathon this past Sunday and had an amazing time! It was pushing 70 at the start and continued to climb. The whole Buffalo community came out and turned on their sprinklers to keep us cool. And my time? I reached my goal of sub-3 with a time of 2:53:55 and 3rd female overall. This is the most amazing thing I’ve ever accomplished.”
Christina!!! This running accomplishment is actually my daughter’s. Chloe is 13 and she made it to state in 3 different track events (javelin, long jump and 4×400 relay). Even more exciting, she and her 4×400 team placed 1st at state and set a new record for her school! She ran a new 400 meter PR too. 65 seconds! She’s been working so hard al season and was so happy with the results. I’m just a little proud of my runner kiddo.:)”
Ellen!!! “NEW PERSONAL BEST at 10km woohoo!!! -shaved 2 full minutes from my previous one!! Hopefully a sub-50 minute is coming soon! Also, first time running with the Spinal Research Team:)”
Nette!!!! I had to post her picture in my SORRY tank:) “I had a sweaty 6 mile run today with lots of speed work. I’m not getting any younger and I want to qualify for Boston!”
LOOKING GOOD Heather:)
What about you?! Do pains and aches pop up for you during marathon training? What do you add to your routine to remain injury free during marathon training?
Where do you get most of your protein from each day?
What are you most looking forward to this weekend?
Who else met their person on a blind date? Who has been successful at setting other people up?
-I set my brother up with his wife so getting set up with Andrew is good karma right?