Ten miles done!
Andrew and I are doing a half marathon on Thanksgiving so we did 10 miles for his last long run before next week. We were going to attempt to do it outside and then we realized it was a complete tornado outside and freezing so the treadmill was the answer for us. We wanted to run at the same time so we went to the gym so we could run next to each other.
This was Andrew’s longest run ever on the treadmill! I ended up with 11 miles @ around a 7:55 average pace.
I found him eating some sour gummy worms on the way to the gym, between candy as fuel and running an absurd amount of time on the treadmill…. he was made for me.
The kids were thrilled to hit up Costco with us later on. If you ever find me in Costco sobbing, it is probably because they are either out of sweet potatoes or because these two are too big to fit in the little seats on the cart.
The goods from the trip produced a pretty great meal of tomato soup (we buy the Costco kind that they make there), grilled cheese and watermelon (I was surprised how good this one was considering it is November).
My afternoon consisted of my computer and some hot chocolate:
I’ve been in the mood for a stir fry for a while so we cut up a lot of veggies (broccoli, peppers, snap peas and onions) and cooked them! Put them on top of brown rice along with some chicken and it hit the spot.
The sauce we have been using for a marinade lately. Andrew found it at Costco.
Movie night with Dorry.
And I stayed awake throughout the entire movie… it was a miracle!
I think I saw someone eating these a few weeks ago when I was in California and they’ve popped into my brain every now and then since then. I can happily say, they are just as good or even better than I remembered them to be.
LOVE YOUR running accomplishments! Thank you for inspiring us! If you want to be featured then send your accomplishment to firstname.lastname@example.org !!!
Jen (written by her good friend, Michelle)!!! “This running accomplishment is for my awesome running group, who ran the Big Sur Half Marathon this past weekend, but especially for Jen! Just a week after we signed up for the race back in April, Jen was diagnosed with breast cancer. As part of the initial wave of emotions, she was frustrated that she would be sidelined from the sports she loves. She tried to look up “running with cancer” but all she found were stores of people who were running for their friends/family who were undergoing treatment and couldn’t run themselves. But a good friend convinced her to see it from a different perspective, that it was a blessing that she was starting her journey in such great shape- #FitToFight! From then on, Jen was determined to battle cancer her own way. During the next 5 months of chemo, she continued to play beach volleyball, go to crossfit, and train for the 1/2 marathon, working her long runs around her chemo schedule, all while working and continuing to be a rockstar wife, mom and member of the community. She ran the Big Sur 1/2 just 3 weeks after her last chemo (with a great time too!). She is a true inspiration and a reminder that we can all do hard things!
Marcia!!! “I ran my first race (six months) postpartum! Originally signed up for the half, I bumped to the 5k because I spent my training time snuggling my sweet baby boy. And even though I was bummed to run the half and it wasn’t fast (for me), there were a few fleeting moments when I felt like my pre-baby self and it was so, so worth it.”
Megan!!! “I’m a Kindergarten teacher living outside Washington D.C. in Rockville, Maryland. I ran the Rockville 10k for the 7th year in a row last week. I placed 7th for women with a time of 46 minutes. Not my best but a very fun fall race:)”
Amanda!!! “Back on January 1 I decided that I was going to run in 6 races in 2016. Little did I know that i’d be running all of them pregnant. I started with the Apple Blossom 10k at only 7 weeks pregnant and finished my goal this past weekend with the Girls on the Run at 34 weeks. Labor and delivery with my first daughter was the biggest workout I’ve ever done so I wanted to make sure I trained this time. I feel like I am ready to meet my little girl and am so proud of myself for actually accomplishing my goal.”
Maddie!!! “On October 9th, I ran my second marathon! I crossed the finish line in 4:15- my first marathon was a in November of 2015, which I finished in 5:02! I shaved a huge chunk off my time & felt so much stronger both mentally and physically. So strong actually, that 6 days later, I woke up and decided to run a local half marathon that was the same morning!! I went into it telling myself to not worry about pace and just have fun (especially after running a marathon only a few days prior…) until I looked down at my watch and realized I was in track to beat my previous PR of 2:02.. and I did! I crossed that finish line in 1:51! Needless to say I was on cloud 9! 2 PR’s in 1 week… such an amazing feeling!”
Sam!!! “I ran the Battleship 12k in Mobile, AL last weekend. It is a beautiful point to point course that runs right along the water. I was combing back from a fall that resulted in a knee injury and I had never run a 12k before, so I went into the race with zero pressure or expectations on what would be a ‘good’ result. Turns out the weather was perfect, my knee felt great and I had a wonderful run. I finished in 47:07 (6:20 average) as first female and second overall finisher! Woo hoo!”
Lindsey!!! “The stars aligned for me this past Sunday. I ran the race of my life and was able to not only set a new PR by over a minute of 1:25:01 but also finish first female at the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon. It was a dream race and my target paces felt almost effortless. After a long race season with some tough half marathons behind me, I was due for some good “race karma’. Everything finally clicked on Sunday and I felt strong, confident, and in control the whole race. I have become a huge fan of the Disney races and always look forward to running through the parks, the awesome costumes, and the camaraderie of all the runners. To run a near perfect race and win was the icing on the cake! I’ll cherish the memory forever!”
PS This is the race we are going to do on Thanksgiving (and I am talking Andrew into wearing some sort of Thanksgiving outfit for the race)! If anyone wants to come run it you can use the code HRG2016 for 15% off your bib (for the 1/2 marathon or 5k)! I heard there will be pumpkin pie and hot chocolate at the end;)
Any other women run races while pregnant? Which ones? How’d it feel?
What’s your longest run on the treadmill ever?
Have any store bought cookies that you love?
What are your Friday night plans?