Ninety-five degrees last week and winter this week. I was grateful for my hood to use as it started HAILING on the walk up my last hill.
It really is amazing to me when I realize how much the heat affects our running… My last flat mile of my run yesterday was a 7:52 yesterday (43 degrees) and it felt really comfortable but add in any heat and there is no way my body is running that fast. If you have noticed your paces slow as the heat increases, YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Heat can really slow us down but luckily with some time your body can adjust to it better!
Podium Runner shared just how much on average runners slowed down with each degree warmer than 59 F. I would SO much rather run a race in the cold than in the heat.
My run was done with my sister. She had hurt her toe last week (on the stairs too… we are angry at stairs lately) so she took a few days off and is back in action now.
We both had to dig into our winter gear to find gloves to wear.
Skye was just so thrilled about the change in weather because she could wear her rain boots to splash around.
Our libraries are open and it felt so good to take the girls there and be able to read for a while and bring some books home. This year has made me so incredibly thankful for all of the things I used to take for granted because now I know what it’s like when they are gone.
We didn’t really see anyone else at the library but Skye made sure to walk around saying, “shhhhhhhhhhh.”
And because the library is right next to our favorite bakery…
And that’s pretty much all of the pictures I took yesterday so let’s move on to some tangents….
*My sister is one step closer to finishing off her kitchen. She has changed every single inch of the space including knocking a wall down. She recently installed the tile and it looks amazing. She’ll do a before and after post and you are going to be shocked over how much she has done with a small budget for the kitchen!
*We were laughing at the park on Sunday when we realized we are going to have four kids soon and we’ve only known each other for 4.2 years as of now.
*Andrea lives in Canada and she and I did a candy trade. I LOVE seeing and trying candy from different places in the world. The Swedish Berries are too good.
*I was trying to make some Superhero Muffins in a hurry the other day and when I took them out I realized I had forgotten to add the oatmeal and that the melted butter for the recipe was still in the microwave. I don’t know where my brain was but somehow they were still very good and they are the best way to get my kids to gobble up some zucchini and carrots (Brooke HATES carrots but loves these muffins). Oh and the original recipe is really good with some almond butter smeared all over it.
*This article is something I loved and really inspired me to do better and be better.
*Sara Hall ran a 1:09:03 half-marathon on the TREADMILL!
Tell me the last cooking/baking mistake that you made? I need to hear these!
How are you adjusting to the warmer temperatures and your running? Does warmer weather effect you a lot or a little?
Food, dessert or candy from another country that you wish could be easy to get where you live now?
What is something that you used to take for granted but don’t anymore because of how much has changed this year?