First, thank you SO much for the amazing ideas of things I can do to help Mer out yesterday. I really appreciate them!
Second, I have a new SKYE UPDATE HERE today!
I just cannot get enough of running in the rain in lately;).
Back to the track to get in a little something before our 5k on Saturday (the two girls I’m running with lately are also doing the 5k).
Don’t the Hyperion just look even more beautiful with the track below them?! These are my goto speed shoe for everything from the 400 m to the marathon. They are so light but they give me enough support/structure that my feet still feel taken care of.
We went for a ladder workout and I was very surprised by our mile being as fast as it was (I think it was closer to 5:56 because it beeped a few seconds before I got to the line). I was expecting a 6:10 for that mile because I haven’t gone under a 6 minute mile (besides a downhill one) for years (that I can remember). Running with other people really pushes me big time because I don’t know if I would have gone as fast on my own. Knowing we are all hurting makes it somehow feel easier?!
Ladder workouts are my favorite because you get to check off one distance and move on to the next so you can’t predict how you are going to feel on the next one. I feel like when we do intervals that are the same distance over and over it is harder mentally for me because I know exactly how the next one is going to feel and that scares me a bit ha. So maybe I need to do more of those to build up my mental game.
1 mile, 800 m, 400 m and 200 m with 400 m recovery running. The 200 m killed my legs!
It was a harder workout than last week and we went faster too… building up the speed again! I love seeing our progressions in running, it makes all of the work worth it.
After the track we ran the first mile of our 5k on Saturday (lap 11 below) and it is ALL uphill. 150 feet of climbing in that first mile so I’m going to need to be very smart with my pacing on Saturday so my legs don’t blow up but I’m excited for the challenge.
I came home, got the girls up and going and had some toast and a smoothie (with my BCAA’s mixed in for recovery) and then it was off to take Brooke to school.
Brooke was telling me about her CODING class that they do once a week at her school… so maybe I’ll have her put together a new website for me sometime soon;)
A bit later I met my sis for ‘Core, Core and More Core’ day at Burn Bootcamp. I’m really hoping that some consistency with Burn is going to pay off with racing times!
Skye loves a good routine and the second we walk out of the daycare she reaches for that sanitizer.
While I was at bootcamp I showed my sister this picture below of Skye dumping a bag of Cheerios into my drawer (she did this when I went to use the restroom). My sister’s youngest two are constantly doing these types of things so when my sis was saying goodbye to Skye she told her, “keep up the good work.” My sis and Skye are plotting against me;)
Strutting her stuff.
Homework time went really well…
And then the kids played outside…
While I got in some major weeding. Does anybody else find weeding kind of fun?
Andrew had another day in the classroom going over things. Everyone is happier when he comes home!
Dinner was another extra fancy meal of grilled cheese sandwiches with our favorite bread.
And if you still haven’t added jam to your grilled cheese sandwich then I need you to try that and report back to me by the end of the week. Also, Tilamook cheese is our favorite too.
Finished off the night with a donut from Krispy Kreme at my activity with the youth in my area (in my church I work with the 11-13 year old girls)!
A new Skye update is HERE!!!
Are you a folder or a stuffer when it comes to putting your clothes away in drawers?
-Stuffer as you can see from above Cheerio/stuffed drawer.
What’s your favorite type/brand of bread? Anyone else love Dave’s Killer Bread?
Where have you recently seen progress in your running?
What’s your run today?