Good morning, let’s get right into talking about yesterday!
I was worried Beck wasn’t going to go back to sleep yesterday after I fed him because he was so alert, but he did! I grabbed a muffin and some caffeine and then I was out the door.
TMI portion so feel free to skip if you would like: Remember on my baby post a few days ago where I talked about the fact that I couldn’t stop crying all of the time? Well, I found out why… PMS (it’s been 20 months since I last experienced this because of pregnancy/breastfeeding), which explains a lot! I felt terrible in the morning but knew that going to a workout would help me mentally… and it did.
My friends were doing 1k repeats (.62 miles), and so I joined them for 9 of them. We did about a 2.5-mile warm-up and then did all of the intervals on the same stretch back and forth, which was very hilly. The majority of the group is running Boston (and I have major FOMO!), so they needed those hills.
My friends did jogging recoveries after each interval for about 2 minutes, but I only did that for the first one and then took a standing (ehhh sitting) recovery after that.
The extra hard part about the course they chose was that you pass by two water fountains in the middle of the interval and the temptation to stop for a drink is high.
I love knowing my paces for most of my workouts because it helps to motivate myself to push harder, but yesterday I didn’t even use my watch for the intervals. I just used the triangles on the trail to tell me where to start and stop (my coach from 2019 marked this canyon with triangles so that you know the distance:). I knew by how I felt that my paces would be way off from what I wanted, so I was just there to check the workout off, get my legs turning over quickly, and raise my heart rate.
During the cooldown, we found a beautiful peach tree on the side of the trail. The peaches were still a little hard, but I will be grabbing one of these mid-run in a few weeks.
Next up—> Skye had a sports intro class that she will be doing this month. She loved every single second of it and they did everything from tumbling to dribbling!
We got home, and all I needed in life were some chocolate chip pancakes with scrambled eggs/veggies.
And then we got to work getting our hot tub up and running again.
If you live somewhere cold and are looking for something to make winters more enjoyable, a hot tub will change your life. At least one member of our family was in there every single day last winter.
And then we hung out at home for the rest of the day.
Beretta is so so patient.
And just a few random things to talk about…
I repeatedly try to seek first to understand when it comes to this issue, but I just can’t… How could Andrew be happier WITHOUT sleep?!?
My niece set a new park record at California Adventure! She went on the Goofy roller coaster 38 times in one day (previous record was 35)! My brother and nephew switched off going on it with her which means the record really is all hers:)
This post was written while Beck played with Andrew’s keyboard so that I could use mine;)
How much longer will they all be able to fit on a twin bed at the same time?
How does your period affect your running?
When is it time to bring out the fall decorations in your opinion? What about eating all of the pumpkin items?
Who else has Boston coming up (38 DAYS)!?
Random question of the day…. If you wear makeup, how often do you?
-Probably 5 out of 7 days a week I do!