Well, that was painful, it made me afraid and somehow also excited to race a 5k again in the future. That short fast stuff is HARD!
I started with a 2 mile warm-up at an 8:58 average pace and then stopped to switch shoes, take off my long sleeve top (it was 50 degrees), do some strides and dynamic drills. I’m doing some leg swings below. PS Like usual, during my warm up I was questioning how in the world I was going to get moving for the workout but sure enough a few miles and some drills warmed my legs right up!
Then it was time to start my 12 minutes of pain. The weirdest part is before I left I told Andrew I would probably hit 1.86 miles in the twelve minutes based on where I thought I was fitness wise and I hit 1.87 miles:)
This was most definitely the hardest running workout I have done postpartum. At about 7 minutes into it I was breathing hard and my legs were on fire so I told myself it was time to simply stay in the minute and forget about the rest. All I needed to do was focus on 60 seconds at a time. If I was doing the best I could in those 60 seconds then I was rocking it and my pace didn’t matter, I just needed to know I was giving it my best shot. I also reminded myself that I can do anything for 60 seconds so I just had to focus on where I was at in the minute.
The longest 12 minutes of my life but done and done and I felt awesome afterwards.
The first mile was a 6:24 and the second mile was an average of 6:26. Excited to see where we go from here!
I then did a cool-down for 2 miles at an 8:41 average pace and I saw these in the middle of the road. It’s strange because I’ve really been loving Hot Tamales lately. The box was empty and I was glad I wasn’t faced with the decision of whether or not to eat them;)
Andrew’s breakfast request was a success. My homemade cinnamon rolls and I think each one weighed a lb. He makes me a 5 layer cake for my birthday and I make him these for his.
Andrew still had to get in some studying throughout the day/night because he has a big test today but Skye made sure to snuggle him while he studied.
And when Knox came over we watched Harry Potter for a little while. This was another request from Andrew because as you know, he is a HUGE HP fan and I’m not so much.
Once Brooke was home from school Andrew opened his presents! I surprised him with a mini trip to go see a few Angels games during spring training in Arizona! We are going to stay with my brother down there and Skye has her cheering outfit ready to go. He was SO excited when he opened up the tickets. PS this will be Skye’s first airplane ride… TIPS ARE WELCOME!!
And then we were off to grab some lunch!
I laughed when I looked at these pictures because Brooke and I pose very similar to one another and she didn’t even see me take the above picture with Andrew ha.
Andrew chose to go to Pizza Factory for lunch. Gotta love their free birthday gift:
I had a salad and breadtwists of course.
After lunch we went to Andrew’s favorite sporting goods store to look at mountain bikes and then an indoor play place for the kids at the mall.
Back home for Skye to take a nap, eat and stare at me like she is shocked by some of the things I do/say.
And as you know, we also made it to In-N-Out for some burgers and fries. Did you know that they give kids a free hot chocolate if it is raining outside? It was raining yesterday so they hooked us up!
You don’t do yoga while wearing a Cafe Rio t-shirt? I’m trying to do a bit most evenings to prevent these hamstrings from getting way too tight like they tend to do when the speed work increases.
Brooke always shows me up when I am stretching;) And yes my sock is inside out but the fact that both Brooke and I were wearing pairs of matching socks is something that happens about once a quarter.
Who lives in Arizona? We will be near Phoenix a lot so does anyone have any food recommendations?
Ever found anything strange/random/different while you were out for a run? Ever found money?
What are your feelings about Harry Potter?
Tips for airplane rides with a three month old? I know I took Brooke on an airplane at this age but I completely forgot what I did to make it a smooth trip for her. I’m hoping she naps the whole time, cross your fingers for me!