I had 10 miles and a sports massage to get in before taking Brooke to school so I was VERY grateful for friends that wanted to run crazy early too.
We might have been a little tired in the beginning when we thought we saw a cougar but thankfully it really was just a deer ha. And I’m so grateful to Utah for having a normal fall again because my attitude towards training has completely changed again. The crazy cold was making me dread each workout and now the 30something degrees is making me excited again for them.
20 x 400m—> HERE WE COME TODAY. I averaged 82 seconds for 20 x 400m in September so let’s see how today goes!
The extra sunlight is helping a lot too. After my run I went in and had my right leg worked on and he did amazing. He worked a lot on my hip flexor and knee which he thinks is causing all of the calf problems and I walked out of there feeling 100% again. PS my calf hasn’t hurt during my runs at all… it’s just been before or after but yesterday after the massage it felt great again all day.
Fast forward until later on in the morning and Andrew, Skye and me got in the car to go do a few errands. My phone will tell me how long it will take to get to a place that it thinks I am going to go to based on the time of day….
This popped up on my phone and Andrew laughed so hard. I guess I go there a lot so we took my phone’s cue and went for it.
I didn’t take a picture of my first dinner (leftovers & roasted veggies) but second dinner of a grilled cheese sandwich with jam on top was heavenly. We put our cheese in the middle of the bread and put it in the microwave to melt it first and then put some butter on the outsides of the sandwich and then cook it in a pan. It makes the perfect grilled cheese.
And I think an epsom salt bath is just going to have to happen nightly leading up to this marathon. My body is feeling the months of training and I need as much recovery as possible.
It’s been a while since I last covered any tangents so let’s get them rolling again:
*On Monday night I heard my doorbell ring and I opened the door to find my niece and sister with fettuccine alfredo for me. This has been my favorite meal lately and this spoke to my soul. People are the best.
*Just in case you are wondering, these gels don’t explode if you put them through the wash and dryer… oops.
*Andrew has been practicing a lot doing Skye’s hair and he is just getting better and better at it!
*I think for Christmas we are just going to get a big box of costumes for Skye because she wants to change in and out of them all day.
*SO many amazing tips, strength ideas and form help from this account.
*Brooke and Knox taught Skye how to play hide and seek so now Skye wants to hide all of the time… so that’s been fun;)
*I’ve been reading everything possible about CIM’s course! Those of you that have had PRs at CIM… could you let me know if you had negative splits or even splits? I’ve really got to be smart about pacing so I get to GO on that final 10k!
Have any tangents to share with me today? I would love to hear them!
Put anything in your washer or dryer that you shouldn’t have put in your washer or dryer?
What is your favorite type of pasta?
Whoever has run CIM… tell me about how you paced it!