My track workout this week - 5x800 with a 400 recovery and warm-up and cool-down, 7 miles total. I've never been good about getting in consistent speed work on a track and it's one thing I'm committed to doing for my upcoming training cycle for Bayshore and something I'd love to maintain in between training cycles. This was my third consecutive week and I love it. I get there right as the sun is just starting to come up and I normally have it all to myself. Doing speed work on a track gives me a confidence boost that I can't get from the treadmill. I try to arrange my training so I do long runs and pace-specific runs outside and anything I do on the treadmill is easy running.
"Favorite" might be questionable and I don't know if I'll continue with it or not, but is anyone else watching The Following? Oh my goodness. I needed a new treadmill show (Pretty Little Liars wasn't cutting it anymore) and Brian and I decided we would both start watching House of Cards on the treadmill, so we that we would kind of be watching it together, but we would each get something new for the treadmill. Then he tells me he started The Following instead and recommended I watch that. I watched the first episode one morning while everyone else was still asleep, it was still dark outside, and it was first thing in the morning. It made me jump and grab the treadmill rails multiple times...but it also made the miles fly by. I asked him if that was some kind of cruel joke when he woke up and told him I was going to switch to House of Cards...but now I might be hooked.
Favorite new things I'm listening to on my runs:
I finished Serial. I won't spoil the ending for anyone who is in the middle of it. But I would love to hear what everyone else thinks. I'm a little conflicted...I was hoping for a little more and that's all I'll say out of respect for people still listening.
I really liked listening to something and might be going back into a phase of listening to books. I downloaded The Girl on the Train. I'm only about an hour or so into it and it seems good so far, it's definitely got me curious for more. Any suggestions from anyone?
Favorite new thing the boys are doing:
Being able to follow directions....it's amazing. They can't talk yet, but they can (sometimes) follow instructions if I tell them something such as to pick up the green ball and bring it to me. It's really so cool to watch them do this.
Favorite things I read:
25 ways you know you're a stay at home mom - oh, #2, how I know you
18 easy slow cooker recipes that will feed a crowd - I need to start using my crock pot on a more regular basis....anyone have any favorite recipes to share?
You know you're screwed at the start line when.... - oh no
27 things to start doing for your happiness - this is good stuff
What are your favorite things from this week?
If you finished Serial, what did you think of the ending?
Are you watching The Following? What do you think?
Any good audio books to recommend for listening to while I run?