I take advantage of any time that Brooke wants me to hold her and cuddle. She becomes more and more independent each day but luckily she still loves to be held every now and then… Especially after a nap.
My mom had already eaten dinner but I texted her to see if she wanted to join us at our spot and she was all in. Great conversations + steak salad + Brooke wanting to play hide and go seek at the table + my mom’s pep talks (she is really good at these, let me know if you need an email one from her) = a much needed 67 minutes.
Decorating sugar cookies for each holiday is kind of our thing. We are going to a cabin this weekend and so we are doing some of our Easter traditions a few days early this year. PS you know you are a runner when one of the first things you think about when finding out you are going somewhere new is how excited you are to run and explore there.
35:1 —> the ratio of sprinkles that Brooke eats as she is decorating to the sprinkles that actually make it onto a cookie.
We then delivered the cookies to some of our favorite people. Sharing is caring.
People that are around kiddos often—> Is it impossible for you too to not bust out laughing when your toddler gives you attitude? I can’t help it.
Lately I have been loving watching documentaries more than regular television (except for Parenthood… that will always be my #1). Desert Runners was awesome. These people are amazing and I will be thinking about how they push through the craziest, most extreme conditions without quitting when things get tough during the marathon in just EIGHTEEN DAYS!!!
Off to teach some spin and then get some miles in on the treadmill. Today’s spin playlist:
This taper is a little different for me than previous tapers for marathons. This time I have a coach which I love because she does all of the thinking for me. Usually I think I taper a bit too much for the marathon during the last three weeks. This time around my mileage is dropping but I still have some speed work thrown in. With each week the intensity drops but I do like the idea of not dropping speed altogether leading up to the race. I think it will keep my legs remembering how to turnover quick so they are ready to go on race day. Also, I think it helps me mentally to not freak out about losing a bunch of speed I have worked for. It is important to back off but a few fast miles are keeping me happy.
If you are in the taper right now make sure to check out THIS ARTICLE… it talks about the importance of keeping up some of the intensity during the taper too.
I have a very similar workout to this one below coming up tomorrow!
Have any Easter traditions? Who decorates hard boiled eggs?
Watched any good documentaries lately? I’m always on the look out for recommendations!
Any April goals?
Who has an April birthday?! What day?