After writing 4,841 blog posts (not an exaggeration… seriously, that many blog posts) I still can’t think of a great sentence to start off a post so let’s keep the tradition going today haha!
The morning started off with 8 miles with Emilee and it wasn’t as arctic cold as last week so I was pretty thrilled about that.
Skye woke up in quite the mood but her hair made my morning.
I went in to see Dr. Bennett to help me get my body ready to TRAIN again. After school we went on a bike ride (Skye was in the bike trailer).
And for dinner we made zoodles again. This is our favorite spiralizer!
Grilled chicken, Alfredo sauce with a side of Andrew’s biggest smile and a chocolate chip cookie for dessert.
During marathon recovery= all of the candy and Diet Coke. During marathon training= all of the nutrients, fats, protein, carbs and see ya later to the below goodness. My running feels so much better without it and I want to do everything I can to show up to the starting line on December 8th knowing I did everything I could to prepare well for the race.
I’ll miss you frozen Charleston Chews.
I feel like Skye is going to learn how to ride a bike a few years before Brooke and Knox did. She just wants to be doing exactly what they are doing at all times.
The other day I was thinking about the fact that I had signed up for CIM back in 2013 and was really excited to go and shoot for a sub 3 marathon there. I was hitting new prs in the shorter distances and things were going really well with my training and then boom….
I quit training. This was all just a few months after I filed for divorce and I was really struggling. After training for a little while I decided to focus on healing rather than marathon training and I’m glad I did but it was a hard decision! I wish I could have seen back then when I made that decision how much life would have changed 6 years down the road and that I WOULD make it to the starting line of this marathon eventually.
Screenshot from a blog post back then before I hit the next portion of the grieving cycle and couldn’t handle marathon training anymore:
To kind of go along with the above thought, I came across this in a church talk I was reading last night and I couldn’t agree more. I truly believe that sorrow prepares you for joy.
Has anyone every used the marathon time conversion on FindMyMarathon? Is it pretty accurate for you? I was excited when I compared my St. George time to CIM and I’m hoping it is right and that it is just a little bit faster of a course!
I pretty much have CIM memorized by now because I’ve watched this YouTube video of the course a few times.
Do you like to try new courses or do you stick more to the ones that you know?
Dropped out of any races in the past? Ever had a chance to go back and do them?
What’s the fastest race course that you have done (aka flat or lots of downhill) or the slowest race course that you have done (aka lots of ups etc)?
What are you making for dinner tonight?