I think our training must be working. In June I ran the AF 1/2 marathon and felt dead for at least a week afterwards. After the the Timp 1/2 marathon (pretty much the same course as AF) last weekend and running pretty much the exact same time plus 13 miles afterwards… I have surprisingly felt really great. I haven’t been sore or feeling trashed at all like I did in June (on Sunday I did feel pretty tired from the 3:30 a.m. alarm clock though). I think our bodies are adapting to the paces and the hard workouts nicely… or maybe the delayed onset muscle soreness is going to hit me today.
Monday: 10.3 miles @ 8:27 average
Tuesday: 10.2 miles @ 8:10 average
This week our coach wants us to get that mileage UP but keep the intensity lower as we recover from last Saturday so that is exactly what we are doing. My goal is to get to 65-70 miles this week.
Our coach also has another goal for us… PULL-UPS. Never in my entire life have I been able to do one unassisted but I just started working on them and I am going to master them and get stronger. Thank you to my pull-up assist bands to help me build up to them. Without the bands I can pretty much raise myself about an inch so I’ve definitely got some work to do.
This is the quote our coach gave us to think about this week. I love it… keep working hard!
And now for a bunch of bullet points of things I’ve been meaning to tell you.
*Turns out that Andrew and I aren’t plant people. We tried and next year hopefully we can find some fake plants for our pots that look nice and stay alive looking.
*Sometimes for a date you just pick up grocery store sushi, grab a Fresca and watch a movie at home while Skye naps and the big kids are playing at their friend’s house.
*We watched Always Be My Maybe on Netflix and absolutely LOVED IT. Andrew is blocking his face because he didn’t want to admit to tearing up (and feeling goosebumps) at the end of the movie.
*I stand firmly behind my opinion that this is in fact the best chocolate chip cookie recipe. They are dense and soft and delicious and I do not know how I went 33 years of life without them.
*My aunt sent this to me hahaha:
*Jess (one of my best friends that I met at college at BYU Hawaii) has been in town and it’s been so fun to spend time with her. She brought these to the pool and I cannot believe how good they are. This bag from Costco is way better than the Trader Joe’s version of them IMO.
*We make the slow cooker chicken with purple cabbage slaw and garlic guac from Run Fast at least once a week. The flavors are just all so good and they are perfect for leftovers too.
*Andrew has been working a bunch of shifts in a row and Knox is at Lake Powell this week so it’s been just the three of us a lot.
*You better believe it made my day that the girls had twinner hairstyles.
*We hit up the library and Miss Independent needs to be doing everything herself lately.
*We hit up Jamba Juice with a gift card which made them taste even more delicious. Skye takes her smoothie drinking very seriously.
*If it seems like I’m talking about food a little bit more than normal it’s because I am and that is because MARATHON TRAINING HUNGER HAS RETURNED. Next to Jamba Juice there is a Great Harvest and when you buy bread there they give you a slice of fresh bread slathered with butter and it completed the perfect afternoon together.
*Andrew keeps telling me that he can’t wait to buy me a new St George print for a new time with a 2:XX:XX and I wouldn’t hate that either… PS I keep my ultra award out too because it is quite fancy and that was definitely a one and done thing for me so I’ll just keep celebrating that ha.
Can you do pull-ups? Have you ever been able to do pull-ups?
Have a current fitness goal? Tell me about it!
Any good Netflix recommendations for me?
Feelings on Fresca? Do you like La Croix? Do you like soda in general?