Seven and a half miles to start off my week of running! We have company staying over at our house and luckily I have gotten really good at tip-toeing out of the house for my run (because I do NOT want to wake up our kids before they are ready to be awake… we pay for it the entire day;) without anyone hearing me. I took a few breaks along the 70 minutes of running. I’m still loving running easy and doing whatever pace my body tells me to do.
When I got home Andrew was on the porch. We just sat there and talked for a minute before going inside (Brooke was still asleep). I told him this needs to be our thing to start off the day just talking outside the two of us. He agreed (well, at least he told me he thought it was a good idea;).
It’s the thought that counts… I got out all of my strength training stuff and right as I did, Brooke came out to snuggle. Strength will happen today. Probably. Maybe.
This may look like a bowl of grapes but the cottage cheese is in there too… it’s all about having the right ratio of grapes to cottage cheese.
A bowl (or two… I had some with my dinner too) a day keeps the doctor away.
Yesterday as I was brushing through Brooke’s hair I realized I’m sure going to have a lot of hair to do each day once this new baby girl joins us. I’m guessing my hair will be in ponytails more and more;)
I had a bunch of things to get done yesterday so I was out and about and while I was at a store they had The Price is Right on… I used to watch this show with my mom every morning while she was on the treadmill when I was a little girl. Maybe that is why I always beat Andrew at the check stand game when we guess how much everything is going to add up to;)
While I was gone, Andrew and Brooke went to kangaroo zoo with Andrew’s brother and his family! Andrew’s brother is here from Hawaii so they stayed with us!
I was starving after my errands… it was lunchtime… and peanut butter sounded good so a quick smoothie on the way home did the trick.
We hung out with family for awhile and then when Andrew went to take them up north, Brooke and I made a stop at Target.
Brooke has found the one effective bedtime stalling method… she started scratching my feet and it worked. This was all her idea and it was brilliant.
PS on Sunday night we made steak, salad, corn on the cob and had some cantaloupe and watermelon too… aka my ideal dinner right now. I also woke up Sunday morning thinking about my favorite braided bread and we will be making this all of the time again. Try it asap.
We also had pb no-bake cookies. The cookies I made each week when I was pregnant with Brooke. I would freeze them… this pregnancy wants them too.
Most important news. I ate an egg Sunday afternoon. For the first time in MONTHS. It didn’t taste great but up until this week, I had sworn off eggs for the rest of my life. I’m hoping that candy will join my life again soon…
It’s hot outside. Really hot. And for a lot of you it is beyond humid too. For me each year my motivation for running is usually highest during the spring and fall. The weather is perfect during those times which makes it a million times easier for me hit my workout splits. It is times like now (and January/February when I don’t feel my fingers for 90% of the day because I’m so cold) that I usually notice a motivation drop! Here are a few things I think about or do to help me build that motivation back up!
*“The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in war.” Ed Eyestone (an Olympic marathoner/long distance runner and he was the head coach for the BYU cross-country team). I LOVE this quote and it is definitely a big motivator for me to keep training hard. Race day is going to hurt a little less (or you’ll be faster and hurt the same;) if you work hard in your training. If you’ve got fall races coming up, remember that all of the sweat now is going to make race day even sweeter.
*I think about how much I miss running when I don’t have it. I’ve got some time up in the future (not sure if I will be able to run this entire pregnancy and I am definitely taking time off after delivery) where I won’t be running. When my motivation is low I think about the times I have gone without it, how much I miss it and that get’s me out the door to enjoy the miles.
*Getting back in shape is really hard. Harder for me than running in the super hot or super cold. Something that keeps me getting out the door to train when the temperatures are rough is remembering how hard it is to get back into running shape again. It motivates me to keep my fitness when the going gets tough.
*I think about the months of running on snow and ice and how that is a lot harder for me than a lil’ heat… that always toughens me right up to get out and run.
*The work you are doing now is going to make your fall running even more enjoyable. If you are progressing now and getting out there to work your hardest, when those temperatures start dropping again you are going to feel unstoppable. Training in the heat/humidity now is going to make you such a strong runner and your fall times will be awesome.
*Celebrate your run today with going to 7-11 afterwards for A FREE SLURPEE:) That’s going to motivate me to get up and run in the heat today:)
Have a favorite game show now or for when you were younger?
-The other night we watched Family Feud and I loved it. When I was younger my favorite game shows were Price is Right, Supermarket Sweep and Press Your Luck (did anyone else love that one… NO WHAMMY!!!)
Do you notice a drop in motivation when temperatures get hot?
Ever make homemade bread? I would love your recipe if you don’t mind sharing it!
What fruit do you eat most often right now?