Happy Father’s Day!!!! I hope all of the dads out there have an amazing day! I am so beyond grateful for Andrew, my dad and my father-in-law… I lucked out with such great dads in my life. It’s hard to find my dad without a smile on his face. He works so incredibly hard, loves everyone he comes in contact with and would do absolutely anything for anyone.
Andrew continue to amazes me daily with how great of a dad he is. He loves these two kids with his whole heart. He is constantly playing with them, teaching them, serving them and laughing with them. Pretty ridiculously grateful for him.
We love you Andrew!
Let’s talk about yesterday, shall we.
I planned on running 10 miles for my weekly long run but I got to 9.2 miles and figured that was just fabulous for the day. Sometimes you just gotta cut a run a little short and be okay with that. Six years ago there was NO WAY I WOULD EVER cut a run a second shorter than what was on the plan (uhhhh I usually would go longer or faster than what the plan would call for) but now I just listen to my body a lot more. I also know now that each run is not going to be perfect, some are shorter or slower or not as fun and that is normal… it just means that the next one will most likely feel amazing (which is what I like to tell myself—> maybe it will be my 1/2 marathon this next Saturday that feels amazing;).
Just walked the rest of the way home… I wasn’t that far which was nice. Also, I started trusting sidewalks again yesterday… I sure do pay closer attention to each of those cracks though after I tripped a few weeks ago!
First order of business once I got home—> cinnamon rolls for Father’s Day breakfast.
Baking > cooking in my opinion and cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite things to bake. PS this is my favorite recipe ever for cinnamon rolls.
I accidentally let them rise for a little bit too long… oops.
We then made our way up north to go spend the day with Andrew’s family for his dad’s birthday! Brooke and Knox have been waking up hours earlier than they normally do lately so another 11 a.m. nap happened. I think it is because it gets so light outside in the mornings and it just wakes them up.
Sorry for the blurry picture but we went to In-N-Out to start celebrating. As you know, In-N-Out fries are just okay in my opinion (I do like their burgers!!) so I have an important question about this in the comments that I need your opinion on.
And another blurry photo but Andrew make sure these kiddos have fun days…
Knox got a Maui hook from his grandma and it made his life.
For dinner we had an amazing spread… bbq food is the best. It definitely makes the top 3 reasons why I love summer.
For dinner we had this gorgeous cake! It was an angel food cake with whipped cream and berries on the inside. It was almost too pretty to eat. Almost.
And then we hung outside for a bit. Missing Brooke in the cousin mix.
Then we made the drive back home. We’ll spend the day at home today!
PS Knox told me this is his running shirt since it is a tank top like my running tanks. We watched Ghostbusters together last night and it was pretty intense.
Brooke is having a great time with her dad. She even made it to an art class. Maybe she will start an art store in our house like I did when I was her age… My only customer at my art store was my dad but he bought everything I sold each day (and he kept it all and showed me the folder of everything just a year or two ago)!
Ready for a rest day today!!!! I hit 46ish miles this last week and I’m getting closer to my favorite running mileage of 50 miles a week again which makes me happy. I hope your Sunday is great and that this last week for you was a great running week!
The most important question today… what restaurant do you think offers the best french fries? Do you like the thin crispy fries or the thick steak fries?
-I’m all about the thick fries and I think that 5 Guys has by far the best french fries!!
How was your running this last week? Hit your favorite mileage? What was your best run of the week?
How are you spending Father’s Day?
Would you rather have a cinnamon roll or a donut or a pancake or a waffle for breakfast today?