I woke up to pouring rain on Saturday morning. I didn’t follow my own advice from a few weeks ago that I gave my sister when it was raining to just go and run in it… instead I waited an hour for it to clear up which was absolutely the right decision. I’m so grateful for the runs where I can really focus on my thoughts with zero distractions.
Saturday mornings are all about chores at our house (now that I don’t have a crazy long run or race every Saturday morning like last year ha… chores did not happen those days). As I was walking down our wood stairs (we tore the runner off of them because we have wanted to put a new one on but haven’t yet) with my hands full of things and a pair of slippery socks on, I slipped and fell on my back so hard. I just sat there sobbing (Andrew was at a training for intra aortic balloon pumps) and called my ER brother doctor right away. He reassured me that I would be okay but it scared me so bad. It reminded me that I am very clumsy while pregnant and I need to be way more careful. PS after the fall I didn’t have any problems which I am very thankful for.
To turn the morning around we went on a little walk to look at ducks while we waited for the restaurant I think about all day to open.
180 Tacos with some tortillas and steak on the base…. I think I like vegetables (at lunchtime) more pregnant than non-pregnant.
Along with some Pretzel Bites after. When Utah was still at high risk and we were at home for a while these are the things that Brooke said she missed most about normal life.
Skye’s highlight of the day—> Andrew coming home.
It rained most of the day so the only other thing we did outside was going for another walk with some umbrellas.
Sunday morning started off on the right note with waffles and homemade syrup.
Then we went to a park where Andrew hit tennis balls out for Beretta to fetch and she ran and ran until she couldn’t anymore.
A few minutes later and we got soaked from rain! Lightening and thunder started soon after and we luckily got in the car fast.
My sister had us over for dinner with her newest creation of a margheritta pizza. Sam’s Club now sells the dough already rolled out and frozen (it is so good, you have to try it) and then she topped it with some olive oil, garlic, mozzarella cheese, basil (she puts that on after she makes it) and tomatoes that she soaks in balsamic vinaigrette and some garlic powder.
And the most eaten food of the weekend award goes to this stuff… I ate so much of it I will probably never want to eat it again for a very long time ha.
Andrew’s marathon training begins this week (16 weeks and 5 days until race day). For some reason I cannot plan things out electronically and need to do it with a pen and paper! Now to find the perfect balance of helping to push him, being a nice spouse and getting him to a new PR:). His current marathon PR is a 3:55 (without a training plan) and his goal for this marathon is 3:39:59
Here’s his first week of training based on what he has already been doing etc and I’ll include how it goes each week too!
For my summary from last week, I hit 48.27 miles mostly in the Levitate 3s. My pace was everywhere from a 9:02-9:20 pace this last week. I didn’t do any speed work and I walk all big hills now and pause my Garmin for those:). I have a feeling my weekly mileage is going to start dropping a bit but I am SO thankful for each mile I get right now.
Question from a reader—> “I’m currently still in quarantine in NYC, and have been working out at home. My downstairs neighbor has been gone for a lot of this time, so I’ve been able to do some cardio and boxing workouts without disturbing her, but now that she’s back, I’m worried that they’ll be too loud, since we have old creaky wood floors. I’d like to find a thick rubber mat to absorb some of the impact and hopefully some of the noise. Our ‘home gym’ is actually just a corner of the bedroom, so I need something that I can roll up when I’m done workout out. I also need something that doesn’t smell strongly of rubber. I’m hoping someone out there might have a recommendation for me.” Can anyone help Emily out?
Would you say you are a clumsy person or not so much?
-I am usually clumsy but pregnancy magnifies it.
What was the best part of your weekend?
Do you like to write things out or go with the electronic method?