Five out of six of my runs this past week were on the treadmill and the one I did outside was short. It happens and it’s a good thing that I kind of love the treadmill (running outside is my #1 but the treadmill brings me those same endorphins and sweat that I crave).
Twelve degrees, nope. So I went to the gym and Andrew ran at home while Skye snoozed and the big kids cleaned their rooms (somehow that task takes them about 1.2 hours longer than it actually should take them). I didn’t watch netflix but I did listen to a podcast which I rarely do while on the treadmill! Somebody told me the other day about a blogger/IG/podcast girl that got hit by a car while on her run. That is one of my BIGGEST fears (hence why I look 40 times before I cross a street) so I had to listen to see what happened. It was a fluke accident (neither the driver nor the runner’s fault really) and it was really interesting to hear what she has learned from it all. It was this episode! BE CAREFUL OUT THERE ON THE ROADS EVERYONE.
Also, somebody left their treadmill on (going like 2 mph) after they were done and I didn’t notice and almost fell when I stepped on. That was a weird feeling.
New motivation to get workouts done fast—> getting back in time to feed Skye. I pumped a bottle before leaving but she isn’t the biggest bottle fan anymore so I wanted to get my ten miler done in time to get back and feed her. Luckily, my body was feeling good and ready to go. My first double digit run in MONTHS and months (I think my last one was in August?) and it felt good to be back. When I finished I couldn’t even imagine doubling that distance (aka all of you 20 miler people right now) but that’s the beauty of training, I’ll build up to that again!
10 miles @ 7:44 average pace, 1% incline, tie-dye shoes.
When I got home Skye had just woken up and held tight to my hair like she always does… I think that is her way of saying, ‘don’t you dare put me down… I need food and cuddles stat.’
After I fed her she hung out with me while I got in a good stretching session.
Two miracle products during my run—> glide to help prevent the ridiculous chafing that I get from running with two sports bras (I’ve tried so many different ones and I still need two) and gummy bears. I needed some fuel during the run and didn’t have any gels so candy was an easy answer.
We had the pancakes that I’ve been feeling like for the last few days! Kodiakcakes with eggs/spinach/cheese. Delicious.
After we ate my brother-in-law invited us to the BYU gymnastics gym. Brooke’s perfect day.
My bro-in-law is quite creative and lined up a ton of foam rollers and would slide the kids down into the foam pit on them!
Here’s a video of it, they loved it. Definitely a new use for foam rollers.
They had a lot of fun with that foam pit.
And Brooke took things very seriously and got to work on her skills.
We cheered them on from the side. Also, I did some cartwheels with Brooke the other day and they have become a bit more difficult with age!
Afterwards we had Andrew’s perfect dinner. Maybe it is because I know this place is important to Andrew but In-N-Out is starting to grow on me more and more (their burgers, their fries need some work;).
Home and pjs before 6.
PS this photo was from February 25th, 2012. The other day Megan D and I were talking about the first time we met so she sent me our first picture together. We met at my biweekly froyo blogger meet-up that I would do. Happy 6 year anniversary Megan, thank goodness for meeting friends over the internet!
Monday: 6 miles @ 8:22 average pace! Treadmill.
Tuesday: .5 mile repeats on the treadmill! 7 miles total. 1.5 mile w/u, 6 x .5 miles (3:10, 3:14, 3:14, 3:14, 3:13, 3:13) w/ .25 mile recovery jogs after each one. 1 mile c/d.
Wednesday: 7 miles @ 8:30 average pace, on the treadmill!
Thursday: 2.2 miles @ 8:52 average pace… outside and it was cold and my body was not loving it but you can read HERE what I do when my runs are awful. I came home earlier from the run than planned and spent some time stretching really good until Skye woke up.
Friday: 1 mile w/u 3 x 1.5 mile intervals (average pace for three intervals—> 7:08, 7:00 & 6:54) and 3 minute slow jog recoveries after each interval, .5 mile c/d. 6.85 miles total.
Saturday: 10 miles @ 7:44 average pace, on the treadmill.
Sunday: OFF! Resting, relaxing.
39.05 miles for the week!
What was your best run last week? Hardest run? How many of your runs were outside?
Random question… have you met any of your friends/favorite people over the internet?
What are your Sunday plans?
Favorite fuel to use during a run lately?