I soak in every minute that I get with my sister.
Once upon a time she lived all over the country (everywhere from DC to California) and then I moved to California for a bit. I’m so happy we are both back to Utah together. Andrew and I were talking about how amazing it was that Brooke and I were able to move back to Utah a few years ago. I can’t imagine being far away from my family right now and I’m so happy to be close to them.
Yesterday was a treadmill run because Utah rewound back to December weather. It snowed the entire day. Our freeways were actually shut down for a while too because of some really bad accidents. Spring, we are seriously so ready for you.
Brooke was thrilled that she had a sweater that matched her blanket yesterday. It was a big deal.
Andrew got to work shoveling off the trampoline. We learned our lesson on trampoline set-up in Utah… next year we will wait until June.
Also, the picture might appear like Andrew is doing a bad sign with his hand but he was just throwing the snow over;)
We both had an appointment with the dermatologist. We just want to stay on top of any moles that we have. The Dr found a little one on my back that she wanted to take off just to be safe and that HURT. So important to get these things checked out though.
We ended up being there for way longer than we planned but Brooke somehow stayed quite entertained while we were there… probably because they had those Highlight magazines which helped (those remind me of my childhood big time).
By the time we left the appointment we were starving and still had errands to do so we stopped for some bowls of veggies.
We then went and picked up some grocery’s for my parents and grabbed pistachios for them and a bag for us too:) These things are so good! I sat and ate them with my dad once we got over to their house.
The amazing Megan brought us cookies. She is the best. Butterscotch chips are the best too.
We made some steak and mashed potatoes for dinner and then Brooke requested a mini-blurry piano lesson afterwards:)
A girl and her dog:)
A few of you recommended this amazing podcast… it was PERFECT for what we were talking about yesterday!! It was all about risk factors for eating disorders, how to create a healthy atmosphere for our kids with food/exercise, how to help others struggling and so much more! One thing she said that I loved was—> Talk about function over form. Talking about all of the amazing things our bodies can do is so much more important than talking about the form of our bodies! This podcast answered so many questions for me. They also recommended saying 5 things you like about yourself each day, besides just cutting out the negative talk we have got to add in the positive talk too. PS THANK YOU for all of your comments yesterday, you guys are the best!
I’m a runner. Which means I’ve had many races or workouts or runs that have just not gone the way I wanted them to go. It’s actually part of being a runner.
Whether these things happen due to being sick, injured, dealing emotionally with hard things, letting our mental game go, feeling defeated, having an off day etc. etc. etc…. they happen to all of us.
The first time I heard the below quote, my brain automatically thought about this in terms of running. I feel like this explains my running perfectly:) If you feel like you have failed over and over again with different races and different workouts, don’t give up on running or those big goals you have set up for yourself. These set-backs and times where we don’t hit our goals have just given us experiences and knowledge on what to do better next time. Keep going, keep learning, keep growing.
PS did you know that I creepily screenshot a lot of your comments and keep them:) I look back on different ones and use them for when I personally need them. I’ll share two quotes that Katie and Henry left in terms of failure:
Keep on running and dreaming BIG!
What led you to where you live now? What brought you there?
Have any big goals for your running? What obstacles have you overcome in your running over the years?
What’s the running weather like where you live right now?
Top favorite kind of cookie ever!?