We got more rain yesterday (our rivers are overflowing!!) so we decided to take it inside for a swim.
Brooke jumped into the pool probably close to 50 times and this was her favorite form for her jumps:
She would swim all day long if she could.
I was in the other room getting some work done and came in to see Andrew blow drying Brooke’s hair. He did a really good job too… Even though he doesn’t think so, he has gotten really good at doing her hair.
Dinner was our favorite sweet potato nachos!
And then Brooke and I got to work on baking some muffins. It has been way too long since we last baked together.
While the muffins were baking, this is how Brooke waited for them.
We used this recipe and they seriously tasted SO good… next time I will add more crumble to the top because the muffin tops are my favorite part. Brooke told me the bottom part was her favorite, we were meant to share muffins. Oh we also used frozen blueberries so the dough turned out a bit more blue.
We then looked at ‘funny dog pictures’ and that entertained us all for quite a long time.
Andrew and I have been on the hunt for a show that we would love together for a long time (I mean, This Is Us doesn’t come back on for months?!?) and we found this one. We both love it and I always have some good flashbacks to all of the seasons of 24 that I used to obsess over because of Kiefer Sutherland. Even though each season of 24 felt like a really similar season… I was hooked on that show back in the day.
I keep getting these selfies from my sister. Another day of spraying her kitchen. They gutted her entire kitchen and they have been doing the entire thing themselves. She won’t let any of us come see or show us any pictures because she is too excited for us to see the final product! Five kids and no kitchen for the last few weeks, she is superwoman. And I am just going to call her Joanna Gaines from here on out.
I finished Big Little Lies and I absolutely LOVED it. I thought this little sentence was kind of similar to us:) She is talking about how she is able to say more when she is out with her walking partner than she probably would at dinner or somewhere else. I’m not sure why running with somebody else makes it so easy to overshare for me but it happens every time ha. I build a trust with the girl I am running with so quickly and all of the sudden we are sharing our life stories with each other a few miles later. Maybe it is the endorphins that brings it out in us or maybe this just happens when I am doing something hard with somebody else? I don’t know why it happens but some of my favorite conversations happen while I’m out on the run.
I decided to start another book by Liane Moriarty (I’ve read What Alice Forgot too and really enjoyed that)! Excited for The Husband’s Secret! PS I think that my favorite running book is STILL Mile Markers.
PS I usually prefer real books to the iPad but I am not patient enough to start a book until I go to the store… plus I like to read while I’m on the treadmill.
I’ve told you before but worrying is something that my brain just loves to do. I’ve always been a worrier (and especially those years as a single mom, there were some nights I swear my brain would not stop because I was so worried about everything). It is just something that I constantly have to work on. Sometimes I can’t stop the worries from entering my brain but I definitely have the ability to stop them there and not give in to continue to think about them.
I have different running friends over the years that worry like crazy before a race, ones that allow a little bit of race anxiety before the race but just enough to pump up their adrenaline, and many all along the spectrum. I’ve had races that I worried like crazy leading up to races and ones that I didn’t really think much about until I was at the starting line. My fastest marathon was one I signed up for 3 days before the race (I was in shape for it) so I didn’t really have time to worry;) I most definitely enjoy my racing a lot more when I realize doubting myself is not going to get me anywhere. I did the training, there is no point in worrying.
I’ve also found this with difficult workouts too. I do so much better when I don’t think much about the workout (besides making sure I eat well and get enough sleep so that I can perform well) and just go and do it. I’ve wasted time in the past worrying about a workout the entire night before only to get out there and do it and shake my head over worrying about it. Running is fun. It’s not our jobs. And with age, for me, running is not something I base my self-esteem off of anymore. It’s something we love to do… so next time you start worrying before a race or hard workout, repeat the below quote with me mmmkay?
Random but if you have a marathon coming up or hard race, read this article before going into it.. it’s an older one but I like to read it before race day to pump me up!
Have you found a show that you really love right now?
Do you usually read from a kindle/ipad or an actual book? Also, what would you say is your favorite running book ever? PPS Who has read The Husband’s Secret… did you like it?
Are you a worrier or not so much? Do you worry much before a big race or hard workout?
What is your favorite thing to bake at home?