Brooke and Knox’s excitement for their classroom parties at school got them up out of bed and getting ready for school in record time. Classroom parties are a big motivator for them.
I definitely didn’t have the same motivation to get up and going ha but I did it because race day is going to be here soon!
During the first 2 miles it felt like my entire body was creaking and questioning my life decisions but once I warmed up, things felt good again. 12 miles @ 9:07 average, about 1000 ft of climbing and perfect temperatures again (I didn’t use my gloves for a chunk of the run). I didn’t do a lot of hills on my 33 miler so I tried to get in some yesterday to get my body used to doing hills on tired legs.
It’s amazing how our bodies are able to adapt to the training over time. A few years back if I were to do another longer run after my long run, I know I wouldn’t have felt as good as I do now when I do these (injury wise/physically/mentally).
I did make sure to rest the rest of the day with Skye climbing on me because now the job after these two runs is to recover harder than I ran. Today and tomorrow are shorter and Sunday is off!
Holidays are our favorite.
My mom brought over fresh Kneader rolls for our Valentines… she is a very smart woman.
Skye has just started giving us kisses but they are all open mouthed so we’ll work on that next.
She smelled her rose from Andrew about 20 times yesterday.
We didn’t go out or do anything but we did have a mini date on the couch reading over next week’s training plan;)
Did you see this? Julie Stackhouse finished in 1:25 in her half marathon even though she was bit a mile away from the end!
I have a few Friday Favorites to share with you today and affiliate links are included!
*I love finding a running tank with a high neckline every now and then. I love this one and it has a tie in the back along with a nice little vent in the back to keep you nice and cool. I also got this long sleeve top (I wore it for my 33 miler) and absolutely love it.
*Natalie told me to go get the pancake bread at Trader Joe’s and she was right… it is AMAZING.
*THIS BOOK. So so good. I started renting books from my library on my iPad and it is the best and so free:)
*On our way to dinner on Wednesday I couldn’t decide on what sounded best (because everything sounded good at the moment)… so we had it all:). We went to an area where we could just walk to three restaurants that sounded good and split 3 meals ha. It was a fun date night to have burgers, Mexican and sushi all in one meal. Try it!!
*I watched Finding Traction with Nikki Kimball again to pump me up for my long runs this week. There was something she said that I completely related to.
“I do not know where the cap of my potential lies so I just keep running and that is why I run.” <— Searching for that potential makes all of the training and racing so much fun for me.
PS in the below picture she is at the start of the ultra that I’m about to do (I think she did the 100 miler though which is 2 loops of the 50 that I am doing).
Books—> Do you buy them, rent them, borrow them? Electronic books or an actual book?
-I prefer an actual book but I love reading on the treadmill so it’s nice to just get them on the iPad to read on my couch and when running.
Have any favorite things this week? I would love to hear about them!
Has anyone reading been bit by an animal during a run?
What are you looking forward to this weekend?