It has been 4 years since the last time I raced a 5k… here goes nothing! My coach told me that the goal is to feel ‘painful but powerful in that final mile.’ After a few weeks of great track workouts, I am excited to see what happens today. Hopefully, I won’t go another 4 years again until I race my next one ha.
Monday started off with 6 miles @ 8:33 pace. I woke up very happy to not have a sore throat (Andrew started antibiotics Sunday morning for strep throat so hopefully we are in the clear now))!
6 miles, shower, Skye up and ready to come with me by 6:50 in the morning to go get Brooke!
I’m very grateful that Brooke is always excited to go be with her dad when he picks her up and then excited to see me and come home with me afterwards. It’s probably because she has done this since she was 1.5 years old and is just used to the schedule that we have set up. I will say that she was definitely more excited to see Skye than me this time ha… she gave her about 48 kisses.
Not a great picture but I wish you could see how excited Beretta gets when the kids get home after being gone for a few days. This picture was right after she jumped up on Brooke and gave her a big lick.
We got in some time with Knox before he left with his mom (I desperately need my planner to keep track of all of the back and forths over here).
Andrew got in a lot of sleep—> this sickness wiped him out but he started feeling much better in the afternoon.
We were out and about getting some things done and one of those things included grabbing lunch with a good friend of mine. It was Skye’s first time meeting her.
We went to Cubby’s (another favorite Utah restaurant of mine) and I usually get a salad there but the burger with bacon and bleu cheese was just what I needed. Maybe a little extra iron yesterday is just what I needed to take off a few seconds for my time today.
Brooke’s artwork made me very happy during lunch.
Then we picked up the race bib for today.
“Pain You Enjoy.” <— this reminded me of something that Andrew sent me the other day. Runners really are super humans.
Later on we had my niece over for a few hours. I need my sister to write a book on how to raise kids to be so ridiculously kind and helpful… this niece of mine played with the girls nonstop while I got a few things done.
Dinner (more pizza… 3 days in a row), early bedtimes and playlist creating took up the rest of our day.
I’ve got a few tangents for you today!
*Just a mountain biker jumping over the Tour de France riders.
*Shelby Houlihan took 26 seconds off of her personal best in the 5000m and finished in 14:34—> A new American record! PS her average pace for this= 4:41. Crazy. I’m going to channel my inner Houlihan today.
*Horse back riding lessons are not a once a week thing for Brooke, it has turned into a lifestyle for her and I love it:
She is also trying to make it a part of Skye’s lifestyle.
*Did this goodness yesterday and I was reminded how hard it is:
*My mom is the best and always has the best advice. The other day I was struggling with something going on (nothing to do with my little family, don’t worry:) and I loved what my mom had to say back to me. These hard things that pop up throughout life, that is the stuff that makes us strong.
I’m not afraid of the workouts because I want the strength. I’ll remember this today when I feel like quitting:
How often do you do core work each week?
Anyone with blended families… what is your schedule with your kids?
-With Knox it is 50/50 and with Brooke she is usually with her dad for one weekend each month.
What race do you think was the most painful for YOU?
-I remember the Tucson Marathon being by far the most painful race I’ve ever experienced.
What is your workout today?