When I went into Brooke’s room to get her from her nap she was singing ‘Let it Go’ with her ‘Elsa dress’ (aka her pink blanket wrapped around her).
Post nap time is my absolute favorite time of the day. We are both rejuvenated and ready to party hard together.
I bought chicken nuggets for Brooke last week at Costco. If my calculations are correct, I have eaten approximately 30 more chicken nuggets than she has. Gotta love buying things for your kids even when you know that you are going to end up eating the majority of it yourself.
Another example of something that I bought for Brooke but can’t stop eating myself:
I have been way better about my soda intake but some days just call for a nice cold one;) I don’t know how my mom knew that it had been one of those days yesterday but she just knew and she showed up at the door with a cup of happiness. Problems solved.
Who wants to meet me at the Diamondback’s stadium to get a bunch of these?! I can’t think of any better combination of ingredients.
Also, please don’t forget to celebrate this major holiday tomorrow. I will be running 20 miles tomorrow which means I will be spending the rest of the day honoring the holiday from my couch with 10 different cereals in my lap.
You put your running outfit on along with your favorite pair of running shoes and your playlist is all set to go. Your ready and excited to get going for your run. You start and that first mile feels slightly like death. The second one not much better. And then you finally start to feel like yourself again, your body starts cooperating and you get into your groove. This phenomena of what I call ‘those dang first few miles’ feels even harder in the winter months when it is freezing and your body feels extra stiff from the cold air. You’d think that those first few miles of your run would be your easiest and fastest but I think in most cases they are not.
I always get really freaked out when I am warming up for a race. We go out running for a mile or two before the race and it is as if my body wants nothing to do with running and everything to do with iHop and some hot chocolate. During those warm-up miles I doubt my race pace goals because my legs usually feel like lead. The race starts and I am then able to hit my goal paces and that is because I got those first 2 miles of warming-up/lameness out of the way and my body is finally ready to go race.
What do I do to overcome the first mile or two of stiffness?!
-Just accept it. It is part of the game. Pretty much every runner that I have ever been on a run with experiences the exact same thing. We all go through it so just power through and before you know it your body will be warmed up and ready to cruise like it normally does.
-Don’t push it. Allow that first mile to be slower and be okay with it. Gradually get your body moving and worry about pushing the pace a little bit later on. Progression runs are the best because it allows you to start out nice and easy and get faster with each mile!
-Just remind yourself that you’ve done it before. You know that you have had plenty of other runs that started out stiff and especially hard but you got through that first portion, finished your run and got home feeling like a million bucks.
And just because this was my favorite running outfit ever. My 1/2 marathon pr done while dressed as a pirate.
How long does it usually take for you to start feeling warmed-up and ready to go?
Kid foods that you love?!
Are you going to celebrate Cereal Lovers Day? With what cereals?
Favorite time of day? Please be specific.