Three MTC Miles (partly flat, mostly down mile repeats that our group does every few weeks) to start out my Tuesday morning and I LEGIT almost quit .18 miles into the first one. Just as I was about to push stop on my Garmin I told myself that this strong desire to quit happens every single time and that I can push through that desire to quit and keep going just like I always do. With each workout that we complete we teach ourselves that we can do hard things and we have to remember that the next time we go into doing something hard. I pushed my hips forward (a trick I do that helps me to engage my glutes and it makes my legs move faster to keep up with my hips ha… I’m not sure that makes sense but try it, it works;), told myself I was comfortable (even though I was nowhere near comfortable) and with each mile repeat I had less of a desire to quit—> 5:44, 5:38 & 5:35.
2ish mile warmup and 1.5ish mile cool down with .7 mile recovery jog after each mile repeat back to the start (it forms a big loop).
9 miles total @ 7:42 average. I experienced some perfect speed weather and a self timer photo after I dropped the girls off at school because I’ve taken a picture of almost every run I have completed for the last 10.5 years now.
See that bump in the road? Yeah, I don’t either ha.
This bump is on the road we use for our recovery to get back to the start of our mile repeat. It has almost tripped me and my teammates dozens of times. I always forget it is there and it always jumps out and gets me right as I’m running over it. It camouflages itself very well.
I’m sure loving seeing so many blossoms out on my runs every morning. I can’t get the song ‘popcorn popping on the apricot tree’ out of my head because that is Skye’s song request every time we get in the car right now.
Skye hadn’t been to preschool in 2 weeks because of Spring Break so she was more than ready to jump in the car to go and Brooke on the other hand is counting down the minutes until summer break.
Don’t mind the mask photobombing the picture.
After Skye’s first day of preschool a few weeks ago I took her for donuts afterwards and now she says that it is our tradition to do together after preschool each Tuesday and I have a hard time arguing a tradition especially if it involves a maple bar.
Beck is all eyes on Skye these days. She is his favorite entertainment.
She hasn’t taken a nap for a verrrrrrrry long time but she will do a little cuddle time with me on the couch each day to recharge.
Brooke had her first day of soccer practice this season.
PS Andrew is doing Megan’s 50 pushups a day challenge and Skye is joining in with him.
Just wanted to share four screenshots from my phone recently. Pretty sure I have as many screenshots on my phone as actual photos.
*Try this with your people… I’ve been loving it.
*The abundance mindset = my life goals. Keep focusing on the abundance mindset with our running!
*Rich Roll had an incredible post that really made me think the other day. Years ago there were people that would tell me that I’m addicted to running and it made me super defensive. I’m not sure why it always did but over the years I’ve been more okay with admitting that I do have an addiction to running/movement/exercise. I’m not concerned about this addiction because I can still take rest days (weeks!) easily and it never comes before my people (90% of my miles are when every one is asleep) but yes, I’m addicted to every single reason that Rich Roll describes below.
He adds in on this caption to ‘swap ‘alcohol’ for any addictive substance or behavior that moves your life in the wrong direction.’
*SHE DID IT! A 5:47 average pace for a little over 31 miles!
Are you doing what you thought you would be doing 10 years ago? Is life pretty similar to what you guessed or really different?
-Definitely did not think I’d still be taking running selfies 10 years later than when I started ha… here’s to another 10 years of them;).
Tell me what the last screenshot is on your phone or the last photo that you took on your phone. <— I really want to know!
Ever fallen while running? Where were you?
When was the last time you wanted to quit… What did you tell yourself to avoid quitting?