If you think that Billy and I are obsessed with hanging out with our families, you are 100% right. After we unpacked and I made all of my lunches for the week we headed on over to my parentals. The umbilical cord had been stretched way too far for 5 days and we needed to change that and get over there to see them.
My mother is a good good person. She saved us leftovers so that we could have a Sunday Thanksgiving meal together. Rolls= lots of white flour> little amounts of white flour.
Have you ever had funeral potatoes (that is what we call them in Utah)? Basically, they are cheesy potatoes with cornflakes on top. My mom makes those instead of mashed potatoes for the holidays and I am more than okay with that.
We have become quite obsessed with ping-pong and headed down to the basement to play after dinner. I might have to do a vlog about my talent of playing with a paddle in each hand….did you know I am ambidextrous (except I can only eat with my left hand). My students get really weirded out when I write with both hands on the white board. Even though I can do it with both, it is a lot faster to write with my left.
Let’s talk about making our muscles/bodies happy.
I will spare you the picture of this outfit on me today in order save your eyes from my blinding winter legs.
You know how I have been drinking lowfat chocolate milk forever after my runs to REFUEL….I will be working with the Refuel with Chocolate Milk campaign and will be running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon as a Team Refuel Road Warrior!
I have even hooked my family on drinking a nice cold glass of chocolate milk after a hard workout. Even though I wish that other things sounded great after a run, nothing really does except for chocolate milk. Maybe it is because I start craving it a 1/4th mile into my run and beg Billy to fill up my camelbak with it (he never will…something about milk doesn’t stay good in the heat?).
Just because you know that I give out adivce on eating dessert daily (multiple times a day) and to sleep with all of your running medals on I will include what real research has found about my chocolate milk obsession:
“Lowfat chocolate milk contains the right mix of carbs and protein to refuel muscles after a tough workout. It helps resore muscles quickly and to their peak potential to help you perform your best during your next bout of exercise.” (Source)
“Recent studies have found that subjects who drank regular or flavored milk after a strenyous muscle workout experienced less exercise-induced muscle damage than those who drank water or typical sports drinks.” (Source)
What is your absolute favorite race outfit that you have ever worn? I want details people, you know I am a lover of all things workout gear?
-I am pretty sure the above is my new favorite.
Random question: Do you draw names in your family for Christmas presents or do you get everyone a present?
-We draw names on both sides of our families.
Are you a chocolate milk lover?
When and where is your next run?
-Treadmill that is 13.4 (you better believe I measured) steps from my bed, this a.m.