I’ve got a new HRG BABY post for you today HERE—> 23 Weeks and I get all emotional sharing a story with you.
Seven and a half miles for Wednesday. Boom. Another morning where it started out chilly which was absolutely amazing. My average pace was a 9:02 and I didn’t take any breaks like I normally have been (all summer long)… it’s always incredible to me to see how much different temperatures affect our running. I just need my next marathon to be about 46 degrees the entire race with a slight tailwind and light cloud cover, that’s NOT too much to ask for right!?
Straight from the run to Lego building. I strangely enjoy putting these Lego creations together. I don’t enjoy stepping on all of the Legos or finding them EVERYWHERE but they are fun to put together.
Andrew tried his first apple toast and he said it was weird but good:) PB + apple slices + banana slices. I used to add pears to my grilled cheese sandwiches so I don’t think apple toast is that weird and I’m currently hooked.
Knox came home and we went for a little walk together. They told me that they found the Christmas tree that they want this year. So we took a picture of it.
Before dinnertime we made it over to their favorite park ever!
Brooke was sporting her latest necklace from her jewelry kit:)
I do not know how these two do not get dizzy. I’m always amazed how they survive on the spinning toys. I can’t even watch without getting a little queasy ha.
We actually did not last super long at the park because of a meltdown = we peaced out real fast.
For lunch we had grilled cheese (of course) and for dinner I made this tortellini pasta and it was amazing. Pesto + grilled chicken + spinach + zucchini = thank you Costco for a delicious meal.
My mom came over last night to bring over three of my nieces and nephews (their parents are in Portugal visiting… my brother lived there for two years for a mission for our church and he was so happy to be able to go back and visit) to spend the night and today with us!
I had my activity with the youth in my area (we do this every Wednesday night) and they learned how to braid hair. I’m not very creative with hairstyles (topknot every night… sure, why not?) for Brooke but I want to start! We learned how to do this one last night and I can’t wait to try it today:
Dessert. Delicious dessert.
I heard something the other day that REALLY struck me—> You can talk yourself into your dreams or you can talk yourself out of your dreams. This is obviously so true for SO many different things in life but this is a running (well, about 22% of the time;) blog so let’s chat about how this relates to running.
How many times have you had a goal time, a goal distance, a goal workout that you’ve had on your brain and as you get closer to the day you are going to fulfill this goal you’ve worked towards and then your self-talk starts telling you that you can’t do it… and then you don’t?! I know I have done this in the past and is part of the reason I haven’t reached my marathon goals… I’ve been capable of it in the past but part of the problem may be that I’ve talked myself out of it because I’M AFRAID. I think when it comes to the half-marathon I have done the opposite and talked myself INTO my racing dreams (the half-marathon doesn’t scare me as much as the marathon does) and raced times that were a bit faster than I think I was in the shape for. I really think that our self-talk determines so much of whether we reach our goals. I know that once I’m training hard again that this idea of doing a better job at talking myself INTO my dreams is going to make a big difference on race day. I have a few things personally that I’m working towards and paying close attention to when I am talking myself out of my goals vs talking myself into them… it’s much more fun to talk myself into these goals.
If you struggle with talking yourself out of your big running goals/dreams then let’s work together to quit that and fill our brains with the kind of talk that gets us to do these awesome things we are imagining.
Let’s talk ourselves into the things we want!
I came across this race picture below while searching for another one.. this was a great race day for me and I definitely practiced the ‘talking myself into my dreams’ thing.
PS When your spray tan matches the red/orange rock in the background;)
RPSA (Runner’s Public Service Announcement):
Don’t forget (this is a Janae Opinion)… your brain gives up long before your body does. So many times I have reminded myself during a hard workout, long run or race that my brain is what is telling me I’m completely fatigued/done/shot/about to collapse;) Our bodies have so much more to offer but our brains tells us that we don’t… take control of your mind during these times and remind yourself you still have a lot to give!
From one of my FAVORITE running books (How Bad Do You Want It?: Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle):
And one last reminder to check out the latest HRG BABY post:)
Ever had an experience where you talked yourself into a big dream… or talked yourself out of a dream/goal?
Readers with little girls… where do you get good ideas for hairstyles?
What was the last dessert that you had?
A question from Andrew—> What was your first car?
-The first car that I drove (it was my parent’s) around in high school was a gold Ford Crown Victoria.