Andrew just taking a cat nap in the grass before getting back to painting again.
Brooke and I were in charge of clean-up and Andrew finished up all of the painting. Hallelujah. I could be okay if we never had to paint again;)
Let’s rewind to the start of Monday. I felt surprisingly way better than I was expecting and running actually took away the last of the sore in my legs—> 9 miles @ 8:10 average pace. I may have slacked off on speed work this time around but I have been more diligent than ever on my stretching and foam rolling this time around. The older I get, the less I am able to get away with running and not stretching/rolling out afterwards. In my early 20s I don’t think I ever did either of those things…
Beretta loves it when I foam roll.
Brooke and I had quite the random day together.
We went and I got my eyelashes glued on… I go about once a month to do this and I’m hooked. It started a few years ago as a thing I was just going to do for a few months and it slowly turned into a few years. Brooke just runs around the little room with snacks and games while tickling my feet.
We then did a bunch of errands and ate lunch and this picture was taken about 20 seconds after she was telling me that she WAS NOT TIRED.
After she woke up we grabbed these. Perfect for these 90 degree afternoons.
Just me and my best gal pal on the curb.
And then as we were driving home we saw this bounce house place and it turns out that it is just fine doing it in your clothes.
I literally can’t believe how big she is getting (SHE TURNS 4 IN 13 DAYS!!!)… it seems like it was just yesterday that I was posting 400 selfies a day of her and I when she was a newborn.
Most of our kitchen stuff is in boxes so continuing the take-out here we go. Cafe Rio makes us happy.
Brooke’s first ever backyard.
And dessert consisted of loads of watermelon. I don’t even want to think about watermelon season ending soon…
This is really random but I think I figured out something about my feet/ankles. Every now and then my plantar fasciitis and a little tendonitis in my ankles flares up. It’s taken me a little while to figure out what causes these things to flare up… but it might sound silly. Whenever I sleep on my stomach a few nights in a row—> BOOM. My feet and ankles flare up with the combination of running a lot of miles (for me). Whenever I sleep on my back or side a few nights in a row along with a lot of miles (for me)—> very happy feet and ankles. Maybe it is all in my head BUT it kind of makes sense though. When I sleep on my stomach then my feet are in a non-natural (toes pointed and that ligament tightens up?) way for 8 hours straight and then I go straight to running on them. I have not talked to a Dr. about this but I’m prepared to write a scientific thesis on this any day now;) I have no idea if this is really what causes it but the correlation is kind of strange.
It’s a shame though because sleeping on my stomach is by far my favorite way to sleep
Andrew and I went from… let’s just paint the house to let’s paint and redo the floors to let’s paint, do the floors, the bathrooms and get new countertops. I think we have a problem and it’s going to sure take some time but it has been really fun to do this all together. Currently we are figuring out what tile we want to put down in our bathrooms… we have narrowed it down to 6 but we want your opinion… what’s your favorite?
What do you think? Have an opinion on what bathroom tile we should use?
Are you into home renovations? I’m pretty sure I get caught scrolling on Instagram every home decorating account I can find for as long as possible.
Is there anything that you do OUTSIDE of running that causes you pain when you are running?
-Randomly all of the painting for hours straight with the big ol’ roller was bothering my hip.
Have any injuries or flare ups that pop up for you?