Goodness gracious you guys are the absolute best. Thank you for all of your comments yesterday and for letting me chat with you about every little thing I have ever felt. I’m very grateful for our friendships and helping each other through the lows and celebrating the highs together.
Yesterday was fueled by so much caffeine ha.
I met up with the crew bright and early and we ran on over to our favorite track. PS my run on Tuesday was with Emilee = 8.27 miles @ 7:48 average.
Yesterday our coach just wanted to see where we were at with a 200m, 400m, 800m and 1 mile (with downhill in it to get the leg turnover really moving) as we go into our training. The 200m, 400m and 800m were at the track and the first two felt terrible but the 800 felt surprisingly kind of comfortable. The mile felt pretty doable too until the last .2 of the mile.
During these intervals my mouth would go so so so dry… cotton mouth 100%! Does this ever happen to you?
For the recoveries we could take as long as we wanted so we walked for a few minutes (and jogged to where the mile started for the last interval) between each one. Thank you Maddie for the much needed glucose during the workout. This stuff was delicious and I’m not really a big honey person.
Later on my strength training took place by pushing the kids around in this. It was so great to see Knox after five days!
And then Skye tripped as she was walking and because her face hit a ledge, she now has a black eye. We both cried but at least those were the only tears from me yesterday (fun fact: crying makes all of my fake eyelashes fall out ha).
Cousins were over all day and plenty of popsicles were eaten!
Andrew getting home from work is definitely a part of the day that we all really look forward to.
Meal planning will resume next week! It’s been crazy over here with family in town so I haven’t had time to cook but these street tacos were heavenly.
Finished up with these beauties that a sweet friend brought over. They. Hit. The. Spot.
Andrew has been getting in his runs after his shifts the last few weeks. Seeing him do that is just so incredible to me. I feel like running 4 miles after 13 hours on your feet at work is equivalent to 40 miles. Andrew is all about the treadmill this summer because that way he can just zone out to a movie (he loves watching movies on repeat) while getting in some miles.
Random but I came across invitations from Brooke’s 1st bday party. How do they change so much so quickly?
A few weeks ago when I went to girls camp there was a quote that was said that really stuck with me. I’ve heard the first part “there is no growth in the comfort zone” but I don’t remember hearing the second part before that day, “there is no comfort in the growth zone.” This quote makes a workout or raceway more exciting to me thinking about the fact that during it (or during something hard in life) I am entering the growth zone. I need ALL the growing possible in life and on the roads. If we view the hard things as our growth zone then we know there won’t be comfort there but who wants comfort when we GET THE CHANCE to grow and get stronger.
Do you like watching movies on repeat or are you a one and done kind of person?
How does being upset change your running?
Any quotes that you’ve come across recently that have really stuck with you?
Favorite chocolate covered item?