Seven and a half miles for my Monday morning. A reader reminded me that my half marathon isn’t actually this weekend (THANK YOU Stephanie)… it’s next weekend. Can we blame this on pregnancy brain or maybe I’m just so excited for the race that I was just wishing it was this weekend.
Pregnancy gives me a lot of time to think during my runs:) I’m not concerned with splits or specifics workouts anymore. I’m just running to run so my brain has a lot more time to think during these miles. Something that I was thinking about yesterday on my run was about WHY in the world I used to think so drastic about my running in the past?
There have been so many times over the past where I viewed a few missed runs during a training cycle as a HUGE step backwards in my training (it’s not.. just my Type A personality taking over). There were times when I thought for sure having to take a few days off in a row to get my body feeling 100% off meant I would have to start from scratch again (it doesn’t, ps this post explains how much running fitness you lose w/each day we take off). I’ve thought in the past that being off on my pace for a tempo run or cutting a speed workout short would mean that I was surely doomed on race day (it didn’t). Maybe I’m just dramatic about things but one of the most important things I think we can do for our running is to look at the big picture and not judge where we are based off of one run. To realize that it is actually normal to be off on our workouts at times or to miss days at times is normal. Consistency is key but I think part of consistency includes plenty of rest days, time off if we have a hot spot or injury and that its okay when we don’t hit our paces perfectly. I’ve got a whole long list of things that I want to make sure to work on with my running in 2018 and one of them is to see my training as a big picture (including not jumping back into running too quickly and fast after the baby because I want long term running success) and avoid being so drastic in my thinking about a run gone wrong.
Yesterday morning the kids and I had a bunch of things to get done. We also stopped at my parents’ house along the way. Later on in the morning we said goodbye to Knox for the day.
We picked up Brooke’s painting project from last week. She was very proud.
We picked up a salad that sounded really good to me w/ a coupon that I had which made me double happy.
We came home and I took a nap while Brooke watched a show next to me. Sunday night I was awake for way too many hours (at least I got a lot of reading done;) so a nap was just what I needed.
Andrew went on a run in 95 degrees right before dinner! I might be a wuss but anything over 75 degrees pretty much kills me off (all of you running in temperatures hotter than that… I’m currently applauding you).
I’ve had a strong need (I can’t even call it a craving because it is not just something I’ve wanted, it’s something I’ve needed!) for my mom’s enchiladas. Here is her recipe. It is super easy and delicious and definitely one of my favorite comfort foods.
We had my mom and dad come over to eat with us. These enchiladas might not look pretty but they are my current favorite. We made Brooke’s enchilada without the sauce, she’s not a fan of chili powder. She loved them too.
Some good sides too.
For dessert Brooke and I split a peach and then decided we needed to split another… and then another.
Let’s get going with some Tuesday Tangents!!!
*I have a race now in August that I am REALLY looking forward to! It is different than anything I have ever done before! It is called the Dam Train Race and it is a 12k (automatic PR for me since I’ve never done a 12k race:) where you race against the Heber Train!! It is a trail race along the bank of the Deer Creek Reservoir (aka some of the best scenery in Utah)! The race is on August 19th!! Andrew and I will be there! COME JOIN US!!!
*This is a blurry picture but it shows how hard these two get each other to laugh. Knox might even be tearing up below because he was laughing so hard.
*A flash forward moment to what life is going to look like in 11.1 years… attitude!
*I’ve been eating a lot of peanut butter and jelly these days. My habit as a 5th grader of eating the crusts first has not stopped and I still do it this way. Always, save the best for last. Those were some hard weeks in the first trimester when my body didn’t want anything to do with peanut butter. I didn’t even let Andrew eat pb around me because even the smell made me sick.
*We tried flying kites the other day! That lasted for about 5 minutes when our lovely kite flying weather turned into a full blown rain/wind/dust storm.
*Brooke has inherited my same intense look while spinning (the bike locked and she only gets on if I’m right next to her:)… maybe she will be a spin teacher when she grows up too.
*A sweet reader sent me a picture of these donut baby shoes… I might be making my first baby purchase really soon:)
*MY SISTER SAID THANK YOU for your amazing comments yesterday!!! You guys are seriously the best. She didn’t have a chance to respond yesterday (they surprised their kids by getting on a plane for a short vacation) to questions from you guys but she will write up something for me to post soon to answer questions!
Also, thank you for your sweet comments on our post Sunday, they mean the world to me and I’m so thankful I can share the most important things with you!
Share any tangents that YOU HAVE!! I would love to hear them!
Anyone have an August race?! Ever done a trail race? What about a 12k race?
Peanut butter vs almond butter (or a different type of nut butter)… which one wins in your opinion?
-Usually almond butter always wins for me but peanut butter has taken over first place at this point in my life.
Ever been a DRASTIC thinker with your running?!