I told Emilee that I was planning on running 8 miles but then our conversation was so good we turned it into a 10.5 mile @ 7:57 average run. Sometimes you just can’t stop mid-topic and you have to keep going!
Warm enough to wear shorts but cold enough for new snow.
Andrew, Skye and I went to Costco and while we were there we realized that pretty much the entire city was also there. Costco was sold out of SO many things that they are never sold out of and we are guessing that is because everyone is freaked out about the Coronavirus. I’m not going to let that freak me out (again;) BUT our pantry is stocked up now with everything we need for a while which feels good.
Not much happened the rest of the day besides their joyful reunion (yes, Skye found my old dress) but I do have some tangents to discuss!
*I love to have Shalane’s Recovery Salad on hand in our fridge for quick meals and I’ve been trying out different combos (when I don’t have everything at home). This week I switched out the kale for roasted brussel sprouts and corn and it was an excellent decision. I store it without the feta and avocado and I put that on top once I am eating it:). PS anybody else just have a strong love for roasted Brussels? I could eat them every day.
*I found my new favorite banana bread recipe.
*As much as Skye was sad that Brooke was gone last weekend, she was quite thrilled to have 100% access to Brooke’s closet. This might be a problem when they are teenagers.
But then again… they might have very different styles and not share clothes at all in the future;)
*I have NEVER been as excited for a memoir as I am for this one. It’s going to be amazing!
*Did you see that Brooks released their carbon fibre plate shoe? The Hyperion Elite (currently sold out) and Tempo. The old Hyperions have been what I’ve worn for all three of my sub-3 marathons. I love them with all of my heart and ordered 6 of them in case they are gone forever soon. I received a free pair of the Hyperion Elite back in September but didn’t try them out other than a half mile easy run at Brooks because it was right before my marathon and I didn’t want to change things up too close to my race. I am thinking about using them now for a few 5ks and 10ks that I have my eyes on in the next few months and I’ll let you know what I think of them. It’s hard for me to try new things ha (especially because I loved the old Hyperion) but I’m excited to see how these work for me!
These are what Des wore for her Boston 2018 so I’m guessing they are really great!
*The coverage of the Olympic Trials felt like it showed a lot more of the real stuff that we go through for a race that we don’t usually see during televised races like Boston or NYC (at least I noticed more of them on Saturday). I saw the best runners in our country going through their plastic clear bags and stuffing as much as they could inside, I saw them tossing arm warmers, eating chomps and gels, talking to people before the race, warming up, more facial expressions than ever (probably because of the race conditions) etc. I feel like my brain usually just assumes they are a bit more like machines than us but it was fun to see them doing all of the things we do for races too.
If anyone has seen any good race recaps from people that ran the race will you let me know? I’m super interested in the course and all of the details that happened for each athlete. I really wonder if the results would have been different on a flat course now that the Tokyo Marathon course is a flat one.
PS I wonder if I will ever eat something without sharing it again;)
*The amazing KIM posted a video from Jake Riley after the trials and he talked about his mantra which I LOVED—> NO MORE NEXT TIMES! It’s so easy when things get hard to allow yourself to slow down and think you will do it next time but I love it when we are stubborn and decide that we are going to do it THIS time.
*I know these are a lot of people’s absolute favorites but they just aren’t mine anymore… am I alone in this or are these the best candies ever made?
Have you tried any of the carbon plate shoes out there? Are they something you want to try? I would love to hear your experience with them or how you feel about athletes using them!
Is there a food/meal that you try to have on hand to eat often at your house?
How often do you go out for a run without planning how far you want to run before you start?
Share a tangent with me today!