Morning! Yesterday we had Andrew’s parents with us which was a blast.
Brooke insists on carrying Skye as much as possible!
On Saturday Brooke and I went up to Sundance during Skye’s nap.
How Brooke waits in line because her legs were tired from the blue runs that she has been doing… Tired legs don’t stop her from wanting to ski as long as she can.
We stopped at Great Harvest afterwards because it just felt like the right thing to do;)
It was warm enough at home for the girls to play outside wahoo!
Later on we met up with Andrew’s parents at Chick-fil-A to eat dinner and let the girls play there. My brothers call the below goodness, ‘Andrew Soup’ because he could eat it with a spoon because he loves it so much.
When I first started blogging everyone that I followed was blogging 2-3 times a day and so I did the same thing and loved it! Over the years blogging has changed more and more and I might be the only one still blogging every day ha. I just recently decided I’m going to stop my Sunday blog posts and it’s going to feel quite weird for me for a bit since I am so used to blogging about each day (for almost TEN YEARS NOW) but let’s just see how it goes. I’ll include my previous week’s training on Monday’s posts now! I’m sure I’ll be posting on Instagram on Sundays still!
From last week:
Monday: 8 miles @ 8:07 average
Tuesday: 7 miles @ 7:57 average
Wednesday: 10 miles @ 7:03 average with 4 hilly miles in the middle @ 6:35 average. I was very excited about that workout afterwards! My legs are ready to work again.
Thursday: 12 miles @ 8:12 average
Friday: 8.7 miles @ 8:08 average
Saturday: 12 miles (most of them with friends) @ 7:28 average with 2 miles @ 6:20 average in the middle. Trying to make those 6:xx paces feel a little more familiar again!
57.7 miles for the week!
Do you ever think about how your running influences the rest of your lifestyle? Sometimes I just have to laugh when I am doing something that is probably ridiculous to non-runners but I do it because running leaks into the rest of my life and I kind of love that.
*When I travel, I pack double of what the average person would be taking on a trip because I NEED two different types of running shoes, all of my gear and running clothes to come along with me to explore a new city.
*I think/plan all about how a certain dinner will effect my digestion for the next morning:). I am very careful the night before monster workouts or races with what I eat because I don’t want to be making stops! A lot of my food and hydrating is influenced by my running when I’m training really hard.
*When I see a number on my kitchen clock (ie for me whenever it is 2:44 pm) and it gives me butterflies… Okay, maybe this is just something that I do but I hope other people also see running numbers/goals when they look at the clock too:)
*I have a permanent Garmin watch tan line on my arm… it stays year round;)
*I have so much more laundry to do every week and especially in the winter when Andrew and I are both going through a few layers a day.
*When I drive on a new road or in a new area I think all about what type of run I would like to run on that road… oh this one would be perfect for a wave tempo or 90 second hill sprints here would get me so strong or I could do every easy run ever on this road because of how gorgeous the scenery is here.
*I have a daily alarm on my phone that reminds me to stretch or foam roll every night.
*If I’m at a shopping center and there are two stores in front of me (ie a Nordstrom and a store with running clothes), I will always choose to go into the running clothes store first.
*I’m less motivated to wash my hair just because I know I’m going to get it sweaty again in the morning ha.
*I meet my friends in front of a bunch of busses at 3:30 in the morning on some Saturday mornings.
*I talk about running A LOT with my friends… probably because a lot of them are runners too!
*For every one normal book I read, I read at least one (or two) running books.
*Even when I’m not running I’m still wearing running socks… Not sure if I own any normal socks other than a few of the no-show kind.
*I’m very invested in (and have their PRs and race schedules memorized;) runners I’ve never even met from all over the world via their social media accounts.
*When a person asks me how far away something is from the area we live within a 10 mile radius I can pretty much tell them the exact distance because of my daily runs! I could also tell them where every restroom and drinking fountain is within 10 miles.
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DAD! Hopefully he slept in until at least 3 this morning (he usually starts work earlier than that because he says he is too excited to get working to sleep any longer ha) and I can’t wait to bring him some Dots and give him a big hug.
What are some ways that running influences the rest of your life?
Have any speed workouts this week? Give me the details! I’m trying to figure one out for my week!
Most delicious think you ate this weekend?
Is it starting to feel a little bit more like spring where you live?