I was late to the group run but I was luckily able to meet them where the workout portion started so I only had about a mile warm-up which definitely didn’t feel long enough for me. I usually need at least 2-3 miles to warm-up but sometimes you just need to adjust running with life!
We did a 3 mile tempo and we did the exact same course 3 weeks ago for the same 3 miles and yesterday felt 333 (just trying to see how many 3’s I can put in a sentence) times harder. I couldn’t believe how much different it felt and with each mile I averaged about 5 seconds slower than I did a few weeks ago. In the last .5 miles when I just wanted to stop because my legs felt so tired I told myself, “If I want easy, I need to find a new hobby.” Running is never going to be easy. There are days that are going to feel a lot better than other days but to get anywhere worthwhile with our running (and life!) there are going to be a lot of really uncomfortable miles because that is where the growth happens. Easy is not going to be part of the equation so I just need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable again.
I’m ready for the hard because the benefits are just too good to miss out on.
I started out with a long sleeve but quickly ditched that because it was TOO hot. PS I love this tank so much.
Mid cool-down and I stopped to sit by a bus stop for a few minutes because I needed it…. And I was really hoping a bus would come by to take me home.
Matching socks but one was inside out ha, mornings are hard.
It’s always worth it (even on the days you feel like junk) to get out and do the work (unless you are injured etc)!
Also, just showing some love to my favorite rubber bands ever… these babies don’t budge when I am running and never leave creases in my hair (now to just brush my hair before I put it in a ponytail). They are the only rubber bands Brooke wants to wear now too.
Andrew had a proud parenting moment. The dress up day for Brooke at school was for her to wear a jersey from a sports team or a sport that she loves to do. She chose to wear the mountain biking jersey that Andrew gave her for Christmas and it made him so happy.
There was a random thunder and lightening storm that rolled through so we talked about clouds and watched them go by for a bit.
Beck was just happy to join along.
After school we went to Sundance.
I had the easier task while we were up there ha… not sure how Andrew skis with three kids on his own.
Skye didn’t last too long out there so she came inside with me and Beck and we split a chocolate chip cookie.
Okay, just two more pictures from Sundance:)
I put a Beehive Meal in the crockpot before we left which made our house smell like heaven when we got home!
PS I was surprised by the answer that I got on my Instagram story…. I had no idea that more people don’t eat before a run than do!
Let’s ask it here too… do you eat before your runs? Does it depend on the distance for you?
How many miles does your body prefer for a workout before you start?
Tell me what your hobbies are outside of running?
Do you use a crockpot often? Do you like it when your living space smells like food or no way?