The weirdest thing happened yesterday morning:
I woke up at 6:45 a.m. after sleeping for NINE HOURS.
I didn’t run and I always run Thursday mornings (my plan called for no running).
I took a shower and washed my hair before 7 am.
I didn’t even recognize myself.
Because I was home (and loud:) and not out running I think Skye woke up earlier than she was wanting so we all received a few side-eyes from her.
While it felt nice to sleep in and stay warm inside, I definitely missed my running routine because I’m one of those people that LOVES routine (Andrew has a deep dislike for routines ha;).
Luckily she cheered up a bit later on.
We were with Knox for a little bit before school and he told me that his legs looked longer now that he is 6. I’m going to have to agree with him on this one.
We took in donuts to Knox’s class for his birthday.
We stopped at the running store to pick up some of the huma+ for my race (my nutrition is officially packed and in my suitcase now) and we ran into my good friend Jess there. She is doing the Spartan BEAST this weekend at Lake Tahoe and she was stocking up on the nutrition she will need for that event. I have a lot of respect for these types of races… Her race is 12-14 miles long and it has 30-35 obstacles along the way. I get tired running 12-14 miles without any obstacles besides an occasional curb I need to jump up on.
While we were there I was talking to one of the employees. He is a St. George Marathon pro and he was telling me about trying out putting my huma (2-3 of them) in the flask below with water, shaking it up and taking them that way. He said it is easier for him this way to get in the calories. I am going to try it on Saturday to see if it is any easier this way for me (I wouldn’t hate not getting gel on my fingers while running).
Knox had a soccer game and we went to cheer him on.
He scored three goals and after his first goal he said, “I’m as fast as a cheetah!” I’m going to channel his cheetahness next weekend.
PJs the second we walked into the house. Tortell0ni and pesto from Costco + spinach + chicken = easy dinner.
Can you believe this? 4:52!! I am so sorry if you or anyone that you know didn’t make it in for 2019!
Time for just a few Friday favorites!
*Last week before my 2 x 6 miles @ marathon pace I had a dream that my coach said I had to do one of the 6 mile intervals army crawling the entire way. She wanted me to do this so that on race day I would realize how much easier running is and be thankful I wasn’t army crawling the marathon. I woke up so relieved that it was just a dream. So this is a favorite for me that we don’t have to army crawl for our training.
*Costco boxes of hand warmers. One of the things that keeps me running outside year round. I have a pair of mittens and then with these hand warmers I’m excited that I’ll be able to feel my fingers during the hundreds of miles outside this winter.
*This Runversation with Gabe Grunewald:
*And a new episode from Gwen Jorgensen about her easy days… just 14something miles on her easy day?!
*Between many of your comments about running the day before a marathon and this article from runners connect… I am happy with my decision to run for a little bit the day before my marathon. Thanks for your help once again:)
*”Fatigue was the feeling of progress.” (source)… I LOVE THINKING THIS WAY during the run.
*These Brooks leggings.
*I love this pumpkin bread mix from TJ’s. I get it every year and I always add in some chocolate chips too. Perfection.
*Janetha posted this and it made me laugh… Solitaire was my favorite (along with Minesweeper and Hearts) and I always chose the robot deck of cards.
Have any fun plans this weekend?
Who has a long run this weekend? How far? Who is in taper mode and what is your long run in the taper?
-I’ll be doing somewhere between 9-12 miles easy depending on how my body feels!
Does your hair dry curly, straight or somewhere in between?
-Somewhere in between lately and then I straighten it.
What did you have for dinner last night?