Another Sunday in the books.
My mom spoke at church yesterday and so we all went to her ward (we call our congregations wards and they are divided based on location) to support her… this meant that I got to spend some good time with my nephew. I even got him to take a nap in my arms and as you know, cuddling with a sleeping baby is one of my top favorite things ever.
After church my nieces came home with us and we got to baking.
Cornflakes in cookies.
Once upon a time I had a cookie that had corn flakes in it and I thought it was crazy good and then I somehow forgot about it (probably because I was too busy thinking about froyo or something). I came across THIS recipe the other day and I was instantly reminded that I needed this cookie in my life again.
Chocolate chips and coconut were also the main stars in these. I know it sounds weird to put in corn flakes but trust me on this (remember all of those people that doubted me on my grapes and cottage cheese combo and then ended up loving it?)… the corn flakes give a little crunch to the soft and chewy cookie with the delicious flavor from the coconut and of course chocolate.
My family all gave it the ‘you should make this cookie all of the time’ rating.
Dinner was over at my mom’s house where the snow in parts was almost as tall as my daughter.
Chicken salads for dinner and I went back for another plate that looked just like this.
Some relaxing in our PJs on the couch.
And then my brother-in-law got to work on the oreo shakes. He makes them by hand so that he can get the perfect consistency. It sure is nice that my family loves good food as much as I do.
We made sure to play some ridiculous games.
For this game—> While you are blindfolded you are supposed to hold the tip of the spoon and scoop up cotton balls from the bottom bowl to the one on your head for one minute. It is impossible to feel if one is on your spoon so 98% of the time you are just scooping up air into your bowl. I did take second place though (my Dad must practice this game all of the time or something because he was really good).
I ran about 50 miles last week (most of them easy paced with the 3-2-1 speed workout and a hill workout) and my body was more than ready for a day off yesterday. I take rest days very seriously as you can tell and I walked barely over a total of two miles yesterday. I love letting the legs rest and repair so that today they are ready to go again. About 5-6 years ago rest days gave me major anxiety and I would rarely (if ever?) take them… I now fully embrace them physically and mentally and my body has thanked me because of it.
I came home and did something silly after Brooke went to bed… I watched more of Making A Murder on Netflix. By myself. Not the best idea. Every noise in my apartment freaked me out.
Some random lists of threes:
Three running articles recently that I loved:
– Six Ways to Change Your Running for the Better in 2016 (my favorite—> become a COMPLETE athlete—> something hard for me to keep up with but it will make a huge difference in my running).
–What is Your Ideal Marathon Temperature (I find all of the factors that affect running performance super interesting to read about and this one even breaks it down to talk about what temperatures are best for different speeds etc—> now if we could just get the Weather Gods to cooperate and help us out on race day to always give us the perfect temperatures).
– Ryan Hall Dared to Be Great. “He raced with fierceness little seen among American road racers, yet he always realized there was more to life than one more trophy.” He is an incredible example!
Three reasons to go run (unless you are injured or it is your rest day:) today:
-It is scientifically (in my opinion;) proven that a good sweat is incredible for the body/soul/heart/spirit/brain.
-Because your running goals outweigh any excuses not to go.
Three favorite runnings books (I’m always looking for more so feel free to share yours!!!):
–Mind Gym (for all athletes.. I just love the mental side of performance).
My three most-played-listened to running songs right now:
–Cute Without the “E” by Taking Back Sunday (flashback to my teenage punk wanna be days but I am HOOKED on this song/beat again)
–My House by Flo Rida (because I tend to buy any of his new songs and then listen to it about 50 times while running and love it and then get sick of it really fast.
Watching anything good on Netflix lately?
What are your reasons to go run today?
What are your three most-played-listened to running songs right now?
How often do you take a complete rest day?