I had six miles on the schedule yesterday. I did them at an 8:49 average—> Every single mile was between 8:48-8:50. My body found that pace for my run and stuck to it. Easy runs used to be really hard for me to stick to (because I thought going fast every day was the key to the success) but that isn’t the case now… My body is so spent from really pushing it on the hard days and I’m too tired to do anything but run easy the next day.
I listened to Ali’s episode with Sarah Sellars during the run and it was so good. When Sarah was talking about going into Boston with the awful weather she said she believes that when race conditions are bad you just have to adjust your time, not your effort. I loved that because I have let bad weather get to me so many times before a race and obviously that does not help me out. I love the idea of readjusting your time goals for bad weather but focusing on giving a killer effort no matter what the obstacles are on race day.
Also, I can’t wait to listen to Lindsey’s interview with Sarah today during my run. I feel like Sarah and I are best friends or something since she is from Utah too. PS I still can’t get over the fact that Boston was only her 2nd marathon. It must have felt so weird for her to pass by Shalane and Molly during the race!
I got dressed first and Andrew decided to match me—> black tops and grey bottoms and we decided to keep the matching/color theme going for the rest of our day too ha.
On Wednesday night I was in bed wanting a chicken burrito so bad but I was too lazy to get up and make one so I had one for lunch yesterday instead.
Skye got a little cold and did not sleep well at night but then took a 4 hour nap yesterday and woke up so much happier.
Brooke worked on teaching her the important things like high fives.
Brinner of course.
And then the kids and I did their cooking class for part of our family night:) Rice Krispy treats. I feel like this is a very underrated treat because they are so so good and don’t get the attention they deserve.
Also, Skye loves us to rub her little legs and arms at night. It calms her right down when she is fussy sometimes too.
Time for a few of my Friday Favorites (amazon affiliate links included):
*Jess @blondeponytail posts awesome workouts. I just did this one yesterday after my run and it was killer and fast. She has so many workouts that are super easy to do at home.
*I have been so excited to read Deena’s book! I just started it and I love it. It is helping my mental game already!
*My family is doing a book club right now because we will all be together in June. My oldest brother sent us all THIS BOOK and I finished it quick. It was awesome.
*I’ve been on my phone less and it has been amazing… I’m reading more when I feed Skye or at night and trying to be more present with the kids. I started doing this a little while ago and then this podcast really helped me even more. I love that she doesn’t say NEVER LOOK AT YOUR PHONE but she offers great tips on how to be present when you need to be and then enjoy social media etc in the right times and places when it doesn’t take away from your relationships.
*Andrew and I watched The Founder the other day (the story about how McDonald’s started) and it made me really mad… but I found it very interesting to watch.
*I posted this picture on IG the other day but I wanted to post it here too. I found this note on Brooke’s bed one night after she fell asleep. It made me so happy.
*Summer running is getting closer and closer so I got out my favorite stuff again—> Vega Sport Electrolyte Hydrator (I love Vega Clean Energy too). I used this stuff during my last marathon and for the entire summer of training leading up to it. It makes me feel so much better during those runs especially when I am sweating to death. You can find a bunch of my favorite supplements in this post.
*The podcast—> Armchair Expert w/ Dax Shepard. A few of you let me know about his podcast because of my deep love for Parenthood and it is awesome. His episode with Kristen Bell is my absolute favorite.
*Skye is practicing her running:
*I listened to Rise Against during my speed work this last week and it gave me flashbacks to my first marathon. I listened to them for pretty much the entire marathon. Their songs have a fast beat if you are looking for something for your fast stuff!
*The fact that New Girl is on again. Season 7. I love this show so much.
*Andrew gave me these Adidas shoes for Christmas and now that the snow is gone, I’ve been wearing them a lot with jeans. They match pretty much everything and they are so comfortable!
*When I dropped my nice camera on the garage floor yesterday it didn’t break like the last time I did that… definitely a favorite.
*We all know that Shalane Flanagan is talented in many ways but I think she needs to share her tips on how to make the world’s fastest porta potty stop…
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Rebecca!!! “I’ve been running half marathons/marathons for about 5 years now. I love running!!! It makes me happy and helps me to be a better mother. I’m currently 39 weeks pregnant with my third boy. At 22 weeks I decided that maybe it was time to stop running. For a few days I tried doing workout DVDs, but I’ve just done so many of those and honestly I can’t stand them anymore. Then I started reading your blog. You were about 39 weeks at that point and still running. It inspired me and made me feel like maybe I could actually keep running through my pregnancy. I put up a goal on my bathroom mirror that I’d run 2 miles on the day I was 39 weeks. Today was that day and I did it!!! I am so beyond grateful for you and helping me see that you can still run while pregnant. (assuming your doctor says it’s safe!). Here is a before and after picture of my run today. Let’s be honest, even though I love running and I love how I feel after, that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to start.”
Have any Friday favorites to share? I would love to hear them!
Who else loves New Girl?
What have you been reading lately?
Have any fun weekend plans?