Brooke wanted a squishy face picture when I went to take our Sunday selfie. I don’t think we could have gotten any closer.
Not a bad way to get carried out to the car after church.
She kills me.
Don’t mind all of the stuff on our counter and my heels on the coffee table. I knew all day long that this mango was going to be perfectly delicious and ripe for me and I was so excited to finally have it.
Brooke showed off her elf dancing moves.
Later on my mom stopped by our house with my sister-in-law. Ever since I posted about those huge cookies that we had delivered from Chip my mom has been craving them so we attempted to make some for her. We used this recipe:)
My sister-in-law from Arizona was in town and I LOVED catching up with her. She was my roommate many years ago and I have told this story 403 times on this blog but I set her up with my brother and then they got married. I’m glad I got to choose one of my best friends to be in my family;)
Afterwards we made our traditional homemade sweet potato fries (we just bake the slices we cut tossed in some olive oil for a while) and I am proud to say that Brooke has joined the tradition. I LOVE seeing her eat the sweet potatoes, skins and all:)
Nope, I’m not jealous at all of Beretta;)
I have just a few more pictures to share before I have you answer some questions about running.
A Knox sandwich:
And this time, an Andrew sandwich.
I think Beretta gets the most snuggles of us all.
We are supposed to get some more snow today so let’s remember the pleasant 37 degrees we had on Saturday. Still not sure if I would sport shorts and a t-shirt out on a run like Andrew did in this weather but he was loving it.
Brooke and Beretta also had some races after Beretta went running with Andrew. She likes to end all of her runs with sprints/strides and she is as fast as a cheetah so maybe I need to follow Beretta’s training plan.
1. Do you think that you could do this marathon?!? I don’t think I could do it… that is SO so cold. Does anybody know anyone that has done this? Has anyone done this? Would you rather do this marathon or a marathon in the crazy heat??
2. I haven’t been doing a lot of speed work lately but about once or twice I try to get in some intervals or a short tempo or a progressive run. And after each of those lately, I stop running and start coughing like crazy! Andrew was there one time when I finished and he had no idea that this happened to me but it is part of running when the temperatures change drastically and I am pushing myself hard (for my current fitness level). My breathing doesn’t feel any different than normal during a hard workout or any other time but it happens right when I finish and lasts for about a minute. I’ve finished a few races before where the coughing lasts longer but that is because I was really pushing it. My body usually adjusts after a little bit of time but let’s just hope that the Utah inversion isn’t bad this year. Who else has this problem? Anyone?
3. Because it is winter running time (I need to move to Florida;)… which part of you during the run do you hate to get cold THE MOST. I swear my core never feels cold while running and if my fingers get cold/numb/feel like knives are poking them during the run then I am ready to call Andrew for a ride. Hence, why I am so obsessed with hand warmers.
And for a non-running question, what was the best part of your weekend?