I am very very excited about something so I’ll just start out the post with it rather than talk about things in order about yesterday! I had a meeting yesterday to go over everything about coaching for Brooke and Knox’s school’s cross-country team. We start in April and I am just beyond excited. When I got an email about the school needing a new coach I replied back within 12 seconds. The school usually gets about 100-150 kids to sign up for this program each year and I cannot wait to help these kids grow in their love for running, the outdoors and doing hard things together.
I will be sharing how I will be doing things on the blog just in case there is anyone reading that wants to start a similar program where they are too!
(PS I wear this $16 sweatshirt ((they have a lot of different options of what is on the front)) many times a week ha… it is so comfortable)
Okay, let’s chat about the run. We really weren’t sure how we were going to feel because Saturday’s trail run fatigue was still hanging around in our legs… BUT surprisingly Emilee and I both felt excellent. It was so nice to feel a quick turnover again in our legs… we felt in control of the pace rather than just hanging on! We had a lot of 200m intervals to complete and Emilee did the same workout in September (I didn’t do it because of my calf) and we did it 3 seconds faster per interval yesterday which our coach was very happy about.
I hid my w/u and c/d shoes in the trees during the workout portion and that worked out nicely.
It was a beautiful morning and the weather was absolutely perfect.
We have a little bit different perception when it comes to temperatures;).
Afterwards we went straight to Runner’s Corner to talk to our coach and finalize the last few weeks of training with him. He said he knows we can hit this goal BUT things really will all have to come together on race day and that we need to remember, it’s going to be really really really hard.
We loaded up on snacks first before talking:
He had this out:
In the 2.2 minutes it took me to get dressed in my bedroom next to the bathroom, Skye got out my makeup and had some fun with it. I am just amazed at how quietly she can fulfill these tasks.
The rest of our day was pretty low-key.
And Brooke has been working hard knitting a little dress for her stuffed llama which she finished yesterday.
And a random story:
*On Monday night I put Skye in her crib and when I left the room she started screaming like crazy (which is not normal for her) so I went back in the room and she was pointing to the sound machine and yelling MAMA. The sound machine was on a different setting than it normally was and so I switched it to the normal setting and she laid down with a smile on her face. Andrew says that the girls in our family are VERY particular about our sleeping habits and are not okay when something is off haha. He is very right, we just love our sleep.
Anybody reading NOT like to sleep?
-Just wondering for Andrew because he does not like sleeping… mostly just the ‘falling asleep’ part of the whole thing.
On average, how long does it take you to fall asleep?
Anybody else helping out with any programs at the schools near them? I would LOVE to hear about them (and any elementary school tips:)!
Do you tend to overdress, underdress or dress perfectly for your runs?