Happy Easter! I hope you have a beautiful day filled with all of the things that YOU love the most!
Eyeliner courtesy from the night before.
Fourteen miles is a long time to be running especially without a training partner. At this season of life I’m currently not a great training buddy because I don’t really know what time I am going to run until Skye wakes up to eat for the morning. Hopefully soon we will be on more of a regular schedule where I can be more consistent with what time I’m running but for now I’m just grateful for good podcasts and music during the miles.
My coach told me to take in fuel/water every 30-45 minutes for my run yesterday! I am all out of my gels so I grabbed a few of Andrew’s and while I loved this flavor a lot in the past, I can’t handle it anymore. I may have plugged my nose while eating them (which didn’t really help ha)…
I saw a hot air ballon while I was out. I think this would be fun so I added it to my bucket list yesterday. Things started off chilly but by the end I was HOT in shorts and a t-shirt which is a strange feeling when I see that there is still snow in our mountains.
And I finished… it felt a lot harder than my last long run (which was faster so that doesn’t make sense) but that is just how running goes—> It keeps things exciting because each day you never know if you are going to feel like you are a deer running through a meadow or like you are attempting to run in quicksand.
I came home and Brooke wanted to join in with me for some stretching.
And then once Skye was awake she was trying desperately to roll from her back to her stomach.
This weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the year. Twice a year my church has something called General Conference. The weekend is full of amazing talks that are uplifting and bring me so much peace and motivation. I am a big believer in taking care of our spiritual health (in whatever way that you choose and that makes you happy:) and for me, this is a great way to get in some spirituality.
I also got in some recovery with my rapid reboots and fed Skye while watching conference. A bit of multitasking but it was really nice. I felt like running 14 miles was an accomplishment yesterday but I also felt like timing it so that Skye could eat right before (I pumped a bottle for her just in case she was hungry while I was running) and then after I got home was just as much of an accomplishment for me ha. FYI I was really tired after my long run yesterday, it felt like I did a 22 miler—> I’m telling you this just in case any of you are getting back into long runs again right now and feel exhausted after you finish.
These two had matching hair yesterday.
Brooke is still loving her hair cut and I’m loving how much easier it is to brush out.
Fast forward through a few hours of randomness and we went over to my friend’s house to celebrate her little girl turning one!
And then we watched more conference…
And then I had a parenting fail… At 4 we took Brooke to her friend’s birthday party that she had been so excited about all week long. Once we got there we realized that the birthday party was on Friday. This is about the 25th thing I’ve messed up on with parenting this last week. I don’t know where my brain has gone. Brooke was bummed but she cheered up when we decided to fill up the Easter eggs together for the family Easter egg hunt today. Later on I realized that I also forgot to get the egg dye for us to color eggs too… I need to get back to using my planner again.
Ziti leftovers for dinner.
And then we hung out with my family for a little while.
My nephew had his wisdom teeth taken out yesterday so we joined him in eating ice cream.
Time for a rest day!
Here’s how training went last week:
Monday: 8 miles @ 8:29 average pace.
Tuesday: 6 miles @ 8:27 average pace + 4 x 20 seconds FAST w/ 1 minute walking recoveries.
Wednesday: 2 mile w/u, 5 x 1 mile repeats w/1 minute rest in between each one, 2 mile c/d. This HURT. Short recoveries are no joke. Mile splits—> 6:59, 6:52, 6:52, 6:56, 6:59.
Thursday: 4 miles @ 8:54 average pace. My legs were toast after my Wednesday workout!
Friday: 6 miles @ 8:38 average pace.
Saturday: 14 miles… my longest run in FOREVER!
47 miles for the week.
Anything you have done in the last little while that had been on your bucket list?
What was your best run last week?
What are your Easter/Sunday plans today?
Have you had your wisdom teeth taken out?