Good morning and I hope your weekend was a great one! I officially hit my most tired portion of my training cycle yesterday so I’ll be taking my runs very easy today and tomorrow and sleeping as much as possible.
Just a normal Sunday for us that included a nap during Skye’s nap. I woke up thinking it was the middle of the night. PS during marathon training my dreams are even crazier and feel more real compared to when I’m not training… does this happen to anybody else?
The kids were very excited about the car they made while I napped.
And then we went over to my sister’s house for my nephew’s bday. Skye was very specific about the outfit she wanted to wear to the party.
I can’t believe how old he is now….
When I first started blogging, this was how young he was (does anybody remember when he used to walk on his toes like this?):
Time for some running things I have to tell you:
*I loved a quote from the guy on the very left of this picture. He has a marathon pr of 2:32 and he said something awesome about that fine line that marathon training takes us to (pushing hard enough but not overtraining)…”When in doubt, don’t burn out.” It’s always better to be a little undertrained than 1% overtrained. We have to be smart about where we are at, how our bodies are feeling and not push ourselves too far because it’s REALLY hard to come back from that!
*I just keep looking at this screenshot that I took because I can’t wait to be on the plane flying to the race! We fly in on Saturday morning and leave Sunday afternoon so it will be short but so so sweet!
*MEET-UP INFO FOR CIM (I hope I get to meet anyone going to the race)! I will be at (and a guest for) Tina’s LIVE show at the expo at 2:30! Come come come come come!
*I just wanted to share one more love note about the Ghost 12s. I honestly get so excited to put them on each time because they are so soft and comfortable. We are putting in a lot of mileage and speed so to have a shoe that just feels like a cloud/luxurious on my easy days is just what my body needs. They are smooth, fit my foot so well and still give me a little spring with each step. If you are looking for a great trainer, I highly recommend these.
*My friend is brilliant and she had her legs elevated WHILE using recovery boots… double the recovery!
*So I’ve told you all about how much I love my watch BUT I found something about it that I do not like one bit. IT DOESN’T BELIEVE IN MY RACE DREAMS (even though I’ve run faster times ((without stopping)) for each distance with this exact watch?! Has anybody had this problem with their watch?
*I have found a really great sports massage person in my area (Dr Bennett recommended him for what I was dealing with… he does a lot of soft tissues muscle realignment) and he made a calf issue and hamstring issue completely disappear for me. BUT he hasn’t been able to figure out my plantar yet because it’s been on and off for a long time now. I have found that the best thing I can do for it, is sleep with this rather annoying boot for as long as my body will let me each night. I fall asleep so fast that it doesn’t bother me until it wakes me up at some point and I throw it off and fall right back to sleep. I usually get 4-5 hours with it a night and those hours are helping it to heal properly more and more. This video helps to explain why it helps!
*This article from Lauren Fleshman, “I Changed My Body for My Sport. No Girl Should” is a must-read. A lot of change needs to happen.
Ever had plantar fasciitis problems? What helped you?
Do you remember your dreams often? Are they pretty realistic?
Anyone able to come to the meet-up at the expo? I would love to see you!
What’s your run today?!?