9 early miles on my treadmill at home while watching This Is Us followed by…
This documentary. It was AWESOME. Watching other people run while on the treadmill is my favorite… I figure if this guy can go out and run 100 miles and overcome crazy obstacles then I better stop complaining about feeling a little bored on the treadmill ha. Over the next few weeks I think I am going to be watching as many documentaries like this as possible along with read a bunch of articles/stories about other people’s experiences doing ultras.
Brooke joined me for the last little while because she woke up earlier than normal. PS My aunt gave us that huge tub of Legos because her boys grew up so we are set with Legos for the rest of our life.
We got ready for the school day.
Random—>. I would love to hear what lunches any of you parents make for your kid’s school lunches because I need to branch out from sandwiches.
We went in to see Dr Bennett (801-513-1078) to get things looked at as we get closer to this race. My left ankle just started feeling a little stuck (does that make sense?) and as I’ve learned with running—> Don’t wait to fix the problem. He unjammed it and it is good to go again!
Salads have been my goto lately… lettuce, strawberries, blueberries, feta cheese, snap peas, half an avocado, chicken and this dressing followed by some toast.
Brooke got home from school. We never got around to making our beds.
Liza shared this recipe of Pad Thai with me and I made it last night for dinner. Andrew and I loved it (it will be a repeat meal). I love it when you guys share awesome recipes with me. + Cookies for dessert.
Andrew’s shifts have us eating two hours later than normal;)
Brooke got a knitting kit so we are starting that together!
Also, here is my mom’s stew recipe from yesterday’s post:
Stew Meat (depending on how much you want but I usually do about 1.5 lbs per crock pot)
1 large onion, cut up
Potatoes, cut up
1 can tomato soup, 1 soup can of water
1 large can tomato sauce
1 small bottle of catsup
Brown the meat and put into crock pot. Peel the potatoes and cut into pieces, add to the crock pot. Add carrots and cut up onion to the crock pot. Stir the meat and vegetables. Add the tomato soup and wash out the soup can by filling it up with water and adding to crockpot. Add the tomato sauce and the catsup. Stir well. If the sauce seems too thick add a little more water. If it is too thin add some more catsup so it pretty much covers all of the vegetables and meat. I usually cook it on high for 6 or 7 hours or low for 9 or 10. I have an old crock pot so it is not as hot as the new ones. Enjoy!
I have absolutely loved reading ROAR. I have learned so much about our bodies/minds/hormones/nutrition for women athletes and so much more. I highlighted so many sections and had a lot of aha moments (thank you to those that recommended this book for me).
There were two quotes in this book that I really wanted to share with you because this is stuff we ALL can do to help our running right now:
**”Research shows that when you visualize an action, your brain maps it out in your body, so your muscles are primed to perform. In one study, scientists found that volunteers who just imagined exercising their biceps 5 days a week for 12 weeks improved their strength by more than 13 percent, though they never actually moved a muscle, while those who did no imaginary exercise reaped no strength gains. That’s powerful stuff.”
**“Talk nice. The words you say to yourself have a powerful impact on your performance. Unfortunately, women can be prone to negative self-talk. If you keep saying, “I’ll never qualify for the Boston Marathon,” you’ll probably prove yourself right. So change the script in your head to a more positive one. Even if it’s not particularly how you’re feeling at the time, you can actually trick yourself into a better performance. One study from 2014 found that cyclists undergoing endurance tests felt like the task was less taxing and actually pedaled nearly 2 minutes longer when they gave themselves a little positive reinforcement. So tell yourself, “I’ve got this.” Then go get it.”
My current script in my head on repeat: This 50 miler is mine, I’ve got this… It’s almost time to eat those hills for breakfast (and lunch.. and maybe an early dinner;). I’m also visualizing myself conquering the elevation and crossing the finish line strong.
What time do you usually eat dinner?
Readers that pack their kid’s lunches… what are some things you put in there. I need some help in the creativity department!
What was the last sports/running/health related book that you read?
Who has a treadmill at home? How often do you use it?