My hair horns are at an all time high lately. I lost a good amount of hair after having Skye and it is now growing back and wanting to show off it’s growth to everyone I come across.
Andrew has had 6 night shifts (6 pm- 6 am plus an hour commute each way) in the last 8 days. We have all missed him a lot (and he wrote a pretty funny post about his experience that will go up tomorrow) but Brooke has loved sleeping in bed with me while he is gone.
I do not know how Andrew/people do the night shift… once 9 pm hits I am a full on zombie.
I think Skye is ready to leave me and join the big kids at school each day.
Signs Skye is ready for a nap= she starts playing with her toys while laying down on the ground with her binky and blanket.
A lot of you recommended Running Your First Ultra by Krissy Moehl for tips and a plan for us for our 50 miler. This book is so good, I’ve been devouring it at night and have learned so much already. Andrew loves the plan too so we are starting in at week 7 to get through it in time for our race. Both of us have a good enough base to start from here so we are excited to have a plan now. We have to mix days up some weeks and some days I’ll probably stick to just doing what my body feels like that day but overall it works great.
Yesterday I did the speed workout from the plan. I have realized I have motivation to do speed when my only option is the treadmill but zero motivation to do it outside right now.
15 minute w/u
6 x 5 minutes @ 6:31, 6:31, 6:31, 6:31, 6:27 and 6:22 (.5% incline)
1 minute recoveries in between each one (<— These 60 seconds go by so so fast)
c/d until I hit 9 miles.
The thing about the treadmill that frustrates me is the fact that I want EXACT answers of how comparable the speeds/incline are to running outside. I want to know exactly how a 6:31 pace at a .5% incline compares to outside. I have to remind myself that I can’t control everything (my biggest struggle in life ha;) and that if the effort is there and I’m really working hard, then the workout has gone perfectly and the fitness has been gained.
The first two repeats were the hardest… like every speed workout for me. Once I got into the 3rd one my body was in a groove and maybe the fact that I started lying and telling myself that I felt comfortable made the rest all feel more doable.
We both guzzled our liquids afterwards.
Sweaty hair horns= even more thrilling.
I wore the power bun for the first time since the marathon. I can’t believe it’s been over two months since that day now! It still gives me butterflies thinking about those miles:)
Two baskets of toys in the main living area but all this girl wants is to find the remote control and anything else that she is not supposed to get into;)
Once Andrew woke up we went for a late lunch together with Skye!
And the best hot chocolate there is… I think half the cup is cream, it is so thick and rich.
Have I ever told you how good Brooke is at impersonating dogs? She started doing this when she was three and has become quite skilled at it. She scratches her ear with her foot, she can go just as fast as Beretta around the house on all fours and she will go down the stairs face first just like a dog. I kind of love it when she follows me around just like a puppy would and barks at me if I call her Brooke on accident and not Crystal (the name of my poodle from when I was younger).
Skye was bored that Brooke had to do homework and just laid there waiting for her.
And then the girls did not want him to leave.
Did you see this story of how Hayley Sutter fell right before the finish line of CIM (she is okay!)? She crawled over the finish line… talk about determination! Her gun time was 2:45:07 but her chip time was 2:45:00. For the trials qualifiers they usually only go off of gun time to go to the trials but hopefully they will go off of her chip time or better yet… She is able to run another marathon before the trials and PRs again (her previous time was 2:52)! The whole story is here.
Alicia’s comment last week had me thinking… isn’t it funny how different our perspectives are on food and the way to eat them. Like how to eat a grapefruit or Kit Kat bar (like we talked about with how Des Linden eats her Kit Kat)? I would LOVE to hear any of the things that you think are funny to see others do with their food!
-Andrew thinks it is beyond weird that I dip my chicken nuggets in ketchup.
-If somebody bites into a string cheese. One of the doctors that Andrew recently worked with had three string cheeses and bit into all three at once.
-Andrew said, “People who prefer crispy cookies to soft ones.”
-People think ranch and pineapple on pizza are weird but we love it.
-Nuts in brownies is just wrong.
-We don’t understand fruitcake (but my mom isn’t going to be happy with this one:)
-WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD PEOPLE MESS UP A BEAUTIFUL SANDWICH WITH OLIVES?
-Knox and Andrew both bite directly into a sucker and Brooke and I take 3 hours to eat one.
Treadmill or running outside—> Which one feels harder/easier?
Following a training plan right now or doing your own thing?
What is your run/workout today?