As you read this I’m currently running my 3 x 3 mile workout (ps Andrew told me yesterday when he was leaving for his run that he was going to do a 3 x 8 mile interval workout to help me feel like 3 x 3 miles is short and easily doable compared to 3 x 8;) or recovering from the workout on the ground with Skye. The taper will be here before I know it and I want to do everything I can to go into the taper knowing I gave my best so that’s the goal for these last few big workouts.
My Tuesday started off with 8 miles @ 8:45 pace. I was still feeling tired from the 20 on Saturday but also wanted to hold back a bit so that I can really go for it today.
PS NEVER FORGET HOW IMPORTANT EASY RUNS ARE:
I realized that my shirt was on inside out. When I was getting ready in the morning I put my shorts on inside out (and they are the kind with built in underwear too) and it took me a second while looking into the mirror to figure out what was different… I was still waking up and not awake enough to realize my shirt was on inside out too.
I had one of those moments on Monday night where I made every promise on the planet to never miss a day stretching ever again. My left leg near my calf was not feeling great Monday night and luckily after Andrew massaged it, I iced it and then had a good night of sleep it didn’t hurt in the slightest the next morning BUT it was the wake up call to get back into a good stretching routine. Why I can’t just always stick to all of the extra things we need to do as runners I am not sure but as of right now, that scare is making me get back to the mat every day to really stretch.
Skye enjoys joining me for this.
Andrew made us a fancy lunch in between writing two papers that he is working on.
And Skye worked on all of her different favorite facial expressions.
Brookester came back from school.
And we had graham crackers dipped in milk for our after school snack together while we talked about the day. Jump rope is her #1 recess activity and they also started going to PE which was a big deal to her.
Next up… ELF.
Brooke cantered (between a trot and a gallop) with Elf for her first time ever yesterday!
Skye watched Brooke closely…
Until the pug showed up and she couldn’t take her eyes off of it.
And for dinner we had pizza from our freezer with carrots because we were too tired to make anything else.
Because I always have a few random thoughts to share with you and don’t know how to organize them into the post… here they are at the end of today’s post:
*Who is signing up for Boston next week?! If I had a qualifying time, I would 100% be signing up.
*My brother sent us this story about their new fish and his little girl:
*I was listening to one of my favorite church talks while getting ready and I loved what he said about failure being our tutor. There is no reason to fear a learning opportunity… I feel like for a lot of my races I have shown up to the starting line about to pass out because I was so afraid of failure. This marathon will be my time to show up with a bit of race day anxiety (because I care and a little bit is good for our adrenaline) but if I don’t hit my #1 goal then I’ll just keep learning and growing until I do. Trying new/hard things is a lot more fun when we aren’t consumed with fear.
*Our Saturday is kind of nuts this week so I’m trying to figure out my long run and I thought back to how I used to do my long runs each week for my first few marathons… FRIDAYS AFTER TEACHING ALL DAY and also instructing driver’s ed (the amount of close calls I had during driver’s ed… it’s amazing I am alive) after school.
On Saturday mornings I used to teach spin so the only time I had to get in those long runs was after a full day of work. At this point in life now my body is trained to not be able to run past 10 in the morning. I would also do every long run on the treadmill while watching Dr. Phill and Oprah and I really enjoyed it and when race day came I did great… so if you are on the treadmill for a lot of your training I don’t think you should worry, you will be so strong mentally and physically for race day. Long story short, at this point I would do better waking up at 3 in the morning to do my long run then at the end of the day. Those of you that run after work, you are hardcore.
PS turns out I haven’t ever really learned how to put my clothes on the right direction, an old photo with my shorts on backwards.
*I break this rule and deal with the consequences at least once a week.
Have you always run around the same time of day or has it changed over the years? Who runs after a day of work?
Have you had any random pains lately from your running? Where?
Who is going to sign up for Boston 2019?! Let me know please!
What is the most delicious thing that you’ve eaten recently?