*Join Andrew and I tonight at 6:30 pm on Facebook! We will be doing a Q & A while we make something delicious for dinner!
One of the many hard laws in life—> It is ridiculously easy/fast to get out of shape yet it takes a whole lot of work, time and dedication to get back into shape.
This law is one of the many reasons that I attempt to stay in good running shape year round because I know how hard it is to get back into it;) But… my speed has been nonexistent lately so it is taking a lot of work to get it back. Luckily, it is a weird kind of work where I love it even though it hurts. And hallelujah that Josse and I can do this together and we are starting in the same place together (although, her endurance kicks my trash;)
I didn’t bring my handheld water bottle because I was nervous about the paces let alone carrying something so this water fountain was like finding the jackpot.
The end of the second interval looked like this:
Josse and I met up and we decided to drag the warm-up out a bit longer than we had planned.. at 4.35 miles I told Josse that we should just do the workout on Thursday (procrastination at it’s finest) instead because we were both tired and I was dealing with a cold. Josse told me to just try the first set and that I would be really happy afterwards that I did it. She was right again for the 4,000th time.
2 x 2 miles—> first set averaged a 6:33 pace and the second set averaged a 6:36 pace. And then by the time we finally got back to our cars we hit 13 miles (right on the dot which was weird because we didn’t plan the distance). 7:30 average pace for the 13 miles.
The first set felt pretty good but that second one, oh my goodness… it was rough. I just kept telling myself to keep going because I was making a deposit into my running bank account. And lately it is a bank account that I am really excited for it to at least quadruple in size.
Katie said something on her Instagram that really stuck with me the other day—> ‘Practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes better.’ I LOVE that idea. Perfect is such an unattainable goal that makes me feel frustrated. Working hard each week with our training makes us better and that is a goal I like having.
Each speed workout, each tempo mile, all of the long runs, all of the early mornings and sweat… makes us better.
Let’s discuss some thing that have been going on over at our house since we last caught up!
*Pre-school is back in session and Beretta was moping around that the kiddos were leaving her. I get it. This growing up business is just not okay.
*After work Andrew fell asleep on the bed for a minute and woke up to the kids taking off his socks and tickling his feet…
and then jumping on top of him. He is definitely the fun one:)
*They were quite snuggly too.
*That night we went on a date and it was so much fun. Life is crazy with those above kiddos and renovating a house and nights like this one are my absolute favorite. We started with sushi and yakisoba
and then went and saw Jason Bourne and we both loved it.
*I ran into my dad while I was out on my Thursday morning run. He goes walking in the morning with his really good friend and I love seeing them out. It also reminded me of the months and months when I lived with him where he would go with me to this big park and walk while I ran. He didn’t want me to be alone (this was before I really got into running with other girls) and it was at a time I really didn’t want to be alone either.
*We’ve been eating turkey burgers over here like crazy and yesterday’s lunch included a side of apples and protein pb too!
*You know how I have told you often about my love for Kneader’s over the years? Well, it all stems from my lovely Mer (my grandma). It is her favorite restaurant so Andrew and I picked some up to take over to her house for dinner last night.
*The kids got in about a 5k worth of running around the house last night.
*We’ve got a thing for pancakes and peaches in the morning… along with us both being in running clothes. Just wait for the day when I can find us entirely matching workout outfits from the headbands all the way down to the shoes.
*I kind of love it when these memories pop up on Facebook… good times Megan and Brooke used to be so tiny!!!
*Long run time today!!! I sure love mid-week long runs this training cycle! Josse will be joining and I’m positive it will feel approximately 20 times better than it did last week!
*Ice cream on the front steps… summer, don’t end.
Do you agree with the law that it feels like it takes forever to get back in shape but that it can disappear very quickly?
Who has a long run this week… how long?
What has been the best part of your week so far?
Live close to any of your grandparents?