It’s race week, and it has been quite some time since I was last able to say that.
My friend Jenn is training for a 50 miler, so I joined her for part of her second long run of the week on Saturday. 10 miles @ 8:28 average. I felt terrible for the first 7 miles, but I’ll take that as a good sign for the race because that usually happens to me the week before a good race.
Jenn dealt with crazy plantar problems last year, and Hokas saved her too!
When I got home from my run, everyone was asleep except for Brooke and Knox. They had been hard at work creating a Harry Potter themed room for Andrew (a giant chessboard, flying keys, wand, broomstick, vines, three-headed dog, etc.). Andrew was very surprised. We opened presents and ate breakfast together!
I’m just going to warn you today that the food pictures might make you drool a bit. We ate deliciously all weekend long.
Andrew’s next request was out to our beloved acai bowls.
Next up, we went to his favorite sporting goods store, and his goal is for us to up our pickleball game this summer. Hopefully, nicer paddles will help us with this goal;)
My niece came over and babysat so that we could go to Tsunami for sushi.
He is thirty-four years old next week (he works on his bday, so we celebrated this weekend instead) with his favorite raspberry cream cheese pie from Kneaders.
Just the normal Sunday for us.
One Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta is going to be added to our menu often, it was so so good! We also used fresh made noodles from Harmon’s (a nice grocery store in our area) which really took it to the next level.
It’s race week which means my focus is on getting as much sleep as possible and lowering my mileage more and more each day. Positive affirmations are running through my brain, and each time I think about the race, I smile because that brain/body connection is real, and a smile forces positive vibes to your body.
Off today for just a few short fartleks in my run to get the legs moving quickly one last time before the race!
It’s going to be a little bit chilly on Friday, but at least it won’t be snowing during the race (fingers crossed it stays this way).
Tell me what the best part of your weekend was?
Ever had terrible weather race conditions? Tell me about it!
-My worst was Boston 2015, and I cannot even imagine how hard Boston 2018 must have been!
Do you run the day before a race? Does it depend on the distance?
Sushi and pie… either of them your thing or not so much?!