Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing mothers and women out there that support, care, influence, serve, comfort and love others so selflessly. There are so many incredible women/mothers out there and I love that we get to celebrate them all today.
I don’t know how I got so lucky to have this lovely lady as my mother. She is there for me every. single. day. She is my biggest cheerleader, my best friend, the best grandma ever to Brookers and my biggest example.
PS I read this quote somewhere the other day and it is so true for how I feel about my life:
‘Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual, it comes with a mother.’
I also have to make a little shoutout for Brooke——> being her mom is the best thing that has ever happened to me and the amount of love I feel for her nearly makes my chest explode every time I hear her little voice or get one of her bear hugs.
I had my first double digit run since the marathon yesterday and it felt great (don’t get me wrong, it was hard because running isn’t easy but my body felt ready to go). I am so happy that I actually followed through with taking enough time off after the marathon because I am pretty sure that I would not be singing the same tune (aka I would probably be exhausted and/or injured) if I didn’t take some time off.
I did 10 miles (on the treadmill) and started at a 7.3 mph and bumped it up .1 each mile. Finished with an average pace of 7:45.
I tried out the PureProject 3.5” shorts for my run and they win. They are definitely short but extremely comfortable. I love the slits in the front and the super light and soft material. The waistband has to be my favorite part of the shorts because of how thick it is… you forget that they even have one yet it keeps the shorts in place. No cutting into your sides with these!
Brooke helped me out with a few minutes of strength training afterwards.
We got to meet up with one of our absolute favorites for lunch. 8 years of friendship and many more years to come.
We went to her favorite (Aubergine) for lbs of veggies in each salad.
Once it is all chopped up and mixed with the dressing. What a 48 ounce salad looks like:)
We talked forever and then went grocery shopping together because my goal is to start eating at home again.
But then right as I was about to start making dinner my parents called to take us out for turkey sandwiches. Eating at home will now start today.
Cranberry + turkey is one of those food combinations that just makes the world a better place.
My dad sneaked away for a bit and then came back with a sugar cookie for Brooke.
Enjoy your Sunday and fill me in on what is going on in your neck of the woods!