Yesterday something strange happened… I felt a little spring in my step.  I decided I wanted to do a little speed and surprisingly it felt pretty good.  I didn’t feel flat (which I had felt very much so for a few months now…).

I don’t know why I don’t always trust the process because it has happened a million times in the past—>  it just takes a little time and work for the endurance and/or speed to eventually work itself back.  I get into these stages where I am dramatic and think running is never ever going to come back yet I keep trying and it always does come back.  TRUST THE PROCESS JANAE!!!  Thank you for entertaining all of my random mood/brain talk that is all over the place.

The workout went like this—>  warmup, 12 x 1 minute fast (around 6:00 pace) with 1 minute slow recovery jogs in between each one and then the last two miles 7:15 and 6:56.  It was hot out (I got out later again) but I’m happy because it felt like my legs were warming up to the idea of a quick leg turnover again.  It felt good to be breathing hard and having my stride come back a bit.  I’ve got two more weeks to fit in some speed and then it is taper time… we shall see how marathon day goes.

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58 miles for the week (15 of those miles on the treadmill and the rest outside… that sure feels nice!):

Monday: 8 treadmill miles @ 8:10 average pace.

Tuesday: 13 miles w/ 2 x 2 miles (6:33 average for first set and 6:36 average for second set).. 7:30 average pace.

Wednesday:  6 miles @ 8:40 average pace.

Thursday: 18 miles @ 8:12 average pace.

Friday:  7 treadmill miles @ 8:15 average pace.

Saturday: 6 miles with 12 x 1 minute fast. (7:18 average pace)

Sunday: Off

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Saturday in pictures:

*Beretta got bored… Brooke wasn’t too happy about it.

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*They made up shortly after:

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*We went straight up North to Layton to watch a football game (Andrew’s nephew was playing).

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*She woke up from a nap and was extra cuddly.

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*Andrew brought me over a churro for us to share.  They are pretty darn close to donuts…

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*Brooke is beyond happy to have gained all of these new cousins.  

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*Hit up In-N-Out with Andrew’s family!

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*Once we got back to Andrew’s brother’s house the girls brought me this pic that they took;)

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*We fell asleep.  Saturday naps are priceless.  

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*Back to the park to watch a soccer game.

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*Dinner at Andrew’s parents’ house!  I really don’t want to say goodbye to summer foods.

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*Jumping for an hour straight:

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*A pretty intense family football game.

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*I made peach cobbler with my mother-in-law with fresh peaches from their backyard.

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*Pure heaven:

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*And then we drove back home!  Brooke was talking more than ever in the backseat on the way home (as though she had been with her best friend’s all day and then needed to catch up with us about everything afterwards) and about 3 seconds after she asked us how teeth fall out—> she was asleep.  

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I hope you have a beautiful Sunday and I’ve got all of the wedding pictures to share with you tomorrow!  ENJOY the day!

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