In the middle of the night on Monday night Brooke threw up and then on Tuesday morning Skye threw up so we stayed home to get these girls feeling better. Luckily they both seemed to feel better pretty quickly after they threw up but they were both very tired so there was a lot of snuggling (and more crying than usual too). For a few minutes I thought I got sick too until I realized it was just from being around it all ha.
I love her little pruney feet after a bath.
I jumped on my treadmill later on in the day during naps. I had a speed workout on the plan but I decided to get in some hills instead. I usually stick to plans like glue (and I do 100% with a coach) but I just felt like I needed some good hills instead of speed so I went the same distance as my plan but played around more with the incline than the mph.
During my run I watched this documentary below. It features the top women competitors for Western States in 2016 (I’ve posted this one before… that’s how much I love it) and it made me even more excited for my race. I love that we have so many incredible women runners that we can look up to right now.
For the last 20ish minutes of my run I spent time just thinking about my goals for race day. I really want to push myself in those final 15-20 miles. Game plan = take the first 33 very conservative and then let my competitive side out in the final few hours (if possible). Why not dream big? The more I picture great things happening on race day, the more they happen!
I CANNOT WAIT.
PS did you see that the indoor mile world record was broken… SO FAST.
PPS I’ve had a few people ask how my sister’s running is going so here you go—> As our runs got longer when we were training for her half marathon her back wasn’t loving it (she has had back surgery and A LOT of pain over the years) so we stopped doing long runs. At the start of this year she switched up her routine and her body is very happy with it as a result. I think the key to exercise is finding whatever movement makes your body and mind happiest and that is what leads to consistency. She goes to this 5-6 times a week and loves it.
“My new favorite thing! Burn Bootcamp!!! This place has seriously made a huge impact on my life. As a lot of you know I have had major back issues over the last several years. I was very apprehensive to try this place out but I am so glad I did! The trainers have modified every movement for me to protect my back as I have worked on getting stronger, especially in my core. Now after a few months, I am modifying less and less and my back hasn’t felt this good in years!!! And the fact that they have childcare is amazing :)”
She is getting so strong… a few years ago she never thought she would be able to do stuff like this again:
Those ropes while standing on the bosu ball are evil. It’s been fun making good friends (this is our friend Kerry:) at class too… it’s quite the community.
Back to Tuesday… This was my best friend yesterday. I really do not want Andrew or Knox (he comes back today) to get this bug so I Cloroxed everything.
Brooke is hooked on knitting. She can do it all by herself now without any help from me… I love seeing her find her little passions.
It was perfect timing for her to learn this right before staying home all day because she was sick. I found her in my tub knitting ha:
Most of my meals included cold leftovers (sometimes leftovers taste better cold… I know, I’m weird) and my favorite bowl of happiness right now.
This cereal + almond milk + fruit galore.
We did leave for a short walk yesterday. The fresh air felt so so good.
1 more shift + 1 more test… HE CAN SEE THE FINISH LINE!
Skye joined me in writing this post so she wanted to have a little credit too:
For some reason I just wanted to post this for any of you struggling with time away from running or an injury. So much truth below and I think this is why we all relate to each other online.
Does my sister’s husband’s phone stress you out or no big deal?
-Stressed out to the extreme. I want to go through his emails for him.
Who are some of your favorite elite women runners that you look up to?
Has strength training helped any of you with aches/pains?
-I haven’t been doing bootcamp that long or as much as my sister but I am noticing my core and glutes activating during my runs and it’s a good feeling… I think it is going to make a difference on race day and I can now see a little line on my arm that might actually be a bicep;).
Do you stick to your training plans like glue or are you open to switching things up?