Beretta joined me for my run Monday morning and she still wanted to play fetch afterwards (she is staring the ball down in the picture below).
Beretta is kind of like that really fast running friend that tempts you to go faster than you know you should on your easy days… during the first mile she kept looking back at me like, ‘come on… is this all you’ve got? Let’s GOOOOOOO.’ But I was smart and stuck to my easy paces even though I felt much better than expected after my 19 miler on Saturday.
Beretta usually runs with Andrew but I took her out with me because I had one time to run outside yesterday unless I wanted to go at dinnertime (which I don’t know if I could run more than a mile at night lately). Beretta is really protective of me and the kids so I felt really safe out there in the dark with her. Whenever Andrew is playing around with me and trying to tickle me, Beretta makes him stop.
You know when you’ve been thinking about a very important running decision for a long time and you feel so relieved when you have finally found your answer?
That’s how I feel about my marathon shoe decision that I’ve made. It’s weird how much I’ve been thinking about this question and the Launch 5s are my final answer (unless I change my mind because I’ve been known to be a bit indecisive).
I wish I could have recovered from our run the way that Beretta did:
I got in some upper body strength work too yesterday—> aka carrying Skye all over. I need to change the side I carry her on to give my other arm a muscle too.
We had some time with cousins before Knox left until Thursday!
We hung out at home for a while.
Thank you Trader Joe’s for having these pesto noodle freezer meals for me to eat for lunch when I don’t have time to make anything. This plus an apple and peanut butter and some turkey slices made quite a delicious and easy lunch.
Later on during Skye’s nap, we did have some time to make something in the kitchen. Brookester and I made the banana bread from the Run Fast, Eat Slow cookbook and it was delicious. Ours was a little vanillaee because Brooke got a little excited pouring that ingredient in… but it was still delicious. Also, does anyone have Shalane’s new cookbook, ‘Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.’ Do you like it so far?
Once Andrew was done with his shift (he is doing home health care right now) he met us at Brooke’s school for some things.
Skye clearly missed him.
Followed by some more Back to School shopping.
Because when you see Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and they have large marshmallows dipped in caramel and chocolate, you have to have one.
Okay, one last little thought about my long run on Saturday. IF you can… go and do a training run on the course of your upcoming race. I have done the St. George Marathon two times in the past but I had forgotten a lot about the course since then and it was so great to refresh my memory on what to expect. It was a total confidence booster for me and I like knowing now what to plan for and it will definitely help me to pace myself on race day.
Also, the other day a reader asked me if I eat more on the day of a long run or the day after. The answer is kind of both but my hunger really kicks in the day after a long run. What about you guys… more on the day of the long run or during the next day?
I absolutely loved this Runversations with Des Linden. I think we should all join them on the next one right?
PS my mom has taken up wood carving as a new hobby and look what she just finished! She is pretty amazing!
Parents reading—> What side do you carry your little ones?
-I naturally carry Skye on my right side but I’m trying to carry her on my left too!
Do you eat more the day of your long runs or the day after?
Ever run with a dog? Do you have a good leash that you recommend for running with a pup?
I need a new face moisturizer… HELP ME OUT. Have a favorite? What’s your go-to? Give me the details!