My run thought for the day: ‘Our brain goes where we tell it.’ If we take that and apply it to running—> Our body goes where our brain tells it to go which is excellent news for our running dreams! It is up to the way we choose to think about ourselves and our running that decides what our body will do with our goals.
When I go into a race, trail run or workout confident and telling myself that I can and will do it, it’s amazing how my body will just follow my brain’s confidence in myself. When I start out a hard workout or race unsure of myself or questioning my goals or thinking negatively about myself then there is no chance of success for me. Of course we have to have the fitness behind these workouts and races but if we tell our brain the way to think and it’s positive, our body will bring it’s “A” game!
PS Andrew told me that he repeated ‘our brain goes where we tell it’ over and over again as he was climbing a tough hill the other day and that it worked for him. He got to the top without stopping when he usually does take a break!
I did 8 miles @ 9:08 average pace and 6 of those miles with my sister.
I came home from my run to find Brooke out playing with the chickens and feeding them.
We then went to tennis and Brooke is joining me in a smoothie each morning. I don’t really measure anything and I just throw it all in but I probably should try a new recipe or add in new ingredients to keep things exciting.
I needed sushi big time and luckily my grocery store offers rolls with cooked fish in them! It hit the spot.
After lunch the girls came with me to get my eyebrows tinted and waxed and Skye was a little freaked out when she saw the change:
Brooke spent time collecting small bugs for my sister’s youngest boy. My nephew wants pet roly-pollies and caterpillars so we took it upon ourselves to help him out with this;)
We also spent some time outside on a nature walk.
Pasta has been another food that I can’t get enough of so we had another pasta night with the addition of garlic bread. We made this Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta but used steak instead of chicken. I will definitely be making this again and I can’t wait for the leftovers today.
I have some tangents to talk about now!
*Skye has started sharing her favorite thing (bandaids) with Beretta and I’m sure Beretta is thankful for that.
*You guys give me the absolute best tips ever.
Thank you Sheri for this one and I now have frozen spinach in bags for my smoothies! I didn’t have wax paper but it worked great on my baking mat that I love.
*My sister sent me this picture saying that this cookie is her worst nightmare. Her chocolate chip cookie preference is 1 (MAYBE 2) chocolate chips per cookie so this is just too much for her.
*I relate to this so so much.
*I came across what I think might be from my very first race ever in 2007. My aunt was VERY into triathlons so I joined her on a few sprint triathlons! I remember being terrified of the bike portion because all I had done leading up to the race was indoor biking! I didn’t crash so I’ll call it a success.
*That constant need to recover while in marathon training:
Chocolate chip cookies—> Lots of chocolate chips, medium or are you like my sister? Cakelike, chewy or crispy?
How do you judge when it is time to wash your hair or is it a daily thing or do you have set days for when you do each week?
What other veggies do you add to breakfast smoothies? What smoothie combos are your favorite? I’d love to try them out!
Who has done a triathlon? Any plans to in the future?