Skye’s 9 month update is HERE!!
I did not put on make-up for my 6:something run… my eyelashes are as fake as can be (I’m not sure I even have real eyelashes anymore…) and my eyeliner was probably from 3 days previous. I wash my makeup off each night except I try not to get water near my eyes because of the before mentioned eyelashes to make them stay on longer ($$) so I don’t always take my eyeliner off;) BUT I do always put on a very thick layer of one of my biggest life addictions before I leave. Andrew was confused when we first got married and he saw my lip gloss next to the bed and that I put on a thick layer a minute before falling asleep. I can’t have chapped lips in the middle of the night… that would just be terrible;) I learned this from my sister so really, we are just both weird.
Monday morning= 6 miles @ 8:49 average pace and my entire body felt soooooo tired. BUT this is how this part of marathon training is supposed to feel. If I felt fresh and chipper at all times then it’s a good sign I am not working hard enough. So I just roll with it on the easy days and then on the hard days (EHHHH TODAY!!!) I just have to fight through it and continue to learn how to push through tired legs.
I listened to this podcast that a friend told me about and two things that were said on there I loved and it really applied well to our running:
“Are your thoughts about you propelling you or limiting you?” <—Take note today about the way you think about you and your running. Are they holding you back or helping you shoot forwards? This training cycle I have made the decision to be over-confident about my running and what I’m capable of and that is going to pay off on October 6th!
(When talking about taking risks… and for us that could mean making big goals for our training)—> “There’s two different types of discomfort out there… you can have the discomfort of not growing, or not challenging yourself and feel bad about yourself… or you can have the discomfort of growing. Either productive discomfort or unproductive discomfort.” I think running is the perfect productive discomfort. We are growing, challenging ourselves and taking risks while we become stronger mentally and physically.
Loved this tank.
Now don’t be too jealous about my morning activities… I did riveting things like cleaning out the fridge. The satisfaction I get out of doing things like this is pretty great.
Skye and I made it out for a walk too. The early mornings here are getting chillier (I might wear gloves today) but it still gets pretty hot during the day.
After school I took the kids to a park where the local firefighters had the hose out for the kids to run through!
Knox tried to get as wet as possible and Brooke tried to stay as dry as possible.
We got in some snacking afterwards.
And then I worked on getting my legs ready for today (compression boots).
Skye loves copying us when we clap.
And Andrew spoke to my heart on his way home and picked up pizza… it sounded delicious and so so so easy.
Andrew has now convinced Brooke that pizza should be dipped into ranch dressing.
Dessert = one of the best peaches I will ever have in my entire life from my mom’s house.
During peak week I think it is normal to want to go to bed with your baby at 6:45 pm…
I’ve got a few tangents for you today!
*This week I’ll be hitting my highest mileage of this training cycle! I have a LOOOONNNNNGGGG workout today and then the last 3.1 of my 22 miler this weekend is speedy! The highest mileage I have ever hit is 70 miles in one week (when training for Boston in 2015) and I’m pretty excited to get up to 62 this time especially since this has been a shorter training cycle than normal for me.
*I’ve been reading up a bit on some really interesting benefits that can occur up to a year postpartum for women. I really do believe there are some awesome benefits and I’m feeling stronger than I have in a very long time (for many reasons of course but I think this contributes). Who knows if my body is still experiencing these same changes but I’m just going to believe that I am either way because I’m a big believer in the placebo effect too. (Source for below article).
*My friend posted this yesterday and it made me laugh… the same goes for packing for a race, I bring at least 4 different options for one race.
*I washed my AirPods again. I know. It’s ridiculous. I put them in my fuel belt during the last few miles of my long run last week to talk to Andrew and forgot they were in there. I have to wash my fuel belt a few times a week because I sweat a lot and I put it right through the wash when I got home from my run. And guess what… they still work perfectly! How is that even possible? Hopefully, I won’t test them out to see if they work after three trips through the laundry… My goal is to stop at two.
*My brother is having back surgery today… say a little prayer for him if you can today:) He has been in extreme pain the last few months!
Another reminder—> I have a new update about Skye here!
Have you had surgery? On what? How did it go for you?
Anyone else love to dip their pizza in ranch? Any other random food combinations that you love?
Have any strange habits? (Like how I have to have thick lipgloss on in order to fall asleep at night).
Tell me a tangent today!