It will be fun. Mondays are kind of scatterbrained all over the place wacky for me. I don’t know why. It takes me a whole day to get my act together. I embrace it. So lets have a post that’s kind of all over the place, tangential (is that a word? I like it) with no rhyme or reason to it. sound good? good.
Workout – based on having to do 8 “easy” miles. I rebelled. I didn’t want to run 8 miles at home. I didn’t want to run 8 miles at the gym either. I did 3 miles at about 8.1ish mph on the treadmill. I can’t be certain about anything on my basement dwelling mill, especially the pace. hoping it really was 3 miles. then I hopped on the stairmaster for 10 minutes of level 20 speed interval, back to tread for the same 3 again and back to stairmaster for same speed interval. did you follow? all over the place. just like my Monday. I tell myself the stairmaster speed interval at that level will be good hill training. really. I make that kind of logical jump all the time. I also tell myself that I would be a superstar model if I wanted to be. I just make a daily choice to be a stay at home mom. for real. who wouldn’t want this sweaty mess.
I’m sure crazy day Monday has something to do with the fact that Mondays are not nearly as fun as Sundays. What is fun about starting your day with a huge load of this
I chose to let it sit there over night. If I had folded it Sunday night – it would have ruined the perfection of the lazy day that Sunday is. I let Monday take that one. But, Monday also has lots of time with this little cutie
She obviously didn’t read my “how to do eye makeup post“. but she looks darn cute. I might start doing my eyes like that. the shadow on the brow. special.
and then this little banana. we can’t seem to stop dressing Luke up and making him wear funny things. too much fun to torment a 2 year old. You should try it. but get your own 2 year old. this ones taken.
Monday also has mail. sunday does not. In the mail today came some fun things for this mama. I ordered some running books last week. I thought I should maybe start educating myself a little bit on a “sport” that I seem to enjoy. enjoy seems like a funny way to put it. “sport” also seems like a funny way to refer to running. either way. I guess I enjoy the sport.
I don’t know which one to read first. life is full of tough decisions. I’ve been wanting to get “the Runner’s Body” for awhile. I’ll be happy to have that as a reference, I think. “Mile Markers” and “The Mind Body Method of Running by Feel” were recommended by a couple of other blogs I had read. There are so many running books out there. It’s hard to know where to start and what to read. I think this should get me going. I have no idea when I am going to read them. I think I might just sleep on them for now and see what I can absord.
More tomorrow on a detox/cleanse/get rid of all the toxins in the bod, that the hubs and I are doing and an out of this world dessert. you must make. and I will leave you hanging so that you can’t make it until I tell you about it. hehehe. not nice. but that’s what’s gonna happen. my apologies.
And what do we think about this….I took a picture of the picture in my mag. fancy shmancy.
I saw this in the back of MY Runner’s World mag. I actually had to look to see who it was. Took me a minute to realize it was Kate Gosselin. I don’t get it. I don’t get her. NOT her biggest fan – couldn’t really stand watching her on TV, but she doesn’t even look the same now…I guess she looks kind of fantastic. good for her. and she runs a lot. very good for her. and I kind of like her sneaks. a lot. guess I was just surprised to see her in the running mag?! more power to her.
Are Mondays a little whacky for you? Or do you get right into your weekly routine?
Do you like to eat bananas?
Did/do you like Kate plus 8?
How was everyones weekend?!?!
Workout – in the lineup is 8 easy miles. I’m going to botch that. I’m only going to do 3, maybe 5 miles if I’m feeling sassy, and my Jillian dvd. that’s it. My mom, aka Gammy if you ask the girls, or mimi if you ask the boy, is taking thing 2 and thing 3 so that I can go to the gym. I will report back later on the workout and if I stick to my botched up plan.
The snow we got on Saturday turned out to be great play snow. Yesterday the hubs gave me an hour and took the kids outside for fun and adventures only they will know.
I got to
shop online and eat chocolate truffles clean bathrooms and make some lunch. really fun.
I may not have cooked dinner for the past three nights, but I still made breakfast and lunch. I have not completely neglected my family. they are not begging the neighbors for food. yet.
Sunday funday would not be complete without painting little brother’s nails. he just wants to be like his sisters. can’t blame him. he’ll be well adjusted.
and he was oh so proud of those purple beauties.
I found these babies stuffed in the back of the fridge. popped those suckers right in the oven. don’t care if the “best by” date was last week. how accurate are those dates, really?
never too late for Christmas cookies. I guess that kind of satisfied my need to bake this weekend.
I actually took a complete rest day and did NO workout at all. Luke slept until 7:15!!!! This is crazy. If you just started reading, my youngest, almost 2 year old, had been getting up at 4 am for what seemed like eternity. making everyone miserable. We are on day 6 of him sleeping until at least 6 am. this is heaven.
Here are my thoughts. brace yourselves. I had a little convo with the brain. it was trying to get all realistic and logical on me about running and my training this far. and I’ve been ignoring it. I finally gave in and thought I should listen to myself. It was saying something like this – if I heard correctly – you have completely, 100,000% ignored the 10% rule in increasing your weekly mileage. going from maybe 20 miles a week to 45-50, doesn’t work for me. and if I do the math correctly, that’s over 100% increase. go ahead and keep it up, but I will give you the worst shin, knee, ankle and every other kind of pain and injury I can think of. and you won’t be able to run in your marathons. and you won’t be happy. go for it. or take it easy and I’ll try to be nice to you.
I think it sounded something like that. I have started to have a little anxiety that I am doing too much. While the plan that I found is telling me to do that many miles – I need to be smart about it. It may not be healthy for me at this exact point. I really don’t want injuries. I know Runner’s World is a smarty pants when it comes to running, but it doesn’t know me and my body. I do. and I need to remember what works for me and what I’ve done in the past. and try a little better to mesh it with the plan that I found (run, run, run) what my body is telling me to do (take it down a notch for now) and what my mind wants to do (run a lot of miles).
My past 2 fall marathons I did without a plan. without speed work. without a lot of miles and without any idea of what I was doing. and I did pretty well. I want to give myself more credit for what I can do. I also want to blend it with a true plan so that I can do better this year. I’ve got TWO marathons coming up in April. that I would actually like to run in. I’ve got big goals for my races this year. But I NEED to also remember that I have to be healthy in order to achieve those goals. or it’s not worth it.
That is why I am “botching” up the plan a little this week. and next week. I’m scaling back the miles. I will do my long run on Saturday. In between now and then, I’m going to mostly focus on strength and maybe getting in a few short runs. not 8-9 milers. Next week, I will slowly pick it back up. and by the following week maybe get back into the 9-10 mile runs, depending on how the body feels. I’ve got ALL year to hit my goals. I tend to rush things and want to reach my goals ASAP. or yesterday ASAP. doesn’t work.
That’s the plan chickadees! taking a chill pill and listening to my body a little more. I think it will be good in the long run. Stay tuned!
How was your weekend?? Did you do anything fun?
Do you have a hard time listening to what your body is telling you vs. what you want to do?
Workout – yet to happen, but so far I’ve gone up and down this flight of stairs about 800 times, does that count??? checking on the kidlings below…
I know you guys are thinking, “wow, she does everything! She cleans, and cooks…
Gives birth to adorable children,
looks like a superstar ALL the time…
I’ll make you feel better. Let me share with you what I don’t do. Little secret. Iron clothes.
I really feel bad for my husband who keeps buying the wrinkle resistan/iron free shirts thinking they will actually be that way when they come out of the dryer. When he finds one that really does, maybe he can find a bathroom that actually cleans itself too.
I knew that would make you feel better.
On to more important things. Why did I just sign up for TWO more marathons. this year. bringing the total count now to 4. that’s a lot. for me.
My sister instigated the country music marathon. Ok, well I instigated her to do it and she instigated me to join her. twist my arm. now I must go to nashville. to run. and listen to country music. I LOVE country music. Love it. Love it. Get the picture.
Next we have NYC marathon. Which really is a must do for a marathoner. That’s what I hear anyway. I supposedly have guaranteed entry this year based on my marathon times. I’ll believe it when I see it in April. So I better do it, right??? That’s what I thought. Very good logic. If I can do, I must do.
Now I guess I better get some sort of training plan together. This scares me. I’ve never done a training plan, but with all this running coming up, I think it might be a necessity.
So, if anyone has any input on good training plans – PLEASE, DO SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE!!!:)
Do you follow a formal training plan for races?
Do you like to iron your clothes? I know, crazy question, but I think some people actually DO like to iron. I don’t get it.
What’s on tap for the workout today?