Brooke spends a weekend each month with her dad. She loves her time with her dad and I miss her terribly while she is away. We kind of have a tradition of going to her favorite arcade the night before she leaves and over the years I am sure the activity will change but doing something special before she leaves will stick.
Like mother, like daughter—> we can’t eat ice cream without getting it in our hair.
I had a flashback to teaching driver’s ed as she was driving this game (I can’t tell you how many times my life flashed before my eyes as a 15 year old was driving me around town…).
Afterwards we walked around Chalk the Block.
There was also a mini concert going on and this girl was incredible. I could have listened to her for hours.
Just chilaxin on the curb eating KIND bars while listening to music.
We met up with some friends later on and sweet potato fries called my name. I ate some vegetables and chicken when I got home.
I don’t remember what I was saying after dinner but I got Brooke laughing so hard that her head kept going back as she was giggling uncontrollable= a successful joke.
What the rest of the week looks like running wise. Not going to lie—> a 14 miler sounds a lot more manageable after the last few weeks of 19+ mile runs.
Turns out that my coach is sending me a quote each day which is pretty perfect for my mental game leading up tot he marathon.
In other news… I am not failing at Minesweeper. I know you all want to be updated with my high score. 5.48 seconds. Is it a talent or do I just need to find a new hobby?
I think that Fall clothing is my absolute favorite. Maybe it is because Fall is the perfect season for running and so all that goodness seeps over into every aspect of life, including clothing. I have had a few readers email/ask about some different things I’ve been wearing and what my fall staples are so here you go. Nothing to do with running but I couldn’t sleep last night so this is what I was doing at midnight:
T-shirts that are great for layering:
J-crew v-necks are my absolute faovites
These Madewell ones ($18) come in a close second—> the color options they have this fall are the best.
-I was wearing this red and blue one yesterday!
-My favorite one in the history of all flannels—> Here.
–Chunky cardigan (I don’t have this exact one but a very similar one and it is like wearing a blanket all day long).
–This lightweight sweater from JCrew. A little pricier than what I like to spend on sweaters ($60) but it is one of those sweaters that I will be able to wear for years and years and the fabric just feels like heaven.
-My other favorite lightweight sweater from Old Navy.
-I wear these ones a few times a week—> love the worn look and the relaxed fit.
-The matchstick jeans have been my favorites for a long time but I branched out at JCrew and just got these ones and I love them even more (the length and stretch won me over).
–Pull-on legging jeans(black and ridiculously comfortable)!
-I’ve shared this one before but I just got it in black and it is my current favorite dress. The gold zipper runs from the very top to the bottom of the dress and the material is super flattering.
–This striped shift dress from gap (both the blue and red are adorable and it is probably 40% off today because Gap is always having a 40% off sale).
–Old Navy’s Jersey Cocoon Dress for the days that I want to just wear something loose and ridiculously comfortable.
-I’ve had this one for a few years and use it all of the time.
–Tan faux leather jacket (in the mail and I am sure I won’t take it off for a few weeks).
What is your long run for the weekend? Are you building up this weekend, tapering, taking a cut-back week or running whatever you feel like?
What is your favorite season? Why?
Got a quote of the day to share with us? Could be about anything!
Three things you’ve got going on this weekend?