Tuesday run= 5 miles @ 8:22 average pace. I listened to Man Bun Run’s podcast with Jared Ward and it was excellent (so is his interview with Sarah Sellers). If you have been dealing with injuries, Jared Ward (he finished 6th in the 2016 Olympics for the marathon) has been too and he shares some great insight about it all. Jared said something that I really liked, “So much of running is what’s going on inside you.” <— YES.
I love the fact that there is a big part of running that we DO have control over and that is what’s going on inside of us. My thoughts have been awesome or lame so many times due solely to the thoughts I was having during the miles. Deena’s book really has been helping me so much with my thoughts during a run, read it if you haven’t yet.
I haven’t worn a pair of the Ghosts for quite some time but I just got a new pair. The Ghost 10s felt pretty amazing for my first run out with them. PS Brooks is donating $10 per shoe purchase until July 31st to the 2018 Special Olympics USA games so that is awesome.
On Tuesday I was able to go out to lunch with the one and only Toby. This woman is amazing and I want her to teach me how to do a million things. She is a triplet mom (she also had another child after her triplets) and she has also completed a 100 mile race. I can’t even imagine. I’m dying the last 7 miles of a marathon and she is out there rocking 100 miles. I wish you all could hang out with her because she has a way of making everyone around her feel happier.
We went to Zao Cafe (I’m really loving this place lately) and I had the rice bowl. Toby came with a bag of activities and snacks for Brooke for our lunch… Brooke wants to do lunch with Toby daily now:)
Skye’s strength was motivating for me during my Wednesday morning strength class. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can—> I wish you could hear the pep talks I give myself to go lift weights;)
Just another update in Beretta’s journey to find the most uncomfortable place in our house to sleep. As long as she is near Andrew, she is happy.
My personal opinion= warm weather parenting is more fun than cold weather parenting. The kids are happier being outside running around and so am I.
Andrew has been studying like crazy for a big test that he had yesterday (he rocked it) but he took a break on Tuesday to make this masterpiece for us for dinner. Blackened Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce. And fun fact—> that sauce for the tacos is so good to dip carrots into if you have any leftover sauce if you make this.
Andrew went back to studying and I took Brooke to something that I’ve wanted to take her to for a very long time. My Little Paintbrush.
They fill up fast so I was excited to get a spot for Brooke. The class was about 90 minutes and Brooke listened very closely to every word the teacher said.
Her finished product. She felt pretty proud of herself and hopefully we can do this again. It’s really fun to watch the kids find things that they are passionate about.
Wednesday morning started bright and early for a run and then a strength class at the gym. I parked at the gym and ran around that area so that when I finished my run, I was already at the gym and that helped me to go inside for weights.
2 mile w/u (around an 8:30 pace), 4 x 3 minutes (6:51 average), 4 x 1 minute (6:15 average), 90 second recovery jogs after each interval, 2 mile c/d (8:10ish). During the first interval I kept thinking about how tired I am (seriously, I need to get on this sleep training wagon) but then I changed my thoughts to repeating, ‘I AM NOT TIRED.’ I am really good at tricking myself and it worked.
Came home to these girls waiting for me.
And then it was so good to see this little face again!
I really didn’t take that many pictures yesterday (WHO AM I?!) but the day was filled with the classics of sweet potatoes, pancakes, errands, randomness and celebrating on our front stair for Andrew’s 99th percentile in the NATION on his test that he took yesterday for nursing.
And then for my activity with the youth girls this week, we played cards with seniors in our area and had a blast. I brought donuts. Of course.
We are outta here for two days… Andrew and I sat down with our calendars and realized that the five of us aren’t together a ton this summer other than our family reunion next month so we decided to take advantage of as many trip opportunities as possible. So, we are driving a few hours to a little cabin for a few days and getting in as much hiking in as possible. It’s been a while since the kid’s last cabin trip and hopefully we will put their shoes on the correct feet this time.
They used to be so small!
We are all packed with everything we need:
Have any trips planned for this summer?
-We are going to Kentucky for a family reunion and other than that I am guessing just mini hiking adventures.
Have you flipped your thoughts from negative to positive during a run lately? Tell me how you went from negative to positive… we will all learn from each other:)
Any fun s’more variations… We still have time to stop at the store for more goodness.
What colors are your favorite on a pair of running shoes?