7 miles on the treadmill at a 8:49 average
During my run I was feeling pretty bored. I don’t get very bored when I am running outside (although I had a 12 miler a few weeks ago in the dark where I felt pretty bored at the end) but it definitely does happen on the treadmill. And the thing that popped into my head when I was feeling bored was what I tell my kids whenever they come to me and say they are bored—> I tell them that being bored is good for their brain. Too often through their day they are being told what to think and fed information so being bored gives their brain a chance to come up with things to think about.
So now what I say to the kids comes back to bite me and when I’m feeling bored on the treadmill I have to take my own advice;). So my treadmill run was good for my brain too.
I told the kids to make their best bored faces (also, I hope you play I Spy for our raccoon friend every time I show you a picture of our backyard now like I do):
And then the big kids were off to school.
The day was a blur but I do remember we were ready for a bath and pjs at 4 pm.
We made Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos for dinner! Skye really wanted to help me the whole time…
So instead of a chore for the day I put Brooke and Knox in charge of keeping her entertained. This might be how dinner happens from here on out.
The tortillas that you have to cook yourself are my favorite kind of tortillas.
Day 2 of a meal that everyone in the family will eat without complaining;). I really loved them too.
And for dessert followed by a bowl of cereal.
Andrew had his 2nd shift (of 15 before he graduates!!) and it went really well. I bet he wishes he could tell me about some of the crazy stuff he learns or experiences but the mention of blood makes me want to pass out.
In bed by 9 and ready to get up crazy early…
Time for 25 miles. What I’ll be eating during:
Looks like I might have another snow run with my friends. They are joining me for the 1st 15 and then I’ll do the last 10 on my own.
And this is why I haven’t been on the trails much anymore… I’m freaked out now to go unless I’m with Andrew. Hopefully the hills I’m climbing on the streets are going to prepare me. Also, yesterday Elizabeth told me that some parts of North Texas are having problems with aggressive coyotes attacking runners—> STAY SAFE OUT THERE.
I definitely would not win in a fight against a mountain lion.
My brother (above picture from his first 1/2 where he said he would never do a full… PS we are big fans of AirPods obviously) is running the Phoenix Marathon on Saturday and it is his first marathon! I gave him a pep talk yesterday but I was hoping that you could give him some encouraging words for his FIRST marathon too. Any tips or things that help you when you feel nervous for a big race?
Does blood/medical stuff make you feel woozy or not at all?
What did you use for fuel during your last long run?
If you could only choose one for the rest of your life… Guacamole or Salsa?