I went for my run early enough that I didn’t even need sunglasses so that was a first in a while. I think early runs will be the only way for me to survive summer running this time around because I felt a million times better yesterday compared to Saturday’s run.
I bought some maternity running shorts and wore them for the first time and it just felt so incredibly good to not have a waistband. 8.25 miles @ 9:02 average and I listened to an incredible podcast and one that I recommend for all runners—> Keeping-Track. Running While Black: A Conversation Around Race With Alison Desir- Activist, Runner and Mother. There were so many things said that I have never even THOUGHT about before and I will never let that happen again.
A 90 degree day called for jamba pb moo’d smoothies.
It’s been a little while since I had used the Instant Pot that I’m in love with so I not only cooked my sweet potatoes in there but then I also made this turkey recipe (it’s delicious in tacos too) to go on top.
And then some instant pot Mac and Cheese from Pinch of Yum for dinner. Mac and cheese was the only thing that sounded good (this recipe was so good) and then the rest of the night was on the couch.
Time for a few tangents to talk about today:
*If Skye had to choose one food to live off of for the rest of her life, it would be yogurt. Andrew and I hear, ‘I wanna OGURT’ at least a dozen times a day.’
*I’ve had people ask if it is hard to put my Koala Clip on! It is very simple for me and I actually can take my phone out (or the entire clip with my phone in it) and put it back in or on without having to stop running. It’s as simple as possible. You can use my code HRG10 to get 10% off here if you want to try one out yourself!
*Sydney told me that I needed to try Great Harvest’s pancake mix and I trust you guys with these things so I did. And she was right. My Great Harvest trips are getting more and more expensive each time I go but the free samples make up for it;)
*Knox went down the scariest slide at our water park. Andrew is just so happy that he finally has somebody that will do scary things with him ha because the rest of us are a big NO.
*Andrew had to go to Target to pick up some things and came home with a new running outfit for Brooke. Starting our kids young on the love for athleisure wear.
*Not the prettiest picture BUT if you are needing a really good chicken street taco for Taco Tuesday, you have to make what my sister makes HERE… the marinade is so good:
*The most important tangent of the day…. ANDREW SIGNED UP FOR THE ST. GEORGE MARATHON (thanks for the peer pressure;)! So far the race directors say the race is still on and they will be taking any precautions needed so this is very exciting. He will be running 3 days a week and using mountain biking as his cross training. For my very first marathon I ran 3 days a week and did spin classes the other days and I had a great marathon so I’m excited to see how this method works for him. I think it will help him to avoid mental burnout (which happens to him when he runs 5-6 days a week) and get to still enjoy the best of both worlds (biking and running)!
I cannot wait to give him the support he always gives me for my races.
I have a feeling his training runs will be done mostly at night because that is what he loves to do now and I just cannot understand it….
If you had to choose one food to live off of for the rest of your life… what would it be?
How many days a week of running does your body do best with? What about your mind?
Have any tangents to share today?
How do you carry things on the run? Do you ever hold anything while you run or do you leave most everything at home?