My ‘frozen/holy cow that was really difficult’ face. I set out earlier than usual yesterday to run and it was COLD. I should have brought hand warmers with me because by the end of my run my fingers were frozen. I’m glad I didn’t overdress though because I ended up doing a speed workout and worked on getting comfortable with being uncomfortable during the miles.
I hit my fastest post-Skye mile and I think the endorphins afterwards are still flowing. 6:55!!!! PS I reset my watch so that it tells me now all of my records again after having Skye.
During that fast for me mile I literally said I CAN out loud (and kind of loud) a few times as I was running because I seriously needed some positivity with how hard it felt and how bad I wanted to stop. My goal is to quiet the negativity (ie I started thinking yesterday about how this used to be my 18 miler long run average pace and it felt SO hard after just .1 miles so I had to push those thoughts out) and use mantras to fill my brain with positive things because that will make all of the difference.
My splits went like this: 8:40, 8:17, 7:56, 7:39, 7:21 & 6:55. Progression run, my favorite. 6 miles total @ a 7:48 average pace. I didn’t take any breaks either (needing to be home at an exact time to get Brooke to school is quite motivating ha) which I was excited about.
That first mile of every run is rough for me (and pretty much all runners I think) so I just tell myself for the first mile that I am NOT doing speed work (to trick myself) but then once I’m warmed up I go for it because I feel so much better.
Now the goal is to run 26.2 miles 7 seconds per mile faster than below… It’s going to take a lot of time and work to get there but I’m ready.
78 days until my half-marathon.
I also wore my PureFlows for the first time in months and they did great. Maybe they will be my half-marathon racing shoe… probably. The Launch will be my marathon shoe because I like a little more cushioning/support for the full marathon.
Did the mom stuff and then we were off to see Dr. Bennett.
First, I showed up a little early so a calf massage in the waiting room felt so good. I really should ask for one of these massage chairs for my birthday from Andrew;)
If you are in Utah and you deal with injuries (or want to prevent injuries), I HIGHLY suggest going to see Dr. Bennett. I have seen him for years and he has helped me fix SO many problems/injuries. I don’t really even stress out about injuries anymore because I know he will be able to fix them! His number is (801) 513- 1078. I send all of my running friends to him! He helped me out and Skye after our car accident last week. My post-baby hips have been needing help too in order to get training again! My whole body feels so much better and Skye had fun clearly:
We picked up lunch to eat in the car because we had to run up to Salt Lake City for a little bit. We tried a new place called CoreLife Eatery and it was really good (a bit overpriced but tasty). I had the steak salad with their yogurt bleu cheese dressing which is delicious.
It was a gorgeous day and the weather just keeps getting better and better (57 degrees tomorrow?!).
I realized we were just a few miles away from a donut shop that I have heard so many good things about so we decided to try it out. Andrew being the good husband that he is knows to always just agree with me when I suggest going to grab some donuts.
Banbury Cross Donuts are officially the best donuts in Utah. And I have tried a lot of donuts in Utah. A lot.
He is definitely the fun one:
A rice, roasted broccoli, cheddar cheese and chicken bowl for dinner!
Don’t you love when it is right before you go to bed and you find syrup in your hair and you didn’t even eat syrup that day? Please say I’m not alone in this.
I finished up This is Us last night and cried an unhealthy amount over fictional characters that I think are my real life friends.
I am really looking forward to my run today because I am going to try out the Launch 5s! I always get excited to try out the latest version of a favorite pair of running shoes but also a little nervous because I hope I love them as much (or even more) than the 4s!
If you wear a wedding ring… do you take it off when you work out? Does it depend on what workout you are doing? Ashley and Carin were talking about this in the comments yesterday so I wanted to hear from you guys what you do.
-I never ever take mine off. I have a history of losing everything that I come in contact with. I just have to keep it on at all times.
What was the last NEW TO YOU restaurant that you have tried? What were your thoughts?
What was your dinner last night?
Have a mantra that you have been using/loving lately?