SIXTY TWO DEGREES. It felt amazing. I couldn’t believe how much better running in the sixties felt. I could go on for an hour about this but I’ll save you from having to read all of my temperature talk.
I went outside yesterday morning to start my run. I went to push start on my Garmin and it wasn’t there. I was too lazy to go back inside to get it so I just went without one and I think I did somewhere around 50 minutes. I also wore my PureFlow 6’s (you can read my review on them here) for the first time in a while and that was a fun change for my feet! I listened to my new favorite podcast, How I Built This, about how TOMS started… seriously I’m hooked on this podcast. It is so interesting.
It sure is nice to have them back together again.
Yesterday was spent getting in some good time together before Andrew and Brooke leave this afternoon!
We also stopped at Target for some things and as we were leaving I remembered that I was out of Bisquick. I quickly fixed that problem.
These two were pretty excited about their new pajamas!
I have a few Friday Favorites to share with you today!!!!
*I have a few new favorite things from Roolee I thought I would share! My current favorites (these aren’t maternity… I just get a size bigger now): This dress (it is SO comfortable), this dress (what I wore yesterday), this top and this top:)
*We went to a get together this last weekend that was adorable. They had a Cafe Rio salad bar (they used a copycat recipe for everything like this one) and then this cute ice cream station.
It was such a cute idea and of course Brooke thought it was the best idea ever and asked for this for her birthday party.
*My favorite running quotes this week: I was tagged in this post and wow… this is SO TRUE. It would sure be nice to be able to plan the order of the good and bad miles though;) I love hearing that the elites have the same experiences we do (their miles are just a lot faster ha).
*My favorite life quote this week:
*My mom sent this to me and I laughed for two minutes straight.
*That Brooke and I have the same Hangry Face. I must have passed this down to her in her DNA. When we are hungry… things aren’t fun.
*rabbit running clothes. I shared with you a few weeks ago my love of rabbit running clothes and it hasn’t stopped… I’m in love. Their shorts just feel so right and I”ve worn a lot of different running shorts over the years. They have taken over the #1 spot for me. The Hoppers are my favorite.
*I just started listening to The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting (you can listen for free on Amazon Prime for the first month)—> and I am loving it so far. I’ve always really enjoyed Brene Brown and this is perfect for me. “What we are teaches the child more than what we say so we must be what we want our children to become.” Seriously, this is SO good.
*My mom’s enchiladas. I made them for dinner again last night. I think I’ve cooked more for Andrew over the last two weeks than I have our entire marriage:) For some reason this stage of pregnancy has made me want to cook non-stop… probably because that way I can get exactly what I am craving!
*Knox has come up with a list for us to do together this weekend and I can’t wait: Scheels, slurpees, the movie theater and the dollar store are the number one things on his list.
YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING… keep your accomplishments coming in:) —> [email protected]
Bethany!! “On Sunday, July 16, my husband Landon and I ran our first half marathon together. We had both run a half before, but never together which made this race extra special. We picked out our race, the Chicago Rock and Roll half marathon in order to fit into my marathon training schedule and I am so glad we picked that one! Not only did we enjoy live music all the way through, but we also enjoyed misting stations, great crowd support and an amazing group of 20,000 runners! Although my Garmin had a hard time tracking our pace (thanks to all the buildings downtown) we still finished 3 minutes shy of our goal time (with a time of 1:52:50) and hand in hand. Without a doubt, this was my all time favorite race. So far;)”
Aimee!!! “Hi, I’m Aimee! You may remember me a few years ago from FunFitGirl. What happened to her? She burned out. In both the blogging and running worlds. I needed a break, so I took one. A whole year and a half off from both blogging and running seriously. What did I do during this time? I started doing yoga, hiking more, eating better, taking the time to work on my relationships and I WAS SO HAPPPY. So happy that I felt confident enough to start running and blogging again. Right now I’m mostly trail running and it brings so much joy to my life – my outlook on running is different now- it’s not something I have to do and then report about on my blog, it’s something I get to do and it makes me a better version of myself. It fills my cup. Burn out is real and IT IS OKAY to take a break. You can always come back to running- it’s always there for you.”
Ashley!!! “my running accomplishment may not seem that bit go others. I didn’t finish an awesome race or reach a PR. Last week my sweet nephew died after a tragic car accident. I still tried to run last week because that usually helps me deal with life. But I just couldn’t run, I was emotionally drained and it just didn’t seem as important as it usually does. Then at my nephew’s funeral his parents asked everyone to “Do Good” each day and “Live for Levi.” Their message really touched me. As I have gone out this week I think of my nephew and the bundle of energy that he was. He ran everywhere! So I decided one of the ways I will live for Levi is by running! His memory is helping me to find joy in running again. So if you are in a running rut, run for Levi too! Today, Friday, July 28th would have been his 3rd birthday. His parents would like to raise $30,000 in honor of his 3rd birthday to give to Primary Children’s Medical Center to help other kids fighting for their lives. More of their story is HERE and HERE!”
What are some of your Friday Favorites?
Who has a weekend long run or race? I want the details! Anyone going to be at the Timp Half?
Do you ever listen to audiobooks? During the run, while cooking/cleaning, in the car?
When you cook… do you clean up as you cook or clean at the end?
-I am just like my mom and I have to clean as I go!