Robin kept saying this during the workout—> ‘Callus the brain and strengthen the spirit.’ Um yes. So much callusing of the brain has to happen to do big things in our training (and some days even small things because just starting a workout can be difficult).
I forgot my water bottle and everybody was asleep, so I drank from the laundry room sink when I needed a drink ha; if you pause your class, it takes you off the leaderboard, and I didn’t want that happening.
45-minute ride + 30 minutes strength training class.
I’m not going to lie; it feels good to be on the peloton again and to do more lifting. I need to find a way to incorporate both again into marathon training. I remember during Boston this last year, my legs felt so strong, and I want that feeling again at Boston 2023.
Now for a few highlights and lowlights from the weekend:
*Skye wore her biking gloves for all sorts of different activities other than just biking… Andrew was thrilled with this.
*Beck only said no to me 88 times per day which is a decrease of 56%.
*THIS!!! Her first time at the starting line for a marathon since the Olympic Trials Marathon in 2020, when she had to drop out! Women keep getting faster and faster.
*These. Everything about these. Even better than the watermelons.
*We went to Sundance to get our Ski Passes and to hike around.
Beck’s first ski pass picture:
Hot chocolate at the end was a requirement.
And some lowlights:
*Brooke experienced major DOMs after the race… she could only go downstairs backward ;). She was laughing about it, and it’s fun to have your family experience what we experience as runners;)
*I roasted large batches of veggies, and now my house smells terrible.
*I’m in the habit of staying up way too late, and I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to switch back.
* I feel so bad for Molly Seidel (this article talks about her struggle), but I am grateful that she is open and honest and breaks down the stigma.
*I missed running with my friends, but Boston long run Saturday mornings will be here sooner than I think, and I’ll keep recovering like a champ.
Highlight and lowlight from your weekend?
Favorite roasted veggies? Do you eat more veggies raw or cooked?
Who is planning on skiing this season?
Chicago runners… how did it go?!