Let’s just take a moment and talk about the fact that SKYE SLEPT THROUGH the entire night on Monday. This hasn’t happened in months.
I think that the three things that have helped her with this accomplishment are: 1. We have let her cry it out (which hurts my soul) a bit the previous few nights to help her get out of the habit of us feeding her to get her to go back to sleep. 2. Her love for the pacifier is helping her to fall back asleep on her own if she wakes up. 3. I’m doing a better job making sure she is getting plenty to eat during her meals throughout the day and right before she goes to bed.
I woke up Tuesday morning freaking out a bit because it was weird to wake up feeling so refreshed at 5:45 a.m. and because I am so used to hearing her in the night that it made me worried about her.
So now that we might have her sleeping through the night… we are going to travel to Kentucky and throw her entire schedule off again;)
Tuesday: 6.82 miles @ 7:55 average pace.
2 mile w/u
10 x 1 minute @ 8/10 effort wise (which ended up being around a 6:15 pace) w/ 1 minute running recoveries (in the 8:xx)
2 mile c/d
It is incredible to me how different 60 seconds feels when running fast vs the way 60 seconds feels when recovering. The 1 minute fast felt like 3-4 minutes and the 1 minute recoveries felt like 4 seconds. It’s very interesting how much our perceptions of time changes according to the pace that we are running.
PS when I was coaching my brother for his half marathon (if you missed his before and after post about how he lost 125 lbs—> go HERE) I would always ask him afterwards how his different runs felt during and how he felt afterwards. Every now and then he would tell me that his ankles felt really tired during the workout but everything else felt fine. I would always laugh because I have never yet once thought about my ankles feeling tired during a run (but pretty much every other part of my body I have felt tired ha). He was just kidding about his tired ankles and yesterday I was thinking about how happy I was that my ankles weren’t feeling tired during my fast intervals;)
Also, my brother thinks that if you are planning on racing a lot over the course of your life that you might as well get your race chip implanted into your leg or something. Wouldn’t that be more efficient to just always have your racing chip on you?
PPS when I have intervals like I did yesterday, I like to guess where the interval will end each time. It keeps my brain thinking about something other than the pace feeling hard and I try to overestimate a bit so that it helps me to push myself.
My current form challenge that I am working on.
A lot of my running pictures include my toes pointed outward a bit when they are in the air. I land with my toes usually pointed forward but when my foot is in the air, I angle it out a bit. I started paying attention during my runs and yep, I do it most of the time. It’s not the most efficient thing I’m guessing so I’m working on keeping my toes pointed forward the entire time.
Hung out with the Skyester until she was ready for a nap and then I made it to another strength class.
Hung out and watched Brooke run around the yard afterwards.
A few errands occurred.
And then Brooke had a friend over so we just ate a simple lunch at home and then made it over to the park.
Our next stop was to visit with my grandma and then we went over to my parents’ house too.
She had ice cream cones for us and Skye was pretty jealous of the whole situation!
LOOK WHAT ARRIVED. It felt like my birthday when we got home. After reading your recommendations that I needed one of these… we bought one. Marathon training is going to go better than ever this year because of this thing. Michelle told me in the comments that this thing is basically the cost of a sports massage and that made me feel less bad about spending the money to get one. Injury PREVENTION:)
Busy watching every move that Brooke makes.
The Bachelorette is on again, we watched that as soon as the girls went to sleep.
The other night we were passing by a Trader Joe’s (the closest one to us is about 30 minutes away) and I had about 8 minutes to run in and grab a few things. I have a longer list of my favorite things from TJ’s here and I bought a bunch of those things but I have a few things below I wanted to share.
My favorite salad dressings are from TJ’s= Spicy Peanut Vinaigrette and the Champagne Pear Vinaigrette with Gorgonzola.
I tried out their shea butter coconut oil hair mask and my hair felt heavenly after.
I always have to get some sort of chocolate there and we grabbed two new bars to have with the kids. You can never go wrong with their chocolates.
This sweet potato Gnocchi is heaven.
I can’t live without their creamy almond butter (with salt).
I love their pizza dough and we are going to make pizza with the kids today.
Their corn & chile and cowboy caviar salsas are so good.
I think their bread mixes (the pumpkin especially) are amazing so I’m trying out their lemon bread one for my mom soon.
CAN ANYONE HELP SAM OUT!?!?
Who has had a stress fracture? Where was it? How long did it take to heal?
Are you needing to work on anything with your form? What is it?
Are you watching the Bachelorette this season?
Top 5 favorite things from Trader Joe’s currently?