Brooke loves treadmill time as much as I do.
She gets to hang out in her favorite chair, eat snacks, watch an episode of Mickey and then play in the toy room. It’s a pretty good set-up if you ask me. Some friends even joined in with us today and so it was quite the party. I have bootcamp tonight so I kept it short and sweet on the treadmill this morning.
We then got to go in and see Dr. B and get my normal adjustments and work on strengthening some muscles so that I can go into St. George training as strong and healthy as possible.
I’d like you to meet the salad that I will dream about for the next few weeks. Josse has been telling me about her amazing salad making skills and so I convinced her to let me come over and be the judge. She wins at life. This salad is a 3000 on a scale of 1-10.
Spring lettuce mix, cooked broccoli and asparagus, halibut (a ton of it!), peppers, apples, strawberries and bleu cheese. The dressing was a combo of mashed up avocado, balsamic vinaigrette and beet juice (sounds strange but crazy good).
She sure knows how to fuel her running properly.
She cooked the broccoli and asparagus in these three things (and some butter) and I think I will be copying her from now on. The way she prepared the veggies even got the approval from Brooke!
It’s raining here so that means we have had about ten breaks throughout the day to try to catch it on our tongues. Also, there have been some pretty epic meltdowns today so the ddp was kind of necessary for me:)
Two random pictures from yesterday:
Just using the The Stick to roll out some lower shin muscles after all of the running she has been doing lately:)
And some selfie randomness with my homies.
I wanted to post some of the ‘You ARE a runner even ifs’ that you guys shared with me this morning. I loved them all and shook my head agreeing while reading your comments. I love it. Thank you for your comments!!!
Jillian said, “You are a runner even if you don’t (*think you*) look like one.”
Flower said, ‘You are a runner if you run. Period.:)
Amanda said, “You are a runner, even if you’ll never BQ.”
Sally said, “You are a runner regardless of pace or whether you take walk breaks or not. You are most definitely a runner when injured. It’s then when you train your mental running toughness;)”
Michele said, “You are a runner even if you don’t love every run either, or lack motivation for periods of time.”
Beth said, “As they say, I’m still lapping everyone on the couch:)” She was talking about how it doesn’t matter what pace you are running!
MK said, “You are a runner if some days you don’t want to run! You don’t always have to feel ready to hop out of bed and bang out some miles. Some days, a few extra minutes relaxing trumps sweaty sidewalk sessions. While I’m a full believer that running has feelings (hehe), it will understand if you’re not excited to visit it that day.”
Angie said, “Runners come in ALL shapes and sizes, we need to embrace who we are and what our bodies can do when we take care of it!”
Aubrey said, “You are a runner even if you’re just getting started!”
Raechel said, “You are a runner even if you are rolling, with an angel pushing your chair. (Nod to Team Hoyt, myTeamTriumph and Ainsley’s Angels, with whom I’ve had the honor of running and pushing.)”
Jenee said, “You are a runner even if you don’t come from a track or cross country background… You are a runner if you don’t tally up weekly/monthly miles…”
Honor Hill said, “You’re a runner even if, like me, you walk some in a marathon (or any race for that matter!)
Thank you everyone for sharing! Honestly, I love this online running community so very much.
What has been the highlight of your day?
Favorite way to prepare veggies? Favorite spices/cooking oils etc for veggies?
Do you use coconut oil? With what?
What are your plans tonight?