Gotta love seeing my sister at the gym! She came over and chatted with me while I did my warm-up of 2 miles and the time flew by… too bad she didn’t stay to talk me through the workout portion ha. I don’t know what it was about the last week or so but my speed work has gone downhill (and no I’m not pregnant… I’ve gotten quite a few emails about that;) and I am guessing that is because neither Andrew or I have felt very great. It happens. And it only took me like a decade to not let running change my mood for the rest of the day. It’s just running… we do it because we love it, not to make us feel bad the rest of the day. My prescribed workout for today was a 3 x 3 mile workout but instead I did a 3, 2, 1 mile workout and I will build back up to the 3 x 3 mile workout from where I am. 10 miles total for the day which I am pretty happy with though. I’ll do a 5-6 mile tempo this week and a long run and call it good:)
I’ve had a few people wanting to follow along with Andrew’s speed work so here was what he did this morning. These are just like yasso’s and he started with 5 and will go up from here. He did so good!
Us walking into the gym because I’m sure you wanted to know what our mood was at this exact moment of the day. Post-run we were both smiling and you could see a small glimmer of sunlight.
Time for some tangents!!!
*Brooke had a little playdate today and I think Beretta felt a little left over so she joined them… or maybe she just knows they will share their snacks;)
*Brooke doesn’t play a ton with girls her age because she is usually just chilling with Knox but it is fun to hear her talk with another little girl and do manicures etc.
*This is one of my all-time favorite memories with Brooke. I have shared this picture before but I came across it again and it made me tear up. After pretty much everyone had left our wedding and we were just about to leave ourselves for a week in Mexico, Brooke grabbed my hand and asked if we could play tag together. Shoes off and running around where we had the ceremony. It is a very sweet memory for me. I loved that our kids still remember little parts of that day and talk about them to us.
*On another note, if you saw the Lady Gaga performance during the Super Bowl on Sunday and you have kids this will make you laugh…
*Another picture from free froyo day… they gave everyone coupons to come back again for like $1 off and their marketing scheme worked because I want to go back now.
*Tanya ran another 1/2 marathon (she is the one that had the marathon that got cancelled so she and her friend went out and ran 26.2 miles on their own… on her bday). She saw this and thought of me… I’m flattered:)
*Andrew gave me a pretty important task that might take me a while tonight. He told me to choose which birthday cake I want out of a huge book of options.
*Pink Lady apples… in my opinion, the best brand of apples. Anyone else?
*This drink… we tried it at Andrew’s aunt’s house and we are both hooked now. It has a very strong coconut flavor
*Lunch was a layer of rice, topped with grilled chicken and more of our cowboy caviar. We added more avocado and hot sauce (chipotle hot sauce) post picture.
*Tuesday vibes. Headbands make not washing your hair even that much easier… but finally I did wash it so that is a good thing.
*This post was written while listening to some beautiful trumpet serenades.
*I’m trying to come up (from Pinterest) with some crafty Valentines Day ideas for Andrew and the kids but I don’t know how to do crafts. Somebody wanna come over and help me?
What is your favorite brand of apple?
What did you have for lunch? Did it keep you full for awhile or not so much?
Parents reading… do your kid’s play any instruments? We want the kids to take piano lessons but how old do kid’s start doing that?