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Mileage Monday

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?

{ 14 comments… add one }
  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile July 9, 2017, 4:39 pm

    I think that for me the beach has healing powers! I love seeing and hearing the ocean. You continue to amaze me with all this running you’re still doing!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 9, 2017, 5:40 pm

      Oh yeah! The ocean! Totally. I love the ocean too. Thankfully Fort Langley has a river, so at least there’s a body of water there.

  • Sam @ Mobile Bay Runner July 10, 2017, 2:33 am

    I have only somewhat recently discovered your site and just felt the need to say that you are incredible! I don’t have kids, so I can’t even imagine momming, growing a human and running 70 miles in a week. I tyipcally do around 70 myself, but I’m the only human that I am responsible for at this point. Haha. I hope you have a great week and continue feeling GOOD!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 10, 2017, 5:26 pm

      Hey Sam!!! Welcome to the crazy part of town! Woohoo! Thanks for your kind words. Yeah, I have no idea how I’m able to hit 70 miles and not break down but for some reason my body can handle high mileage. I go slow, and I don’t do workouts so if I started up speed work, drills, track, hills etc I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to get much past 60. Miles, and years. LOL

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe July 10, 2017, 4:13 am

    I would love not to wake up once an hour after 1 AM. It is getting really old. LIKE REALLY OLD

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 10, 2017, 5:24 pm


  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes July 10, 2017, 9:57 am

    You are amazing with how well you are running throughout pregnancy! I’m glad you are getting so much sleep as well!
    Summer breakfasts are the same as other seasons – oatmeal most days, but I switch up the fruit to be seasonal. After a long run in summer, all I want in cold brew and a bagel with tons of berries. No hot food after a long run.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 10, 2017, 5:24 pm

      Mmmm… I haven’t had a bagel in forever. I’d toast one with a slice or tomato and sprinkle it with feta cheese and pepper. Now I’m hungry!

  • Ana July 10, 2017, 10:01 am

    Are you running uphill with the stroller? Wowzwer !! You are amazing!

    Starbucks has healing powers for me. I go in there and just a whiff of their store puts me in a better mood.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 10, 2017, 5:23 pm

      I try to stay away from hills. They KILL me right now.

      Ahhh yes, Starbucks. Especially in the heat of the summer! The doors swing open and we’re greeted with a blast of air conditioning and coffee. YES PLEASE.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets July 10, 2017, 12:43 pm

    Again I’ll say it. You’re an animal, a beast, a rock star. It doesn’t matter how fast you go, just that you do go.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 10, 2017, 4:49 pm

      Rawr. xo

  • San July 11, 2017, 4:04 pm

    I don’t even know how you do it all… with all the kids and pregnant, but YOU’RE KILLING IT! 😉

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com July 11, 2017, 6:49 pm

      ME NEITHER! Oh, and no social life. Ha ha!

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