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Mileage Monday

I had a really great week of running last week. Not only that, but I’ve been getting stronger with my strength work and I think it’s time for me to move up from my 15lb weights to 20lb weights! I’ve also added 10lb leg weights while I do my leg/glute stuff, and I need to move up to a heavier weight with those too.

I had another 70 mile week. I know, I know… a far cry from 50. But dayammmmnnn…. I love mileage. Here’s how it went down:

Monday– This morning I pushed Callum in the stroller for 5 super hilly miles with a stop at the park at around mile 3. Then in the evening, I sipped on a strong black coffee while I gave him a bath and then I ran 7 miles once he went to sleep. I did 3 tempo miles in the middle at 6:40 min/mile pace. It felt really good but I’m hoping I’ll be able to sleep tonight!

Tuesday– I got up at 5am and couldn’t go back to sleep, so I ran 15 miles!

Wednesday– Just an easy 6 miles on the treadmill before a busy day.

Thursday– I woke up at 4:45 and couldn’t get back to sleep so I decided to get up and have some coffee! I did a slow 6 miles while listening to podcasts and then I ran 4 miles on the treadmill after a strong coffee in the afternoon!

Friday– The kids had a day off from school today so I squeezed in 5 miles early this morning before anyone woke up and then another 5 on the treadmill after everyone went to bed!

Saturday– I got up earrrrrrrly to drive Jake to work and since the sun was coming up, I decided to just slog through a 10 miler. I passed a manure-spreader spreading fresh manure all over the field, like, 3 metres away from where I was running. IT WAS SICK. And not “sick” as in “cool” but “sick” as in “vomitrocious.”

Sunday– I wanted to run more, but I thought it would be a little extreme to go OVER 70 miles this week so I just did 7 outside after I brought Jake to work.

What’s your latest song obsession? 

I’m loving Selena Gomez’ “It Ain’t Me.” The beat matches my footfalls perfectly while I’m running a 6:40 pace.

Which words do you use instead of “cool” or “awesome?” 

Dope. Sick. Phat. Pote. Actually, none of those. Well, I’ll use “dope” with my tongue pressed firmly into the side of my cheek.

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  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home February 26, 2017, 11:43 am

    I believe that if I used words like “dope”, “sick” or “fat”, people would stare at me or roll their eyes. I like to think I’m young but I just don’t think that would fly. “Pote”? I had to google that one. I’m so not cool.

    Manure smell on the run? Ick. The produce guy at my Whole Foods smells like unshowered man. It makes me want to vomit. Someone needs to say something…

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 26, 2017, 6:04 pm

      Gah. We’ve got a natural-type grocery store near our house and I went there once and just about died for the scenty folk that peruse the aisles. Having a 30 second shower won’t do that much damage to the environment, for crying out loud. At least slap around the junkitalia with some soap for god’ssake.

  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile February 26, 2017, 2:11 pm

    I’m trying to think of what words I use instead of cool or awesome. Maybe “nice”? When I am typing I think I use awesome, but when I am talking I usually don’t say that.
    I love how you woke up at 5 and couldn’t sleep so you just ran 15 miles…

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 26, 2017, 6:03 pm

      Oh yeah… “nice” is a good one. It works well with a head nod.

  • Gretchen February 26, 2017, 3:36 pm

    Wow..you are killing it with your workouts. Don’t know how you do it with so many little ones running around. I’m always in awe of you.

    I always send you my recent favorite songs so you know all of my obsessions 🙂 I was meaning to send you another so I’ll just say it here for everyone to know- Wild for the Night by A$AP Rocky

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 26, 2017, 6:02 pm

      I sacrifice reading, watching TV, doing my hair, I don’t fold my laundry–I just stuff it into the drawers, what else what else… I’m not sure. I just make it happen, thanks to my OCD tendencies!

      Ha ha… you’ll believe me when I tell you that I’ve already got that song on my phone!

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run February 26, 2017, 5:16 pm

    Why can’t you sleep? 70 miles is a lot, I would think you should be sleeping good now. 😉

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 26, 2017, 6:01 pm

      I go to bed suuuuper early. I lie with Callum when I put him to bed and then I often fall asleep right then! Or I’ll be groggy for a couple of hours and then hit the hay when Katie goes to bed at around 9. So I sleep from 9-5, which is a solid 8 hours.

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe February 27, 2017, 3:45 am

    You are just unfair.
    You could start saying “ill.” it hasn’t been used for years, but you could bring it back. Like “fetch.”

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 27, 2017, 7:30 am

      Ha ha ha ha! All these new/old words are so weird!!!

  • Ana February 27, 2017, 10:10 am

    70 Miles!! you are amazing!

    Wait, there is an option other than Awesome? I love that word! my family thinks I overuse it. I would say Fantastic from time to time.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 27, 2017, 1:34 pm

      Awesome is a good word to overuse. It means you’re a really positive person!

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes February 27, 2017, 8:25 pm

    I acknowledge that I overuse the word awesome. Running by manure is absolutely disgusting. My first half marathon was in Indiana and we ran by manure fields on a windy days…it was definitely sick in the definition you used.
    You had such a strong week of running! 15 miles randomly on a Tuesday is just impressive.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 28, 2017, 7:54 am

      Adding wind to manure would be pure torture! GROSSSSSSS

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets February 28, 2017, 7:25 am

    Why are you gearing up the intensity? I think you’re doing fine as is. Blows kiss.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com February 28, 2017, 7:53 am

      Oh, you mean with the weights? I’m not sure why I feel like I need to add heavier weights. This whole strength training thing is new to me.

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