Tuesday Track Day (not at the track) done and done…
Andrew had another shift at the hospital yesterday so I went running by my parents’ house and Skye snoozed the whole time I was gone. Josse met me for the workout and we attempted to hit up the track that I used to always go to for my track workouts and it was locked up. They never used to lock it up and now they do so I’ll have to find another track to use around here. PS this track was my old high school and I also did my student teaching there which was strange because I would eat lunch in the teacher’s lounge with all of the high school teachers that I had 4 years previously ha.
Mary told me to bring some lighter shoes for the intervals and so I brought the Hyperions! I did my warm-up, cool-down in the Launch 5s and switched into these for the workout portion. I left my stuff on the side of the bike trail and we just ran back and forth on. The last time I wore these shoes was for my half marathon last April that I did when I was pregnant with Skye but didn’t know I was yet. FYI if you need a speed/fast shoe, I highly recommend these. You put them on and they just feel fast… they are super light, have a bit of support and a ton of flexibility in the shoe. They definitely energize me.
The workout yesterday felt WAYYYY better than my speed work on Saturday so that was a plus.
2 mile warm-up
3 x 600 meters (.38 miles ((I rounded up a tiny bit)) since we weren’t on the track) w/ 2 minute jogging recoveries
3 x 400 meters (.25 miles) w/ 1 minute jogging recoveries
2 mile cool-down
600s = 2:24, 2:22, 2:20 (which were a 6:23, 6:13 and 6:10 pace).
400s= 1:34, 1:32, 1:29 (some of those I went .26 but they were done at a 6:07, 6:00 and 6:01 pace).
7.1 miles total for the workout and it was definitely a confidence building workout for me to see some improvements already and to see my legs move fast again. It was so fun to do a speed workout with Josse again too because it has been ages since that has happened.
We stopped at my sister’s house for a few minutes after my run. Then we came home and Skye was laughing because she caused another wardrobe change for the day.
Brooke came home and I turned on my old 30 Day Shred DVD to attempt getting in some strength. I had quite a cheering crew between Beretta, Skye and Brooke but that only lasted 11 minutes but 11 minutes of strength is better than 0 minutes of strength.
PS while I was doing this I had a flashback to when I used to do 30 Day Shred (while watching Felicity) when Brooke was Skye’s age. Good times.
When Andrew is at the hospital, showers don’t usually happen for a very long time. They are lower on the totem pole of things that need to get done right away ha. Brooke was thrilled to have nachos at home and I had leftovers for lunch.
In my opinion the sweet potato makes the best type of shell to hold your taco topping fillings. If you are wondering why my cornbread looks a little strange it is because I make items like this in a circular dish and Andrew eats the middle out of it and leaves the edges ha. I love the edge pieces too so it works out nicely.
Example B from a few weeks ago of Andrew’s love for the middle pieces/hatred for the edges;)
Somebody woke up very happy from her nap. Sleep is just good for all of our souls.
Next on our list was a shopping trip to the mall to get my mom’s birthday present (her bday is on the 19th in case you want to add that to your calendars on your phone).
Brooke talked me into grabbing a tcby and going to the play place afterwards… it didn’t take much convincing at all.
And for dinner we had leftover soup and overcooked bisquik biscuits. I am pretty sure that Skye is 20% bisquik according to how much pancake mix I ate while pregnant with her.
Both of my meals yesterday were leftovers and I really love leftovers because they require very little time to put together. I saw this quote the other day and I can relate to it a little too much…. One time in college (I had about 2 cents to my name) I put my leftover costa vida salad in the fridge after a date and my roommate ate it the next day… I came home from class so excited for it and found the tin in the trash. It clearly was very traumatic for me. Oh and the time Andrew accidentally threw out the last piece of homemade apple pie when I was pregnant and I was so excited to eat it… there were tears that accompanied that experience.
The last part of Moana to finish up Brooke’s night.
Between the two of us we were sure wearing a lot of gray!
Another shift in his psychiatry rotation done and done. He is tired and ready for a day off (well, a day off from rotations but not from school)!
Beretta’s ready for Andrew to have a day at home too:)
I get the newsletter from Greg McMillan and I love this Do-Do rule that he shared. The full article about it is HERE… time to recover well today so I’m not in deep Doo Doo ha.
PS Happy National Cereal Day!! I hope you celebrate the goodness of cereal today.
PPS We watched The Bachelor Monday night finale last night together and I stayed up 1.5 hours later than I normally do to do so.
Are you going to celebrate National Cereal Day today? With which cereal? What cereal is your all-time favorite ever? Do you remember what your favorite cereal was when you were younger?
-Today we will be celebrating with Lucky Charms because it is almost St. Patrick’s Day so it just makes sense to. As a teenager my favorite cereal was Raisin Squares (does anybody remember those, I wish they were still made)!
Have a pair of running shoes that you especially love for your speed days?
Any strength training DVDs/YouTube videos that you love? Share away!
Who watched The Bachelor finale(S)? How did you feel about it?
-That was awful… I felt so bad for her.