*Three early morning miles today @ a 9:22 average pace before it got too hot. Luckily, I’m not sore from my half on Saturday but I did want to take it back a bit for my run today!
*I listened to this podcast while I did my run and part of my strength afterwards. It was all about how running changes our brains and it was SO interesting. If you are needing some new reasons to keep running or exercising, listen to this podcast! Do it for your brain:) Pregnancy has brought me a huge love for podcasts… having a new one downloaded that I’m looking forward to gets me out the door when I’m feeling lazy.
*Afterwards I hit up the gym (?!?!) for some strength work! I talked about it here where I am loving to get my strength workout ideas right now and today included things like donkey kicks, fire hydrants, leg lifts, curtsy lunges, shoulder presses, overhead extensions, planks, chest fly and curls. I definitely felt like I hit every muscle on my body by the end of all of that!
To gain the motivation for strength work I remind myself that by keeping up strength/any muscles I can = I will be able to run longer throughout the pregnancy (unless other things stop me). I also feel like during my runs now my legs are not firing like they used to… especially my glutes. I hope that by focusing on strengthening these areas over the weeks I’ll get them stronger and doing their job again. My sister also motivates me to strength train while pregnant because she did during her 5 pregnancies and it helped her out big time during pregnancy, delivery and after pregnancy.
*We had a grocery store stop to pick up a few necessities and I love that this grocery store gives out fruit for free for kids!
*I had a smoothie for breakfast and the bagel need is back in my life. One half with cream cheese and one half with pb & j. I had this exact same need with Brooke when I was pregnant with her. Sometimes I read over all of my HRG posts from when I was pregnant with Brooke and a lot of my cravings/aversions were the exact same with Brooke. I’ve been sicker this time around but having all of the same food wants makes me really think we are having a GIRL?! Andrew thinks boy… we will see:)
*Andrew’s mom gave this amazing coloring set to the kids and they are obsessed with it.
*My sister’s backyard has raspberry bushes and her little one kept bringing over everyone to eat them with him.
Pretty sure Brooke had about 500 raspberries last night.
*Brooke is sure happy about some of my food cravings… she gladly joins me. Andrew tried to join in on the spaghettios yesterday too but only lasted a few bites ha;)
*My brother and his family are in town and their little girl is 9 months older than Brooke but I SWEAR they look like they are twins. I can’t get over it and last night I kept mistaking them for each other from far away.
*I tried to wink for Andrew before the race. This is the best wink I could do.
*My niece (Curly) decided yesterday she wanted to give Brooke her old dollhouse. It is huge and beautiful and Brooke is having a hard time leaving it!
*A reader sent me a link to these sweet potato toast ideas and I need to make all nine. They literally use the toaster to cook the sweet potatoes.. I’ll get to work and report back on how they are (minus the two that have eggs on them).
*The amount of time it takes our family to go through a 20 lb watermelon is quite remarkable.
*Remember how we have that late night chocolate chip cookie delivery thing here? Well, I haven’t wanted to come near those in quite some time (one time I made Andrew put the box outside because the smell of chocolate chip cookies made me sick!?!) but THESE I can get behind right now… late night pretzel delivery? I will have a salt pretzel (extra salt) and a white cheddar jalapeño one delivered to me ASAP.
*A picture from when we were dog sitting last week and Brooke was trying to teach me how to get the dog to listen to me…
*They had a fancy date to go get the car fixed today:)
Have any fruit growing in your yard? Anyone with a garden? I WANT ONE!
Who has tried sweet potato toast? How was it?
What did you listen to on your run today?
What was your run today?