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Mileage Monday/Week in Review

Hey guys! The grandparents took Callum for the day today so I have a bit more time to write, so I thought I’d add in a few details to this post and make it a combined Week in Review (hosted by my home girl Meghan from Clean Eats Fast Feets) post as well as a Mileage Monday post.

First of all, I hit 70 miles for the week which isn’t an all-time high or anything (I hit an 80 mile week when I was 20-something weeks pregnant!) but I did do the toughest, longest run I’ve done in a very long time. It’s been at least a year. So, I am really happy about that. Here’s how my running went:

Monday– Went out for 8, came back with 10. It was windy, but not enough to kill me. Rainy, but just in sprinkles. I figured that this type of weather is about as good as it’s going to get for the next few months, so I had better make the best of it. I would have gone longer but my legs are still tired from the 16 miler on the weekend.

Tuesday– 7 miles in the morning pushing Jesse in the stroller while Callum was at preschool and then 4 therapy miles at night after the kids were in bed! I haven’t run in the dark in forever and tbh it was a little spooky after all the recent events around here.

Wednesday– I managed to squeak in this 8 mile treadmill run this morning, 7:30 pace at 0.5% incline). SUCH A BUSY DAY.

Thursday– Just a slowish 9 mile run on the treadmill while Callum was at preschool and Jesse was napping.

Friday– 7 easy slow treadmill miles

Saturday– This was the toughest workout I’ve done in I don’t know how long. A couple of years? Something like that. I’m about a week ahead in my marathon training plan (I like being a week ahead just in case something happens) and it called for an 18 mile long run with 10 miles at goal marathon race pace (6:50) so I did 18 miles with 11 miles at an average 6:46 min/mile pace! I finished feeling strong and empowered, and a little bit sore and creaky but nothing like I thought I would be!

Sunday– Just an easy 7 miles listening to the Rich Roll podcast where he interviews Lance Armstrong. I highly recommend.

And here are a few pictures from the week.

My mom came over to play trains with Callum and to snuggle Jesse.

I bought matching pajamas for the boys (and now Katie is convincing me to get us all matching jammies…)

Jesse is fighting for Callum’s spot in Katie’s arms.

We did a lot of painting this week.

Melody lives in Indonesia so sometimes she and Tracey and I have drinks and group chat and one of them sent me this old photo of us, and I have dreads!

I decided to show you guys what my hair looks like now when I brush it out.

I finally hung this piece of art on my wall. I am OBSESSED with it. If you guys want one for yourself, head on over to my friend Joel’s instagram account @joelsmiths13 and check out his photography! That guy is talented. And, Canadian. Yay.

Also, my anxiety has been way better and I’ve been sleeping great but this post from the Scary Mommy account is still so true and made me laugh!

Okay, all done. I hope you guys had a good week!

Do you brush your hair?

I don’t. Contrary to what you might think, my hair doesn’t get tangled.

Matching pajamas? Yay or nay?

{ 12 comments… add one }
  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile November 19, 2017, 2:17 pm

    The matching pajamas are adorable! Thats sweet that Katie wants everyone to have matching ones. I feel like once I was her age I was too embarrassed for that stuff! Glad you had a good week!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 19, 2017, 6:57 pm

      I think teenagers these days geek-out a bit, like they think it’s cool to do nerdy things like have matching pajamas. I can’t keep up. I just nod and smile.

  • Felicia November 19, 2017, 6:39 pm

    Your 18-miler was insane. You are so going sub-3 in hour next marathon!! (Which one is it?) Also, I never brush my hair. Ever.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com November 19, 2017, 6:56 pm

      Phoenix! In February. You really think I’m going to sub-3 it? Don’t just say stuff to make me happy. I really need to know the truth. Well, you can say stuff to make me happy like how gorgeous my hair is. But not that I can run a sub-3 if I can’t.

      • Felicia Chen November 21, 2017, 7:48 am

        Honest to God, I really think you can run a sub-3! No doubt in my mind!!

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  • Amy Lauren November 19, 2017, 8:04 pm

    Somehow your family doesn’t strike me as a matching pajama Christmas card picture family but those are cute! Congrats on an awesome running week, I am super jealous of it since I am on #TeamJanky and hurt right now. That’s a tough long run but so nice to get it accomplished.

    If you stay a week ahead on your training schedule, what do you do if things go right and nothing happens and it’s the week before the race?

  • Allie Capo-Burdick November 20, 2017, 3:08 am

    Oh this is all so great!!! Your running is insanely ridiculous in the best way possible. I’m in AWE of you!! And the photos are the best ever!! I cannot decide which is the cutest so I’ll just take them all 🙂 And that meme from Scary Mommy – OMG YES!!!!

  • Jenny November 20, 2017, 4:53 am

    The boys in their matching pajamas are the CUTEST THING EVER! I say go ahead and get matching pajamas for everyone- it’s not like you’re going to be wearing them in public (hopefully) and it would be fun.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets November 20, 2017, 11:08 am

    The matching pajamas are fabulous, but only for the kids, or else I might have to call social services. 🙂

    I love seeing you in the WIR again, and I’m thrilled you’ve had some (natural) highs this week. 18 miles and a bunch of those at near goal pace….girl, you are good. You get two snaps and a twirl from me.

    Love the picture too.

  • meredith @ cookie chrunicles November 20, 2017, 11:25 am

    way to go with your running this week, especially those 18 miles! I’m forever in awe. And omg he’s growing so quickly already to me – so super cute! Yes to the matching pj’s – how cute would that be?!

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe November 22, 2017, 5:49 am

    I love baby expressions. Jesse and my friend Krista’s kid Owen make the best concerned expressions.

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