Let’s start with the beginning of last week. I caught this sweet moment and it made my heart melt.
I changed the wallpaper on my phone to this image. Being Fierce is kinda my thing with the marathon.
I killed my Wednesday tempo run! My mid week tempos on the treadmill have been the only thing keeping me positive during this training cycle. Hopefully this means in great weather I can really hit decent paces!
During the week, we usually get to work around 6:15/30AM, which means that Kara is dropped off at daycare around 6 AM. On Fridays, I typically run outside with Jolene in the wee morning hours and I came home to this note from Kara after my 8 miler last week <3 I’m pretty sure it says GO Mommy Go! and that she loves me.
On Friday’s I also tend to get out of work a little early and last week I headed to Jolene’s for a Halo Top party! WE mixed all the flavors because we can 🙂
Saturday we went to the pool with my parents and Kara had a blast! She is really starting to love the water and splashes and kicks so much. She LOVES her Nana.
Then Sunday I had THE BEST long run yet! I FINALLY hit the pace I wanted in a workout outside. My actual pace goal time is 8:00min mile, but to adjust for the heat/humidity, I was shooting for an 8:20, so I was over the moon happy with the 8:12. I did struggle a bit the last 2 miles, but NOTHING like I had been. I was unable to try the salt tabs- still figuring out how that works- but I did use 2 gels this time instead of 1, ate a crap ton of sodium Saturday and really concentrated on my hydration Saturday- Nuun!
Of course we watched the Men’s Olympic Marathon, ate pancakes (my fave right now are the Kodiak Protein Cakes because they have a great ratio of carbs and protein!) and just laid around being lazy. Then I took my butt to Whole Foods for some more post run noms: veggie ratatouille, sweet/spicy beef, zucchini, curried chicken, tortellini, seaweed salad (I took one bite and wasn’t a fan), Moroccan quinoa salad, orange chicken and mac n cheese baby! I love that you can get both healthy and not healthy options.
Overall, it was a really great week, both running wise and life wise. Here’s to another week of awesomeness!