I have a new SKYE UPDATE!! She is five months old now and I have a million pictures and thoughts to share with you—> HERE!
It was 55 degrees during my run yesterday. I felt crazy hot by the end. I’m in trouble. I’m also kind of a warm-weather running wuss. While I love summer with all of my heart, my body loves running in the cold the most. BUT this is one of the many beautiful things about running—> with some training and adjusting over the next little while, I’ll be a warm (my definition of warm is probably very different than yours if you live somewhere that is actually hot ha) weather running expert.
It really is amazing how our bodies can adjust so well to our environments. I have adjusted really well to cold weather running this year so I just gotta get out of that now ha. The St. George Marathon is most likely going to be toasty at some points during the course so I need to get ready for that.
This article about heat acclimatization is awesome. It talks all about what is going on that causes running in the heat to feel so difficult, how our bodies adapt and some great tips to help you as you are adapting to the warmer weather. They offer this adjustment chart too which might be helpful for you if things are getting hot where you live.
6.74 miles for my morning which is the farthest I have gone since my half-marathon 1.5 weeks ago.
2 mile w/u, 6 x 2 minutes @ 7:00 w/ .25 recoveries (around 8:00-8:15 pace), 1.5 mile c/d. It felt good to get my legs moving again BUT the last two were not easy. That half took it out of me!
PS I listened to Man Bun Run’s interview with Sarah Sellers during the w/u & c/d.
I ran early and then got home. Brooke woke up earlier than normal (because she slept so much the day before) and felt so much better so we went to the park before school started ha.
Once Brooke was at school I made a protein smoothie. Then when Skye went down for her nap (Andrew was home studying), I made it to the gym for a 45 minute strength training class. I did not want to go. At all. The thing that got me out the door for the class was reminding myself that if I don’t have time to strength train then I don’t have time to train for a fast marathon. During the half that I just did I could feel the fact that my muscles are not really there anymore so it really won’t be possible to hit my goals without taking strength training seriously now.
I knew I was in for a hard class when during the warmup we were doing burpees with the sliders followed directly with 20 second intervals of mountain climbers with the sliders. Also, I think I’ll be feeling those hamstring curls with the stability ball for the next week.
I am just going to have to play it by ear when I can make it to strength training classes each week based on kid stuff but I hope to go at least once a week because I push myself so much harder in a class vs strength at home.
PS the music MAKES or breaks a group fitness class for me. The instructor yesterday was playing the best music which made it so much more fun for me.
Beretta just hoping and praying that I will magically drop this bowl on the ground and she will be able to enjoy it. Sweet potato, chicken, guac and bbq sauce… I’ve missed you.
Skye woke up from her nap pretty happy about life.
We did a bunch of errands and stopped over at my parents’ house for awhile to check up on them.
And Skye helped me out in the game of Uno.
We are loving the frozen orange chicken from Costco these days. Add some rice and roasted broccoli and boom=
After dinner we got out to the park for a little while and Brooke practiced with her new baseball mit. I’m really interested to see what sports she ends up loving and wanting to stick with over the years.
One should never go this long without Yogurtland in her life. Remember when froyo used to be the base of my food guide pyramid?
It melted a bit on the drive home but partially melted ice cream/froyo is the best way to have it.
PS Brooke has been helping Skye learn to read so that’s been fun to watch;)
Oh and Beretta is doing a bit better on where she is choosing to sleep since we last talked.
I’m a big fan of Allie Kieffer and love following her IG account. Something that she said the other day made me really think:
If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you. <— YES x 1,000,000. I want the changes and to see my speed increase but sometimes I don’t love the way the challenge makes my body feel ha. It’s a nice reminder that I need to embrace the challenges if I want to see the changes. During my mini-speed workout yesterday I repeated CHALLENGE-CHANGE a few times to myself to get my legs to keep moving.
Don’t forget to check out my latest update on Skye!
Random question of the day—> Do you chew gum while running?
-I did yesterday and it made me even more thirsty so I think I am done doing that.
Would you rather run in REALLY hot temperatures or REALLY cold temperatures?
-Really cold (as long as I have my hand warmers in my gloves).
Who goes to group exercise classes? Which ones?
Last treat/dessert that you had?