I decided to hit the treadmill today so that if my leg started hurting while I was running then I could just hop off but luckily it felt pretty good and I could finish my run. 8 miles in an hour. I actually really loved running at the gym today. The only reason to explain this strange thing = it was really hot in there and so I was sweating like a beast by the end. Every now and then I just crave a really good sweat and I especially crave this after taking 3 days off this week… my soul just really needed it.
On normal running days I just use my first 1-2 miles as a warm-up. For example, today I started at an 8:30 pace for my first mile and my last mile ended up being a 6:30. It usually takes me AT LEAST 3 miles to feel ready to go and somedays I don’t feel warmed up until mile 10:) I am getting pretty good at always stretching and foam rolling after I finish a run (usually about 30 minutes after a run while Brooke is eating breakfast).
For track workouts you can find my warm-up routine HERE! PS I should probably go to the track again at some point…
On Saturday (RACE DAY) I will do a slow jog for 1 mile followed by a few strides (pick-ups for about 100 meters) and then some dynamic stretching.
My favorite dynamic stretches:
Once all of those things are done it is GO TIME!!!
Brooke is rocking the side pony today.
Good thing I love her because I don’t just share my salad with anybody.
A loaf of blueberry bread, the answer to any problem one may encounter.
I am working really hard on carb loading. Tough job but somebody’s gotta do it.
College bffs all living in the same town again. Finally.
And I promised Ms. Curly an ice cream cone because that is just what good aunts do.
The real miracle of the day is the fact that my white shirt is still white. Knock on wood but I don’t think I have actually gone this long without spilling on myself in my entire life.
The star of dinner tonight, it is going to be a good one. Is it weird that I plan what I want for dinner approximately 12 seconds after I finish my last bite at lunch?
How do you plan out what you are going to have for dinner? 5 minutes before you eat? Do you make a weekly meal plan? Whatever is in your fridge? Craving something?
What are you having for dinner tonight!?!
Warm-up—> what do you do? Race day warm-up?
Salsa—> mild, medium or hot? Do you like spicy foods?