7.3 miles with Emilee and I felt like garbage. We averaged an 8:06 pace and my stomach and legs were just not feeling good at all. I’m going to take this as a sign that they are just getting feeling like junk out of the way so that on Saturday they feel much better;)
But then again if I feel like I did yesterday on Saturday—> “You don’t train to feel your best, you train to be at your best when you feel your worst.” All of the miles we put in aren’t to guarantee that we feel amazing on race day, those miles/workouts during training help us to keep moving forward when things are really hurting during the race.
Over the years I have learned to go into a race knowing that there are going to be points where I hurt very very badly (not injury pain, just fatigue/cramps/etc). I think I used to go into a race hoping, praying and wishing that I will feel great the whole time as I go for my goal and then when things started crumbling, I didn’t know how to cope with it. Now I expect to feel good and bad and everything in between throughout the race and come up with ways to handle it so when the pain train shows up I will say hello and keep moving forward because runner’s aren’t afraid of pain.
PS I miss my iPod nano very much.
PPS the above picture is from my most positive split race ever:
Instead of showering right after my run I sat down and got my recovery boots on and Skye brought me over some perfume. I think she was trying to tell me that I should have showered first.
I’m not ready for her to be able to open doors yet…
The only way to make sure that I make dinner = do it during Skye’s nap and then put it in the fridge.
Brooke and I made Marathon Lasagna from Run Fast. Eat Slow. Brooke recently told me she wants to be a chef when she grows up and I would really love that. I would volunteer to be her #1 taste tester.
Later on the cousins came over to play.
Skye went through FOUR outfits yesterday haha! She and Andrew went on a few errands. Andrew has trained her to give a kiss goodbye before she leaves.
We went to Aladdin and it was INCREDIBLE. Skye lasted for about an hour and then Andrew and I switched off with her.
It may not look pretty but this lasagna was amazing. Spinach, sweet potatoes, ground turkey, ricotta and much more… and the best part is that we have enough for dinner tonight too:)
Time to get the legs moving for a mini workout before the race. The intervals are going to be short but I am sure they are going to burn nicely.
And just a few you knows…..
*You know you are tired when one morning you rub CONDITIONER on your legs because you thought it was your Bath and Body Works lotion that you were rubbing all over yourself.
*You know Andrew is busy when it takes us over a week to catch up on the latest Bachelorette episode…
Andrew is trying to find a good selection of filling/nutritious snacks that he can take to work each day. I made him a batch of Superhero muffins for this week to take and we would LOVE to hear what you guys take to work each day. Share what snacks work for you during your work day?
Those of you that have the Run Fast. Eat Slow cookbook, what are your favorite dinner recipes from it?
Is anybody watching Bachelorette this season? What do you think?
Ever had a race with a big positive split? Which one was it?