Strength day with Andrew in our garage.
Currently, I get all of my strength training workouts from Megan and Andrea. Their IGs have so many awesome workouts that don’t require a ton of equipment, and they make it so I don’t have to think about anything besides what muscle groups I want to work for the day.
Earlier in the morning, I met up with the Runner’s Corner crew for a speed workout. They were doing 26 x 200m fast (with equal recoveries… another one of my favorite workouts), and while the speed didn’t feel terrible, they weren’t great so I stopped doing speed after the 10th interval. My foot felt great running easy after that!
I finished up with 10 miles @ 7:43 average.
I remembered a quote that a friend told me leading up to CIM in 2019 (below screenshot). “When in doubt, don’t burn out.” It’s never worth it to go past what your body can handle. It’s so much better to show up to the starting line undertrained vs. overtrained.
My brain is all over the place today so just another thought…
We work so hard to get to our races to hit our goals, and sometimes things pop up out of our control. I have no idea how my foot will react trying to run 13.1 miles fast, and over the years, I’ve learned that that is okay. It could go amazing, and it could blow up in my face.
There is always another race. Running doesn’t define us, and it sure doesn’t tuck us in at night (Kara Goucher once said that last part:). It is such a small part of who we all are, and I’m grateful I love the training so much because sometimes things don’t go as planned for our races!
PS everyone I am working with has recommended continuing running. If this were an injury that I was making worse by running, I would stop immediately!
Fall is showing up here!
She is working on her pull-ups.
Skye could be in the middle of eating an ice cream sundae with the Paw Patrol characters as she is getting her feet massaged, and I could say, “Hey Skye, wanna get in the hot tub with me?” and she would be in her swimsuit and outside in less than 60 seconds.
Beck is so confused why he isn’t involved in Skye’s class. He crawls out there very quickly so Andrew and I switched off chasing after him.
We had one of my favorite meals for dinner… Roasted Cauliflower Chowder. I’m already looking forward to leftovers today.
And grilled cheese sandwiches.
Just a few more random things today:
*Doing my best to eat in-season produce right about now;)
*Loving my at-home foot massager right about now…
*Oh and a photo from Brooke’s race the other night. I loved seeing how proud of themselves they were after the race. Running does so much good for so many people.
Tell me one thing that is making you happy today.
Something out of your control that popped up right before race day or on race day?
Do you wear your watch on the arm/hand that you write with?
-Everyone in my family besides Andrew does!
Fall traditions/things you like to do each year around this time? Fill me in so I can copy you.