Thirteen miles early in the morning with a big group of girls. The sunrise was incredible.
Everyone was up and eating breakfast when I got home.
I convinced Andrew to join me in a full-body strength workout. So much more fun to have your best friend beside you suffering.
I’m telling you if you come in from a run and you are freezing… strength training will warm you up faster than a hot shower.
We had a busy weekend with a big event happening for the first time…
Taking all four kids skiing at the same time.
Beck was so excited to be part of the activity.
We were told many times that we were very brave ha. PS at Sundance allows kids to ride in the front pack, which is fun because you see babies all over the place enjoying a ski day.
Expect to see a wild turkey or two anytime you go to Sundance.
We also spent a lot of time with my in-laws. Brooke fell in love with this giant teddy bear while we were there.
Never too cold for ice cream.
I wrote this portion of this post after I ran CIM in 2019 but forgot about it and just found it (this applies to the holiday season too:)….
And to answer today’s question that nobody asked me, I thought I would share because it’s what I just did….
What to do if you are gaining weight after a hard training cycle?
BUY BIGGER PANTS.
My body always gains weight whenever I finish a hard training cycle. Of course, it will, I’m not running the mileage I was or doing the intensity that I was, and you better believe that I’m not going to go back to cutting out foods or eating ‘light’ to make up for those missed miles (I probably eat less just because I’m not as hungry as when I am running 80 MPW but not because I don’t think I deserve it). I do not weigh myself, but I’m guessing I’m gaining weight because certain pants I wore a few months ago are not zipping up or buttoning up. This happens every single time for me, and then once I start training again, I naturally usually go back to those pants again.
After many training cycles, I would be so frustrated that things weren’t fitting and try to wear them anyways and be uncomfortable the entire day until I learned the magic of…
GOING UP IN SIZE TO BE COMFORTABLE AGAIN.
It allows you to be comfortable, respect your body’s set point, stop thinking about it during the day because your jeans are cutting into your sides, and enjoy life and food fully:)
Just some advice from a random girl in Utah!
People will notice your smile and confidence because you feel comfortable with yourself and who you are in clothes that fit more than they would ever notice that you bought a different pair of pants because your weight has fluctuated.
What was a highlight from your weekend?
In training right now or off-season? Running for fun or for a goal right now?
Who is running Houston in a few weeks?
A question from Jane! Is anyone interested in training together in the South Shore of Boston? Let me know in the comments.