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It has been a few days since we last caught up so let’s cover some things before we move on to the tantrums that we may experience throughout the year.
*Back to running in the dark! These time changes always take some time to get used to again. I am positive we earn bonus deposits in our training bank accounts each time we still get up and run after Daylight Savings.
Monday: 5 miles @ 8:19 average and my body felt like junk (aka the taper… but I’m not sure if it really did feel like junk or it was just because I have been telling myself that I always feel bad in the taper and then great on race day… not sure).
*Sporting the Glycerin 17s and feeling pretty cool that these are the shoes that Des Linden uses for a lot of her training runs. Socks to cover your ankles when your tights are a little short on you are always the most fashionable option.
*Speaking of fashion, one of my best friends that lives in Switzerland now (she is the one I visited when she lived in Thailand) posted this… I’m telling you, if it is rainy and cold then you need to use a hat (to block the rain from nailing your eyeballs) and a headband over to keep your ears warm. She is training for her first marathon wahoo!
*Tuesday: 3.2 miles with my new running buddy @ 8:50 average. She wanted to join me and was up and ready to be back in time for school so we went for it. I have a feeling this summer there will be many runs with Skye in the jogger with Brooke and Knox on their bikes on the bike trail.
*Later on I went to Burn Bootcamp with my sister. The workout was —> Metabolic Conditioning w/ Beastmaker Finisher. We finished with these plank jacks that went right into overhead presses with the weights for a few minutes on repeat and it burned like crazy. Time to take a break from bootcamp to let my body get ready for this race and I am definitely going to miss it!
*My family is quite into salad bars these days. We all bring a bunch of ingredients to combine into a plate of happiness. This salad included grilled chicken, avocado, feta, cucumbers, carrots, pineapple, peppers, a sweet potato, a roll and this vinaigrette dressing.
Also, I put a few grapes on my salad to test them out again… I thought I was allergic to them because every time I used to eat them my throat would get itchy and swollen but I ate a few and nothing happened. Maybe my grapes and cottage cheese combo (if you haven’t tried this, please do soon) will be back in my life again soon.
PS when Brooke saw me eating a grape she said, “NOOOOOOO MOM.” She was very concerned!
*The amount of waffles/pancakes I eat with fruit on top is at an all time high (maybe even higher than when I was pregnant with Skye).
*For dinner last night I made these amazing Mexican Carnita Tacos… I doubled the recipe too so that I could freeze a lot of it for tacos next week too.
*I talked about this on Instagram yesterday but I’m going to be running the Mini Marathon in Indianapolis on May 4th! I Am. So. Excited. Let me know if you are going to be there too. I’m doing a Live Episode with Lindsey Hein (<— she is doing an awesome giveaway right now) and Charlie wahoo!
*It’s been warm enough to go to the park…
*And share some pink sugar cookies from Swig.
*I read somewhere that mints/mint gum taste really good towards the end of an ultra? Can anyone reading agree with this?
*We were out on a walk yesterday and we ran into my mom as she was driving.
*Taper Tantrums are in full swing over here. I can check off almost every item on this list below!
*I know I know, I learned from my last marathon to avoid checking the forecast obsessively but for some reason it hasn’t stopped me this time. 50 miles is a LONG time to be outside and I really need to be prepared. As of right now it is looking PERFECT.
*This is from the book that I used for my training plan. I am absolutely taking my extra energy to organize and prepare mentally for race day (even though my body is telling me to run more)!
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Fill me in with what has been going on in your world the last few days!
Allergic to anything? Have any of your allergies changed at all over time?
Taper thoughts/feelings…what are some of your symptoms?
If you could choose the exact temperature of your next race.. what would it be?