Henry got to meet his great grandpa. They are separated by 95 years and 2 days!
We celebrated my grandpa’s belated birthday – my family came from all over the country for the event. It was a special day, indeed. I wish we all lived closer to one another.
In other news, I discovered Maranatha No-Stir Almond Butter (amazing!), got projectile vomited on by the baby at 4 AM (gross), and had a genius business idea during a middle-of-the-night feeding (after said projectile vomit). All in all, yesterday was pretty great. Minus the puke.
I wanted to answer a few questions that I’ve recently received about walk/running…
Are you still following the Couch to 5K program? Yes and no. When I run alone, I use the Couch to 5K app on my iPhone. I really love the app; it’s fun and helps the time fly by. But if I’m running with a friend or on the treadmill, I kind of just do my own walk/run thing. I follow the basic principle – running intervals with walking breaks in between – but go by feel instead of set times.
When you aren’t following a specific program, how do you increase endurance? When I’m running, I always pick a spot that is slightly further away than the moment I’ll want to stop and take a walking break. This ensures that I’m always pushing myself and getting stronger. I train myself NOT to give up the moment the run gets hard. So, I’ll think, “Run until that fifth street light or run until the end of this song.”
Are you planning to walk/run in your upcoming triathlon? Hells to the yes! You should race the way you train (and train the way you want to race). I am not strong enough right now to swim 750 yards, bike 17, and then run a 5K without stopping. I imagine that I will walk the first 5 minutes or so of the run and then do intervals until the finish line. My goal is to have fun at the triathlon, and I’m not worried about time. Also, some people end up slightly faster with a walk/run plan than straight running – pretty cool, huh?
So sweet that he got to meet his grandpa! I probably should follow something with my running right now, but I’m just wingin’ it.