We found out…
Our doctor wasn’t planning on doing an ultrasound at our appointment on Wednesday but when we mentioned to him that we were excited to find out the sex… he took us in for an ultrasound to check. I was so happy that both of our kids were able to be there with us too!
Brooke was hoping for a girl and Knox was hoping for a boy. The doctor looked around for a minute on the ultrasound and told us that we will be having a girl! Well, he is 97% sure it is a girl. Brooke was definitely happy to hear that it is a girl and right away we told Knox about how important he is that he has TWO SISTERS that he needs to watch out for now and protect. We also reminded him of how cool it is that he will get to sit in the middle of his two sisters in the car (that was one of the first things he said when we first told them we were pregnant). Once he realized that he won’t be sharing a room now ha and that he is so needed for his new baby sister coming he was totally happy that it is a girl. Both kids are thrilled and so are we! Thank you all for all of your support. I love sharing each stage of life with you and your comments and emails mean the world to me!
Let’s talk about Thursday now! My current plan for long runs = only do them when my body is feeling up to it. I woke up Thursday morning earlier than normal and really feeling like going on a good run. At about mile 3 I decided it was the perfect morning for a long run (I think that the cooler temps and sun still behind the mountains ((it was still light though)) definitely inspired the long run feeling).
After a few runs of feeling like 7 was my absolute max, it felt so good to get in 10.54 miles. I had one quick bathroom break and one stop to let the SNAKE cross the bathroom (I swear it was 4 feet long) and a faster than normal for me pace. I don’t know when my next long run will occur but the next time I feel like I did yesterday… I’ll go for it again. I have a few half marathons that I’m signed up for in the next few months and I’ll be doing the same thing… if I feel good, I’ll show up to the starting line. If I don’t, I won’t;)
After my run I stretched for a while and only got hit by the soccer ball 4 times:)
Andrew had the day off from school and we had both kiddos (Knox is gone this weekend) so we took advantage and went to Tibble Fork Reservoir!
We packed a bunch of sandwiches and I hung out under the umbrella for most of the time (even though this baby is only 5 ounces or something I feel like she is quite the internal heater so the shade feels best).
We all did go out on the boat for a little while. Andrew went off the rope swing into the ice cold water. It was a beautiful day!
Just a few Friday Favorites to share with you today!
*Andrew and I love doing this to each other… sneaking on the other person’s phone and following a bunch of random things. Over the last week I came across about 70 new mountain bike accounts that I follow. And Andrew is the current follower of all sorts of dog accounts.
*I just ordered the SNOOGLE after a bunch of you recommended it to me! I am counting down the seconds until it arrives.
*It’s our ANNIVERSARY TOMORROW!!! We were married on 7/8/16! We sure have accomplished a lot together this year and I won’t get all mushy with you guys but he is the best thing that has ever (or will ever) happen to me.
*Our new favorite show that we are completely hooked on… Person of Interest. It is on Netflix and SO good.
*Salt. Okay, that is weird but really I cannot get enough salt in my life right now.
*If you are on Spotify and need a new running playlist, check out Megan’s awesome one… I loved listening to it during my long run yesterday! Just search MUNCHER-CRUNCHER and it should pop up!
You guys are amazing. Thank you for sharing your accomplishments and inspiring all of us! If you want to be featured please email me at [email protected] !!
Chelsea!!! “This was my first ever run at altitude. My race was in Leadville, CO and we would eventually be at 13,185 feet. I did a lot of walking the first half of the race. It was mostly up-hill, so I told myself that whenever I was having trouble breathing, I would slow down, walk, and enjoy the scenery. That’s just what I did! I didn’t go into this race with any expectations, other than finishing it, so that was really nice. I think the hardest part of this race was the climb up Mosquito Pass, which was 2 miles straight up a mountain. I have honestly never experienced wind like I did at the top of the mountain. It was 50-60 miles an hour and I felt like I was going to be blown off. Since the races are out and back, as we were climbing up this mountain, people were starting to reach the turn around and come back down. So there were groups of people going in opposite directions on this little rocky trail. In 50-60 mile an hour winds. Talk about crazy! I think my mantra the whole way up was, “Don’t look up, don’t fall,” and my mantra the whole way down was, “Get down. Get down!” It was such an incredible yet terrifying experience. I crossed the finish line at 3:39. And man was I glad to be finished!! I can’t wait to go back and do that race again! My blog post about it is here!”
Laura!!! “I am a slow, slow runner. I actually run/walk and have completed very few full miles. But I challenged myself to run every day in July. Even on vacation, even if I’m busy… I have to get in at least 1 mile. July started off with a weekend getaway so a mile each day on the treadmill was the plan. Saturday I hit 10:43 without stopping once. Sunday I broke the ten minute mark at 9:58 and today I was able to bring it down to 9:43! I know for a lot, this is an easy pace but for me to run without stopping and run faster than I even did in high school is huge!”
Have any FAVORITE THINGS to share with us? I’d love to hear them!!
Readers with kids… how many boys or girls do you have?
Music while running… what do you use to listen? Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, other?
Have any fun Friday night plans?