Friday night I was up ridiculously late and so there was no way I was getting up early to run. I waited until Beck was taking a nap to go use a treadmill and decided to get in some 800s. 2 mile w/u, 7 x 800m with about a 2 minute recovery jog in between each one. Running in the middle of the day is rough for me but I felt so much better and more awake afterward.
7.57 miles @ 7:07 average. 56.67 miles for the week which is a bit higher than I’ve done in a while.
Next up we went with my brother’s family to the running store. These two have spent quite a bit of time in running stores throughout their lives.
I was very happy with my niece’s choice in shoes for her cross-country season.
My brother is tempted to buy one of these stickers to put on his car even though 100 milers aren’t something he chooses to do;)
My brother then told us to follow him in our car because he had somewhere to take us all that he knew we would love.
He knows us well. It is a restaurant called Sugar’s and it is unreal. They serve their sandwiches with donuts as the buns and each dessert could feed a big family!
After we ate we hung out at my brother’s house for the rest of the day and most importantly, we watched the marathon!
Next time I need Kipchoge to wear a microphone because I want to hear what he is saying. Throughout the race I saw him talk to other people and I just need to know WHAT he is able to say while running a 4:35 mile.
And then we used the virtual reality game that my brother has… This thing is so much fun. My arms are sore from the rock climbing game that I did with this ha.
Let’s chat about a few random things.
*I seriously loved every single second of watching the women’s and men’s marathon this last weekend. I want to know how many bags of ice they went through between the two races. I saw so many people running with bags of ice on their heads and stuffed into their hats.
*Watching Molly Seidel fight for the bronze was so incredible. I cried watching her cross the finish line and then as she was doing an interview afterward. She left it ALL out there on the course. On Saturday Liza said in the comments, “Molly is incredible. In 2016, she went to an eating disorder recovery treatment center and the next Olympics she medals. Wow, recovery is awesome, fueling well is where it’s at.” Molly has been so open about her struggles and I love following her on IG and Strava because she is hilarious and doesn’t take herself too seriously. I can’t wait to see what is next for her!
*I need to find these bottles with straws that a few of the women were using during the marathon. I think they would be fun to try.
*The friendship between these two men was so real. Nageeye kept looking back and waving his hand to Abdi to help him to kick and pull up to get the bronze. I’ve had a friend do that to me in a race before (not because I was going to get in the top 3 but because she could tell I was falling back) and it made the world of difference for me. It was like Nageeye was pulling Abdi forward in that moment. Running friendships are so strong and I would love to know more about their friendship. I did feel so sad for Cherono in that moment though!
*My nieces found a race they want to train for and do with me… Every few miles there is an aid station with a ton of donuts. Let the training begin (both for the running and the donut eating).
*Andrew teases me because my purse is full of these whenever we travel… I refuse to leave home without them (code HUNGRYRUNNERGIRL gets you 25% off and free shipping HERE).
*My brother added racing stripes to his mini van.
*New blog thing—> I get questions/emails about different running clothing that I wear so I thought I would just include the links underneath the first picture of most blog posts (if the pieces are still available)! Most of the links for things that I include are affiliate links so just wanted to say thank you for helping me out with my job. I really appreciate it! I’ll only link to things that I love!
What was your favorite Olympic moment from the track or the marathon?
Do you have a food/snack/drink that you always make sure you travel with?
Tell me something happy that happened to you over the weekend?
When you run on a treadmill do you put it at an incline?
-I used to always put it at 1% but I haven’t done that in a while.