Sometimes you just need to tell yourself that you feel comfortable over and over again when you are really hurting.
I did the hill in my area that scares me.
I lapped my watch so I could get the exact distance/gain for the hill—> 1.09 miles with 381 ft of climbing. It hurts but it actually hurt less than it usually does yesterday because A) I have probably gained some fitness since the last time I did it a few weeks ago and B) I kept telling myself that I was comfortable as I was going up.
I think I tend to freak out when I start to feel REALLY uncomfortable when I am climbing hills and then I slow down because mentally I am worried I can’t keep going if I am feeling that uncomfortable… but yesterday I just lied over and over to myself that climbing up a never-ending hill was pure comfort and it worked and made my body feel so much better. <— It’s funny because I can tell this to you guys and you all get it but people that don’t run probably think that these weird mind games that runners play are crazy and we should just skip the hill:)
I really want to do this hill once a week because hill work is speed work in disguise.
8.2 miles total @ 8:04 average. It was a little slick out in some areas;)
Oh and something else that helped me up the hill was I could see the footprints of somebody else that must have gone up the hill that morning. Knowing somebody else didn’t quit doing the same thing I was trying to do is always very helpful for me.
My run happened later than normal because we all enjoyed a very lazy morning together.
Beck is just the happiest when he has Brooke playing with him.
We then packed up the car and the below scene makes Andrew very very happy.
Andrew has 2 more days off so we decided to chase after some warmer temperatures for mountain biking and trail running.
58 degrees feels like summer for us!
First, we stopped at my brother’s new house! They are building a new home and they will be moving in soon. My favorite part about them building a house is the fact that it means this Utah move is a permanent one:) This is the pilot brother that used to live in Kentucky! They are loving Utah which means I need to just get one more brother here and then all 5 siblings will live here.
They are going to have some really pretty views!
Then we hung out at the house my brother is renting for a bit.
And then Andrew went mountain biking. These are the trails where he first fell in love with mountain biking as a kid because he grew up here (and so did I… I really wonder if we ever saw each other at elementary school since we both went to the same one)!
Then we had take-out from my favorite Utah restaurant. Viva la Chicken is a MUST if you are ever in St. George.
We finished up with the best caramel sticky buns for dessert!
Tell me about the last mind trick that you used on yourself while running?
Do you have siblings? How many do you have?
Would you rather do a hill workout or a speed workout?
Do you like to move often or stay put in the same area for a while?