Definitely needed to sit on my front porch for a few minutes after yesterday’s run.
It’s been a little over a month since CIM and I decided to go with Emilee and the Runner’s Corner group to do their workout (a lot of them are training for Boston) yesterday.
Those four little triangles below have a lot of memories ha… So many workouts were done here last year.
For months and months last year I got used to my workouts getting faster and faster. That’s what happens with training, we put in the work and while not every workout gets faster, a lot of them do! You get a nice little high when you see that your times that day were faster than they were a few weeks ago.
Yesterday I did a total of 7 miles and for my workout portion I did one normal mile in what was my goal marathon pace followed by a recovery and then one MTC mile (the one that is mostly downhill). Six weeks ago I did 10 MTC miles on average 13 seconds faster per mile than the one mile that I did yesterday… also, yesterday felt MUCH harder than 6 weeks ago. I couldn’t believe it when I finished how I couldn’t keep the pace I recently did for 10 intervals for 1 interval. After thinking about it for a few more miles of easy running, GOING BACKWARDS IS NORMAL! These training cycles build upon each other IF we give our bodies breaks and go backwards for a little while before they build up to be even stronger than they were before. It’s part of the process, it happens to all of us and even the elites have these exact same types of experiences. We can’t always be moving forward in our running/training… there are times of going backwards or being stagnant too and that’s what makes the whole process more challenging and exciting!
A wonderful thing about having a running husband—> when I forget to charge my watch I can just take his. He was excited I set a new record for him with my downhill mile;)
Brooke told me on the drive to school she wishes we could go skiing every single day… I’m pretty excited about how much she loves it already.
How Brooke wanted to pose for the picture:
Skye’s biggest pet-peeve in life… if her socks are on weird at all. The joyful look below is from me fixing the seam across her toes to be perfectly straight.
Skye is really big into reading the same book over and over and over and over again. I have no idea who she gets the desire from to do the exact same thing on repeat until she gets sick of it (okay, me).
Utah got a bit more snow yesterday!
Love those huge snowflakes.
We had leftover soup and mashed potatoes for dinner followed by a granola party. Brooke is clearly not into raisins and almonds…
Me last night (sent to me by Megan D ha):
Back to a few home improvement things. We bought two new ceiling fans to put in our main room but once Andrew took out one of them, we decided (along with help from an IG poll) that we like it better without fans and we will replace them with can lights instead (luckily the other can lights line up perfectly with them).
One last IG post to share today but I think it is really important this time of year when the days are darker and colder to take time to do this things:
Any funny pet-peeves lately?
-Updating any and all electronics… and then I complain about how slow my computer is working;)
Moving forwards, backwards or kind of plateauing with your running right now?
What time did you go to bed last night?
What’s something small that you like to do to boost your mood?