FIRST, I’m excited to tell you that I’m teaming up with statelytype.com to design some amazing new running-themed tees + tank tops (including an update of my “I’m sorry for what I said at Mile 20 (or Mile 10 for the 1/2 Marathon)” tanks). Go on over to their IG HERE and share any creative input that you have and they will use that as they design them! At the end of the week they will have everyone vote on their favorites so make sure you are following them to be part of the process!
7 miles solo @ 8:28 average pace for my Tuesday. This was the first run in a long time that I’ve done alone but it actually went by very quickly. Random safety thought—> I will only cross a stop sign intersection or a driveway with someone preparing to leave or a road if the driver of the car waiting for me nods at me or waves back to me. I used to always rely on the fact that the driver should just see me if it looks like they are looking at me but lately it just feels like drivers in my area are paying less and less attention. Unless they fully acknowledge I’m there with a nod/wave, I’m not crossing.
Skye cries 9/10 mornings that Brooke is getting her shoes on to leave for school.
I’ve stuck to strength training two days a week for a few weeks now (does that mean it’s a habit now?! wahoo)! And now I’m working on making 2 days of core work a week consistent (not great plank form in the picture but a self-timer plank photo with a two year old takes work;) on days other than strength training days.
I’m all about basic and this is a core routine I’ve been using a lot lately.
Skye and I went shopping for Andrew’s bday gifts and she scored some chocolate at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory while we were there.
Four generations in one picture. We were able to talk to my mom and Mer for a little while yesterday!
Skye thinks my sleeping mask is her bra now. She was very proud of herself for figuring this out.
Thank you Rachel for a great idea… These are the perfect things to always have on hand lately! PS I take screenshots of so many comments from you guys with great ideas that I want to try:)
We had burgers on bagels for dinner. Our grocery store was out of their normal asiago cheese bagels that I like for hamburgers but the plain bagel was great too!
Andrew met us after work to watch Brooke’s ballet class.
Skye was very excited that she was able to join class for a few minutes.
Because when you are buying bagels at the store… you have to buy some donuts too.
One thing I find really interesting as I hear/read more about all of the different elites and people that competed in the trials last week is hearing about what the rest of their days look like. Some of these elites prefer focusing in on running, prehab, recovery, naps and nutrition all day and others are working part-time or full-time jobs and can’t imagine not cramming in their crazy busy schedules in with their running. If you were one of these top runners in the country would you be able to focus fully into running/training or would you prefer to do that while you work or have other big things going on in your life?
When you are running do you feel like you are seen by cars? Do you do anything that helps you feel safer out on the roads? Have you ever had any close calls?
How often do you do core work and do you have any great sources for where you get your core workouts from?
How long does it take you to form a new habit? What was the last new habit you started?