(shorts, top, shoes, socks). Random thing about my shorts… Did you know that lululemon will tailor your pieces for FREE? I love the align shorts with pockets, but they only come in 6”, and I love 4″ for speed/races, so they tailored them for me, and now they are just what I wanted.
I’m not sure I have ever seen Lauren as angry as she was yesterday, ha. It was her first time running the Cedarcrest segment (472 ft of climbing in 1.18 miles as fast as you can) with us, and we all kind of hate it … a lot, but it makes us so strong. She said, ‘Eww’ as soon as she stopped.
The night before Andrew and I planted water around, we also stopped at our favorite water fountains. I NEVER want to feel as dehydrated as this last Saturday again.
Graham crackers before the run + 2 Maurten Gels + a bag of Sour Patch Kids from my pocket that I munched on during the cool-down. As much as I love Maurten gels, sometimes I need something other than a gel to get some sugar on the run.
Of course, I felt terrible during the workout because we had just raced a few days before, but for the goals we have for our marathon, the show must go on, and we need to listen very closely to our bodies. I’m going to write a more detailed post about this soon, but as far as recovery goes… I sleep a lot more than the average human and probably double as much as Andrew. Nine hours a night is happening right now + the higher the mileage, the more often a 20-minute nap occurs. Sleep is vital for me to recover.
Speaking of feeling terrible…
My friends were talking about a quote from Alexi Pappas when she was on Rich Roll, and I could not agree more!
“When you are chasing a dream or doing anything hard, you are meant to feel good 1/3rd of the time, okay 1/3rd of the time, and crappy 1/3rd of the time. If the ratio is roughly in that range, then you are doing fine. So today was the crappy day along your dream chasing. And if the ratio is off and you feel too good all of the time or too bad, then you need to look at if you are fatigued or not trying hard enough.”
Remember that those crappy days are just part of the training, and it happens to everyone when we are training correctly.
Now for all of my random thoughts:
*The kids found this, and I had to give them a full explanation on such an outdated piece of technology;)
*He is finally tall enough that he thinks he can add things to the grocery haul.
*They added a bike rack to their Bronco.
*Andrew and I went for a frozen banana date, and now I need to rewatch Arrested Development.
*The kids keep Beretta nice and warm on these chilly summer days;)
*My nieces are finally able to give me the opportunity of feeling like I have little sisters. They tease me all day and use me for my closet and pantry;). I kid, they are two of my best friends, but they do tease me all day long.
Did anyone else love Arrested Development?
Those of you with a sister… did you fight a lot growing up or get along well?
-My sister and I are seven years apart, so we didn’t have anything to fight about, ha. But sometimes now we fight over the running clothes I have given her but then want them back once I see how cute they are on her;)
Who has had an iPod that they loved running with? Does anyone still use one now?
What 1/3rd was your run today?