THANK YOU, thank you for the comments yesterday, they are greatly appreciated! When Andrew is at work I’m not able to get in as much time at the computer to reply BUT I read each comment and I’ll keep you updated with how it is going, what my dermatologist tells me and what ends up working! Thank you for your help.
Today will be my first run outside this week. The treadmill is sure helping me to build up mental toughness for race day. It’s hard to quit a run when you are 5 miles away from home but it is so easy to quit a run when there is a couch 5 steps away… not quitting (unless you are injured/overtrained/overwhelmed with life) makes us stronger:)
13 miles @ 8:35 pace and I’m excited to get in some fresh air with a friend today! Thankfully This Is Us and The Bachelor kept me company yesterday during my run.
The interesting challenge of the day was keeping Skye awake long enough to pick up Knox from kindergarten so that she gets a long nap in rather than waking her up to go pick him up.
Mission accomplished and it was great to spend some one-on-one time with Knox when she went down.
When I tell Skye to go pet Beretta she will crawl right on over to her.. I love that she is understanding more things each day.
I’m still sticking to meal planning each week for our dinner (lunch is usually just leftovers). I made this chicken tortilla soup again because everyone loved it. I added corn and beans this time too. We topped it with lime, avocado and cilantro and had quesadillas with it.
Just a few random things to share…
*My sister is starting her kitchen remodel soon (you can see her first kitchen remodel here)… it’s going to be amazing.
*She has already put Skye to work with the drill.
*My brother survived his man cold;). His status updates always make my day.
*Her hair gets quite the volume these days.
*Studying up on important information before my ultra (thanks for sending this Loribeth).
*Why try to climb the rock wall when you can just try to lick it instead (I stopped her before she did).
I’ve had the Garmin 935 (I bought it… I wish I had a discount code to give you but I don’t have one) for a good chunk of miles so far and I thought I would share my thoughts on it today! PS I got the wrist band for it here because it comes with a black band and I wanted some color.
*The 935 is a smartwatch which I love because I find most days that I end up wearing it all day long. It’s nice to see who is calling or texting while I run without having to take my phone out.
*The battery life is awesome (this is why I switched… I needed more battery for an ultra). The battery lasts for 2 weeks in watch mode, 24 hours in GPS mode or up to 50 hours in UltraTrac mode.
*When you first use it on the treadmill it asks you to calibrate it afterwards to the distance your treadmill reports at the end of your workout. Once I calibrated it, the watch has always been very close to what the treadmill tells me and way closer than previous watches that I’ve had. The only exception would be when I am doing speed work.. The distance is off a little bit more and says I am going a bit slower than what the treadmill tells me.
*It is a triathlon watch so you can track your biking (indoor and outdoor) and swimming (pool or open water) on here too. The watch connects right to Training Peaks if you use that.
*It tracks your sleep which I’m loving to use with all of this training. I also think it is fun to keep track of my steps on the watch throughout the day.
*I love the size of the screen and it feels very light on my wrist (especially compared to previous Suuntos that I’ve had). It weighs 49 grams. It is very comfortable and I barely feel it when I run (compared to my 1st Garmin that was like 3 lbs… this feels like nothing ha).
*The heart rate monitor is in the wrist of the watch (which will come in handy more when I don’t have a sleeve in-between my wrist and the watch). If you use the chest heart rate strap you can get information like your lactate threshold on your watch too which is awesome and I want to try that out when I get back into speed training again.
*I LOVE having the stats of the elevation changes in real-time or at the end of my run right on my watch (my old one I had to look on my phone for the data). This watch has a built-in barometer, altimeter and compass.
*After each run it lets you know whether you are over or under training and it gives you guidance on how long you should recover after a run. It helps to monitor if you are getting enough recovery with your training. Currently my watch thinks I am crazy with my ultra training/mileage but once I’m training like normal again it will help me.
*I do not have the Running Dynamics Pod but it this sounds like a really great option. Also, if you use Strava (I do not) there are options to get alerts for where different segments start/leaderboard ranking/how you compare to previous attempts.
*You can program in alerts into your watch and your workouts (and if you don’t program in your workouts the lap button is very easy to use).
I went for this watch because of the battery life, built in barometer and the reviews that I read but I love everything else about it too! It is very easy to use and I have had zero problems with it freezing or anything like that. I give it a 5 out of 5 (for running) and would definitely recommend it if you are needing a watch that does so much for you.
What watch do you run with? Love it, not so much, looking for something new?
Please share something random with me!!
Last run outside on the roads, trails or the treadmill?
If you are watching The Bachelor this season, who do you think he will end up with?