Eight miles in 70 degrees to start my week off! I love the 7-8 mile range during the week (I’m sure you noticed). I feel like it is the perfect amount of time for me to be out there thinking/sweating/progressing/working out. I just love it.
Yesterday it was hot out so I decided I would run under a bunch of trees to help with the heat. Which in theory sounds like a good idea right? If you do this please take precautions that there are birds in trees above you. Yes, the unthinkable happened and a bird got me (luckily it was just a tiny amount). I almost passed out because I was so grossed out but luckily I was about .1 miles from a bathroom and could run in and wash it out of my hair (picture below after washing my hair out with the bathroom water and hand soap). Maybe this was nature’s sign to me that it is truly time to wash my hair…
I’m just glad the bird didn’t get my shoes… a pretty new pair of running shoes makes running more fun.
I got home and Brooke told me a princess story while Knox was busy telling Andrew a soldier story. I did some push-ups on my knees too and Brooke told me that my push-ups looked funny which motivated me to do them on my toes. I need Brooke around on all of my strength workouts to give me form help or the extra push.
I usually end up taking about 10 selfies for each picture I want to post and usually pick out the best one but decided to pick out the worst one:) Here ya go. Another afternoon of chicken + sweet potatoes + avocado (with the addition of blueberries on the side) for lunch today. Feed me the same thing for breakfast and lunch every day of my life and I am very happy but I need variety for dinner!
*Turns out kids learn from your example. Brooke asked for a sweet potato with her lunch today. When this sort of thing happens my eyes well up with tears.
Post-lunch rice krispie for me.
And for her while we read:)
Time for a few Monday Matters!!!
*Maybe Knox will want to be a dentist when he grows up, he loves checking out Andrew’s mouth before bed.
*I love how the littlest thing (like a duck with shiny feathers in below picture) makes kiddo’s day.
*Harriette Thompson is now the oldest woman to have ever completed a half marathon! She finished in 3:42:56!! Two years ago she was the oldest woman to finish a marathon too. She. Is. Incredible. PS she started running when she was 76:)
*Brooke’s love for Jelly Shoes runs deep. If we are ever at a store that has some… she begs to go look at them. PS don’t ever step on bees when you are wearing jelly shoes, my sister did when she was little and it went through the shoe. It’s one of those memories that I don’t think I’ll ever forget yet I forget the really important stuff in life all of the time.
* My friend will be running Hardrock 100 next month. I googled it and COULD NOT believe that they climb over 33K feet over the course of the 100 miles. I cannot even imagine.
See you in the morning!!!
Has anything weird happen to you during one of your runs lately?
Have a Monday Matters to share?
How old were you when you went on your first RUN?