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Mileage Monday

HA HA HA! I freaking LOVE THIS! Another 70 mile week in the books, and nearly 29 weeks pregnant. JAZZ HANDS COVERED IN PEANUT BUTTER AND CHOCOLATE WAVING TO AND FRO! One day at a time though, I know. I KNOW. But hot DAMN I feel good.

I’ll break it down for you so you can hear me brag in super-slo-mo:

Monday– Man, you’d think that after all these years of running that I’d never have a day where I struggle to get a run in. That I’d not feel like it, or that maybe I’d rather just throw in the towel and give it all up completely. But it totally happens to me! Today was that day, and yet… I forced myself to get it done and HOLY SHIT AND HALLELUJAH I felt so much better afterwards! I got 5 miles done on the treadmill at 10 min/mile pace and then I pushed Callum in the stroller for 5 miles at a bit of a harder effort (couldn’t quite hold a conversation with him when he asked me all sorts of questions). It felt good to finish those 10 miles. I did my strength work in the evening despite wanting to put it off until tomorrow.

Tuesday– I got up early, ran 5 miles before anyone else woke up and then ran 5 slow miles on the treadmill later on in the day.

Wednesday– I slept in. I needed it. I ran 8 miles on the treadmill with the plan to run my intervals later but the van broke down and ruined my afternoon alone time! DAMMIT. I didn’t even get my strength work done.

Thursday– So, I have been so inspired by all these runners on Instagram because by the time I roll out of bed at 7, they’ve all logged their workouts! Mind you, most of them live on the East coast, 3 hours ahead of me. BUT STILL! I can see on their watches what time they started running and a lot of them start in the five am hour. So on Wednesday night I set my alarm for 5am, but then in the middle of the night I thought better and changed it to 6am. I got up, changed into my running clothes that I had set out the night before and hopped onto the treadmill and started slowwwwwwly running. I had to hop off and hop back on several times to go pee, say bye to the kids, etc but I got 11 miles done by 8am. Once Callum woke up, I got him some breakfast and then hopped back onto the treadmill for 3 more miles for a total of 14 for the day! I was also able to do my strength work later on in the afternoon. The van was getting fixed so we were forced to stay home. It was kinda nice! I got a tonne of cleaning and organizing done around the house too.

Friday– I squeezed out a run outside by myself in the morning and then finished it later on the treadmill for 11 miles total.

Saturday– A hilly 7 miler outside at an average 8:30 min/mile pace not counting the 3 bathroom breaks.

Sunday– I ran the first 5 miles outside with Callum in the stroller and then did the last 5 in the garage on the treadmill. I’m holding onto goal marathon race pace by a thread–I did my second-to-last mile at 6:49 min/mile pace.

I’m so happy. Cautious, but happy. Have you guys ever felt afraid to be happy? Like you might jinx yourself? 

You know what I say, right? Unroll a few squares of jinx and wipe your ass with it.

Have you ever had a vehicle break down on you? Were you stranded with no cell service? Tell me something dramatic.

Lisa, did you get your orthotics yet? xoxo

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  • Meredith @ the cookie chrunicles June 18, 2017, 2:13 pm

    You never cease to amaze me! And I totally understand cautiously happy. Totally.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 19, 2017, 10:49 am

      Ha ha! Thanks Meredith!!!

  • Amy Lauren June 18, 2017, 3:00 pm

    I didn’t have a vehicle break down, but I had my transmission start doing weird shiz when I was two hours from home at work (I work from home but have a corporate office 2 hours away and go in a few times a year). I ended up getting a whole new car because my transmission was going to cost so much to fix. But it was weird to have car problems when I was far from home! Also every time I have had to put my car in the shop has been when Clay was out of town so I’d have to bum rides from friends. No fun.

    Hooray for another week of running! I’m East Coast but I can assure you that I work out after you wake up :). At least most days- the earliest I ever run is generally 7 AM, but I usually run later.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 19, 2017, 10:49 am

      Now that’s where that whole Murphy’s Law thing comes in. Like WHY would it only happen far from home and when Clay is out of town? DAMMITALL.

  • Kimberly June 18, 2017, 5:05 pm

    You, lady, are a freakin’ rock star!!! Good for you! I can totally relate to the cautiously happy thing. It’s annoying, to be honest. Something I definitely need to work on.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 19, 2017, 10:49 am

      Thanks, Kimberly! Here’s to throwing caution to the wind and just being happy in the moment! Woohoo!

  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home June 18, 2017, 5:26 pm

    All the time! I’m always afraid to be too happy for fear I’ll jinx myself! Glad things are rolling well for you!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 19, 2017, 10:48 am

      Thanks Wendy!!

  • Erica Lindeman June 18, 2017, 7:37 pm

    I’m a worrier, unfortunately, so my mind always thinks of other possibilities that might happen. Good thing I try to catch myself doing that and not let it stop me from doing things I love.
    Take care!

  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile June 19, 2017, 2:08 am

    Hahah I love that the orthotics was one of your questions! Yes I did! I wasn’t supposed to run in them yet but I did anyway because Im tired of waiting, So far, so good and like you I am afraid to get too excited.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 19, 2017, 10:48 am

      Okay GOOD! YAY!!!!

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe June 19, 2017, 5:46 am

    You know that I get nervous when things are going well. I’m always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 19, 2017, 10:47 am

      Analytical brains are exhausting.

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes June 19, 2017, 2:56 pm

    You are amazing – seriously, Wonder Woman levels of amazing. A 6:49/mile while 29 weeks pregnant is incredible! Also, don’t those early runs feel amazing? I started the 5AM-ish running again recently and love it (versus starting at 7:30-8 like I did during winter). All the light we get in summers here helps so much!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 19, 2017, 3:36 pm

      AYEEEEE!!!! Hopefully I’ll be able to get right back to those speedy miles after the baby is born! If I can do THAT, THEN you can call me Wonder Woman.

  • Ana June 19, 2017, 6:16 pm

    I admire that you are able to run and talk to Callum ! What do you talk about ? I talk to my son about his cartoons and we talk about the most random things … but never when running.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 20, 2017, 6:11 am

      We pretty much take turns pointing out different types of trucks, or dogs that go by, things like that!

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets June 20, 2017, 8:06 am

    Look at you, making the most of the day with the broken van. I’m impressed.

    I went running with my Da on Father’s Day. It was perfect.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com June 21, 2017, 6:41 am

      Awwwww YOU DID?!?!?! That’s so special!!!!!!! My dad used to run. But I don’t think I was ever able to run with him! Colon cancer and a stroke can be a bit of a setback… just a touch.

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