What do you think? Does Brooke look more like Billy or me? (yes, I realize that most newborns all look the same but I swear she looks just like Billy).
My mom says that I had the exact same hair when I was born so at least we know she is mine too.
While my mother in law is in town I begged her to teach me how to make some of Billy’s all time favorite meals that she made for him growing up. His first request was for California Pasta Salad. He uses California in the title of it just because they used to pack this anytime they would go to the beach growing up. It was incredible. Penne noodles, carrots, FRESH/cooked corn, olive oil, garlic salt, ham and olives (she didn’t add any olives to mine, now that is love).
For dessert we had strawberry jello and vanilla ice cream. Don’t you dare make fun of that combo until you try it, then you can tell me how weird I am.
Something I have been thinking about lately is what I can do now when I am not running (the idea of it still makes me die a little) that will help my running in the future. To be honest I really don’t miss it that much because being with Brooke is way more fun but I do want to do things to help me when I do come back.
Whether you aren’t running because of injury, pregnancy, life got crazy or you need a break, there are things that you can include each day that will make your return to running better than ever.
1. Making sure I eat healthy foods. This doesn’t say skip candy and delicious foods but just make sure you are getting in quality nutrients along with your swedish fish.
2. Taking my vitamins. Good thing Billy is responsible and sets them out for me because unless they were injected into my sour gummy crawlers (that pregnancy craving is sticking around for good) then I would never remember to take them.
3. Strength training. I won’t be doing anything crazy but I am going to take time to get strong and build up some muscles.
4. Take care of yourself. Do what your physical therapist says to do, ice when you are supposed to, foam roll like a champ, get enough sleep or give your body the rest that it NEEDS.
5. Stay optimistic. It is hard when you are injured especially to stay optimistic but you have two choices, be a downer about the situation or come up with ways to work through your injury and realize that you will be running again in the future,
6. Dream big. Write down your goals and what you want to accomplish in terms of running for when you are back out there.
7. Spend all of that money that you are saving on race entries, running clothes, shoes and running fuel and spend it on adorable baby clothing…oh wait that is just me… spend it on things that make you extremely happy.
Join us on THURSDAY at 11 am PT for an awesome SOYJOY Twitter party. We will be talking all about healthy work lunches!
Who isn’t running right now? How come?
What are some things you did in the past when you were not running to help keep yourself a healthy runner?
Do you think Brooke looks like me or Billy?