Once these glasses go on, she doesn’t want to take them off for a while.
We started our Sunday in our normal way with blueberry waffles with strawberries on top.
Brooke goes on a treasure hunt throughout her waffles for the blueberries.
Made our way over to church for a few hours and made some lunch right when we got home!
Salads for lunch! I know some people out there don’t love fruit on their salads but I’m not one of those people! Spinach, romaine, feta, apples, chicken, strawberries and poppyseed dressing (we buy the Brianna’s brand of this).
We painted Brooke’s fingernails and toenails (hence, the towel) and then we all fell asleep waiting for it to dry;) Not much better than Sunday nap time.
Once we woke up, my parents invited us all over for dinner at their house. My sister now has a walker on her hands and a sprinter… she gets in a lot of miles each day by just chasing them around:)
My mom had one of my favorite meals, a baked potato bar!
She also had this salad from Costco. It was everyone’s first time trying this and it was gone so fast… get this if you go to Costco.
My sister is in the middle of redoing her entire kitchen so we haven’t seen each other a lot but it’s always good to get to catch up.
Andrew brought this in for dessert and it was a hit;) My sister chose gummy candy over chocolate, maybe that is where I get it from. Her absolute favorite gummy candies are the Mango Mango gummies from Trader Joe’s. PS for the last 3ish years I keep hearing different rumors that a TJ’s is going to be built by us and then it never actually does. It’s hard getting your hopes up so many times only to be let down again;) I guess I could just make the 20 minute drive north more often but I’m just asking for one within a mile of my front door, is that too much to ask?
Running is the cheapest sport right? You don’t really need much each time you go out the door for your run;) This image below made me laugh pretty hard because some days (especially for races or long runs) I feel like I am taking my entire life with me out on the roads.
I came up with my own perfect race day checklist below. I sure hope it can help you for race day (and you can add in any of your extras in the blank spaces). I have definitely forgotten different items over the years!
One year for a half marathon, that I was really wanting to race, I completely forgot my fuel (and I NEED fuel if I am planning on racing a half). My friend gave me something that she uses and I still thank my lucky stars that trying something new during a race didn’t kill me (it was pure luck, do not try this). I have forgotten my sunglasses a few times and the sun seemed to be brighter than normal during those races. One time I forgot my anti-chafe gel (BOSTON)… and it rained the entire race so I had some very nice chafing marks all over my body from that. I have forgotten my Garmin watch CHARGER once on a destination marathon (luckily, a friend of mine that was there had the same charger… heaven forbid, I run without my watch). It happens, we all forget things from time to time but hopefully this list will help you to not forget anything (you can pin it so it is easier to find when you need it… the pin save button should appear on the picture if you tap on it on your phone or if your mouse goes over it on your computer:)
Ever forgotten something important for your race!?!?! What was it and how’d you do without it?
Fruit on salads… yes or no? Any other toppings that you don’t love on your salad but everyone else seems to love?
MAY IS HERE!! Who has a birthday this month or some other big event!?!
Would you say running is a cheap sport or do you disagree with that?