Seven miles for my Monday morning run with some cows in the field next to me.
It has been a few weeks since my last REAL speed work session and I’m missing it dearly. So recently, anytime I speed up (talking low 7’s and 6’s) my right hip flexor/hip starts bothering me. It isn’t crazy bad but it is bad enough that it feels tight the rest of the day and it makes me a little nervous during the run. When I run at more of a conversational pace I don’t notice it at all… weird. Josse is going to scrape it soon and I am going to have Dr. B look at it but I’d rather keep it safe than be sorry because I NEED TO KEEP RUNNING (I’m not being demanding at all;). I’ll see what he says and go from there but just keep running the miles that feel good and have some patience (a runner’s least favorite word). But at least I am still running happy, I just want to keep my body happy… not going to go down the injury road again. Josse is just coming out of an ankle problem so we will be able to get our speed back together when we are ready which makes me happy. Having someone to do the hard stuff with is the best. Misery (aka every muscle burning/lungs wanting to explode/endorphins going like crazy) loves company:)
A stop for a water break is needed when you go from running in the 30s to running in the 60s… IT TAKES TIME TO ACCLIMATE to warmer temperatures while running, don’t you forget that!
Two examples below of how Brooke’s little personality is BUSTING at the seams:
She sure had a lot to tell me on the walk to our different errands yesterday.
I’m just thrilled that we are having the perfect weather right now… if we get fooled with Spring one more time this year I’m going to be really upset!
When Andrew plays steam roller with the kids it is serious business.
Beretta was happy to be back outside chasing the ball again!
For dinner we had steaks (BBQ SEASON), salad and baked potatoes. It hit the spot.
PS I love this:)
Today I have a little list of stuff I know my mom would love or that I would love or that any running moms would love for Mother’s Day (5/14)! I hope this helps if you need any shopping (or you need a list to give to the people in your life to get for you;)!
My mom and me back in the day.
*My favorite Mama necklace (that I wear pretty much every day….) is from Roolee. They don’t have that exact one anymore but they have these cute ones—> Gold Heart Disc Necklace, Mom + Heart Charm Necklace, Mama Bar Necklace, Grandma Heart Bar Necklace, Gold Love Bar Necklace.
*I need this mug—> ‘Because I said so.” -Mom. I think Brooke asks, ‘why’ 400,000 times a day.
*I LOVE this slipper idea filled with treats!!! (Both my mom and I really love slippers and treats so that is a winner)
*I know I talk about Roolee a lot but I just really love them.. they have a HOME DECOR section with the most amazingly cute things there… bowls, pillows, plaques, baskets, kitchen needs, wall decor etc. I need the “I’m not Hungry. But, I am bored. Therefore, I shall eat” plate and Andrew needs the “I Am Not A Morning Person” pillow;)
*For running mom’s: You need to sneak into their closet, find their favorite pair of running shoes and size and buy them another. You could buy race bibs for the two of you to do together (for a local race or for a fun destination location)! I always think that matching tanks/shorts/capris is always fun. Are wireless headphones something that they would enjoy? Have they been talking about wanting to do more strength training—> get them started with some weights, a mat, bands (we just got these bands for my dad and he loves them) etc! You could get them a gift card to their favorite running store or stock up on their favorite running nutrition! You know I am OBSESSED with my hydroflask and I think that is always a great idea:) A massage certificate! I love to get my mom a gift certificate to get pedicures together (and of course that involves lunch afterwards;)
*An awesome thank you letter. My mom always says that these are her favorite!
I had a great question from a reader yesterday… “Hey Janae, random questions… but I was wondering if you nursed Brooke and if you continued to run while doing so? Did it affect your runs or your milk supply at all?
-I would LOVE to hear your response on how your running effected your milk supply if you have experience with this. I pumped exclusively with Brooke (she wouldn’t latch on very well but LOVED the bottle so I just did that) and I’m not sure why I lost my milk when she was 4 months old but it could be because of that or because of stress (there was a lot at that time in my life) or because of not hydrating well etc. I know that plenty of runners are able to successfully breastfeed and run at the same time but I think they pay very close attention to their nutrition and hydration… would LOVE to hear your thoughts on this!
Any other good Mother’s Day gift ideas that you want to add?
What are the temperatures during your runs right now?
Are you getting in speed work right now… how often are you doing it?