I’ve got a new Skye update HERE! 3.5 months!
Tuesday morning: run done and then on to the mom stuff. It was 27 degrees during my run so that was fun to have frozen fingers;)
I did six miles yesterday at an 8:27 average pace (w/ 4 x 20 seconds fast with 1 minute walking recoveries) and on Monday my run was at an 8:29 pace. I guess that 8:27-29 pace is just where my body wants to be right now. During my easy runs, I don’t really look at my watch besides to check distance to see when I need to turn around etc. I just let my body tell me where it is at for the easy run and go with that. My coach told me good job for sticking to my easy day paces and not going too fast on those days. I am a big fan of easy runs so I am not tempted to push the pace because I love to just zone out and let my body relax so I can hit the fast day paces when those days come.
I’ve got a post here all about the benefits of easy running! Don’t forget to get plenty of easy running in because it sure does a lot for us:
Also, somebody asked recently if I eat before I run and right now the answer is ALWAYS. Breastfeeding makes me so hungry it is crazy. When I wake up I have to have something or else there is no way I could run. Usually it’s just a banana because that is easy. Sometimes it is cereal or toast or something simple like that. When I’m not pregnant/breastfeeding I usually just head out the door if I leave early and eat when I get home unless I’m doing a long run, hard workout or I leave later on in the morning.
I had a banana before and these Kodiakcake waffles from the freezer aisle at Costco. Breakfast made fast and 29 grams of carbohydrates and 12 grams of protein in the waffles (not including my warm syrup on the side).
Lately Brooke has been asking to hold Skye more and more. I think Brooke is really loving that Skye is becoming a bit more interactive and wiggly:)
It was sheet washing day. Overall, my body is handling building up my mileage and speed really well. My right hip flexor is a bit tight but that tends to happen a lot for me and this stretch helps me a lot.
Fast forward through a few hours of the normal and Skye and I got ready for a date with Andrew.
My mom has one of my nieces staying with her for the week so my mom called us up wondering if she could take Brookie with them to Kangaroo Zoo. Brooke was thrilled and Andrew has a few days off from school because he is now in between classes so we decided to go on a date.
We decided to go up north to go to Taqueria 27 and that was a really smart decision on our part. This guacamole had bleu cheese, balsamic and portobello mushrooms and it was incredible.
I went with the tacos (don’t mind the one with a bite… I almost forgot to take a picture ha). If you ever go there, their carnitas tacos are the best.
We asked for the check and the waiter said something about churros and we couldn’t say no. Another very smart choice that we made yesterday.
From there we walked around the mall that is right next to the restaurant. Skye held on tight to Andrew ha.
The most exciting part of our time at the mall was finding Skye’s blessing dress. This is something that we do at church to give her a special prayer:) All of our family that lives close by will be coming and it is a very exciting day for us.
PS I have a Gap credit card and it gives me the best deals/rewards… we got all of the below items for $12. The dress alone is normally $40. I love a good deal.
The second most exciting part of our trip to the mall was to the new candy store that they have there. The kid’s Easter baskets are officially all ready for Sunday.
From there we met up with my mom to get Brookie and Skye experienced her first eskimo kiss.
Gotta love having dinner prepared and ready for you when you get home. We had THIS salsa verde honey lime chicken and put it on top of spinach for a salad. The chicken was so good.
Kindergarten homework + foam rolling took up the rest
Just Facetiming while I’m at the computer and Skye is snoozing on Andrew.
During my run yesterday I was thinking about my three biggest running pet-peeves currently and I wanted to hear yours too!
*The large amount of chafing happening from the band of ALL of my sports bras! It doesn’t matter how much glide I put on or what bra I wear, I’m chafing.
*When cars don’t look both ways before turning so you just end up waiting until things are clear in every direction even if you have the right of way because I am nervous they aren’t going to see me.
*Hitting the lap button on my garmin when I don’t mean to and it messing up my splits.
Random talk—> Two new fitness things that Andrew is doing:
*50 push-ups when he first wakes ups in the morning. Mornings are a little harder for him (we are the opposite.. night is rough for me) but he says this really helps him to wake right up.
*He started listening to audio books while he runs and he is currently listening to The Third Option by Vince Flynn and loving it.
Time for me to go attack some MILE REPEATS!
One more reminder of a new Skye update!
What about you, do you eat before a run? Does it depend on what time you run or what type of run you are doing?
Do you have any credit cards where you get really sweet benefits?
Have you ever listened to an audio book while running? Have any favorites that you’ve listened too?
Have any running pet-peeves lately?