I ran in humidity yesterday and those of you that do this often, you really are my heroes. When I asked on my IG for tips on running in humidity, Amelia recommended to ‘embrace the sweat.’ I loved that tip and I’ll be thinking of that all summer long.
On Sunday night my brother told me the way that he wanted me to go for my run. He told me I had to go that direction to get a feel for real Kentucky running which meant I was going to be climbing some crazy hills and I was going to see a lot of green gorgeousness the entire way. I went really early to avoid too much heat (thanks for all of your advice on IG for running in heat/humidity) and if I wasn’t going up during the six miles then I was going down. I saw a ton of deer and felt awful for the first 3 miles but then felt amazing for the last 3 miles… it was weird, right at the turn around place I started feeling really good. Six hundred feet up in the six miles @ 8:28 average pace!
I told my coach that we were traveling a lot this week and I wasn’t sure when I would be able to get out so she gave me one speed workout and four other runs to get done during the week whenever I want. Marathon training starts soon! PS why do hills never look nearly as steep as they really are in pictures?
I got back to my brother’s house (14 kids and 6 adults are all staying there) and then Andrew left for his run. Once he got back I went to my sister-in-law’s Burn Bootcamp. We were planning to do this on Saturday but did it yesterday instead since we didn’t get there in time. It was hard but so fun. If you have a Burn Bootcamp in your area you have to try it! You know you are in trouble in just the first few minutes when the teacher of the bootcamp says, ‘our warm-up is other people’s work out.’ It was a glute focused workout which was just what this runner needed.
PS my brothers went on a run too and my Kentucky brother says that you are supposed to round up when it comes to running… so they did 4.63 miles and he says that is 5 miles;) He says exaggerating is fine but cutting yourself short is not okay. You ran, you deserve to round up.
We all got ready really quick and then we were off to Louisville.
We went to the Louisville Slugger Museum.
The way Andrew looks at Hank Aaron’s bat… Love at first sight.
The museum was awesome. You go through the Louisville Slugger factory where the bats are made. It was really interesting to see how everything was made. I especially loved it because the factory had the best smell ever… fresh wood. You weren’t allowed to take pictures inside the factory part but you could in the museum.
Skye’s cheeks in this picture are my favorite.
This was our kid’s favorite part of the museum.
They even give you mini bats at the end of the tour!
Then we went to one of Andrew’s requests for lunch—> Skyline!
Andrew served a mission in Cincinnati for our church and lived there for two years. He ate at Skyline all of the time during this time and he was craving a meal from there.
They are famous for their hotdogs or spaghetti or fries topped with chili and cheese.
Not really my favorite ha but I made up for it with dessert afterwards.
Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen. Last time I came to Kentucky we went here and I was so happy that we were able to go again. I ordered two things because I couldn’t decide. The chocolate meringue pie.
And the upside down cupcake. I LOVE yellow cake with chocolate frosting and this ratio fo cake to frosting was perfect. I’m going to dream about this below item for a while.
The kids all went with the ice cream.
We went back to their house and spent the rest of the night there. Skye is obsessed with their swing.
And we had a floss off and my nephew definitely won.
PS this is my sister-in-law’s pre-workout that she uses before workouts.. Who uses pre-workout?
Do you use pre-workout ever? How often? What kind do you use?
We are off to St. Louis today… Who has been there? Any food recommendations?
Do you ever go to bootcamp type classes? Do you like them?
What is your run today?