I hope your new year is already off to a great start! I thought it would be fun to share a picture (or two) HIGHLIGHT from each hour yesterday (that we were awake). It was my rest day from running and a Sunday so a little bit different than the normal day but here ya go: (PS does anyone ever want to see a day’s worth of food for a post or anything like that… I haven’t done that in FOREVER).
The 7 o’clock hour:
I think the kids were excited to get 2017 started so they woke up extra happy and energetic. Andrew loves knee and elbow massages first thing in the morning.
Brooke giggled uncontrollably due to the fact that she managed a whole lot of somersaults over the top of us on the bed.
Also, the 7 o’clock hour: Brooke and Knox had a deep discussion over the best ride at Disneyland (it came down to Small World vs Space Mountain). We had pancakes for breakfast. I don’t know what is going on but waffles and/or pancakes are on my mind every morning. I spent way too many years of my life skipping breakfast (and running on empty = LOTS of negative side effects) and I just have to make up for it now with all of it’s goodness. Never again will I skip the beauty of breakfast.
The 8 o’clock hour: A little bit of church reading back in bed again…
The 9 o’clock hour… picking out my most comfortable dress possible for church and straightening my hair. Yes, our bathroom is still 50% bright pink. We were on quite the role with house renovations until we lost all motivation and still have a pink bathroom.
The 10ish o’clock hour: Rush to church to make it on time. We packed a million snacks for the kids and made it right at 10:02.
The 11 o’clock hour (and 12 o’clock hour because I only took one picture at church): Brooke was pretty excited to try on my wedding ring.
The 1 o’clock hour: Out of church and ready to drive home. PS I am still absolutely loving working with the youth at our church. I look forward to it each week.
The 2 o’clock hour: No desire to put anything together for lunch = leftover pizza that actually looked pretty awful but tasted delicious. Anyone else end up craving more healthy meals on the days that you run and then on rest days just want whatever/everything that is in front of you?
The 3 o’clock hour: We watched Pet’s Life for the 400th time. They never seem to get sick of it though!
The 4 o’clock hour: We paused for an intermission and made popcorn. Maybe the kids love this movie so much because Beretta gets quite into it too every time one of the dogs on the movie barks.
The 5 o’clock hour: We packed up and headed over to celebrate one of Andrew’s nephew’s birthdays.
Shorts year round for Andrew… not sure if he actually feels temperatures but I sure wish I could do this too, I would enjoy winter a whole lot more.
The 6 o’clock hour: Weiner dogs, taco salads and birthday cake.
The 7 o’clock hour: Brooke is really into having her nails painted (I wonder where she got that from?) and she requested that her and I have matching nails. So we painted a lot of nails including some bright blue toenails for Brooke. PS for the first time in years I have had all 10 toenails for a very long time—> life of a runner.
The 8 o’clock hour: Brush teeth, books, prayers and the kid’s new favorite thing—> group hug. Along with any other thing they can think of to stall the bedtime process because for some reason when we can actually get as much sleep as possible (aka when we are kids) we don’t want to sleep. It’s one thing I do not understand.
The 9 o’clock hour: Hanging out on the computer getting some work done. During the week I work in the afternoons and then again at night but on Sunday I just work at night. Working on an a really fun project I’m excited to share with you this week. Also, anyone else listen to music while they work? It’s weird how music helps me to avoid getting distracted when I work.
The 10 o’clock hour going strong with the above image. Also, Andrew thinks it’s fun that I never update my computer (ever…) and have every tab/program open all at once. I love my house to be clutter-free but my computer is a perfect mess for my brain.
The 11 o’clock hour: Lay out all of my gear so that I can wake up and be out the door in approximately 6 minutes to meet Josse.
It is Josse’s birthday and I can’t wait to do a birthday run together. I missed it last year because I was out of town. For her 36th birthday we did 36 x 200s with 200m recovery jogs. The first 18 200m repeats were in the 6ish pace and the last 18 200m repeats were in the 5ish pace. I am really hoping I don’t show up this morning to her requesting to do her age in # of intervals but if she does, we will do it because she is the best. Happy Birthday Josse!
Were you ever a breakfast skipper?
Do you do a special run for your birthday? Anything different than your normal runs?
Ever lose a toenail from running?
Parents reading—> what time are your kid’s bedtimes?