I do not know what was going on but for my run on Saturday I felt better than I have in FOREVER. My plan was running 4 miles before I met my sister for a walk (her back was hurting ((not running related)) and with each mile my body felt like going faster and faster—> 9:25, 8:43, 8:08 and 7:49. Im not expecting any more runs like this this year but it sure felt good to run a bit faster than I have in a long time.
The rest of our Saturday was spent up north at my in-law’s house. They always have the absolute best fruit there that they get from a farm nearby. I could have eaten this entire bowl.
Andrew’s mom had pumpkin pie for us from Sam’s Club and we all agreed that Sam’s Club pumpkin pie > Costco pumpkin pie.
We have another 8 year old in the house! We picked up Knox on Sunday morning and got to spend the day with him.
He is just like Andrew and loves everything to be Halloween themed.
His favorite present by far was this magic set!
And then we had family over for dinner… Pizza of course (extra pepperoni for Knox).
My mom completed Knox’s drawing (she is doing a drawing of each grandkid) and I just can’t believe how good she is at this…
This is the photo she used for the drawing…. I can’t believe how good she is.
After dinner we did our traditional piñata for the kids.
And then the kids made tickets for a magic show for everyone to attend.
My mom brought a bag of peaches and I’ll be eating these all week!
Now this idea is pretty much as simple as it could possibly get but it works for me and has for years now. I even remember the first time this simple idea really clicked for me and on the days I really don’t want to get out the door or start what I know is going to be a really hard workout… This always works.
***Don’t think… J.U.S.T. S.T.A.R.T.***
One crazy cold morning I met these two girls above (I think this was in 2014) to do THIRTY SIX x 200mW. I am all about the longer stuff and so of course the 200m intervals really intimidated me when I found out about the workout (we were doing 36 of them for Josse’s 36th birthday). We did the warm-up and I was coming up with ALL of the stalling methods (<— so that’s where my kids get it from) before starting the actual workout. I remember my friend Rachelle said that the key to doing these crazy types of workouts was to JUST START without even thinking about it. Get rid of the stalling or the dreading or the doubting yourself or the long breaks in between intervals… and just get to work. Get your mind thinking about anything else than about how tired you are or how it’s too hot or that the workout is going to kill you… As you are going out the door think about things like what you are going to have for breakfast afterwards or about your dog or anything but the running.
It’s so simple but sometimes I forget out how to do this and spend too much time thinking about what I am about to do rather than actually just doing it. You’ll have all of the time in the world afterwards to stretch, get drinks, tie your shoes again for the 500th time or think about ALL OF THE THINGS but if you can just get dressed and get started with your run without even thinking about it… Once you get your legs moving and the fresh air in your lungs, you are just going to keep going with it and hit your goal for the day.
Next time you are just not wanting to run (for reasons other than burnout or injury)—> just STOP thinking and start running. Don’t let your brain talk you out of anything or delay the process, just go.
What are your thoughts on pumpkin pie? Can you eat it without whipped cream?
Procrastinating a hard run/workout… is this something that happens to you often or are you good at just getting going?
What was the best thing you ate this last weekend?
How many days a week have you been running lately?