Speed workout #1 (of 2) for the week–> done and done!
PS see the shoe in front of Emilee and me? That is our friend that recently qualified for the Olympic Trials at Grandma’s this year. She is training for St. George too. She is fun to chase after and we all have the same coach.
There are so many things that I do to try to run my fastest… I take caffeine before a workout, I wear my light shoes, I put myself to bed extra early (huge bonus of my kids being little, I can go to bed when they do some nights:), I wear my most comfortable clothing and the power bun of course:). These things all really help but I think that my favorite thing to do to try to help me to run faster is this below (love these affirmation cards).
These speed workouts (and normal runs too!) that we all do are hard. They hurt, they make us uncomfortable and it is so easy to get negative (quickly) about them. I love using this idea below so that I enjoy the process even more and the joy helps me to speed up because negative thoughts slow us down big time.
Add some butter to your running, especially the parts that aren’t your favorite:)
Yesterday I added joy to the workout by thinking about how gorgeous the trees were or how thankful I was for all of the sprinklers that were cooling us off when we ran by them. I thought about how nice it feels to not be injured and to have someone right next to me working hard too. PS if adding ‘joy’ to your running is something you really want to do, I cannot recommend enough Deena’s book to help. Her book completely changed my perspective on a lot of things and really helped me to get faster.
We did this same workout (6 x 1 mile) about 6 weeks ago and my miles were on average 23 seconds faster yesterday compared to 5 weeks ago and I felt a lot better. They are downhill and he has us doing that for specific reasons but I was very excited to see that these miles are getting faster and faster (5:26 average for them yesterday).
13 miles total for the day and home before the girls woke up.
Andrew was off for the day and later on we made it over to Burn (I DID IT WAHOO) for core day.
Just some morning yelling to get things started.
My friend sent this to me because of Skye and I am positive we need it:)
I took the girls to the park and due to the fact it is crazy hot right now, we are pretty much living off of ice cream and popsicles over here.
I also picked up more Nanohydr8 because I had used my last one yesterday before my workout and I NEED THIS STUFF (use code HRG20 to get 20% off if you want to try it).
We visited Mer’s house and Brooke loves her little dogs but Skye does not so she stays attached to me the entire time. I think she is confused because Beretta is so big and these guys are small and moving non-stop (<— and maybe they make her feel like they are her competition since she is small and moving non-stop too).
Aren’t these the most beautiful things you’ve ever seen? The Run Happy Launch 6. If we weren’t running trails today, these would be on my feet for my run today.
Kelly sent this to me… HOLY COW! Short stroller runs pushing Skye are hard for me!
I saw this list the other day and I wanted to ask you guys how many points you get?
*I scored 11 (avocado toast, cronut, quinoa, la croix, overnight oats, açaí bowl, rolled ice cream, almond butter, green juice, waffle sandwich and cauliflower rice:). Anything on the list that I haven’t tried that I NEED TO?
How often do you do core work?
How have you added joy to your runs lately?
Little dog fan, big dog fan or both dog fan?