Hi ya’ll and happy Monday!!! Hope your weekend was just as fun and slightly less sunburned than ours. Because we’re such awesome parents we let our kids, and ourselves, swim on Saturday for 4 straight hours, and only reapplied sunscreen once…and forgot their faces. Yea, blisters all around. Oops.
We applied aloe, gave them whatever they wanted for a day and apologized all over ourselves for being the worst parents ever. I mean really…we felt AWEFUL. Jake then reminded us that he survived an entire week at camp sunscreening HIMSELF without getting burned. Thanks kid.
Jake got home from camp Friday after being gone for 5 days and we missed him!!
So we decided to spend lots of time as a family this weekend…including frying our kids by the pool. Lila saw her first movie…..or should I say “saw.”
This is one of her best buds and after 4 hours at the pool she was a little grumpy and had to pee and/or poop 50 times during the movie. She saw a few of the minions and laughed a little. Mostly she just loved sitting with Dillon and eating an icee and popcorn. Least we could do after the burn incident.
I also had the pleasure of unpacking Jake’s camp bag…which may be one of the most disgusting moments of motherhood to date. But, it’s worth it to have him back plus he had a blast so that’s all that matters.
This week starts week 6 of marathon training to which I say…Holy. Crap. It’s do or die. For real. If I don’t really grab ahold of this thing this week I’m going to get behind. This week starts long runs, tempo runs and speed work. Yikes Hanson’s…I forgot how intense you are.
I’ve had the hardest time feeling motivated with this heat. But, I read a great blog post on running in the humidity on Run to the Finish. My biggest take away was smile and get over it. I don’t think she said that exactly but it was a reminder that I can’t change the conditions. Wishing for colder weather just means I miss out on this training season in all it’s sweaty glory. So, smile and walk out the door. Slow down, walk if necessary, sweat like a pig and get it done. So, that’s my new resolve. And wouldn’t you know I got up yesterday and today and ran in the heat and I didn’t die.
Part of my struggle is that my husband is training for a half ironman. So, I can’t run every morning outside because some days he’s leaving the house at 5 or 5:15 am. So, I run on the treadmill but I’ve been waiting until the afternoon while Lila is napping. While this is a good back up plan, it’s just not going to cut it for this training. Kids interrupt and bless them, they just need something every .6 seconds which makes getting a good run in hard. So, I need to get up early and knock it out even if it’s on the treadmill after Rob leaves for the gym. But it’s SO HARD when you are out of the habit.
So, my schedule this week is as follows:
Monday~easy 2 and weights
Tuesday~12×400 with 400 recovery
Thursday~5 mile tempo
I’ll be changing this up a bit as I go, maybe even cutting it down to 5 run days and making my easy run mileage a little less so I can fit in strength training. Last time I did Hanson’s I lost a lot of muscle because I didn’t have any time for weights. I’m determined not to do that again.
Another upside to this weekend is I started running outside in my new Mizuno Enigma 5’s. I LOVE THEM. They are lightweight but substantial enough for distance. I mentioned them Friday and I’ll do a more detailed review this week or next but I’m loving these shoes. Took them to the road yesterday and they were awesome. They’re fast but I still felt like I had enough under me to cover some distance. I’ll use my Saucony’s for all my speed work and my Mizuno’s for all my longer runs.
Aren’t they awesome?! Yes. The answer is yes.
Ok so there you have it. My plan. Stay positive, smile, get sweaty, and take one run at a time…oh and force my butt out of bed early enough to run before the kids wake up.
How do you train during the summer? Any tricks or tips? We could all use them. For real. Happy Monday friends!!!
*Disclaimer: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mizuno. The opinions and text are all mine.