Well, I ended up hitting 70 miles this week! I don’t go all that fast; I just sort of plod along. My belly is definitely growing to accommodate the hulk of a boy I’m brewing in there, but when I run it’s like I just feel lighter on my feet, or something. It’s hard to explain. Because I feel heavier and slower than normal (compared to how I felt while running before) but I feel lighter when I run now than when I come home and plunk myself down on the couch. Does that make sense?
Monday– What a lazy day! Callum FINALLY SLEPT until 8am! He got up at 4:45 but I brought him some milk and then he went back to sleep until 8. I got nearly 9 hours of sleep last night. I FEEL LIKE A NEW WOMAN! I didn’t run until nearly noon though. I did 4 miles on the treadmill at 8:30 min/mile pace and then 4 miles outside with Andrew pushing the stroller at about 10 min/mile pace. The problem with running too late in the day is I get a lot of Braxton Hicks from not drinking enough water.
Tuesday– Lora and I decided to get up at 6 and meet for an 8 miler before it got too hot. We averaged 8:30 min/miles and only one bathroom break! Thankfully Lora didn’t mind going a bit slower today because her new shoes gave her blisters. Later on, I felt so good and had so much energy that I pushed Callum in the stroller for 4 miles! I have been feeling amazing lately! It’s all this sleep I’ve been getting!
Wednesday– Well, this was a mish-mash. I did a slow 5 miles on the treadmill in the morning but it was pretty damn hot in the garage. I pushed Callum in the stroller for 3 miles after breakfast and that felt a lot better, and then Andrew and I walk/ran 3 miles together in the evening which was alright. It was good to be able to go with him although I felt pretty big and hot by that time of the day! I’m happy to get 11 miles total though. Can’t complain too much about that. If I can’t go fast, at least I’m keeping up some solid mileage.
Thursday– Just 8 morning treadmill miles at a 10 min/mile pace.
Friday– I started out on the treadmill and then finished pushing Callum in the stroller until I got to 9 miles. Nothing special.
Saturday– Well… I got it done. I was in an emotional funk today and ended up tossing the Chariot into the back of the van, I buckled Callum up into his carseat, blasted the air conditioning and just drove. We ended up in Fort Langley and even though it was CRAZY busy with weddings, I found the best parking spot! I took that as a good omen and unloaded the buggy, gave Callum his ice cold juice and headed out to the shaded trails for a run. He fell asleep so I ran 9 miles out there, just super slow, took it easy, and got my head on straight. I swear Fort Langley has magic powers!
Sunday– I wanted to hit 70 miles but didn’t want to overdo it so I started out with a slow 8 miles at 6am after a really good night’s sleep, and then a speedier 5 miler in the afternoon while Katie watched Callum! I feel great!
Do you guys have a special place you go to that seemingly has healing powers?
What do you typically have for breakfast in the summer?