Sometimes when the alarm goes off and I don’t want to get out of bed, I will tell myself to just get up and get ready for my run and then I can get back in bed for ten minutes. By the time I am all ready to go I no longer want to get back in bed and I head out the door. The amount of mind games I play with myself each day is quite incredible.
Thursday’s run= a challenge run (aka a lot of climbing the day after a speed workout). I made it to my favorite rock… the one that means I climbed three killer hills right in a row.
PS I stopped wearing trail shoes on my trail runs. My ankles aren’t happy in them anymore (I think the ultra did that to me) so I stick with my normal trainers.
My legs were pretty tired from the previous day of 10 x 1k so it was definitely a challenge.
I did a lot of the miles on trails and then some miles with Skye in the jogging stroller and some time with Brooke and Knox on their bikes with me too.
11 miles @ 9:02 average with 1269 ft of climbing. After all of the flats in Cayman, yesterday’s run was quite different.
We’ve reached full blown tantrums over here so that’s been fun;)
But the smiles outweigh the fits by quite a lot.
Also, doesn’t she look like Knox’s twin in this picture?!
THIS Skillet Summer Vegetable Lasagna was a winner for our whole family. This will be a repeat recipe for us!
Andrew thinks it’s funny that I stretch while cooking dinner. My calves are TIGHT.
Time for a few Friday Favorites!
*Taylor Swift’s new album. I can’t stop listening to it.
*I’m trying to up my game a bit with packed lunches this year with the kids;). I bought these lunchbox jokes to put in their lunches and so far they are a huge success along with these sandwich cutters. Off to a good start!
*Lindsey’s interview with Jared Ward. I cannot wait to see what he does in New York this year! His perspective on running has really helped me to get faster and I can’t wait to see what is next for him!
*I am in love with this new Salomon tank (I have Desert Flower)! I’ve worn it twice this week for runs already and will probably wear it again soon ha. It’s lightweight, the color is great and the fit is different than what I normally wear. It’s a win!
*Thanks for the help on a silicone wedding ring for me to wear! I have a feeling I will be wearing this one more often than my real one because it feels so good for running and kid life. I got the QALO ring in my favorite color and I’ll change my nail polish eventually so I don’t look too crazy about the color ha. SO comfortable!
The winner of my running shoes giveaway!
Anything fun you are looking forward to this weekend?
Made any good recipes this week? Share them with me!
Anyone else loving Taylor Swift’s new album or not a fan?
Any tricks that you use to get yourself up and out to run?