I ran for .7 miles yesterday during boot camp!! The girls (no school) came with me and played with their friends at the kid’s club.
It was core day at boot camp but in between the sets they had us go out and run to the corner and back. It felt very strange to run again but nothing was hurting so I was very happy about that! I’ll probably get in a run on Saturday (<–2 weeks post-ultra) and then 2-3 runs the following week finished off with 26.2 miles on the 15th.
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We got home, I took a shower and when I was getting ready something heavy dropped directly on my one toenail that nearly fell off from my ultra. There was blood and I saw stars ha… That ultra did some serious damage to that toe and I do not recommend dropping something onto a toe like mine:). I’m going to wear steal toe shoes from now until Boston to avoid anything touching that toe!
Also, my Garmin 935 finally ran out of juice. I charged it for my ultra, used it for 9 hours on GPS mode during the race and for the last 1.5 weeks I wore it around daily and to bootcamp without charging it again until today. I LOVE the charge on this watch.
Andrew takes the NCLEX on Friday! He is studying like crazy. His interview is today (cross your fingers for him)!
Brooke had a friend over. I think Skye was a little jealous of her paying attention to somebody else so she made sure to join right in with them.
It was raining outside so I took the girls to a play place after lunch (<—leftovers) for ice cream and playing. Skye got a hold of one of the ice cream cones.
PJs and a bath for Skye by 5 pm is a normal occurrence because her clothes are usually too dirty to wear anymore by then;)
When I was making our pancakes for dinner last night it reminded me of something that I did for the first time in my life—> I TURNED DOWN a pancake. At mile 33 of my ultra the volunteers offered to bring me over a pancake. At that point I couldn’t even imagine eating one and I told them no thank you. Pancakes are in my top 5 favorite (most eaten) foods ever so that’s how I know I was super nauseated at that point in the race. I did eat bacon from the volunteers. It didn’t taste good but I ate it because I knew I needed the salt.
From this point forward, I’ll never turn down a pancake again.
I have a few very random items to discuss:
*I’ve had a few people ask me what I am using for my skin care now. This is what I bought from the girl that I saw (minus the Elta MD… I’ve used that for my sunscreen for a while now). I haven’t had any new zits (which isn’t usual for me at all) since the beginner chemical peel on Saturday. I’m sure all of these things will take some time to really kick in but I’ll keep you posted. I go back in in a few weeks and I’ll write down more of the things she tells me about the process that we are using. One thing I am definitely learning through this process is that one thing might work for one person and not the other so I hope I am one step closer to figuring it out. PS this stuff is kind of pricey (I used my race winning $ towards it:) but I found it on Amazon here too if you are interested. I’ll post some before and after if it works in the future too. I haven’t bought her eye recommendations for me yet but I’m using everything else she recommended for me. PS I LOVE how the Face Serum feels each time I put it on.
*Yesterday I was thinking about what my running plans are for this summer. After Boston I will be doing the Indy Mini Marathon in May and then this summer I want to test myself in shorter races before the fall. I’m excited to challenge myself in a completely different way than what I have done for a long time. I want to try some 5ks and 10ks and use those as my speed work sessions each week. I also have my eye on a few half-marathons too.
Basically I just want to try every different distance in a 12 month period of time from the 5k to the 50 miler:). I’m having a lot of fun switching things up and getting out of my comfort zone (the 5k is completely out of my comfort zone). This 5k hurt so so bad below (2013). PS I am really excited to see if consistent (for the first time in my life?) strength training will help me get faster this summer.
*From Shoe Dog… “Life is growth.” I think this is one of my absolute favorite parts about running. We get to see so much growth!
*Did you follow the Barkley Marathon this last weekend? Zero finishers again! If you haven’t watched the Barkley Marathon documentary on Netflix yet, you need to!
*My running partner sent me this from the book she finished reading, “Think Like a Warrior.” Think about this in terms of your running:
*A hello from Beretta. She is happy because our fence was fixed so she is able to run around with the kids back there for hours.
*Random question of the day… has anyone tried the street taco kit from Costco? It looks like the easiest dinner ever but I just want to know if it is as delicious as it looks!
Those of you that started strength training consistently in the last few years… did it make a big difference in your running? How so?