Today’s run was the perfect 8 mile loop… well, 8.06 miles but pretty darn close. I was excited to find this loop because I only had to stop twice throughout the entire thing to wait for cars.
Nothing like being out there right as the sun is coming up (don’t mind the telephone wires:).
An attempt for another self-timer photo but I didn’t mean to have the angry look on my face for this one;)
I think these two were pretty upset that I didn’t bring them along with me.
It’s always hard to start stretching/doing strength after a run because as soon as I sit down, 2-3 others end up sitting on me too.
So I went out to the kitchen. At least both of my socks were grey (finding matching socks is hard in the dark;). So when I’m not in the mood to really think about any type of strength training after a run, I just go back to an old favorite my coach had me do 3 times a week.
10 lunges (left leg leading)
10 lunges (right leg leading)
Repeat a total of 4 times
Some of the sets I add weights and some of them I just use my body weight. It’s quick, doesn’t take any thinking and it’s a nice little burnout after finishing your miles for the day.
I had some fruit with cereal. Brooke was shocked that I was eating raspberries with milk but I assured her it is a very normal and delicious thing to do.
Time for some Tuesday Tangents (even though pretty much all of my blog posts are tangents):
*When Brooke is packing her bag she is always very concerned about making sure to add her chapstick. I get it. One of my very least favorite things ever is running with dry lips, I’d rather run in extreme temperatures than with really dry lips. Thick layer of lip gloss at all times over here (I have probably conditioned my lips to no longer be able to produce any moisturizing oils or something from using such large amounts of lip gloss over the years).
*As you know, Andrew and I love bowls of food. We basically just add a bunch of our favorite things and stir. This one had brown rice, black beans, chicken, corn, onions, cheese, tomatoes, salsa and sour cream. Mix thoroughly and enjoy.
*Taking Beretta for a walk… definitely the highlight of both Brooke and Beretta’s day.
*Has anyone heard about this? Nike built a track in the Philippines (it was temporary) that looks amazing!
So you first set your initial lap time and then they attach a sensor to your shoe and that is how the avatar follows you around the track. You get to have a race against yourself… and the avatar gets bigger as you run faster. Pretty cool… wish we could all take a trip out there to try it out. You can watch the full video here!
*Picture from watching Air Bud 78 with Brooke. If a movie has a real live dog in it (think Homeward Bound) that can fake talk, it has Brooke’s name ALL OVER IT.
*My sister made a delicious garlic bread that is super easy too! She just buys the pizza crust dough from Sam’s Club (I know, she switched from Costco… still having a hard time over this) and added butter, garlic, oregano, onion powder and onion salt. It was amazing!
*I think Brooke is only going to want to go to church with my mom now.. she received an hour long arm/back/neck scratch and just soaked it all up.
*I had a meeting the other night (I work with teen girls in the area), Brooke came with me and quietly took notes. I always thought somehow she would be a leftie like me. I wonder what the odds are of having a left hander when Andrew and I have kids in the future since we are both left handed?!
*Brooke has told me 57 times today how much she misses Knox. I think she has started a countdown on her alarm clock until he gets home.
And a question from Andrew while he is studying and eating frozen grapes…
Do you know (without looking it up) how many bones are in the body?
Left handed people… anyone in your family left handed?
Loop or out and back? What’s your favorite? What do you do most often?
Have you tried frozen grapes? Do you add fruit to your cereal?