YESTERDAY’S RUN FELT SO GOOD… Challenging but so good and just what I needed to get going with more structured training again.
I did 6 MTC (some flat, mostly down) miles which is the most I have done since having Beck —> 5:42, 5:47, 5:46, 5:47, 5:49 & 5:47. My goal was to stay in the 5:4Xs so I was thrilled with my times. I’ve done my workouts alone for the last few weeks and I can’t even explain how much more I enjoy them when I have people to chase.
There was a group of about eight people, and I could still see Emilee for almost half of the mile for one of the repeats which I’m calling a huge success;)
It’s an interesting workout because the recovery is uphill, which doesn’t feel like much of a recovery because of the climbing. Usually, we spend a few minutes at the start of the interval talking with this workout, but yesterday they were all business, and we just kept things moving!
One of the runners said they purposely left their stuff at the start of the rep each time to force themselves to have to go back to the start for another.
The things we do to convince ourselves to do more and more…
It was the longest run I have done in a while!
My plan of action for my half marathon on 10/2—> Keep chasing my friends as much as possible. I was going back and forth between doing my own training plan since I am doing a different race (they are training for Boston), but I find so much joy in doing workouts with my team. I’ll shorten the workouts that they are doing since I am training for 13.1 and keep loving the process:). My goal is also to be on the trails at least one day a week too. PS workouts like yesterday tempt me to switch to the marathon for St. George, but I think the half will be my best bet this year!
2nd workout of the day= getting Beck dressed. It is near impossible these days with only one pair of hands.
Skye had her first day of preschool! She was a tiny bit nervous about going in, but she didn’t look back once she was with her teacher.
And then the weirdest thing happened… Skye was at school, Beck took a nap, and Brooke and Knox went to the neighbor’s house.
The house was quiet.
I could have been productive but being unproductive on the couch was exactly what my brain needed because I knew it wasn’t going to last long.
We picked Skye up and went to the park. I have a feeling you will be seeing her Paw Patrol sweatshirt quite often;)
Matching socks just doesn’t really happen around here;)
For dinner I had been thinking about my mom’s enchiladas for a while so I made those and they were heavenly.
Looks like I’m not the only one here that loves matching with the kids;)
Once the kids were in bed I got to work on putting the race together. I am having the smallest glimpse into what race directors do… I cannot imagine putting together a huge race with thousands of people.
And some good motivation to get some sleep this week if you can:). My best running in the past happened when I was putting sleep VERY high on my priority list.
This is from ‘Why We Sleep,’ such a good book!
Who else is running St. George this year?!
Let’s say you have an hour of free time right this second to do whatever you want to do… WHAT IS IT?
Matching socks-> a must or not a big deal?
-For running these days they have been a must but for the rest of the day I don’t care.
Do you feel like you are able to prioritize sleep at this point in your life?