Another run with my sister and we both showed up in bright tank tops ready to be seen.
Brooke was waiting outside for me to finish up my run…
So we sat on the swing for a while and talked about how amazing it is during this time to have nothing to rush off to each day.
The Glycerins just feel like a present on my feet each time I wear them and they make it feel like I never touch the ground.
Motto for this week: A few minutes of weights is better than no weights:).
Brooke found the FIRST THING WE’VE EVER GROWN in the garden.
Got to hang out with the Brooks people for a bit!
My sister invited us over for fajitas and they were so incredibly good… (she used this recipe for the chicken).
I could live off of guacamole.
Popsicles for dessert and it might not look like it but she is getting better at getting the majority of the popsicle in her mouth these days.
We finished the day off with a movie in bed.
Let’s all cheer Alex on… 380 mile ultra marathon (averaging about 40 miles a day!!).
I’ve listened to every podcast possible about the Olympic Marathon Trials a few months ago and I’ve loved learning about these amazing athlete’s mental game. One thing I’ve noticed were a few of the elites strongly believe in not having a plan B on race day. They believe that going into the race with other options will make it easier for them to slow down or quit when the going gets hard during the race. I’ve heard about other elites having a few different goals for race day in case things don’t go right. They like being realistic about what can happen on race day and having a plan for if their #1 goal slips away from them. I can see why for the Olympic Trials a lot of the elites just had one goal (top 3) while others felt like if they weren’t going to hit their A goal then they would drop out and go for something different.
I remember during the St. George Marathon in 2018 getting to mile 20 and feeling exhausted and thinking that I could just slow down a bit and still get a pr but then being incredibly stubborn with myself and saying that I had come that day for ONE goal and I wasn’t going to settle for anything else. During CIM in 2019 I went to that race for one goal (OTQ) but then as the race went on and I realized how off I was feeling that day, my goals went from OTQ to getting a new pr to finishing alive quickly. So I guess going into a race I love to go in with just one goal and during the race I remind myself I won’t settle for anything else but sometimes our bodies are mad at us and want to explode ha and I just have to cheer myself on after each step no matter how far off I am from my goal.
Give me your sentence of the day!
Yesterday Coco asked for any face covering/buff recommendations… Their trails opened again and require them and she needs a good option!
Tell me about how things are going in your area? Are things opening? Do you need to wear a mask while exercising?
What about you, when it comes to racing, do you have just one goal and that’s all you think about or do you come up with a plan b or plan c too?