Let’s just start where it makes the most sense. running.
Saturday – 11 miles. about 7:16 pace. this run started with no plan. no plan for miles, other than at least 10, hopefully. no plan for pace. the only thing that was planned was my outfit. the important stuff.
Friendly reader reminded me I had a lululemon purchase to share with you. there she is. the newest addition to my running skirt family. the marathon skirt.
paired with the purple cool racer back tank. simply stunning. this is the same skirt I wore for my two marathons, but in the flash color….skirt held up great for those races, I didn’t fare so well. trying out the all black marathon skirt now.
one more picture in case you missed the first one. your welcome.
back to the run. the garmin didn’t pick up the signal right away, which solidified the no plan, just run plan for the day. It picked up the signal about half a mile in, so I paid attention. from that point, the run evolved into every different form of run known to man. I was being a bit indecisive. fast/slow, easy/hard, skip/crawl. at one point I was going to just crank out 16 miles and then 2 minutes later I didn’t want to run past 7. then I find myself behind a tree using the “bathroom”. fun. so funny how your mind can mess with a run so much. this is one of the most important parts of marathon training, for me – figuring out how to trick your mind into not being miserable, getting overwhelmed or feeling scatterbrained when you are running. but some days are just those kind of days. I was pleasantly surprised with the pace. and the distance.
45 miles total for the week.
Sunday – 9 miles total. 4 with little man in the jogger, 1 with little girl in the jogger (who had to run half a mile herself)
she doesn’t look happy because she wanted to stop running, but I made her let me take a picture first. bad mommy. I also tried to make her push me in the jogger, but she wouldn’t do it. I don’t get it.
and 4 by myself. no watch, no pace. the garmin is sneaking back into my runs. I’m really trying to keep our relationship distanced a bit, but man, he’s a charmer that garmin. progress has been made. I used to not leave the house without it, now I have at least 2 runs a week garmin free. a good thing. for me and my running. I will be starting a garmin anonymous group soon if anyone else is trying to quit it and would like to join.
We kicked off our wild and crazy weekend with a lovely last minute date night out at our favorite little local establishment. being the classy lady that I am, I grabbed my snazzy forever 21 dance club inspired tank and tried my best to transform it into suburban housewife mother of three nice dinner and drinks night out shirt.
I think I pulled it off. but I can’t be certain. I just wore it like I knew what I was doing.
Laughs and good food followed. we went to bed far too late and Luke got up far too early. I’m onto his 4:45 am games. we snuggled and cuddled and did what anyone would do at 5am. played outside. scratch that. It was pouring rain. panic set infor half a second because #1, I couldn’t quarantine Luke in the driveway and #2, I was slightly concerned at the fate of my morning run. I quickly began making mental plans to run on the treadmill. assuring my mind that we would make it through a 10+ mile treadmill run. thank the good Lord the sun came out. there is a time and place for treadmill running. it wasn’t this day.
is it bad that I can barely remember what happened pre-noon time yesterday? I need some ginkgo biloba. or a nap. that would be nice. but not really. naps stress me out a little. no naps. just keep moving. I think it involved hanging out under our circus tent, but can’t be sure.
skip the rest of the morning. moving onto afternoon. we celebrated the lives of my grandparents who turn 80 this year!!
We made them share a celebration because it’s just too much work to get the whole fam together twice in one year. and then for holidays and what not. I would probably throw a little hissy fit if someone made me share a birthday, but they’ve probably matured a little more than that in their 80 years. maybe I will by then as well.
thank god for that tent. It was blazing hot and my backyard is 100% sun. I would’ve probably throw a hissy fit about the heat too. I made a delicious little quinoa/wheat berry salad, that I will share the recipe for sometime in the future.
however, if you ask my sister in law, she would say it tastes like something she foraged in the woods for. I said, thats perfect, because thats exactly the flavor I was going for. lies. but she’s pregnant and I love her and my unborn niece, so I have to be nice. and she can’t be trusted anyway with food opinions.
We partied into the night and got up today and did it again. My sister and sister in law are each giving me a nephew and a niece, respectively. so thoughtful of them. I’m excited for new babies. and I’m excited that I’m not the one having them. this shop is closed. today, we showered little baby girl with lots of love and food. and gifts. pretty fun.
Party girls. mom and littler sister.
auntie and baby girl.
Busy weekend. gearing up for another summer week. fun.
Tell me about your running/racing weekend?
What do you consider a low mileage week, for yourself? A high mileage week for yourself?
Do you often go on a run with or without a plan? Does it change mid run?
Random OLD POST for your viewing pleasure. not so old because this blog isn’t so old. read it.