Happy Wednesday!!! I hope your day is already off to a great start! The kids were excited to go to Target to use the gift card that their grandma gave them for a toy. They take the selection process of such important things quite seriously but they were very happy with their decisions at the end.
We had a mini snow ball fight that started out happy but didn’t quite end that way;)
Beretta was snuggled when we got home.
And Andrew’s sister and her family came over to stay with us for the next few days. If Beretta can get someone to scratch her tummy then she will put her paw up on their leg as soon as possible.
For dinner we had some creamy tomato soup (from Costco) and grilled cheese (Andrew adds turkey to these which is delicious). Dip sandwich into soup and eat… one of the best meals to survive winter.
Andrew’s sister also brought over their family favorite salad with spinach, iceberg, cheese, poppyseed dressing and bacon. His family has a lot of family recipes/meals/favorites and so far, they have all been amazing.
Brooke has been really into the mannequin challenge.
For dessert we made THESE chocolate chip cookies. Important question at the end of this post in regards to chocolate chip cookies, I would love your opinion.
They turned out just the way I love them.
We all watched The Secret Life of Pets to end the night and it was a good one.
What are your thoughts on resolutions? Is this something that you do each year with your running? How do you do with making specific goals (for life and running) for the year? I go back and forth with this one each year. Some years I make three running goals for the year and work well with that and some years I make goals for the year and I work on them for a few weeks and then forget all about them. And some years I don’t make any at all. I think every year I make the resolution to keep track of my mileage really well and make it until February before forgetting to keep track of it all.
I think my biggest problem with running resolutions (or resolutions in general) each year is that they are a little over the top. I think I do much better at making mini goals throughout the year that build up to some of my bigger goals but making a huge goal only lasts for a few weeks before I’m burned out on it? So, long story short… I think I like mini goals that act as steps to the bigger goals the best yet I’ll probably always make yearly running resolutions. I do know that I want to race more in 2017 (2016 I didn’t do nearly as many races as usual but that is probably because of the wedding, moving, blending thing we’ve got going on over here this last year:)
If you can’t tell, I am already missing running near the beach especially as I am looking at my weather app for temperatures this week in Utah;)
Spotify has a playlist that shows you what your top songs in 2016 were! I mainly use Spotify during my runs so my top songs were all my favorite running tunes. I thought I would share them here in case you need some new running songs! Here they are (plus a few that I just found and added):
Cute Without the “E’ by Taking Back Sunday
Go Get It by T.I.
You Are The One by Shiny Toy Guns
Leave Me Alone by Michael Jackson
Don’t Wanna Know by Maroon 5
Hold Me down by Halsey
Panda by Desiigner
Sucker For Pain by Lil Wayne
Just Tonight by Jimmy Eat World
Sit Still, Look Pretty by Daya
The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows by Brand New
Ghetto Supasta by Pras
Sing For The Moment by Eminem
My Sweet Summer by Dirty Heads
Gone Till November by Wyclef Jean
Kamikaze by MØ
Roses by The Chainsmokers
Send My Love by Adele
Teenagers and Rituals by Angels and Airwaves
Feeling This by blink 182
Inside Out by The Chainsmokers
Lose Yourself by Eminem
Pain by Jimmy Eat World
Scars To Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara
Father Of Mine by Everclear
Alive by POD
Swing Life Away by Rise Against
Raise Up by Petey Pablo
No Roots by Alice Merton
Numb by Linkin Park
Drive by Halsey
We Will Become Silhouettes by Postal Service
Chocolate chip cookies—> a lot of chocolate chips, a few or somewhere in the middle. What dough to chocolate chips ratio do you love? Also, soft and cake-like or chewy chocolate chip cookies?
What are a few of your most played running songs this last year?
What are your thoughts on resolutions… something that you do each year or not so much?
Did you track your mileage during 2016? Where are you at this year?