Henry got to meet his great grandpa. They are separated by 95 years and 2 days!
We celebrated my grandpaâ€™s belated birthday â€“ 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 Iâ€™ve recently received about walk/runningâ€¦
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; itâ€™s fun and helps the time fly by. But if Iâ€™m running with a friend or on the treadmill, I kind of just do my own walk/run thing. I follow the basic principle â€“ running intervals with walking breaks in between â€“ but go by feel instead of set times.
When you arenâ€™t following a specific program, how do you increase endurance? When Iâ€™m running, I always pick a spot that is slightly further away than the moment Iâ€™ll want to stop and take a walking break. This ensures that Iâ€™m always pushing myself and getting stronger. I train myself NOT to give up the moment the run gets hard. So, Iâ€™ll think, â€œRun until that fifth street light or run until the end of this song.â€
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 Iâ€™m not worried about time. Also, some people end up slightly faster with a walk/run plan than straight running â€“ pretty cool, huh?