Motivation Monday!

Time for a weekly dose of motivation - or just a fun running-related video, link, etc, as is the case this week:


28 Reasons Why Training For A Marathon Is The Worst Thing Ever


Yeah, perhaps not the most motivating. But admit it, it was worth the read (scroll)!

In other news... I went home for the weekend, which is always a lot of fun. I ate a LOT of great food (thanks, Mom!) and had my dad laughing so hard he was in tears, TWICE :).

Yummm! I haven't had a bowl of Lucky Charms in a really, REALLY long time. So I had 3 :). 2 for lunch, 1 for breakfast the next morning. They really are magically delicious!

The guys all went out pheasant hunting Saturday morning, and apparently Mesa is just awesome. Way to go, girl! My dad's new dog, Abby, apparently is not so awesome. Lazy was a common term. Hmm..


Except Mesa will run until she literally drops, and that evening she was the most miserable looking dog I have ever seen. She could hardly walk and was so tired she could barely stay awake to eat the steak scraps Nate tried to give her. Wow.

So, we decided that we'd have to limit her hunting from now on, even though she absolutely loves it. Sad day... she is getting old :(. 

Have you EVER seen Mesa like this?

Nate and I then woke up at 5 the next morning to head to Mankato to cheer on Craig (marathon) and Rael (half). I borrowed Craig's cow suit so we could be an entire family of cheering cows (Mesa included). We were a hit :)

Craig ran a new PR and Rael had an awesome pace going until her stomach started giving her trouble. It was so fun to watch both of them. Rael was so fun - every time we would see her she would smile big and wave her hand high :). Awesome energy all around!

Which reminds me, I need to find a onesie pattern and some cow print material and try to make a suit for the upcoming gravel championships and Birkie. Although Craig's mad cow suit is cute... well, it isn't. And it's huge. Adventures to come, I'm sure, as I'm not the best seamstress! Any recommendations on patterns?





Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

10 comments:

  1. Ha! Jeff and I were just talking about cereal yesterday and decided Lucky Charms might be too sweet to be magically delicious. Instead I have Count Chocula, the chocolate equivalent to Lucky Charms to help satisfy my post marathon junk food cravings.

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    1. No way. Count Chocula is less sweet/sugary? :) Any fun indulgences yesterday?

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  2. Captain Crunch and Cinnamon Toast Crunch are my childhood faves... although those were "treat" cereals for us, haha... I can never get enough of my mom's home cooking!

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    1. Oh, yummm! Have you had them lately? Still love them? Or now too sugary? :)

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    2. They aren't too sugary at all, haha... I had Cinnamon Toast Crunch a month or so ago because Todd requested it, but I can't keep that crap in the house. I could eat a whole box in one sitting. You're right, they aren't filling AT ALL. It's like carby candy

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  3. I eat gluten free but Cinnamon Chex are my favorite. I am pretty sure they are dusted with crack because they are SO addictive. :)

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    1. Hahahaha, I love how this has turned into a conversation on sugar-bombed, crack coated cereals :). Pretty sure I can't have any of these in my house... but man, it reminds me how much I love sugary cereals! They're all SO good! And so NOT filling!

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  4. I bet this bear costume would be pretty easy to turn into a cow :) http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m6106-products-10917.php?page_id=494

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    1. Nice find! It would!!! Now, just need to research what sized ears a cow has... then find some black and white fabric!!

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  5. Is there supposed to be a video attached? Or am I just not seeing it? I have to be really careful with which cereals I buy because I am too much of a carb-lover!!

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