Stretching with the gang.
My Wednesday morning run was 13 miles (I couldn’t help myself and went to 13.1) at an easy pace with 8 x 20 seconds fast (6:10ish) during mile 7.
I’m going to remember this run big time during the marathon! When I get to the half-way point of the marathon I won’t be thinking, OH MY GOODNESS I STILL HAVE 13.1 MILES TO RUN. Instead, I’ll be thinking, WOW… I just have to run as far as I did for my casual Wednesday morning runs before the kids were even awake during training. <— Thinking like that will make me realize how capable I am of speeding up for the 2nd half too.
A few months ago the idea of 13.1 miles freaked me out and now it’s a weekday morning run… marathon training does the craziest things to us.
(from Deena’s book)
It was 57 degrees when I finished and my hands felt frozen so I really need to find my running gloves. For the next month or so I’ll probably still wear shorts and a tank but also add the gloves. It’s quite the fashionable look.
Just a quick love note to the Ricochets. They give me that fast feeling with the amount of support, bounce and weight that I need for long distances. I’ll write a full review about them after I run the marathon in them.
I loved listening to the Trained podcast with Shalane Flanagan during my run. It was great and I just wish that it would have been longer. There were two things that Shalane said that I wanted to share:
“There are more days that I don’t feel good than I do… but I keep showing up.” <— It’s so good to hear that even the best of the best are just like us but the key really is just consistency.
When talking about her positive thinking when things get tough—> “It doesn’t come natural, it’s a choice… I always tell myself when I’m in a moment and I’m not feeling good and it hurts really bad and the easy option is to just back off and not lean into the pain of the workout: Shalane, this is the moment… Why you are going to work so hard is so that when you get into the race and it hurts, you can’t help but make the right decision because you trained so hard that it becomes intuitive and just flows out of you.” Each time we don’t quit or slow down during our training runs makes it so that on race day the decision to push through the pain is easy because we’ve made that decision over and over again during practice.
I also listened to the first half of RISE Podcast with Jasmine Star: Having the Audacity To Dream (And there were some amazing parts about thoughts that I loved!!). I swear, the time away that I have in the mornings on a run with a good podcast or with my music pumping or with friends helps me SO much in motherhood. That time on myself helps me to focus on them the rest of the day (until 8 pm when I clock out… except for when we play toddler/5 & 6 year old Bingo;).
Okay, one last thing about kids;)
Somedays she just looks like a teenager to me.
Andrew and I are currently working on compromising on something in our marriage. I love walking fast and Andrew is more on the ’take your time’ walking side of things so we are trying to meet in the middle for our walks together ha;) He did a nice impersonation of how fast I walk during our walk… hopefully we can find the perfect walking pace for the both of us someday.
Skye stole my Yogurtland spoon the other day and it is now her favorite toy that we own. She carried it everywhere yesterday.
I’m really into letting my hair air dry lately in hopes that it will encourage me to wash my hair more often because it saves time this way. So far it hasn’t helped that cause but it means I don’t have to blow it dry.
Andrew grilled up some chicken on the bbq for lunch and we had that with baked potatoes and mac and cheese—> It felt more like dinner for lunch. After lunch I had my current favorite, cut up peaches with milk. I love this combination so very much.
Errands with these two after school.
And then Brooke had a soccer game! She played goalie for a while and kept diving for the blocks, we were quite impressed.
Skye was thrilled to be there.
We brought treats for the team and I might have chosen these for the treats because I was really feeling like one and it was really good.
We finished up the night with spaghetti and homework.
8 miles for me today!
1st 2 Questions from Andrew:
Would you rather be REALLY tired or REALLY hungry/thirsty?
Innie or outie belly button?
-My family called me In-n-Out growing up because mine kind of does both (Janae).
-Really tired. (Andrew said really hungry/thirstya).
Is it feeling like fall where you are at? What are you most excited about fall this year?
How often do you wash your hair these days?
-2 times a week is the usual.