HELLO TREADMILL. It has been such a long time since my last treadmill run. It took a minute to get used to running on my treadmill… it has been almost a month since my last treadmill run! Andrew left for the hospital crazy early (he’s got a commute) so the treadmill helped me still get those miles in with the two kids at home. Six and a half miles and then we were off for the day.
A few hours later we picked up my niece to join us (my older niece is at a sports camp all week or else she would have joined us) at the pool.
If I didn’t know any better I would swear that my niece and Brooke were sisters.
We attempted a pool selfie too but that didn’t go over well.
Some days when we go to the pool I’m successful at packing a big salad or some other veggie filled lunch and many days I make a bunch of pb & j sandwiches and they taste delicious.
The kids somehow talked me into snow cones. Please note Brooke’s loving gaze towards her blueberry and cotton candy snow cone. Also, this will be the only snow cone place we ever visit again because they have little holes in the table for your snow cone. This brilliant invention made the whole experience 98% less sticky/messy/stained clothing.
We then went to the store and the kids played the game ‘if mom wasn’t here and we could fill our cart with whatever we wanted, what would we get?’ This game keeps them rather entertained and it always takes me back to the show Supermarket Sweep (that was seriously one of my favorite shows ever).
We came home and they did their chores followed by quiet time (which is a necessity during the late afternoon over here for me). Parenthood helped me to enjoy 5 loads (oops) of laundry that has been eating for me to fold forever.
There was an intense lightsaber situation going on.
And then we all snacked on apples and peanut butter together.
Last night I had my friend’s kids over while they went out to celebrate their anniversary and she insisted on having pizza delivered to us all while they were gone… She had a really tough time convincing me;) I snacked on a sweet potato + bbq sauce before they came over.
Pizza + kids + Andrew came home!
And he fell asleep on the couch!
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Christine!!! “I started working with a coach a year ago after I did the Garden of the Gods 10 mile race in Colorado Springs. Well I just did it again and managed to take off 1 minute 40 seconds PER MILE than last year’s time. 2017—> 1:44:45! 10:29 average. Last year’s time was 2:01:33, 12:09 average. So very grateful for how much she has helped me improve as a runner and in my life in general.”
PS she let me know that she didn’t see the BEAR that joined her race though… CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE this happening during a race!?!?!
And now time for some Friday FAVORITES! (w/a few affiliate links)
*I ordered some new things from Roolee and wanted to share my favorites with you:) I am obsessed with this striped top (the sleeves are my favorite), wore this denim top on Monday and love it, new favorite top to wear with white jeans on date night, I am in love with the moto skinnies that I just got (SO comfy and love the detailing) and I also grabbed this dress for church!
*I LOVE Target swimsuits… about 1/50th of the price of a lot of swimsuits and so cute. I just got this striped one to wear to the pool with the kiddos.
*I totally forgot about one of my FAVORITE summer running tanks until I found it in the bottom of my dresser the other day which made me so happy. I bought them in three colors two summers ago and they are perfect for the heat. Light, flattering fit, great colors for summer and so breathable. If you are wanting a quality summer tank that will last forever… I give this tank two thumbs up.
*HONEYCRISP APPLES. I strongly believe they are the best apples that were ever created. I also got a new tumbler from Target. I adore my hydroflask and take it everywhere I go but I also love a simple tumbler to have around the house all day.
*Andrew and I watched Definitely, Maybe the other night for our first time ever (it’s like 10 years old or something) and I absolutely loved it. Probably too much. I cried, I laughed and most importantly I didn’t fall asleep which is rare for me when watching a movie;)
*One of my favorite pairs of sandals (for the last few years:) is on sale at the J. Crew Factory… PS I don’t wear these for long periods of time because my runner’s feet need support but I love them for date night or something like that!
*I listened to a podcast from Lindsey Hein about Alicia DiFabio HERE and I absolutely loved it. When I can’t run with friends and I am doing an easy run, running podcasts make me feel like I’m out on a run with friends:)
*Rock ’n’ Roll SEATTLE!!!! It is happening this Sunday and I am really sad I won’t be there this year (I did it in 2014 & 2015) and it is by far one of my favorite 1/2 marathons (besides the tunnel part ha… I always get so hot in there.. do they still go through that?). I hope that everyone doing it this weekend enjoys every second… especially as you are running by Lake Washington!
Just hanging out with Apolo Ohno:
Who is running Rock ’n’ Roll Seattle?!? What Rock ’n’ Roll races have you done in the past… what do you think about them?
Where do you find great swimsuits? I’m still on the lookout for more this summer!
Have a favorite chick flick… please share!!!! We loved Definitely, Maybe.
What apple brand is your absolute favorite? **Your opinions are needed for this debate**