Let’s chat for a second about a lesson that I remind myself of (and write about on the blog ha) at least one time a week with my running—> Don’t let ONE run (or one warm-up) define what you think of your current running fitness. Yesterday I felt like I just could not get my legs to move and then I started thinking about my hard workout today and how there is NO way I am going to be able to hit the paces because of how I felt at that moment. Luckily, running doesn’t work like that. I always remind myself that the WORST four miler of my life (maybe a little dramatic but I remember feeling so awful) happened two days before my fastest half-marathon. The same thing goes for the warm-up or first mile of every run for me… it is guaranteed to not feel great but that does not predict what is going to happen for the remainder of the run.
Yesterday: 6 miles @ 8:53 average pace. My coach sets my easy runs to be between the pace of 8:25-9:15.
For lunch I had a big egg scramble—> 3 eggs, peppers, one sweet potato, spinach, mushrooms and cheese. We go through A LOT of eggs over here.
I took the kids on a little walk/bike ride. Skye loves sucking on that hand of hers!
We hung out for a bit…
And then Knox came and watched Brooke for the first time at gymnastics.
We had just a few minutes to make dinner so we had quesadillas, apples and cucumbers. It was quite the gourmet meal but it was quick and easy.
Fed the Skyester and then we were off to go to Andrew’s first softball game of the year but Skye fell asleep so we will be his cheering section next week:)
I’ve got a few Tuesday Tangents for you today:
*Beretta is my nap buddy. I am very lucky that I can sneak in cat naps while Skye naps some days after a hard night of getting up and Beretta is always happy to join me.
*One night last week we ordered cookies to be delivered to our house and let the kids stay up and eat cookies with us at the counter (PS Utah people—> we vote Crumbl over Chip:) It was very fun in the moment but we paid for it the next day with grumpy kids ha.
*Boston is just 6 days away! I realized we will be in California during the race so I better find a way to watch it while I am there. You can read my recap from Boston HERE! I was looking through it and I waited until mile FIFTEEN to take a gel… WHAT WAS I THINKING? No wonder I haven’t hit my goals;)
*I love this picture of Skye with Andrew’s dad.
*THESE TWO ARE TWINS. I can’t believe how much my niece and Brooke look alike.
*Andrew is going to see A Quiet Place with my nephew soon because I refuse to go see it. I watched the preview for it and even that was too much for me. I do not do scary movies.
*This Running Fails video is pretty funny if you need a laugh today… it made me feel less alone for how often I have fallen while running.
*If Skye is being fussy Andrew will sometimes hold her up like this and he says it always makes her stop crying. This method hasn’t worked for me but he swears by it.
*How are we going from 71 degrees to SNOW? I am so looking forward to those hot summer runs when you come home super sweaty… it feels kind of cleansing.
*I saw this on IG (Aubergine is a local restaurant in our area that is delicious) and I loved it. Time to get out of my comfort zone today for some speed.
*My friend posted this and I loved it… some days I really need to put on my blinders ha.
*Okay, one last little thing about nutrition while running for a bit (sorry it is just on my mind a lot right now). Have you ever had flat Coke during a long run or a race? It sounds really interesting to me. I am not too worried about my 1/2 marathon fueling but the marathon I think I might benefit from having it during the last few miles… which means I need to practice with it during my marathon build-up! PS Usually there are spectators offering it at the St. George Marathon. I know it is more of a triathlete thing but I might as well test it out (during a training run) right? Or maybe I need to experiment around with some different caffeine options.
Also, I found this on the CIM page and thought it was interesting to see not only the calorie needs for the marathon but the sodium, potassium and fluids.
PS Salt Tablets… is that something you have ever used for a marathon or long run training. I know I have tried them in the past so I am going to start figuring out that balance too!
Ever tried coke during a long run or race? What caffeine options do you use for races?
Scary movies? Yes or NOOOO? Is anyone else going to see A Quiet Place?
Have any Tuesday Tangents to share?
When you are running outside lately—> are you in tanks, shorts, long sleeve, jackets, capris?