Somehow things have changed just a bit…
Since our first ever selfie together:) Yesterday we celebrated Brooke’s 4th birthday by doing all of her favorite things. I let her choose the day and it turns out, she loves a lot of the same things that I love;)
She first started out the day with a cinnamon roll with sprinkles.
And then she wanted to get her nails painted… I have no idea where she would get her obsession with getting her nails done. No idea.
We hit up the Disney store for her to pick out a Beauty and the Beast toy.
Followed by some lunch and splitting a cupcake at The Sweet Tooth Fairy (THEY GIVE YOU A FREE CUPCAKE ON YOUR BIRTHDAY… go, if you are in the area).
Next up, Brooke requested a day at the ‘fancy’ (what Brooke refers to it as) pool.
After that we came home and everyone FaceTimed her.
And then she ate her requested dinner of cantaloupe and Dorry shaped noodle mac and cheese. A lot of orange going on.
Andrew whipped up zoodles and Szechuan Chicken for us (turns out being married to someone that loves to cook is pretty amazing).
Andrew’s parent’s came over and we sang happy birthday to Brooke. This cake was supposed to look quite different but I forgot to spray the pans and the cakes were not coming out of there.
After dinner we went up north to watch Andrew’s indoor soccer game and it turns out we must have partied a little too hard all day long.
Yep, a little too hard but it was the perfect day together and I am excited for all of the birthdays we have together up ahead.
We went for a drive last night and Andrew pulled out some of his yoga moves that he learned from our yoga session in Canada on the mountain:)
And his beard is gone.
I did get to sneak in a run yesterday too… I think all of the Olympic Marathon watching had me craving to get back into speed work again. My endurance is building up nicely for the marathon but I haven’t been doing speed at all so I’m starting out small and I’ll just keep building up from there! I tried out the Brooks Hyperion for the run and they were awesome! I’ll keep doing speed in them before I do a full review!
Also, for speed I like to do the w/u and c/d (usually they are longer than yesterday) in my normal shoes and then the speed portion in my lighter shoes cause I want to save them for the fast stuff.
I took one of my old workouts from my coach and modified it a bit! Try one or the other and modify them for where you are at! It worked me and I had that speed work high afterwards.
The original workout:
What I did (I kept the same paces:)
1 mile w/u
4 sets of
400m at easy run pace
400m at tempo run pace
400m at speed workout pace
400m at recovery jog pace
1 mile c/d
6 miles total and it flew by… if I’m on the treadmill, speed/intervals are my
Loved this article: –During Rule 40 Blackout, Emma Coburn Showcases New Balance on Olympic Stage
And the running song that I’m in love with right now:
‘Baby, we were born to run.’
AND IT’S YOUR LAST DAY TO ORDER your BE HAPPY GO RUNNING SHIRTS!!
Have a go-to speed workout that you love to do? Any simple ones to share? The more the merrier!
What shoes do you prefer to use when doing speed?
Parent’s reading—> how old are your kiddos?
Are you the cook in your household or does somebody else do it more often?
-Andrew loves to do it and so I just help him out and I do the dishes:)