We did shortish speed workouts on M, W, and F last week, and so we just needed a nice and easy pace long run for Saturday’s 16 miles.
After Thanksgiving, training is going to start officially, and I think we will try out Tuesdays for our speed day and Fridays for our long run day… Freeing up the weekend a bit more.
Lauren said this one tastes like a Dole Whip if you want a new gel to try.
Still no ice; it’s a miracle.
I’ve gotten a few questions about whether or not the smoothies I am making include typos (1/2 cup CHIA?!?)… nope, no typos. You can get every detail about the smoothies HERE. All of the explanations are on Dr. Brooke Goldner’s website. She has helped thousands of people heal (she was able to heal her lupus with this) from autoimmune diseases and improve people’s health and energy. I don’t have an autoimmune disease, I’m ‘hyper-nourishing’ my cells with these smoothies, and I seriously don’t know how to express the differences I have experienced personally adequately. We are going out of town this week, and you better believe I’m packing my blender with me, ha. Watch her full video to learn how to make the smoothies perfectly. I feel 25 again in terms of energy.
The girls are drinking a variation of them now, too (with less chia and power greens and a lot of fruit).
PS My Vitamix blender is $180 off on Amazon today!
We went to Color Me Mine, a.k .a. the place my girls want to move to.
Brooke’s indoor soccer game went well:
And I ate the best brussels of my life; I ordered another plate to take home, ha.
I swear Brooke was wearing this jumper last week!
My incredible niece just hit a half-marathon PR of 1:42. I have to brag about her; she does it all on top of her running. If I was 1/1000th as motivated as she is at her age…
Let’s jump into gift ideas for yourself (haha), runners, and women in your life! Basically, this is just a list of a few of my favorite things.
I’m sharing it now for people who love shopping in November, and I’ll share it again at the beginning of December for anyone who missed it.
*My garmin. I love this garmin with all of my heart. You can even put music on it and it is 38% off today!
*This book of epic runs of the world… This book is gorgeous and will get them excited for adventures.
*My favorite Amazon running leggings. They have pockets, wash incredibly well, and you can’t beat the price.
*My favorite Amazon tank, and it has a built-in bra.
*The running vest from my dreams. I love it. I wear it weekly, and it keeps my core warm.
*I wear this sports bra so often.
*This sports bra is truly the best marathon training bra ever (it has SO many pockets for your gels, keys, cards, phone, whatever you need). The colors are so fun, and the support is perfect.
*My favorite cookbook for runners.
*I’ve worn many different running socks over the years, and the power strides have my heart.
*Liquid IV for the win. This stuff not only tastes delicious, but it keeps me so hydrated with all of the miles. Code HUNGRY-RUNNER-GIRL will get you 25% off and free shipping HERE!
*Core Power, of course. I drink one every. single. day.
*I’m still all about the 2nd generation AirPods for my running headphones (just use one at a time)
*My favorite light when running in the dark. It clips on magnetically to your clothing, and you get to skip out on wearing anything on your head.
*I adore my theragun to work on my muscles.
*The hat that has ear warmers connected to it. I love it!
*KOALA CLIP (HRG gets you 10% off)! This makes it so easy to take your phone with you on the run.
*The best sandals for runners to wear around the house (they help my plantar so much)
Now for some fun gifts for women:
*We won the favorite gift to my mom and MIL last year when we gave them these sets… they both wear them all of the time!
*My favorite crossbody bag that I use daily is HERE!
*I have and love this makeup bag.
*My #1 boots that actually match with everything!
*My most clicked-on pair of pants in ages… the Vintage Ripstop!
*The Amazon sheets that feel a whole lot more expensive than they actually are!
*Amazon simple beauty things I love—> this lip balm, olaplex hair smoother, the best hairbrush, rubber bands I cannot run without, hair claws, my favorite styling cream, the best hair mask, and prolash (fake eyelashes you put on yourself that look so natural, I’m hooked).
*The comfiest eye mask.
*The best travel pillow ever… I slept so well on the plane with this.
*The pillow Andrew gave me allows you to add or take out stuffing. I have never had a better pillow in my life.
*A bit pricey, but my pebble ice machine did, in fact, change my life.
*The best beach bag ever.
*And now for links to clothing I wear ALL of the time that I think would make a great gift—> mini flare leggings, reversible sweater, Patagonia vest, Rickie top, this cardigan, the coziest sweatshirt, this soft cardigan, the softest sweater, this cardigan and this wool sweater in black.
When do you get in the most of your shopping for the holidays? Do you do it online or in person?
Gift ideas that you want to share? I’m all ears!
What has been your go-to run fuel?
What have you found gives you more energy?