7.15 miles @ 9:24 for my Saturday morning and a rest day for my Sunday morning. 40.96 miles for the week!
This podcast was amazing (he starts talking to Dr. Andrew at about 26 minutes into the podcast). It was all about brain modification and how we can change our thoughts and I love that they focused on this—> “Behavior first. Thoughts, feelings and perceptions follow.” We aren’t always going to have motivation to do the things we want in life but if we just start the activity (GO FOR THE RUN) then the thoughts/feelings/perceptions we want will come along for the ride.
What can come from some awesome brain modifications—> “The ultimate determinant isn’t your physical conditioning and yet that’s what everybody focuses on, it’s what’s going on internally, mentally, neurochemically that is making the difference. The people that are best able to collaborate that and find these strategies for managing that are the ones that get through that…”
2020 might not be the year for racing but it could be our year for mental strength building so that our races in 2021 are our best yet.
Then we got ready for a day of all sorts of things.
We went on a bike ride.
We went to our first Farmers Market of the year.
And then later on we spent time on the couch while the kids asked if they could bake something…. Andrew was laughing over some of the comments they were making while cooking:)
Besides me getting the cake in and out of the oven and helping a tiny bit with the frosting on the sides, they made this all by themselves and they were quite proud.
Fresh Corn, Avocado and Tomato Salad for dinner on top of grilled chicken with some watermelon. I love meals that feel super seasonal.
Andrew had work on Sunday so the kids and I spent the day together doing all sorts of random things. I wash Knox’s army costume when he is asleep because he wants to wear it every day now… even when it is 90 degrees outside.
One of those things included going through an entire batch of blueberry muffins… I woke up thinking about them and went to sleep thinking about them.
And I’ll leave you today with some running facts that I found yesterday that I felt you wanted to know too;).
*How in the world did this person run this fast backwards?
*Maybe this is why some people call it the DREADMILL.
*200 MUSCLES to run one step!!
*I did not know this! Thank goodness for good run bras (and in the same article it says that sports bras didn’t exist before 1977!)..
*I’m really glad they changed it to RUNNING:
*The only animals we can’t outrun are cats, rabbits and kangaroos. Also, in 2017 60 MILLION people in the US went for a run.
*Women are more likely to negative split a marathon!
*In case you need a reason to get out and run today!
What has offered you some light during the last few weeks or months during this hard time in the world?
Any random running facts that you can share with us today?!
Tell me the best thing that you ate this weekend (food is very important to me at this point in pregnancy if you haven’t noticed ha)!
Do you have a Farmers Market near you? What are your favorite things to get there?