My sister has decided that Brooke’s future bday/Christmas/life gifts will be a large amount of cantaloupe from this point forward. Brooke goes nuts for this stuff and I’m always amazed how much cantaloupe she can polish off in one sitting.
PS Utah people… Sprouts is my latest obsession. They by far have the best produce and it is SOOO cheap (crazy good cantaloup for a little less than a dollar each and 3 for $1 avocados that are perfect). I get a little bit excited about produce. Don’t act like you don’t too.
For dinner I made one of my favorite salads. Chicken, strawberries, slivered almonds, feta cheese and poppyseed dressing. I also made a bunch of garlic bread because it was sounding really good (one of the many benefits of being single—> 4 cloves of garlic per piece of garlic bread). PS whenever I make a salad at home Brooke just eats whatever salad toppings I am eating… haven’t figured out how to get her to try spinach or lettuce yet:)
While I was making dinner Brooke asked me if I was going to go out and do a long run… She was just striking up some conversation with me.
I had Brookie’s little friend for the day and we did all sorts of fun errands like getting the oil changed… we actually all really enjoy that errand because it means free popcorn and drinks.
We ended up sleeping at home last night but my mom stopped by for a bit before we went to bed.
Brooke changed into her pajamas all by herself and she was pretty stoked about it:
And then we watched a show before she hit the sack.
PS I don’t know who’s information this is on my garmin but it couldn’t possibly be mine because my cadence (steps per minute) is usually way lower than this (okay, it is my info but I was amazed that my cadence has picked up over the last few months).
I love your reading your running accomplishments a whole lot so if you want, send them on in to firstname.lastname@example.org (next week they will be featured on Thursday).
Nette!!!! “I was diagnosed with breast cancer in October and had a double mastectomy in November. I started radiation shortly after surgery and finished The Jackson Blues Marathon in January during my radiation. My doctor said that he had never had anyone run a marathon during treatment! It wasn’t my fastest time (4:18) but I felt like it was such a major accomplishment. Running is something that I refuse to let cancer take away!”
Girl, you are my hero.
Heather!!!! “This was my second NYC half but by far my favorite because I ran it with a friend who had never ran a half before. We ran together and finished together with a solid fist bump at the end! We are both medical students and training together and running this was a huge motivation throughout the year.”
PS Heather, your sweet friend Libby also wrote in and said this about you, “I want to nominate my friend, Heather, who ran the NYC half marathon last weekend! I think your donut tank was good luck:) but really, Heather is my running inspiration- she never makes excuses, always makes time for a run (while completing MED SCHOOL no less!), and her positivity while she trains for races is so inspiring! She won the lottery for the full NYC marathon in November and I can’t wait to go cheer her on and see how well she does!”
Karen!!! “Last Saturday (March 19th), I finished my first half marathon after having my first child 6.5 months ago. I’ve completed many half’s before but this was extra special as my daughter was there at the finish line. Knowing that she would be there was super motivating and kept me going when I was questioning why I was doing this. I met my goals of finishing and being sub 2:15 too! I ran this race with a friend who had her baby 5 months ago. The new momma’s rocked this half!”
Jessica!!! “This morning was my last double digit run before my half marathon in 2 weeks and my family was in town for Easter. They were following my progress through the GPS on my phone and when I rounded the last corner they were there to cheer me on! Not only was my run a good one but I had the best cheering squad ever! Pictured is my mom, step dad and almost 6 year old daughter!”
And a little shoutout to my friend Tedi—> She is holding a fundraiser on June 4th to try and raise money to help them pay for their next IVF cycle (they have been struggling to have kids for the last 7 years). You can follow her infertility (and running) story HERE !!
What is your favorite go-to salad to make at home?
Best April Fools’ jokes? Been fooled today?
Tedi’s post race popsicle made me wonder what weird post-race foods you’ve seen at races? Or are there any foods that you see people eat after a race that seem weird to you (not that popsicles are weird ((they are my favorite after a race)) but it just made me think about post-race foods)?
Use three words to explain your mood today!