A current law that my body has made:
On days that I can sleep in a little bit and start my run a bit later = wake up randomly very early and then not be able to fall asleep no matter how many sheep I count.
On days that I need to get up early = my body will have zero desire to wake up.
I got out nice and early for 8 miles @ 8:08 average for my Tuesday run. This entire week is easy running until a workout this weekend so it feels a bit different since I’m used to monster workouts usually on Tuesday or Wednesday lately. I’m soaking in these easy miles of podcasts and me giving myself some solid pep talks—> It would be kind of embarrassing if anyone could get into my brain during these pep talks I am giving myself, they are over the top but they are working. PS my mom is going to write up a pep talk for all of us for our fall races so that will be up the week of my marathon.
Andrew took this picture above later in the morning:)
At this point in training I’m beyond excited for the race to just get here so I can go for it and then take some time off. I have learned that for me personally, I need at least a solid week off after running a marathon to stay injury free and I am set on taking this time. So while I’m excited for some time off by day 2 I am going to start really missing it and craving it again so I’m going to need your help to remind me how important some time off will be for the big picture:) Thanks in advance.
I’ll sub 3.
Allie Kieffer just posted her goals to finish top 3 and sub 2:27:00 at the NYC Marathon this year… “Putting my goals out there amplifies my enthusiasm and holds me accountable. The fulfillment and purpose I get from striving for a goal far outweighs the possibility of failure.” <— YES.
To go along with this, my fortune cookie from last night…
I listened to this podcast yesterday during my run and I really enjoyed it… there were a lot of new things that I learned and times I wanted to say AMEN out loud because I agreed so much with what they had to say!
Life hack for our household: Use Skye to wake up the kids (and Andrew… I kid, kind of haha… to be fair, my grumpiness levels are 10 times worse late at night than any grumpiness of the rest of the family in the morning) in the morning because they are in much better moods when I do this.
A girl sent a love letter to Knox during class and Brooke told me they had seven recesses yesterday so things at school are going really well for these two.
Skye keeps scooting into my closet and pulling down my Levitates… I think she is trying to tell me to wear these for the marathon but my heart is with the Ricochet for the race.
After school Brooke and I were working on her spelling words and when we got to the word nap she said, ‘Oh like your favorite thing in the entire world.’ I really love naps.
No caption for this, just thought she was cute.
Brooke has been talking about Panda Express for a few days so we decided to hit it up for dinner.
Their orange chicken is something else.
We finished off the night with the girls by going on a bike ride!
Random question of the day (I’ve asked this before when we were thinking about getting one and now we are for sure so I need updated reviews from you) but which type of robot vacuum should we get? The main purpose for this is Beretta hair and all of the food crumbs everywhere as Skye is now scooting all around the house… Who has one of these types of vacuums and do you love it or would you recommend a different one?
Are you A or B? I used to be A and now I am sad to say I am B. In high school my dad would take away our car for the week if we ever let the gas go below a quarter of a tank… I need to go back to that rule:)
Tell me some predictions for your running!
Would you rather get a good nap every day or get a 5% pay increase each year?
-Nap every day. Naps are priceless to me.