7.5 miles @ 9:25 average with a bump that feels like it is doubling by the day!
During my run yesterday I listened to Lindsey Hein’s episode with Shelby Houlihan and Karissa Schweizer. They both just ran sub 14:30 for the 5k and Shelby (14:23) set a new American Record, the episode was awesome. During the episode Shelby and Karissa were talking about how they love to ‘normalize’ their crazy goals. They both just started talking to each other about their goals for their 5k last week, normalizing a time that seemed crazy at first and pumping each other up about doing it and then they did it.
It really made me think about how my running partner, Emilee, helped me to do that last year and how much it worked. Emilee had this goal (which seemed CRAZY to me in the beginning) that we could go sub 2:50 at the St. George marathon in October when I first started running with her last May. At first it seemed like a joke to me but then the more we talked about it, the more it seemed normal and doable. It’s like we talked it into happening! Normalizing a 10 minute PR made it less scary and made us do the work it took to to get that goal… If I had continued to think that it was just a crazy goal then I wouldn’t have done the work to get it. We then ‘normalized’ the idea to OTQ together and while it definitely didn’t happen for me last December, I believe that it isn’t a crazy goal for me. It can happen when I’m ready to go for that goal again. It’s fun when we can switch our thoughts from believing that something is impossible to believing it’s possible.
We had another day of soccer camp for Brooke! She had the brilliant idea to use the mister that I bought for their hair to mist her face during their water breaks because it was so hot outside. She said it really helped her to cool down. I might just have to start bringing this thing with me on my runs now because a light mist every few minutes sounds really amazing during these hot summer months of running.
I already broke my bagel tradition because Chick-fil-A mini biscuits and chicken with some greek yogurt sounded even better.
Skye and I also went on a walk around the fields during Brooke’s camp.
I told you a few days ago about how Skye now goes by ‘Max’ and thinks she is a dog for a good chunk of the day…. Well, the girls found Skye’s leash that we bought for when we were traveling and Brooke walks her all around the house now.
We had a very low key day at home for the rest of the day. Brooke wanted to make up her own cupcake recipe so she mixed pancake mix, vanilla, powdered sugar, sprinkles and milk and they were actually pretty good. She was proud of herself.
Lots of couch time happened too.
Three good news moments from Andrew’s life:
*Baseball is back on!
*The other day my sister-in-law told me that she overheard Brooke telling her cousin, “mountain biking is really special because it’s just kind of me and my dad’s thing that we do together.’ Andrew is so happy to have her loving mountain biking too and to work on her bike:)
*He picked up a new spibelt from Runner’s Corner. He is a big fan of running with these.
Does this video of running make anybody else’s palms sweat and heart rate increase? I CANNOT EVEN IMAGINE DOING THIS.
I mentioned yesterday that we are planning on going to Yellowstone soon and I was hoping to get any and all recommendations from you guys! HELP plan our trip ha:)
What’s a running goal that you have had in the past that seemed crazy at first but you ‘normalized’ it and made happen?! (If you feel like you are bragging with this and don’t want to share ha, stop it… I REALLY want to know)!
Are you a risk taker or do you tend to stick to the safe side of things (or are you somewhere in between)?
-Before Brooke/college years I definitely took more risks but now I take ZERO RISKS.
What do you use to carry your stuff when you run?