Let’s talk about our Tuesday!
We get to have Knox all week which puts all of us in a really good mood.
I was on the treadmill for my run yesterday which meant I really wanted to do something that would keep my mind busy for the miles. Playing around with the different speeds is my favorite way to entertain myself on the treadmill. I am running a half marathon tomorrow with Andrew at a fun pace so I wasn’t worried about doing some speed two days before. I do have a half in February that I’m already getting excited for. I will try to beat my course record there:)
This was an old workout that my running coach gave me. I’m not in the shape that I was at this time so I just took it down a notch and especially slowed down the w/u, c/d and recovery paces which also resulted in a little bit less mileage. Try it out and adjust it to your fitness, it is a great one!
What I did yesterday:
10 minutes w/u @ 8:34 pace
10 minutes @ 6:48 pace
2 minutes @ 8:34 pace
8 minutes @ 6:39 pace
4 minutes @ 8:34 pace
6 minutes @ 6:27 pace
6 minutes @ 8:34 pace
4 minutes @ 6:15 pace
8 minutes @ 8:34 pace
2 minutes @ 6:07 pace
10 minutes c/d @ 8:34 pace
My incline was either on 0%, .5% or 1% throughout the workout and after each fast interval I paused the treadmill for about 45 seconds for a little breather before doing the recovery paces. The other day I was listening to a church talk while on my run and it talked about how there will ALWAYS be something that we can find to complain about so what a waste of time/energy/thoughts/life to keep doing it. I definitely tried that idea yesterday when the complaints started rolling into my brain about not hitting my old paces/how tired I was/how my calves were tired… and decided I wasn’t going to waste my energy thinking about those things. I needed all of the energy I could get trying to get some speed in again ha;). November running challenges for me have included engaging my glutes and now disengaging the running complaints.
I have NOT been in the mood for salads lately. I went from daily salads to just once in a while salads (probably because it is cold now) but whenever one does sound good… I go for it. Yesterday I was craving salads. The one below was a chicken, avocado and pepper salad with ranch and bbq sauce. I think Andrew is shocked by how much bbq sauce I go through each month.
The kids sported their thankful leaves yesterday… Beretta and friends were the top of the list.
And in the early evening we stopped at a park and they didn’t have any fun there;)
I got in my monthly strength training by attempting to carry them both at the same time, that was rough.
And they all got in some amazing vertical height with their jumps.
Dinner included a salad too. Remember if you are ever wanting to try something delicious then just add some grapes to cottage cheese. Andrew is always impressed by how much food I can fit on those little salad plates.
Pizza and breadsticks hit the spot too.
And then we were all ready to fall asleep by 7 pm. Well, Andrew and I were at least. The kids had other plans.
And of course I have a few random things to tell you about.
*He has perfected the “tiptoe and somehow makes it into the bed in the early morning without making a single noise” talent. I’m always impressed but I am also one of the deepest sleepers known to man. When Brooke was a baby I would wake up if she let out the tiniest whimper but now I sleep through everything.
*Brooke might just be the next big fashion blogger. Watch out world. Entire outfit put together by herself.
*In other news, we went to get my grandma some of her favorite bread from Great Harvest and while we were there I sampled their Snickerdoodle bread. It was everything you could imagine and so much more. I will be going back today for an entire loaf for myself and the odds of me sharing it are slim.
*My brother that is a pilot sent me this selfie from his run on the sand…. hard life when you have to fly to the Bahamas for work and stay there for a little while;)
*Just some normal goodnight kisses from the pup.
Ever run on the sand? What was your experience? Where was it?
Light or deep sleeper? Have you always been this way?
Cottage cheese a favorite of yours? Favorite add-ins/toppings for cottage cheese?
What food have you been in the mood for lately?