I don’t know if I have lost my marbles but I swear I saw a guy eating an ice cream cone on his porch at 6:15 in the morning yesterday. It looked like he was in workout clothes and then he must have finished his workout and just grabbed a scoop of chocolate chip cookie dough to refuel on the porch. I am pretty positive it was an ice cream cone but maybe my brain was playing tricks on me and just really wishing I was refueling after my run with ice cream at that moment.
Andrew had to get up to Salt Lake City for class early so I got out early (which was easier than normal since my body had adjusted a bit to Eastern Time Zone).
8.87 miles total and this is the workout that my coach gave me:
2 mile w/u
Repeat this segment 5 times:
2 minutes @ 6:26, .25 mile recovery (7:55-8:10 pace), 1 minute @ 6:26, .25 mile recovery (7:55-8:10 pace).
2 mile c/d
My speed paces were between 6:20-6:30.
Try this workout out, it was fun to switch between 2 minutes and 1 minute for the intervals. Usually I do all of my intervals for the same amount of time but going back and forth between 2 and 1 kept things interesting.
I need to wear matching socks.
I came in, Andrew was off for the day and then Skye decided to join me for my stretching and resistance band workout (sharing it soon)!
Brooke joined the party too.
Then we got ready for the day and were off for Knox’s morning T-Ball game. He went with his mom on Friday night so we just drove over to go cheer him on.
He rocked it!
We didn’t really have any plans after the came so we just kept coming up with random things to do together. We drove by the Farmers Market and Brooke asked if we could go… umm yes.
Picked up this mini pie for our dessert tonight.
I realized that I think Brooke requested to go to the Farmer’s Market just so that she could pet a million dogs (she always asks first).
After that I realized that the Utah Valley Marathon was happening and I experienced extreme race FOMO. I’ve done this full twice and the half three times. I love this course and race so much and was sad I was missing it but going to cheer the runners on made the FOMO disappear and that was replaced with inspiration. If you are lacking in running motivation, go spectate a race.
We were more than ready for lunch at this point so we made sure to go grab some goodness. The owner of this restaurant is always working the line and has my order memorized… He is so nice. If you are ever in Utah, go to 180 Tacos.
Our next stop was a splash pad. Brooke leaped around the fountains for a bit.
We hung out in the shade.
As we were leaving Brooke said, I want to get my ears pierced. I am guessing this desire of hers was because a few of her cousins that we were just with around her age had their ears pierced and she wanted to go for it. So we went and did it! She was very brave but we made a rookie mistake… She wanted to get them done one at a time instead of both at the same time. Yeah, that was not a good idea. We almost left with just one ear pierced ha. But she did it and she picked out some unicorn and donut earrings for when she can switch them out.
We celebrated with Costco ice cream.
Andrew met us there after he was done with his classes.
You don’t walk around with drool all over your hands too?
This was the last productive thing that I did for the day. I conquered this mountain of laundry and finished before dinner. Afterwards we took the rest of the day as lazy as possible.
Andrew and I caught up on The Bachelorette too so it was quite the successful day.
My training looked like this last week:
Monday: 6 miles @ 8:28 in Kentucky.. HILLS!! + Bootcamp.
Tuesday: 8 miles @ 8:45 in Kentucky.. HILLS!!
Wednesday: 8 treadmill miles @ 8:25 average in St. Louis. + Mini strength workout with bands.
Thursday: Morning walk with my family.
Friday: 6 miles @ 8:31 average pace in Nauvoo, Illinois. It’s not every day that I get to run by the Mississippi River… the rivers in Utah are just a bit smaller.
Saturday: 8.87 miles @ 7:43 average with 2 and 1 minute fast intervals. + Strength at home.
Sunday: Off… I’m going to rest like a champ today.
36.87 miles for the week.
When did you get your ears pierced?
Run day, cross-training day or rest day?
Do you ever wear mismatching socks or NO WAY?
Do you have a Farmer’s Market that you go to in your area?