I was planning on going ten miles but I was feeling really good (thanks to Beck and Skye both sleeping through the night and I fell asleep myself at 8:50 pm the night before) so I went 13 miles with the group instead. A new distance PR after having Beck! One of my running friends recently had a baby too so it’s fun to celebrate new records again together.
I wore the shorts again that I’m obsessed with (and now I’m even more obsessed with them) and was just in a tank top for most of the run too. We survived winter running!
The run that we did on Saturday was one that we used to do often in 2019 as a part of marathon training. We did 7 miles on the trails first (with about 1100 ft of climbing over the rolling course) and then we do a 3 mile tempo. Your legs are completely dead by the time you start the tempo which really tests you.
A tricky part about this run is knowing what shoes to wear because you are on the trails and trying to run fast on the roads all in one run. When I was training really hard I would hide a pair of speed shoes where the tempo portion started to change into but I just wore the Ravenna 11s on Saturday and they did the job for both the trails and the roads.
We finished up with a 3 mile tempo and then sat on the grass to stretch. It was so nice to not just jump into the car and turn on the heater the second we finished the run, we could enjoy the sun and stretching for a bit first.
Andrew then headed out to go mountain biking when I got home. He is so happy that the trails are going to be good for the next 7-8 months for him to mountain bike more often again. Sadly a bunch of his favorite trails are still closed from a big fire this last summer but now he can go and explore some new areas.
The kids joined me in celebrating a new distance record for this stage of life with some donuts. Maple bars are my #1 donut choice now.
A lot of our day was spent relaxing.
A bit later and my in-laws came into town. Andrew’s mom and dad are so great at trying new things and getting outside together and they invited us to go try out frisbee golf with them. We all ended up really enjoying it and the kids convinced us to get a set for our house too so we can keep playing.
Then we had a movie night and I used my rapid recovery boots. I haven’t used these beauties in over a year (hence the dust ha) but I’m excited to have them out again as my training gets going. My legs feel so much better after I use them and you can read my review of them here.
We finished off the day with the hot tub and Andrew wanted me to let you know that the flash made him look more tired than he is;)
It was a great weekend all together and our only one with everyone this month so we really made an effort to soak it all in…
Just a friendly reminder today that your body is allowed to change. I heard this the other day (I wish I remember where!) and it hit me hard. Our bodies were designed to change over time but somehow media/product marketing has conditioned us to think that we are supposed to fit in our jeans from a decade ago or that wrinkles mean you are doing this life thing wrong. It’s not true. Our bodies are constantly going to be changing and let us lovingly allow them to just like we do when the little one’s in our world are growing and changing.
You have permission to change, don’t let media tell you that you don’t.
Let this sink in for a minute if you struggle with body image issues… go experience the world in your body that will always be changing!
What is something that you have read or heard recently that really meant a lot to you?
What is your current #1 donut choice?
What is your personal distance record lately? Did the last year of change in the world have you running more or less?
What was the best part of your weekend?