It felt so good to be with this amazing group again.
I’ve blogged for over eleven years now, and for that same amount of time I have had people tell me online that I should stick to strength training if I want to get faster…
It only took me 10.8 years to finally listen, but you were right. Now to just listen to the people telling me less candy will help my running too;)
The weather was perfect for running, which did not feel normal in January!
I went into this first workout back with my team (since September), thinking that I was going to shorten their workout and be way behind everyone. We did a 2-mile w/u and then started a 2-mile interval. Somehow I was keeping up with my friends, and my body felt so much stronger than it has in forever. I kept looking at my watch, confused about the paces we were hitting for my effort levels, and I owe that 100% to strength training and cross-training. I even hit a 37 second PR on the 2-mile segment that I have done a bunch since having Beck—> 5:59 average.
We did a few minutes of easy jogging and then finished with our MTC mile (mostly down, part flat) with my fastest time since 2019. Maybe it was because I don’t have a lot of miles or speed fatigue accumulated in my legs from not doing as much as I was doing last year… but really, I am feeling how much better running goes when I do strength/cross-training consistently.
Or maybe it was my lucky day;).
I’m also inspired by the amazing women from last Sunday at Houston. I felt like I was getting too old for PRs, but these ladies reminded me that is a lie!
Eight miles @ 8:28 average, and then I did a 10-minute leg/glute workout on the Peloton app when I got home. After that, I had some time with just Knox, which was needed.
Brooke and Knox didn’t have school so they joined Skye at gymnastics.
They kept him entertained at the water fountain during her class.
Our chickens are still doing well. We still get eggs from them but not as many as we used to.
Hawaiian Shrimp Bowls (I forgot the toasted sesame seeds and cilantro)!
It was a hit with the kids too.
PS those of you that want to run the Utah Valley Marathon, 1/2 Marathon or 10k…the code HRG15 will get you 15% off! It’s on June 3rd and 4th so it is coming up!
This picture was from the time I paced Andrew to his half-marathon PR when we were dating and my dad said he knew that day that I must have really loved Andrew because I chose running with him over racing;)
***Not pictured from yesterday—> the 400 tantrums that occurred with the younger two. It was a rough motherhood day but that run in the morning helped me with my patience for it all!
Tell me something going on in your life… I need to hear!!