That was rough.
My 8 x 5 minute workout yesterday felt harder than during marathon training last fall when I would do a workout that was 2 x 6 MILES at a faster pace than what I did yesterday. BUT all that matters for this race is that the endurance is building up nicely and the intensity I felt during the workout yesterday will help me on race day.
13 miles total (on the treadmill <— maybe that was the problem;) with 8 x 5 minutes @ 7:03 pace (0% incline) with 1 minute recoveries. It was done during Skye’s nap. My niece was over playing with Brooke so Brooke was in heaven. Brooke looks up to my nieces so much… they are practically sisters at this point.
Salad bar leftovers + a Costco cookie for lunch. PS on Sunday night when we had this for our dinner my nephew said, “It’s a weird feeling when you are full from a salad” <—He is not used to salads that have more toppings than lettuce.
Andrew was at the hospital yesterday and he is officially half-way done with his Capstone!
I have some tangents to share today!
*I tried an experiment. Skye was playing on the couch behind me and I told Brooke to come take a picture with me to see if Skye would follow her and join in too… and she did.
*Not sure why she thought it would be more comfortable to nap with one arm out of her shirt but she made it happen.
*This is my friend. She is the neighbor’s cat and she has our back. The other day a different neighbor said that he saw a huge rat on our driveway at around midnight… I have yet to see any other mice/rats because this cat patrols our yard often. Thank you Whiskers… now if only he could take care of our raccoon problem;)
PS we need a new fence, Beretta could step over this one.
*As part of my birthday present my mom gave me my favorite box of cereal and I even shared some of it with Brooke. IT IS SO GOOD.
*Another fan favorite from Costco lately… their edamame packs.
*She is getting confident with her walking and taking steps more often.
*Our poor children are growing up thinking that running in a blizzard/running for your birthday party/all of the weird running things we do = normal;)
*And I think we are rubbing off on them…
*Why ride your airplane/bike when you can just stand in the storage part for a while?
*I came across a really old marathon finish picture and it made me excited for the next time we will see a finish line!
*The one thing I will miss about winter… how easy it is to just throw a beanie on every day and just brush the ends of my hair:). I guess I will just make the transition to hats every day once it warms up because heaven forbid I just do my hair any day besides Sunday.
*I’m trying something new… For the last 5ish years I’ve always gone to get gel nails but decided it was time for me to learn to do them myself. I need some practice but I think they turned out pretty great. It will be fun to change colors more often and do it while Skye is napping. I got this LED light, this color and this base/top coat!
Did you grow up with running/exercising parents?
Do you paint your nails?
Which race that you have done had the best finish line? Was it because of how you felt? The crowds? The set-up?
When you put dishes in the dishwasher do you rinse them first, wash them or stick them in without rinsing them?
-My family was discussing this on Sunday because we grew up watching my mom pretty much hand wash each dish and then stick them in the dishwasher… so what is normal?