WE DID SPEED IN THE LIGHT OF DAY.
Training for a marathon right after I’ve run a marathon (and an ultra and 50 other races all in one year;) is taking more mental strength than normal for me to get out and train hard… BUT I really think the cold is what is making it so much harder for me than usual lately. Utah is experiencing record lows right now for this time of year.
We decided to do our workout later on in the morning yesterday and just knowing we were going to be able to do it in the light (and warmer than when we run in the dark) made me so excited for it. Long story short, if you are struggling with running motivation during the cold winter months, if you can… try to get out every now and then in the light to run! A little bit of sunshine when it is cold is needed for our mental health too.
Starting speed at 9 rather than 5:something in the morning= you better believe it will be happening as many times as it can over the next 39 days.
Skye giving the wind the same look I gave it during our workout.
Running later than normal made it really nice to have a relaxed morning with Brooke before she left for school. I slept in until 7 and then we got in multiple rounds of Connect 4 while I sipped on my UCAN (my code for a discount is in this post).
Our workout was pretty much entirely flat and we will be doing a major trail run today! Lots of marathon paced miles in the middle of this workout wahoo. And yes, I did get many stares for my shorts selection when it was a ‘feels like’ temperature of 17 degrees. The hardest part of this workout was definitely my breathing because of how cold it was… These cold runs are going to make marathon pace at CIM feel like a piece of cake in December;)
My goal this week is to hit 80 miles wahoo.
Oh and Emilee gets the friend of the year award. I was in a rush out the door to meet her and I forgot a gel and needed one during the run… so she gave me half of hers. I was very thankful.
We celebrated finishing our workout with gas station hot chocolate that tasted like heaven.
We had my sister’s boys over which Skye absolutely loved. What our playroom normally looks like.
Brooke loves to help Beretta accessorize.
And this is what Andrew calls Brooke’s, ‘Hangries Angries’ face.
Leftover lasagna for dinner… PS we both think cold lasagna is delicious.
Followed by this amazing hummus my friend Jenn brought over.
And then a quick trip to the grocery store in our PJs for some soup ingredients for tonight. We are celebrating Halloween with Knox tonight!
Thanks Katie for showing me this clip of JARED WARD on Shark Tank. I definitely will be buying their Meteor (“vibrating, self-heating massage therapy ball designed to facilitate muscular recovery, increase flexibility and help reduce chronic pain, all in a device the size of a softball”). So cool and Jared Ward sure has been busy doing all of this along with getting ready for New York this weekend!
Who is running the New York City Marathon this weekend?
-If you are, here is my recap from 2011. I am SO excited for you. There is nothing like this marathon!
Does trick-or-treating happen where you are at? If it does, what are you passing out this year?
What recovery tools do you use or have at home?
Are you a fan of Shark Tank? Ever bought any products that were featured on the show?