I posted a new Skye update! You can find it HERE.
I had 10 miles to get in way too early for me to want to be on the roads alone so I went to the gym to hang out with other crazy people doing the same thing…
I think my college self (that had a hard time making it to my 9 am classes) is just so confused with my morning choices now.
Putting a checkmark next to a completed workout feels so good….
6 x 5 minutes at a steady/strong pace… try it! It’s quite amazing how fast those 1 minute recoveries go by and how much those 60 seconds try to convince you to not push start again.
My watch and the treadmill are pretty close now (the watch said that I was running a few seconds per mile faster but I was running on a 1-1.5% incline so maybe it all evens out?). I did pause my Garmin for the 1 minute recoveries (so really I did this workout in 1:15:32… so more of a 7:33 average) but for the time I was running, I averaged a 7:03 according to my watch. It was fun, hard, challenging and interesting going a different speed again.
Skye’s morning hair is always a family favorite over here.
She is still loving her indoor play place and it is saving us this winter.
Brooke told me to do a surprised face instead of a smile for our morning selfie together. I might have an actress on my hands because that face of her looks like I really did just tell her some very shocking news.
After I dropped her off I went to the temple. It’s my favorite place to hit the refresh button on my perspective on life.
I came home and worked until Skyester woke up and we had lunch together. She is always very willing to share her vegetables with me.
We picked up Brooke and they played at the mall for a little while.
We then went to Costco and they had Kodiakcakes for samples which inspired breakfast for dinner (laziness also inspired this meal).
Andrew and I were on the Man Bun Run podcast if you need something to listen to today. We had so much fun talking with Rylee and he is training for his first 50 miler too.
I am loving the book (Running Your First Ultra by Krissy Moehl) I am using to learn and train for this ultra and this paragraph was one of my favorite parts of the entire book.
SO MUCH TRUTH.
Speaking of training for this ultra, I think I have a crazy idea. The plan calls for a 30 mile training run right around my 33rd birthday….
I told Andrew that all I want to do on my birthday is run 33 miles… am I crazy or should I spend the day just relaxing? I think we all know the answer already but I’m excited to go for it. Andrew will be doing his Capstone next month so if he is in the hospital that day (3 12 hour shifts each week) I might do it the day before or the day after but I think this should be fun. Anyone want to come join me for parts of the run? Or bring me Kneader’s French Toast at mile 16.5 (below image of what this french toast looks like)?
PS I’ve been trying to find local races to jump into as part of training and I came across this one. Would you ever run this Utah January 5K and then jump into ice water? You couldn’t pay me to do it but Andrew said he would go for it.
Just another reminder that I have a new Skye update here!
Have you ever done something on your birthday exercise-wise that goes along with the year you are turning?
-I think I did pushups on my knees one year to go along with my new age so this is definitely different for me.
The real question is… What other foods do I take along the way for a birthday 33 miler?
What did you listen to during your last run? Your feet, music, podcast, friends?
Tell me about your workout today!