7 miles @ 9:20 pace to start off my week. My glutes were definitely sore from our hike the day before which means I need to be using my glutes more.
If Brooke’s awake when I get home from a run she watches out the window for me to finish and runs out to meet me. She luckily doesn’t mind my sweaty hugs afterwards.
My sister and I kept coming upon running temptations while we were out on our run. Electric scooters were out on the sidewalks more than usual and they were calling our names to use to get home rather than running. I’m sure if we would have found two right next to each other, we probably would have grabbed them since I had the app to use them on my phone already ha.
Other running temptations I’ve experienced over the years: To run farther or faster than what my coach assigned me to do, to not eat after a really hard effort because my stomach feels off, eating something the night before a big run or race that I know will make my stomach upset the next morning, to just wait another mile or two to start taking in gels when I know I need to start NOW, jumping into the river I’m running by because I’m so hot and I need to cool off, stopping my speed workout before I am done as I run by a bakery for cinnamon rolls… and the list goes on and on.
Andrew said his biggest running temptation is not going at all;)
This tweet from Des made me laugh but I am MUCH more likely to procrastinate my run in the winter than during the summer because I know that with each minute I wait to go out means it is only getting hotter and hotter.
Skye usually likes to take her time to wake up in the mornings but we had to get going faster than normal yesterday and she wasn’t very happy with me. The teen years are going to be rough…
Brooke had another sports camp! My good friend Sarah (the one I went to London with in February) is in Utah this month so we signed our girls up for the same camp. It felt kind of weird because we used to do tennis camp together every summer when we were younger and now we are dropping our girls off to go to sports camps together.
Skye is a good sport to just go along and watch the bigger kids with their current hobbies.
We all decided that an Einstein bagel with strawberry shmear needs to be part of the post soccer camp agenda.
A few tangents to finish up today’s chat:
*I definitely show you the busy parts of our day but there are many many hours of the day spent like this too.
*Question from Andrew: He thinks that this chicken of ours is a rooster. Any chicken experts out there that can tell the difference?
*Sure wish we could all meet here this morning for a trail run together:
*Brooke and I are reading this book together and loving it.
*Skye told us that she needs an eye mask too for her naps… I wear this one every night of my life and I will not be parting with it.
Tell me about any running temptations you’ve had in your running life?
Do you procrastinate your runs at all? Do you do so more in the summer or winter?
Favorite type of bagel and what do you put on it?
If you and I could meet up for a run today… Where would you take me for our run?!? (Just daydreaming about some fun adventures:)
-PS our answer to the road trip question from yesterday is Yellowstone… we are planning on doing that next month and camping/airbnb!