It has been really fun to start from scratch in our apartment and decorate it exactly how I want it to look (thank you Target and Ikea).
My two favorite places to look at in our apartment:
1. This wall in Brooke’s room. You Are My Sunshine is our song.
2. This board. It is right in front of my bed and so I wake up every morning seeing it. This quote continues to remind me of one of the keys to being happy.
Random story—> Not too long ago I was in my apartment putting laundry away and I was starting to feel a little cocky about some things. I was feeling proud of our apartment and happy about how I was doing it all on my own. I was thinking about how Brooke is so happy living here (whenever we are away from our house for longer than 2 hours she starts begging to go home), how much I love my job and my deep love for our couch (it is so comfortable and I spend a lot of time on it). Overall, I just felt so much peace and I was beyond content with where we were in life that morning.
An hour later we went to a playdate for Brooke at my friend’s house—> a ginormous/beautiful/perfect home with dogs, kiddos and a happy marriage—> And just like that, I felt like I couldn’t even compare. Like I was so behind in life. How my space was 1/24th the size of the house I was in for the play date etc. etc. etc.
On the drive home this quote popped into my head. Why in the world was I comparing myself to someone else? Just a few hours before I was thinking about how in love I was with what I had.
The love I have for what I have doesn’t change just because someone else has something different!
This quote always grounds me and reminds me to focus on what I have rather than chasing after more (because constantly thinking the ‘grass is greener on the other side’ is kind of a miserable way to live in my opinion). And wow, I love the people I have… I don’t need anything else.
So, there ya go, the ramblings of what you thought was a running blog.
I randomly jumped in the crib with Brooke yesterday after her nap. She was confused at first but then she thought it was hilarious.
I took it super easy teaching spin last night because I do not want sore legs on marathon day.
Fun fact: I had to use my shoelace for something around the house over the weekend and forgot about the fact that I was missing a shoelace until I got to the gym. I don’t know where my brain was. Winning at life.
At least I had cycling shoes to spin in.
2. This is How We Do by Katy Perry
3. I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons
4. Pump It by Black Eyed Peas
5. Habits by Tove Lo
6. Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood
7. Centuries by Fallout Boy
8. Applause by Lady Gaga
9. Right Round by Flo Rida
10. Demons by Imagine Dragons
11. Roar by Katy Perry
12. Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan
13. Turbulence (ft. Lil Jon) by Laidback Luke
14. Between the Lines by Sara Bareilles (cool-down)
Brooke and I drove straight to Cafe Rio after I was done and it was the craziest thing because we ran into my sister and her husband eating there too! My family must really love this place or something.
And my Jawbone shows just how seriously I take my rest days… Sunday = 4,000 steps.
Any quotes that you just absolutely love? Any aha moments lately?
Favorite spot in your house?
Who is going to be at the St. George Marathon on Saturday? I feel like we should all meet up in the finish line area at the end:)
What is something you have been craving lately?
-Hot chocolate (now that it is getting cold).