These two were happy to see each other again!
Let’s start off with the morning…
A new running first for me:
After 32 years of having this brother of mine, we had our first run ever together yesterday. He is training for his first half marathon (Mt. Charleston, that’s why I am doing that one too) and he is rocking his training. We did 6 miles at a 9:05 average pace and we started at 4:45 in the morning. It was the only time that I would have to get in a run and you gotta do what you gotta do. Luckily, my brother was super excited to join me because otherwise I would have hit up the treadmill. I finished off with 4 x 20 seconds at a 6:10ish pace (one minute walking recoveries after each one). For most of the run we ran on dirt and I used my phone flashlight so we could see where we were going. It was an adventure. My brother is even more of a morning person than I am and he was already up and working before our run?!
PS my body naturally woke up 3 minutes before my alarm clock went off? Do you ever do that… It is so weird whenever that happens.
When we came back to their house their oldest son was already up and about. Maybe morning people runs in our family?
I sure wish our kids could all grow up together:( We do have a big vacation all together soon and there will be 14 kids (and six adults) staying at my brother’s house in Kentucky for a few days.
Then we were out the door at 6 to get to the airport! We got to the airport in enough time but the security lines were SO long and we barely made our plane. If we were 3 minutes later we would have missed it.
Skye did really well until the last 15 minutes. I was very thankful for the people around us telling us to stop worrying that she was crying because they didn’t mind, they made it a lot easier for us.
Brooke did all of her favorite things this last weekend and she was so excited to see us!
We met up with my mom to celebrate her birthday.
My mom’s request = Waffle Luv. My dad is allergic to eggs so she rarely goes to places like this to eat but she was really craving it for her birthday breakfast. I had the waffle sandwich full of an egg, cheese and bacon. I highly recommend it. Brooke had the kid waffle with nutella, strawberries and cream.
Turns out those early flights are rough on everyone but they were so dang cheap ($110 round trip)!
Our afternoon involved gymnastics!
I brought this delicious snack. Once the apples were gone to dip into the almond butter, I just had a few spoonfuls of AB.
Andrew created a balance beam for Brooke at home. She was pretty excited about it!
Sweet potatoes—> Home sweet home. We tried something new with our sweet potatoes and we added garlic butter, it was an excellent idea.
We put some ground turkey, peppers, onions and guac on top.
Dessert included handfuls of this cereal that General Mills sent us while I walked around the house rocking Skye. Delicious.
I’ve got a speed workout to get going on tomorrow and I put the workout below! I’m weirdly excited about it. It’s strange but after years and years of stressing out over hard workouts leading up to them, I don’t really do that anymore. I have gotten to the point with running where I realized, who cares if I don’t hit the paces? I’ll do my best and as long as I’m putting in a good effort, then I’m good to go!
One of the things that really helped me to realize it’s time to relax going in to workouts was something we talked about in my coaching classes last year! There are actual physical benefits that come along with relaxing. This is something that we can all do to improve our speed!
Next time you are getting stressed out about a workout/race, realize that stressing out/worrying is definitely not going to help you to hit those paces! A little nerves can help us to pump up and get excited for the workout/race but make sure to relax at the same time!
Do you ever wake up right before your alarm clock? Do you get up after it first goes off or do you push snooze?
Almond butter lovers—> what is your favorite thing to eat with almond butter?
Random question of the day—> If you are a fan of Instagram… do you tend to go through the IG stories or scroll through people’s posts more often?
What was the last snack that you had?