Running, Cake and Babies
Mid Week Speed! I mentioned last week that I was on the struggle bus mentally and having a tough time with my speed/tempos. Well, my mid-week quality run was a success and big confidence booster. Disclaimer- I did this run on the treadmill and I feel like it’s always easier to hit your paces on a tread, but still… it boosted my confidence.
20 miles! This was an “easy” week for my long run. And by easy, I mean there wasn’t any speed mixed into my long run. It was super hot and humid out- the joys of summer marathon training, right?! We’ve got Kara’s toys and momma’s toy 😉 I love a naked (with a diaper of course) baby!
New Skin! I showed you a picture of how bad I chaffed on my last long run (it’s worse than it looks) and I was so worried the whole week about it not healing. It’s so weird because it chaffed well under my bra line. I’ve switched up bras, used body glide, even bandaged it up, but I was worried for 20 miles of rubbing and sweat. The bottom pic was after my 20 miler. The new skin worked like a freakin charm! I applied 3 coats the night before and to my surprise it held up 🙂
Dad’s Birthday Dinner! Surprise surprise, my dad wanted ham and asparagus lasagna. Usually he has this for Father’s Day, but this year he had to share that meal with Todd, thanks to Kara <3, so he went with it for his bday. And of course, my mom’s chocolate cake!