10 miles @ 8:13 average with Emilee to start off my week.
We hit a few slick areas along the way but most of the run was pretty clear of snow.
I’m starting to feel more like myself post-marathon but still have a good amount of time until I’ll be feeling 100% again!
Morning multi-tasking is one of my biggest talents in life.
Fast forward to lunch time and Skye made her way right over to Andrew’s bowl of noodles and meatballs that we had (from Costco). She ate lunch before we did but she always needs to sample whatever we are eating.
My nephew saved the day yesterday. Andrew was at a training and then when I went out to my car with Skye to go pick up Brooke, my keys were locked inside of the car. Luckily, I just called my nephew that can drive and he picked her up and brought her home!
Added some shelves and new hardware to Brooke’s room!
And then my good friend Jenn took me out for dinner and dessert.
Another update on Skye’s NEED for her socks to be on perfectly—> Somehow that doesn’t apply when she wants to walk around with socks and flip flops on for hours.
After our big goals talk yesterday… I just wanted to talk about how TIMING is an important part of the whole process too.
Right after CIM (like, the next day) I signed up for the Mesa Marathon. I have heard AMAZING things about this course and I was determined to use my fitness to get a PR in February because I was disappointed I didn’t get a PR at CIM! Thinking about using my fitness elsewhere made me feel a lot better at the time.
And then 2 days went by and I realized there was NO WAY. I had already done back to back marathons in October and December and my body needed a serious break from marathon training. Why am I telling you this? Just in case you ever don’t do a race that you signed up for. I probably have had about a dozen DNS races and that’s okay (except for when I think about the money I spent on them haha;) because life changes, plans change and sometimes we get injured… but we WILL get to the starting lines of the races that work for us mentally and physically.
But sometimes I just have to laugh at myself for thinking it was possible to jump back into marathon training because with how I have felt after CIM, there is no chance I could run that far in a few weeks. I’ve really been enjoying not being on a schedule and just running what feels right each day.
But SOMEDAY I want to make it to the starting line of this marathon!
Random question of the day…. What is one band/singer that you could never ever get sick of?
Okay, two really random questions… name this movie (I watched it the other night for the 3837th time)!
Missed any races that you have signed up for?!
Anyone reading running the Mesa Marathon?