Our January this year has been SO much better weather-wise than it normally is here in January and I’m extremely grateful for that. I love the 20’s.. it’s the teens that are a bit hard for me.
Emilee and I met up for 10 miles of talking… I mean running ha. Isn’t it amazing how you just never seem to run out of things to talk about with your training partners?
We went over to my sister’s house for a little bit. Skye changed dress-up outfits 50 times and Brooke went down the stairs slide (that the kids put together) 50 times.
It feels like the Ikea building is never going to end. I told Andrew that it’s like the adult version of legos so it should be fun. He doesn’t agree.
Brooke is very ready for her room to be done.. we are almost there!
So happy that she is feeling like herself again!
Random story of the day: On Sunday Andrew was talking with a neighbor and mentioned his love for cheesecake… A few hours later and this homemade cheesecake was at our door. This experience really inspired me to do more of this for others—> Find the things that are important to them and act on it.
This cheesecake hit the spot.
Thank you so much for your post recommendations yesterday (and feel free to add more here), I’ll have those for you soon but until then….
We love running and we are extremely grateful for it BUT of course there are a few annoying running things that come with the sport so let’s talk about them for a second:
*When your Garmin tells you to MOVE a few hours after you just finished your long run (picture from my old watch). NO I DO NOT.. I’ll stay on the couch.
*Another old picture but…. WHICH GARMIN IS CORRECT?!? We started our watches within 3 seconds of each other and ran side by side the entire time. .29 miles makes a big difference in your average pace. A lot of runners are stats people and it’s kind of annoying when we don’t know if our stats are right! We need to experiment with my new Garmin to see which one is right.
*Andrew is convinced that our treadmill speed is off (ie he thinks we are running faster than it says). Who knows if it is but HOW WILL WE EVER KNOW EXACTLY how fast/far we go on treadmills because there is a chance they are all off!
*How FAST we can lose our fitness and how crazy long it feels sometimes to get it back. It takes 8 months to build it up and 3 days to lose it (okay, that is beyond dramatic but right now I kind of feel that way)!
*When the weather gets in the way of our PRs on race day;)
*Having to wash your hair more often because we get sweaty from running so much (I swear… If I didn’t run then I would probably wash my hair once every ten days so running forcing me to wash my hair more often is probably best for me).
*How bad it hurts when we take a shower after a run where we were the recipients of some major chafing. The chafing on my inner thighs at CIM really hurt.
*When a timing chip doesn’t work correctly at a race. This happened to me one time at a half marathon and it said that I ran way slower than my Garmin (and the clock when I crossed the finish line) did (by like 15 minutes) but they looked at the videos to figure out what my time was.
*When we get injured by doing something GOOD (running) for our bodies…
*How I can be training for an ultra or marathon yet still get winded walking up stairs while holding Skye. Shouldn’t running just put us in really good shape for everything!?
Anything annoying that you can think of that comes along with your running?
Anyone feel like their treadmill or the treadmill that they use is off and you are actually running faster/slower than it says that you are?!
I’d love to hear something nice that somebody has done for you recently (like our cheesecake situation:)… always need ideas!
Cheesecake… yes or nope? Plain or with toppings?