Emilee and I took out any and all uphills (our coach wants our easy runs to be as easy as can be with no hills this week) for our run yesterday to help our legs to feel more ready for a huuuuuugggggeeeee workout today.
This week is kind of an experiment to see if I can keep up with workout paces with high mileage! It will be interesting to see how it goes and whether I’ll keep up with higher mileage in the future when we have big workouts or if I’ll need more time to adapt into the high mileage + high intensity. So far I feel great but I’m also writing this before I run my mile repeats today;)
PS I have been REALLY loving the Levitate 2s lately… I just love the bounce they give me.
Back home for some cheesy eggs with avocado and smoothies.
And then we were out!
We lasted at this park for 47 minutes before we went home for popsicles to cool off.
I should have cleaned the guac off of the packaging for the picture but I LOVE these little guac packets from Costco. I love homemade guac more but it’s so nice to have these on hand and add them to whatever you are eating.
At night I do my best worrying (I’m pretty much a professional) and I just haven’t been able to shake my worry about going to Grand Cayman with Skye. There will be a pool where we are staying and I’ve just kept feeling like I need to do some things about my worry rather than just tell myself to stop worrying. Andrew and I will always be with her but we’ve bought an alarm for her to wear when we aren’t in the pool that goes off if it gets wet, we bought a leash for her (if you’ve met Skye then you know this is a necessity for a trip/the airport) and BEST OF ALL—> I found an incredible woman that is going to give her private swim lessons daily until we leave. She has been doing this for decades and is confident that Skye will be able to learn how to flip onto her back and float by the time we leave. The lessons will be focusing on safety precautions not swimming (she is still a bit young for that) but I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my chest!
Another bonus is that we just get to walk back and forth to the lessons. She will be giving the big kids some refresher courses too!
Afterwards we started getting Brooke all ready for school which starts soon. We found Brooke’s old backpack and Skye ended up wearing it for a few hours because she wanted to be just like Brooke.
A few random things to talk about!
*My parents just got home from Hawaii! They had a fabulous trip and I am so happy they were able to get away for a bit!
*They brought back the best chocolates out there.
*A proud parenting moment—> Skye will now take her dirty clothes to the laundry basket when we ask her to. It gave me goosebumps the first time she did it;)
*Keeping my legs happy. Andrew is very invested in my training too:).
*I came across this old picture Brooke and me and it just made me really happy.
*My sister has been hard at work redoing her entire kitchen and the living areas… Get excited for the before and after post in the next few weeks. She really needs her own tv show after this one! She knocked down walls, put in all of the cabinetry and so much more.
*Did you see that Des Linden and Jared Ward announced they will be running the New York City Marathon in November? Two of my very favorite runners and how cool would it be if they both won?
Are you a worrier or not so much?
-I feel like during the day I don’t but then when night hits and the kids go to bed… boom!! Definitely something I need to work on.
Ever been to Hawaii? Which island?
Who will be running NYCM this year?
What is the best part about your Wednesday?