Good morning! It feels so good to be home again. It is so nice to not worry about our hotel neighbors hating us each time Skye cries during the night… We need to do an airbnb next time.
My Tuesday started off with a 6 mile easy run around my area. It was SNOWING (luckily, none of it stuck) during my miles and it was also super windy but I channeled my inner Desi and pushed through the wind ha.
Today’s workout is going to be a tough one, think some good running thoughts for me please. It is my last tough workout before my half in 1.5 weeks! I’ve got my PureFlows out and ready to help me rock this workout:
During my run yesterday I listened to Lindsey’s interview with Krista DuChene (the 3rd place finisher at Boston) and it was SO good. Her first marathon was a 3:28 and her PR now is 2:28… AMAZING! How did I do my easy runs before podcasts? I so look forward to listening to these.
And then it was time to unpack and do 14 loads of laundry. Fun stuff.
The most exciting part of my morning was when this arrived! I’ve been SO excited to use run angel. This is not sponsored but they did send it to me for free—> I’ll make sure to give you a full review and share my thoughts on it soon. I’m sure there are a lot of you out there wanting to feel a bit safer while you are out running too.
I was going to have a tuna fish (I mix my tuna with bbq sauce) sandwich and then I wanted a pb&j sandwich like Brooke. I didn’t want to have to choose so I had half of each. I’m a bit indecisive.
It had been forever since we last saw my parents (over a week—> that is not normal for us) so we hung out over there for a bit.
Skye is wanting to roll over so badly! And that little dimple on her arm.
A Costco trip happened too and I have some sad news. I have self-diagnosed myself as allergic to grapes. I have no idea if I really am or not BUT the last three times I have had grapes, I get these really weird sores on the back of my tongue (and a few on my throat) minutes after eating grapes. It’s really strange. My mom said she developed an allergy to cantaloupe so maybe my body has done the same thing with grapes. If this is real, I’m going to miss grapes a lot.
Skye loves sucking her thumb now.
Going to Costco when you are in a snacking mood is a great idea. I bought the Dark Chocolate Covered Mangoes and ate way too many of them while writing this post.
Dinner was also from Costco—> We had their coconut chicken curry over rice along with some roasted broccoli.
We also watched part of The Greatest Showman for the 400th time so I snacked on this from Target. So. So. Good. I was really hungry yesterday.
I have a few more running things I’ve been thinking about ever since watching Boston!
*I learn a lot of great things from the elites—> mental training, physical training, strategies… I love it all. One thing that I’ve taken away from both Desi and Shalane now is the importance of taking complete breaks from running every now and then. I took 6 weeks off from running after having Skye and before that I kind of just was always training (and if I was injured then I would be pool-running/cross-training instead). I think that some complete breaks over the years would have really helped me out!
Desi and Shalane took breaks this last year and look what it got them—> huge wins. I think that both examples show that mentally and physically, we really need to take time away from running sometimes if we want to get to our big goals. If you do take a break (due to injury or other reasons) then let them be an example to you that you will come back stronger than ever!
*Ever wondered how much money the winners of Boston take home? 150,000 for first place, wow! At NYCM the winner receives 100,000!
I bet Sarah Sellers and Krista Duchene (41 years old and mother of three!) did not wake up Monday morning thinking they’d be leaving Boston with this much money! Sara said that she plans on using the money towards her and her husband’s student loans (she is a nurse anesthetist—> She gets up at 4 a.m. to train).
The winners of the push rim wheelchair and masters division take home money too!
*I am sure most of you saw this tweet last month but it is such a good reminder:
*Desi did a short podcast here right before the marathon and it was interesting how she was talking about how she is the underdog this year and not feeling any pressure because there were so many amazing American women in the field. Also, she talks about training in Northern Michigan leading up to the race. I bet training there helped her a ton for the weather on Monday!
*This doesn’t have to do with the race but about recovering after a hard workout… I put on my Rapid Reboots and put them on a really high setting (they compress your legs pretty tight when you do this) and I fell asleep. Andrew could not believe that I was sleeping while they were going on. Also, I fell asleep mid-sentence when I was trying to tell Andrew something the other night! I like sleep. (Flashback photo below).
Are you allergic to anything? Ever had any weird reactions to fruit?
How do you feel about taking breaks from running?
What is your motivation today to get out for a run?
If you won $75,000 today—> where would you put that money?
-I’m boring and it would go straight to our house and maybe a Disney cruise (the kids have been wanting to do this so bad) with the family. Andrew answered that he would buy a new truck!