Six mile run in 23 degrees (which my ears reminded me the entire time to remember my ear warmer headband next time) at an 8:36 average recovery pace!
Andrew and the kids found me while I was out running (the find my friends app) so I had him take a few pictures because all of that snow is sure beautiful.
There were a few parts along the way where below was the only option but luckily my toes don’t get very cold when I run.
The day actually started incredibly early… Andrew started school very early and Brooke started life early:)
Just like children, Beretta waits outside the bathroom door while one of us are inside.
“HI” -love, Brooke
Knox came home so we did our traditional donut run together.
Donuts and running shoes… the key to happiness.
Came home and had broccoli with our lunch… she has loved this since she was just a little thing.
We cannot find sweet potatoes at our grocery stores around here… so we settled on a normal potato topped with chicken and guac.
Andrew was pretty thrilled that he found an Angels bag of peanuts.
Andrew brought out these bumper/bounce balls for the kids. I was a little bit nervous at first!
The kids loved them though and there were zero tears… so win-win.
One of my brothers was in town for the day so we went over to my parent’s house to be with them all and the kids ran circles around the rug like normal.
My brother-in-law introduced us to the pizza sandwich.
A FEW UNPOPULAR OPINIONS (let’s keep lighthearted of course because that is the definition of my blog) and most of mine have to do with food or entertainment. Here are my unpopular opinions:
*This one hurts to type and I hope I don’t hurt any feelings but I don’t love RAGNAR. I actually had a lot of fun doing it once and I’m glad I did it but it was a one and done thing for me the more I think about it. Anytime people ask me to join a ragnar team it sounds so fun at first and I get excited and then realize I like sleeping in my bed a lot and showers.
*I love treadmill running. I actually really enjoy it. Even though I would choose running outside over the treadmill if I have the chance, I thoroughly enjoy a good treadmill run (while watching This Is Us especially:)
*A really hard one for our marriage—> I don’t get the In-N-Out craze. I’ll eat it (like anything and I do love their milkshakes) BUT I think there are 4000 better burger joints within two miles of me:) This is Andrew’s favorite meal on the planet so I don’t mind going there but I would choose other places any day. Also, their burgers> their fries.
*I hate to say this out loud, but I never fell deeply in love with the Harry Potter thing (Andrew loves it so I have to phrase this carefully). The books and movies are good but I never became obsessed with Harry Potter. I do really want to go to Harry Potter Land because I love amusement parks and the family loves it.
*Oreos. I mean, I’ll eat them if they are there and if they are dipped in chocolate or mixed in with ice cream then yes please BUT I don’t really understand a deep love for oreos. Andrew takes it a step farther because he doesn’t even like oreo ice cream.
*I LOVE candy corn. I know for a large % of the population candy corn tastes like wax, but I could eat an entire bag if it was left in front of me.
*I eat leftovers cold. A lot. It’s weird and probably gross to a lot of you but I think cold lasagna tastes just great.
*This one is a recent development for me (probably because I live next to a Cafe Rio again) but I don’t LOVE Chipotle. Poor Andrew, this is another disagreement. I eat there with him and it tastes fine but I would go to Cafe Rio a million times more than going there. I enjoyed it more when I lived in California and didn’t have a Cafe Rio.
*I don’t like Star Wars. I’ll go see it with people and I’m excited for their excitement but I will end up falling asleep during the movie.
*One from Andrew—> “HE HATES FRIENDS” (I know, this was a bit of a red flag when we first started dating).
*Another one from Andrew—> He does not like March Madness (or watching basketball on TV).
*Last one from Andrew—> He doesn’t understand why people like to wear pants… he is all about shorts year round.
Have any unpopular opinions? Things you love that most people don’t or things you don’t love when it seems like everyone else does? OH and don’t worry if your unpopular opinion is about donuts or Gilmore Girls or something I love… we can all agree to disagree;)
Anyone agree with any of our unpopular opinions?
A food that most humans love but you just can’t enjoy?
Do you wear a garmin/gps watch for every run or no?