Heart rate high, stress levels low.
I went and did a speed workout yesterday with some friends that are much much faster than me, which meant I was alone for the workout but did my warm-up with them. 6-mile w/u up the canyon and then workout down the canyon–> 6 x 2 min hard (1 min recovery) 1 min hard (2 min recovery). I felt sluggish, but that was to be expected a few days after a race.
The scenery kept me distracted—12 miles @ 7:14 average.
Some Smashing Pumpkins on my AirPods also distracted me.
Brooke’s friends are so good to Beck and Skye.
Just a normal summer day.
One pot macaroni with broccoli and zucchini for dinner!
Rewind to Monday night–> I had no desire to cook anything for dinner and had just gotten eggs out of the fridge to make a boring dinner when I heard a knock at the door. The neighbors invited us over for wood-fired pizza, and it was incredible.
We also had our first s’mores of the season.
In my educated opinion, Reese’s and Charleston Chews make the best s’mores additions.
I have a lot of running thoughts to talk about and decided to put them all in one post together:
*I was listening to an armchair expert episode (I don’t remember which one!), and they were talking about what they would wear if they were to get dressed without seeing how it looked on them and chose their clothing based solely on how it feels…
I think we should think about this with our running clothes. Choose what feels best on your skin and what moves best with the movement, and forget the rest.
*That thought also reminds me that I’ve been paying closer attention to all of my senses on the run. Doing this helps me stay more present, and taking in what I hear, see, smell, taste (not always fun with gels;) and touch takes the focus away from thinking about the pain.
*The warmer weather and lighter mornings have brought out so many runners in my area. It makes me so happy to see everyone out moving.
*Running by a yard that was recently mowed is the best… I love the smell of freshly cut grass.
*So much with running is truly from the neck up. I’ve had some of my best races when I was not my fittest and some of my worst races when I was my fittest… our brains are sure powerful.
*It’s fun to be 37 and break a course PR from when I was 33. We are so lucky to get so many years to do this.
*Kaydi and I are over on the Saucony website. So is my friend, JaQuavious; he paced me in a half-marathon a few months ago… we were running a 6:20 pace, and he was chatting like he was out on a morning walk with me;) He made the miles fly by!
*We have a big family trip this month to Colorado, and I cannot wait to run while we are there. It’s been a while since my family last did a trip together (Skye was just a baby!), and it will be so much fun.
Any smells on your runs that you love?
Do you have any family reunions/trips this summer?
Best s’more additions, in your opinion?
Share a run thought with us!