Isn’t it crazy how on some runs you feel like you can never get into the swing of things? That was yesterday from the start to finish. I was able to hit the workout paces but I just did not ever get into it or feel smooth. I kind of feel like this whole week I’ve been recovering from our trip (like my sister says, you can’t call them vacations when you are bringing little ones;) and just a little out of it. BUT the rough workouts make you so much stronger mentally. If you can complete the workout even when you are not feeling great, you can get those prs on race day because you have proven to yourself that you are not going to quit.
PS finishing a workout when your body tells you to stop due to over training/injury = DON’T DO IT (learn from my mistakes… in 2011 my quads hurt constantly and I continued to do workouts on them and ended up with femoral stress fractures. If there is an injury pain happening then stopping right away is the right/brave/smart/healthy thing to do).
Chasing after Emilee like usual:). I’m getting to know the back of her head very well!
W/U, 6×1 mile, C/D. About 70% of the miles were downhill and I averaged 5:49 for those. I’m guessing flat miles would be closer to 6:05-6:10s.
This is from the workout portion… 13.2 miles total for the day!
Beautiful place to warm-up and cool-down.
Jenn sent us this text afterwards. This workout sounded easy the night before but we all finished completely trashed. I did not try her dare.
When I got home Skye was still asleep and Brooke woke up much earlier than normal. She told me she couldn’t sleep in because she woke up too excited about the popsicles that we made the night before. Food excitement has gotten me up and out of bed many times too.
We picked up Knox and had a bunch of errands to do. When we got to our first one I realized Brooke did not have shoes. It was piggy back rides until we were able to make it to Target to pick up her new favorite shoes (<— we didn’t have time to go home).
Remember when people used to give her a jar of sprinkles on her birthday and those sprinkles made her happier than anything else?
My mom wanted to take some of her grandkids (Skye stayed with me) out for lunch and to see Aladdin. She sent me this picture.
My mom is a brave woman!
Pros and cons of buying a bag of Costco avocados:
Cons= They all turn to the perfect ripeness at the exact same time.
Pros= Your family eating 6 avocados in a 24 hour time period.
Toasted Dave’s Killer Bread + 1 avocado + lemon juice + olive oil drizzling + crushed red pepper flakes.
We went out for some ice cream with my mom and then for dinner we had Slow Cooker Pulled Pork and Garlic Guacamole from Run Fast, Cook Fast, Eat Slow in our tacos!
PS I forgot to share this picture from Andrew’s phone… I think meeting Jack Sparrow at Disneyland made Knox’s life. Also, let’s count how many stains I can get on my sweatshirt that I wish I could blame on the kids;)
Skye is missing Disneyland because she is fearless and had so many chances to climb on things.
Favorite way to eat an avocado (on top of something, plain, mixed with something… give me the details)!
Ever had a stress fracture? Where? How long did it take you to recover?
Cilantro—> Delicious or does it tastes like soap to you?
Favorite distance for intervals?
-I love two mile intervals because they are done at a pace that doesn’t make me see stars as much;)
Where do you buy your produce?
-Mostly Costco but I’m going to start hitting up Sprouts too.