Our best attempt for a Sunday Selfie… it was just a little bright outside.
Yesterday was really nice because we left the house a total of one time. Our Sunday tradition now includes making sweet potato fries and then cuddling up and watching a movie together.
This scene lasts just a few minutes:
And then it quickly turns into this scene:
We decided to have my parents over for dinner last night so we got busy preparing everything (okay, Andrew did most of it).
Soup just feels right this time of year. Andrew doubled this recipe for the chicken tortilla soup and we all loved it. It will be a repeat recipe for us and we have enough leftovers for the next week.
The crew together at the table. Andrew also made this salsa which was amazing and I made cornbread from a mix at Costco. I worked hard.
Brooke is now in the stage where she will try pretty much everything. It makes me very happy that she is so excited to try out new things and most of the times she really likes them. It hasn’t always been like that but I’m loving this new stage.
As I’ve told you before… my dad is very allergic to eggs so Andrew made an eggless dessert for us. He made this recipe but made his own whipped cream instead of using Cool Whip and it was also amazing. Andrew has skills.
Just preparing ourselves now for the month of November and all of the pies surrounding Thanksgiving.
As soon as everything was cleared away Brooke immediately grabbed her homework (this is what she calls this big book of activities) and got to work.
Missing little Knox man over here (pic below from Saturday night)…. his Ghostbuster costume will be arriving today and I can’t wait. Brooke requested to be Ariel so her red wig should make it here today too.
I hit 40 miles (13 of those 40 with Andrew) last week which is my highest mileage since the marathon! Many of those miles were on the dirt which I think makes the miles even easier on my body. I have had a very different recovery for each marathon I have done. Some I don’t run for 10 days after the marathon and some I don’t run for 4 days. Some I am excited to get back to training again soon and some my brain wants nothing to do with a set running schedule again for months. I’m just learning to not expect my body/brain to be one way or the other and to just play it by ear with how I am feeling after a marathon. No training cycle or race is the same so the recovery definitely isn’t either.
And we have a VLOG for you today:) It’s another long one.. sorry about that. We are talking about our goals right now, day in the life stuff, blending family (a hard part about it) and we need your ideas for San Francisco this weekend. We are taking Brooke to see her dad and need some ideas of things to do there with Knox… usually I am kidless when I go there and need some ideas of fun stuff to do for him!
Oh and one last piece of information that you might not want to know but a few people have asked about. Eyebrows. I have now converted my sister over to doing this too so let’s see who else I can hook;) I have had fake eyelashes for a few years now (I am not sure if I have any real ones left… kidding, kind of) but a few months ago had my girl start tinting my eyebrows at the same time. (Remember how this is supposed to be a running blog?) She just leaves the dye on there, wipes it off and waxes them and then trims them (I have a lot of eyebrows). I do this every other month and eyelashes about once a month.
Parents reading—> What are your kids going to be for Halloween?
What was your favorite costume that you had for Halloween growing up?
What would you say your weekly average mileage is for running?
Have any household goals that you are working on now?