One year down, a billion more to go! Last year when we were planning our wedding we were originally planning an October wedding. And then we decided that August sounded like a lot more fun. Finally (in June) we decided, nope… let’s get married on July 8th. We put together a wedding in just a few weeks and got our family started:) Somehow it has already been a YEAR since then (time has FLOWN BY… until I got pregnant, then time went reallll slow;) and I couldn’t be more grateful for him.
Let’s talk about how the day went. Beretta for some reason woke up insanely early to be let out (she never does that?) so I was awake. My allergies are a lot better than they were in June but once I’m awake in the morning (no matter how early it is) I have two options… sneeze and sniffle while laying there or go for a run and my head clears up. Going for a run usually wins.
8.5 miles and I got home right when Brooke woke up. My pace was a 9:43 average and it was hard but good at the same time if that makes sense. Maybe it wasn’t hard and good at the same time… more like it went back and forth from this is really hard to this is great. AKA just a normal run ha.
After my run we took Brooke to a little duck pond because Brooke is in love with animals so I try to find as many as possible for her.
Andrew asked me what I wanted to do for our anniversary and I had 3 things on my list:
1. A hotdog for lunch.
2. A massage.
3. Cheesecake Factory.
As we were leaving Costco I said to Andrew, ‘wow, that lunch hit the spot for me… it was amazing.’ He stopped walking, looked me in the eyes and told me that he never would have dreamed that I would enjoy a good ol’ hotdog at Costco with him in his lifetime;) This might just be a short lived thing but he is sure soaking in some of my cravings.
From Costco we went over to my parent’s house. My mom watched Brooke while we went out to celebrate our anniversary! They went all over town together, including the splash pad. They have quite the bond.
Our first stop to celebrate was a massage. Massages are one of my absolute favorite things ever and this place had an awesome deal for you if it was your first time there.
Then after that we went to the Cheesecake Factory (because of course I was hungry not that long after lunch at Costco;). We started with artichoke dip.
I had the chicken madeira (chicken topped with cheese and asparagus) and it was heavenly. Food is becoming more and more important for me with each week now… I get more excited than ever for a good meal. As we speak I am already thinking about what we are making for dinner tonight (… corn on the cob especially).
Andrew had the guacamole salad and he said it was amazing. Who goes to the Cheesecake Factory without getting dessert? Us. I was there for the FOOD.
After our meal we went straight to the movie theater to see Wonder Woman. I stayed awake for the ENTIRE movie (a first in a while)… this movie was incredible. I loved every second. PS a few of our movie theaters here only have recliner seats/couch things now… the one we went to yesterday was one of them.
Then we went to pick up Brooke and talk with my mom for a bit before going home.
I hope your Sunday is a great one!!! I’m looking forward to a rest day, a nap and of course dinner.
Right now about 100% of my runs are done at conversational pace. During my run yesterday I was thinking about how many of my runs are done at this pace during my normal training. When I used to get injured all of the time I think about 10% of my running was done at this pace but over the years my percentage of conversation pace miles per week got higher and higher. I would say it is usually around 70% though (pre-pregnancy) in the last few years.
Gotta love all of those benefits of running at this pace… I’m happy to still be getting them for 100% of my runs right now.
Do you ever run your different workouts/paces based off of your heart rate?
What percentage of your weekly mileage is done at conversation pace?
What was your best run of your week? Your hardest run?
What was the best thing you ate yesterday (please remember, food is very important to me right now:)