The main reason why I love that Brooke is in a big girl bed… it is a lot easier for me to get in next to her to wake her up in the mornings. Things were a little tricky with the crib.
I did some core work (8 minute abs and planks for the win) before waking her up and then went for my run after dropping her off at school.
What it looked like when we went outside. Snow. In the mountains. Ummmmm this is not okay.
I had to take my car in to get some work done this morning and so I just decided to start my run from the dealership while they worked on it. 5 miles @ a 7:53 pace and some popcorn to refuel with at the dealership when I got back.
As I started my run I was thinking about how ridiculously convenient running is. Instead of sitting around and waiting for my car I could just leave and go run. You can do it anytime, most anywhere and for however long you want.
One of the frustrating things about being an injured runner—> you go from being able to throw your running shoes on and run out the front door to having to figure out different ways to exercise that seem way less convenient (I mean… driving to the gym is not crazy inconvenient but I think you get what I mean). I used to go for short runs sometimes during my lunch breaks as a teacher even. It would wake me up and help me relieve some stress (teenagers can cause quite a lot of stress) even if it was just for a mile or two. Running is also super convenient because it doesn’t take a lot of thinking or coordination. No matter what pace I am going, whenever I finish I feel like I got in a good workout. Aren’t you grateful that I profess my deep love for running every single day on the internet.
Later on I picked up my date for the afternoon:)
We went to her favorite place for lunch. If you live in Utah (I think there are some in Arizona too) and you like desserts… Kneaders will make you smile.
Brooke smiles about their grilled cheese and grapes kid’s meal.
I had a salad and some chocolate croissant samples (yes, they give you dessert samples).
We have to both hold onto the dog’s hands whenever we are crossing the road. Makes total sense.
As Mer was getting out of the car she showed me the Bombas socks that she got after I posted about them a little while back. Most stylish grandma there ever was.
This book just arrived to my iPad…. I can’t wait. I love Mindy.
PS a reader sent a picture of these awesome pajamas.
Walmart, I’m on my way for a pair of these.
Give me a reason or two or three or four why you are loving running this week?