40 miles so far for the week (hopefully I’ll get in another 10 today) which means my goal to hit 80 this week is very likely! The mileage will drop down after this week so this will be my last high high mileage week of this training cycle.
Trail running is hard and then we added another level of hardness by doing it when it was completely dark outside for 74% of the run. I almost fell 6 times even though I had my headlamp on.
My legs and body were pretty tired from the previous day’s workout so each mile was earned yesterday big time. Our coach sent us out to run a trail with a section called Grizzly which I had never done before.
Ignorance is bliss.
See about 23 minutes into the run? We climbed 380 ft in .37 miles right there. I definitely took a hiking break but the goal is to get up it as fast as you can.
My goal for next week = get up Grizzly without stopping to hike. My legs hurt during that climb in a way that I’ve never experienced before ha.
Hills (ehhh mountains;) are speedwork in disguise.
Luckily, it was dark during Grizzly so I couldn’t see the top from the bottom and how high up we were about to go.
Finished with 12.09 miles and 1215 ft of climbing.
My running partner hooked me up again with more garden tomatoes. I added them to red onions, corn, avocado and salt and then I put it on top of the recipe I put in this post (a cheese/rice/bean/chicken dish) and it was heavenly.
The afternoon was full of soccer games and practices.
Luckily Skye is a fan of them because she is spending a lot of time at the fields.
Making a big batch of Turkey Trot Meatballs from this cookbook is always a good idea. We got home from the game and heated them up and made some pasta really quick for a fast and easy dinner.
Say hello to the two newest members of the chess club at school:)
Found this in Brooke’s backpack and it made my day.
And the other thing that made my day… a new weighted blanket. My last one suddenly came apart in a bunch of areas and there were beads EVERYWHERE. I’ll let you know my thoughts on my new one after about 50 hours of sleeping under it. I am a weighted blanket addict.
Onto a completely different topic than normal… It has been on my mind a lot and I’d love to hear your thoughts about it.
Have you seen the new thing from Weight Watchers? It’s a weight loss app for kids. When I first saw a headline about it I thought it was a weird joke, I thought that there was absolutely no chance on the planet that this would ever be created. It makes me so sad to think that children are being targeted and told they need to diet and become fixated on every little thing they eat.
You can sign a petition here to help end this app! This is just so so sad. I struggled with body image enough as a teenager, I can’t even imagine what this app would have done to me! #ChildrenNeedLoveNotDiets
Have you heard about the Kurbo app? What are your thoughts?