This picture is from Monday and not from yesterday’s run but we’ll just use it to talk about yesterday’s run because it was a lot prettier than the one I took yesterday:)
8 miles @ 9:18 average pace and most of those miles were in the shade which felt amazing.
I found a big heart on the street while I was out.
I listened to the Armchair Expert with Blake Griffin during my run (I usually listen up until the ‘fact check’ portion because the language seems to change a lot for that portion) and it was really good. I love feeling like I can relate in some way to professional athletes and during this interview Blake Griffin spends a little time talking about his routine before a game. He has a VERY specific routine that he does leading up to a game where he knows exactly what he should be doing down to the specific minute before the game starts that also correlates with his playlist that he has made. I think they need to make a movie showing these exact routines of these players!
I’m not nearly as precise as the pros but I DO really love that I have a routine before a race (or big workouts) that I love to do because it gives me that sense of control that I just love so much. My routine definitely starts the week leading up to the race with things like my runs and the food I eat that I love to do but the day before and morning of the race I like to feel pretty structured with my routine. For the St. George marathon I even like staying in the same hotel as part of my routine!
A few of my rituals the day before a race:
*I run 2 slow miles with a few strides at the end.
*I go to the expo to pick up my bib.
*I eat pancakes/eggs or oatmeal for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch and pasta with chicken for dinner.
*I set out all of my things and make sure everything is charging.
*I lay on the couch and watch tv, go over my game plan, look at all of the training runs/workouts I did leading up to the race, think about all of the positive things and go to bed as early as possible.
A few of my rituals the morning of the race:
*Eat bagels with jam 2-3 hours before the race and then start sipping on UCAN up until the race starts and usually take a gel about 30 minutes before.
*Say a prayer (or a million:)
*Do a short warm-up jog with a few short strides
I wonder when I will be doing this again:
Tennis is still a big highlight of our days and she worked on her serves yesterday.
We made it over to the pool after that.
For dinner we made paninis with cheese, turkey, avocado, bacon and extra butter on the bread.
And then we all played tennis together.
Followed by a treat!
Two random things before I say goodbye:
*Skye experienced the joy of chocolate chips on her peanut butter spoon for the first time and that event was a big one.
*My sister asked me to join her at the park the other night with the kids but I was already in bed… so I sent her this picture. I told her I am sleeping for two people which is why I need to sleep double the amount of time that Andrew sleeps each night;). I was also having nausea again and my favorite way to beat that is just by going to sleep ha.
How many hours of sleep each night have you been getting these days?
Are you big into routines before races/workouts etc? Are you a routine person in your normal life?
-Have I ever told you that Andrew HATES routines… they drive him crazy. Opposites attract ha because I love them.
What was the last thing you listened to while on a run?
Any word on the schools in your area and what their fall plans are for opening?