Andrew was doing a shift at the hospital so I hit the treadmill for 4 miles but let’s be honest… I was more than okay being inside my warm house for my Saturday miles after the last few days ha.
It did feel weird to be doing a 30ish minute run vs the hours of running I felt like I had been doing all week before.
I hit a new weekly mileage personal record. I am not sure I will ever hit this distance again unless I decide to do a 100 miler in the future…
Monday: 13 miles total on the treadmill! W/U, 8 x 5 minutes @ 7:03 average pace w/1 minute recoveries (stopped), C/D. Treadmill.
Tuesday: 5 miles @ 8:28 average. Treadmill.
Wednesday: 13 miles @ 8:35 average. Treadmill.
Thursday: 30 miles @ 8:47 average (not counting a break for fuel stop or at home to see kids before school).
Friday: 15 miles @ 9:20 average on fresh snow.
Saturday: 4.3 miles @ 9:35. Treadmill.
And now we have a recovery week (wahoo) and then a highish mileage week followed by THE TAPER!
Here’s next week:
If you push the body, then let it rest, it adapts. (From Deena’s book)
Time to let it rest!
Our first outing for the day was to go watch my niece at her volleyball tournament.
Skye was very into the game.
They won (and my niece is unreal… she is so good) and as soon as she came over Skye reached out to go to her.
We are big fans of this girl.
Operation ‘wait until Skye is 4 before I take her to the grocery store alone again’ is going well. Grocery pick-up is the best thing ever and I’m excited for our meals this week. Why didn’t I start meal planning years ago?!
You know Skye is tired when she plops down on the ground and starts rubbing the corner of her blanket by her nose.
We had a few bananas begging to be made into something so I made these Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies.
I had this post written up until this point and when Andrew got home from work we got a phone call that his grandpa passed on. We feel very lucky we were able to see him 3 weeks ago. We will be going to California this week to his funeral. Please keep Andrew and his family in your prayers! Thank You!
Sorry for the loss! Grandparents are such a special part of life.
Andrew (and all) you are in my thoughts. Sorry for your loss.
Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete
Blessings and healing to Andrew and his family!
i’m so, so sorry for your loss. please send lots of prayers and thoughts to the family. hugs!
Your family is in my thoughts. I am so sorry for your loss.
(and in other news: it strikes me that there were numerous weeks in your marathon training cycle that hovered around 58-60 total miles and you did that this week in three consecutive days. Amazing!)
So sorry to hear about Andrew’s grandpa! Praying for a safe trip for you all and a special time with his family.
You are doing amazing at this buildup!! This week I hit 26 miles which might be one of my highest weeks ever – can’t imagine tripling that! You’re awesome – take it easy this week and rest as you spend time with family and remember Andrew’s grandpa.
Sorry for your loss, Andrew (and family). My grandparents have all passed, and I miss them. Cherish the memories.
So sorry for your loss! Andrew, your grand-father must have been so proud of you! I hope the unplanned trip will go well.
Jenny|Running On Life
Oh that’s so hard. Death is not something I do well with. It takes me a lot of processing and anxiety and crying to accept it. I’m glad you got to see him before and I hope you guys are able to find comfort during this whole process.
So sorry to hear about Andrew’s grandpa. Praying for you guys during this time.
I am so sorry to hear about Andrew’s grandpa. I hope the trip goes well and I’m so glad you were able to see him recently.
Those pictures of Brooke and Skye with your niece are so sweet. Beautiful memories.
Grandparents are so special. Praying for Andrew and all your family during this time!
I’m so sorry to learn of your loss. Take care.
P.S. 80 miles in a week is crazy.
Prayers to your family
Michele at Everyday Snapshot
I am so sorry for the loss of Andrew’s Grandpa. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and your families during this very difficult time.
Oh, I am so sorry to hear about Andrew’s grandpa. Sending prayers to his whole family!
Praying for Andrew and both of your families.
When we first got married my husband and I lived near his grandparents for a couple of years before moving back to the East coast. I’ll always treasure the gift of getting to know them before they passed. I’m so glad you had that last visit with his Grandpa.
So sorry for your loss, Andrew. Praying for you and your family.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Andrew’s family. At least they can be assured that he is in a better place and his influence will always be with them.
80 miles?! Girl. You never cease to amaze me.
I am sorry to hear about Andrew’s grandpa. I am always so jealous of those who have grandparents so late into their adult life. I lost both of my grandpas before I was old enough to remember them. I am glad you were able to be with him a few short weeks ago. Love you and are thinking of your family.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers and blessings to your family.
80 miles is crazy…crazy good and yes, meal planning and picking up groceries is the best.
Awesome week. Prayers for your family. God Bless+ ?
Awe I am so so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Angie @ RunWhichWay
My condolences to Andrew and your family.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Grandparents are very special! Thinking of you all.
Sorry for your loss. We’ll be praying for you.
May your and Andrews family gather strength from friends and family and feel comforted by memories. My thoughts are with you.
80 miles. sheesh.
The first picture of your niece looks so much like you!!!
My thoughts are with you Andrew . And with you Janae as the loving support.
Sending lots of prayers!
Gabrielle from Austria
So sorry for your loss. Herzliches Beileid from Austria
Thinking of you all and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. ?
Sending Andrew and his family peace and light. Hopefully you can find some healing in the time spent together.
What a week! I can’t believe you ran 13-30-15, can you walk? ;) nice work, I hope you can spend some time this weekend loving on each other.
Love and prayers to you all. I’m so so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and hope in this time xx
So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family ??
Condolences. May he Rest In Peace. ??
So sorry for your loss. Best to you and Andrew and safe travels as you head to California.
Give Andrew my condolences. I will pray for safe travel and comfort for Andrew and his family.
Just catching up on your posts, Janae and I am so sorry to you, Andrew, and everyone in your and his families. Please know I’m sending love and prayers during this difficult time. And yes, cherish the time you all had together. ❤️
I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for you all!
I’m behind on my post reading but I am so sorry for your guys loss <3