Workout Report + Quick Reminder

April 9, 2023


M: 5 mi in DC! 9:43/mi average.

T: 5.5 mi in DC, 9:24/mi average.

W: Rest (other than lots of walking)

R: 6 mi in DC, 9:33/mi

F: 6 mi in DC, 9:49/mi

S: 12 mi back home, back to heat!! It was 77F when I finished this run (granted, I did not start super early so I finished close to 9 AM). 10:05/mi average.

S: Have a packed workout week next week so taking today OFF. Will do some yoga and core.

TOTAL: 34 mi (down/cutback week)

My coach’s instructions for the trip were to run 30-60 min each day with up to 2 “wild card” rest days to use as needed. Since the weather was great and it wasn’t terribly hard to fit in the running, I took one rather than two. As you can see, I took the week off from strength training. Back to it this coming week!

Shopping with A!

For her birthday, Annabel really wanted a shopping spree and her chosen destination was . . . Target! We had a ton of fun.

Here’s a question we both had: where do teens tend to shop after they are done with the kids section?! A has a ways to go before that happens I think, but I realized I have no clue. Teen parents, clue me in.

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  • Reply Omdg April 9, 2023 at 7:18 am

    Right now dylan likes athletic clothes with no logos. So we have been getting some from underarmour, champion,, asics, athleta, and lulu. She has no nice clothes currently (still refuses to wear jeans). No idea where to get those. She 5’ or maybe even taller now so she gets a woman’s XS. She wears an 8.5 woman’s shoe most recently. We get these from Zappos. I’d love to hear more suggestions on this!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger April 9, 2023 at 7:27 am

      Omg your tall genes came through :). I think Annabel is going to take more after me than Josh in that realm! I think she’s 4’8-9”ish and wears size 5 shoes. She generally wears a kids L and sometimes that’s still on the bigger side depending on brand. I don’t think she’ll end up much taller than me!

      And yes – the athletic gear is popular with my kids too though agree A prefers no logos and C is happy to be plastered with Nike/Adidas/UA/etc!

      • Reply Laura April 9, 2023 at 8:31 pm

        Hi Sarah,

        What a wonderful and meaningful family vacation in DC!

        Suggestions for your tween daughter: Zara and Aritzia! (based on my daughter’s favourites!)

        It helps that I also shop at both places so we can shop together!

  • Reply Allee April 9, 2023 at 7:47 am

    When I was a teen, 10 years ago, all of my clothes were from the juniors sections at places like Kohls, JCPenney’s, or Macy’s, or from Platos Closet. I’m not sure they were cool but it was nice in between styles and sizing.

  • Reply Miriam April 9, 2023 at 8:01 am

    Incredibly running week!! I would love to hear about your nutrition on both your 6m early morning runs and your long runs. How often are you fueling during your long runs?

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger April 9, 2023 at 8:10 am

      I don’t eat before easy runs – just coffee. I know Meghann Featherstun would not necessarily approve but I do take in some carbs if it’s longer than an hour or any speed or tempo. For Saturday I had a skratch sports drink before and two gels during (one each at mile 4 and 8). I am using GU Liquid Energy as I don’t find them disgusting 🙂

  • Reply KDR April 9, 2023 at 9:08 am

    Is this where H&M and Forever21 might come in? That’s what I wore as a teen but that was back in the 2000/ 😂

    • Reply Jessica April 9, 2023 at 5:19 pm

      I only have teen boys, but they like H&M. It seems to be really popular here

  • Reply L Ruth April 9, 2023 at 9:29 am

    I’m also curious where others buy clothes for their teens. I’ve found, for girls any way, that length wise, most brands kids’ sizes will fit up to 5’2″, after that you have to find other options. My 12 year old is 5’5″ but barely 100lbs so finding pants other than leggings for her is quite the challenge. I’ve taken her shopping at Old Navy, Target and Kohls lately – don’t want to spend more than I have to on clothes while she’s still growing like a weed.

  • Reply Gillian April 9, 2023 at 10:21 am

    For boys I feel like it is pretty smooth transition from size 16 to men’s XS. Again most of his clothes are athletic wear and then for the one or two nicer things we have had good luck at JCrew Factory and Gap for dress pants and button down shirts, etc.

    My 12.5 yo daughter is a super late bloomer and really teeny (probably behind A in size and development) but finally growing about 3 inches per year! So we have been mostly sticking with Old Navy and JCrew factory. Recently, our biggest issue here has been find clothes that fit her that don’t feel too babyish to her.

  • Reply Marianne April 9, 2023 at 10:21 am

    Stores that cater to teens like Aeropostale are good, along with the Juniors section in department stores. I was so relieved when mine was able to start wearing regular adult sizes. She was a little on the heavy side in the tween years, and finding clothes that fit both her body and the school dress code was an all-day ordeal!

  • Reply Nancy April 9, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    Justice was my girls’ favorite store at that age/stage.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger April 9, 2023 at 6:50 pm

      ooh forgot about Justice!

  • Reply Jenny April 10, 2023 at 8:15 am

    It’s definitely an in between spot, because their taste seems to lean adult but their activities and budget don’t fit. My 12 yro likes Aerie a lot, although some of their stuff is a little big. Urban Outfitters, old navy, target adults in the small sizes, Uniqlo also runs small. She also steals a lot of stuff from my closet, and the splurge brand is Lululemon.

  • Reply Lisa April 10, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    Abercrombie Kids has a really great size range. Up to 14-16.

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