We are here!
I didn’t wake up before my flight to run because I decided that sleep after my 20 x 400m workout was more important.
Turns out that flying without Skye is a very different experience than flying with Skye, ha! The plane ride went by quickly and was very relaxing… which felt weird.
I got to the headquarter a little bit before everything started so I walked around for a little while and then…
Tried on running shoes because a girl can never have too many running shoes;)
It was a gorgeous day and I swear I bring Seattle some good luck because every time I come it never rains.
Things started off with an amazing lunch. If only this was my lunch every day… We focused on footwear for the day (can’t share anything yet but exciting things are coming) and learned so much from the footwear creators. These people are brilliant and so focused on Brooks purpose—> To enable everyone to run their path to a better self! We also had a tour through the run test lab where they start with a square of foam and then over about 2 years of work their amazing shoes are created. The work they put into each detail to make sure we can run happy is just the best.
Then we hit a park up for a little run with some strides. I did a total of 1.75 miles and hopefully I can get in some miles this morning!
Our coach for the day—> Shadrack Biwott! He ran a 2:12:01 in New York, he was 3rd place in 2018 at Boston and has a 1/2 marathon pr of 1:01:24! We did a warm-up mile and then we went through some drills to get our glutes working. He talked about how important that is to do before a workout/race because if the glutes aren’t working, the other smaller muscles are doing too much work and they fatigue. He also spent a lot of time talking to me about how necessary it is to keep our easy runs (about 80% of our runs) EASY. He doesn’t go over 130 bpm on his easy runs and I’m going to start paying more attention to my heart rate on my easy runs and copy him. He said his running changed entirely once he started taking his easy days seriously.
Dinner was at the Mbar on the roof. The views were spectacular!
And dessert at the hotel was perfection. Caramel + graham + chocolate is heavenly.
Hey you guys! I have a few favorite things to share with you today:
*I almost cried tears of joy when I saw my new Koala Clip! I use this thing for EVERY run and having it personalized for my race (which you can have for your races too) made me so happy. I don’t know how I brought my phone with me on my runs without this. I don’t even feel my phone on me when I use it. Also, HRG10 will get you 10% off on a Koala Clip for you!
*My running partner told me about how much her kids loved this wireless bluetooth karaoke microphone so I grabbed one for our kids and they are obsessed. I probably should get two so Brooke and Knox can sing together at the same time. The microphone is connected to your phone so you just play the music from your phone and the sound is great, they love the lights and you can find them after school on our window seats singing Aladdin all afternoon.
*I forgot where I first saw this but I read it and LOVED IT. Let’s do the HORSESHOE.
*How I drink 99% of my water lately. I love this tumbler so so much and it’s really helping me to stay hydrated with all of the miles.
*Okay, this is a definite favorite. I bought this hair waver for Brooke’s hair and it works SO well. The waves hold for 2-3 days and it takes about 1/5th of the time that it takes to curl her hair with a curling iron. The waves are so cute on her and I just love it. I’m trying it on my hair next!
What are you looking forward to this weekend?
If you could run with any pro runner… who would it be?
Do you use a curling iron or straightener or anything on your hair most days of the week?
-I go through phases of curling my hair every day for a week and then not curing it for 6 weeks.
Water bottle or cups—> how do you get your water in each day?