Just a normal Tuesday morning around our house yesterday.
One of the many beauties about running… you can do it anywhere. I had to drop off my car for some work yesterday so I just went out and ran 7 miles while my car was being worked on and then boom… my car was done and my run was done. Thank you running for how convenient you are.
KNOX came home to us! It felt like it had been forever since he was last home. Now we get to party with him until Monday! All of the back and forth is sure crazy but I think we are getting the hang of it.
Knox’s Easter basket was there waiting for him and he was pretty happy about it.
He also got some LEGOs. I think that took over both of their brains for a few hours. I had a baked potato with some guac, veggies and meat (mixed with taco seasoning and salsa) on top. I am pretty sure I ate a baked potato (or two) every day in college. This meal (usually I do sweet potatoes) took me back to that.
PS these were all of the crayons I found beneath the kids’ car seats in our car;) Crayons to them are like rubber bands/bobbi pins for me… They disappear like crazy but at least we end up finding their crayons. My hair things… they completely vanish and are never found again.
The kids requested some Homeward Bound yesterday. That movie takes me WAY back too. If there is a dog in a movie, they are content.
We also hit up a park for a bit and Knox kept rolling down all of the hills which made my stomach queasy even thinking about doing that.
One of Andrew’s friends is staying with us and he offered to take us to Pizza Factory for dinner… umm yes.
One of my favorite salad bars.
And then for my meal I had the bbq personal pizza. Amazing. I need more bbq chicken pizza in my life.
Once we walked outside there was a complete downpour!!!
This might be what is going on for me this morning… but I finally get to run with Josse for the first time in what feels like FOREVER!
*Andrew is asking around to his friends who will join him on his next marathon goal… I will definitely provide the food and snacks but 19 hours and 40 minutes seems a little much to me:)
*I loved this article about Meb and his last competitive race at Boston… he still has NYCM coming up and then he is eating ice cream every day… I really like him. Boston was his 25th marathon!
*Did you know that the race director of the Boston Marathon runs the course each year after the race is done! This was his 30th year doing this as a race director and his 45th consecutive year running the marathon! During the race he rides a lead motorcycle and then that evening he goes out to do it himself. He finished at about 10 pm on Monday night! Must be quite the tiring day for him each year ha… I’d probably need to sleep for 3 days straight after that!
*Andrew said he wants to make this for me… maybe it will help me get out of my rut of wanting to eat at the same two restaurants when we go out.
What do you do with your face while you run? Do you ever think about that?
On your next run pay attention to any areas on your body that aren’t relaxed and that feel tense! Running with a tense face/hands/shoulders etc can be a waste of energy. I don’t know about you but I want to conserve every ounce of energy possible while I’m running for where I need the energy!
On your next run practice a loose face! To notice the difference try tensing up your face for a bit while running and then completely relaxing it followed by a breath out. Try that same thing with your hands, arms and shoulders too! Tense them up and then loosen them and notice the difference in how it feels! I notice for me that I bring my shoulders up when I am running so I have to practice relaxing them and dropping them a bit. A few months ago we talked about keeping our hands loose while running. Pretend you are carrying a potato chip in each hand (some of you told me you have actually tried doing this for real) and you can’t smash them while you are running. Keep those hands loosely cupped, drop your shoulders, relax you arms and keep your face loose (unless you are smiling, smiling is completely allowed;)
Who would like to be a part of a Harry Potter Marathon… have you seen all of them, some of them or none of them?
What do you lose/misplace most often? Keys, phone, wallet, a credit card, garmin, headphones? Or are you really good at keeping track of everything?
Are you good at making decisions about where to eat when you go out? Do you branch out or stick to your classics?
Describe your Wednesday in three words: ________________, _______________ and ____________.