It took my face a solid 30 minutes to defrost after Saturday’s run. It felt like my face was cracking a bit to smile for the picture ha.
8.04 miles @ 8:17 pace.
51.2 miles for my week and I’ll probably hover in this area for a while! 50 miles a week is my sweet spot and whenever I choose to run a marathon again (I’m guessing 2022) it’ll change again.
Here is how my mileage has progressed so far in training after having Beck. I was able to jump up in those first few weeks fast because I was running about 25 miles a week right before Beck was born and it just felt so good to not be running with him anymore;)
I definitely procrastinated the above run for a solid 2.5 hours. If I don’t have somebody to meet or a schedule to be back for… it takes me a long time to get out the door.
PS Skye slept through the entire night on Saturday and I’m pretty sure that is the first time that has happened in a month.
Oh and Brooke has been helping me to stay healthy with my mileage by helping me to stretch.
The highlight of our weekend was going to the movie theater. These girls have missed this SO SO much. The theaters do social distancing now but we basically had the whole theater to ourselves.
The other highlight of their weekend was of course the hot tub.
Two new things about Beck…
He is showing a lot of interest in toys these days.
And he is also very proud of the fact he can sit up on his own with only a little bit of support:)
The other day somebody mentioned the summer skillet lasagna that we used to make and that made me crave having it again. SO so good.
A few weeks ago I talked about my goal to make a new-to-me item each week. Andrew voted for a chocolate cream pie so I made this one! I highly recommend this recipe if you love chocolate!
And for today’s random running thought….
In this podcast episode I heard Sara Vaughn say, “The race isn’t over until it’s over.”
I’m not sure why but that really hit me because it’s SO true but it is something I definitely forget sometimes.
Whether you are in a workout or a race, don’t stop trying until it is completely over. I can’t tell you how many times during a race or a workout that I started feeling better as the miles went on. I remember during mile 11 of my PR marathon feeling like absolute trash and wondering how in the world I could go another 15 miles… but the feelings changed big time about ten minutes later. I felt good again and it would have been so sad if I would have given up at mile 11 because I thought I was going to feel that way forever. The rollercoaster of emotions/feelings that we go through during a race/workout is all over the place, remind yourself when you are feeling terrible that it WILL pass and hold onto that hope until it does! Tell yourself that the best is yet to come!
Your second interval might make you want to cry because you are so far off of goal pace or you are having stomach cramps or your legs feel heavier than ever but don’t give up—> Our feelings can change and you might just get faster and faster with each one. It’s worth the gamble:).
When do you feel like spring starts?
-My running friends and I were saying that we feel like it starts on March 1st wahooo (even though we still get snow in March often haha).
Last movie you watched? Would you recommend it?
Who has a March bday? Anniversary? Race? Other big thing this month?
-ANDREW on March 14th!
Tell me the highlight of your weekend!