The Fourth of July is my second favorite holiday. I love celebrating our country, all of the brave men and women that have fought and fight for our country, the time of year, the activities, the colors, the food… I’m already looking forward to next year’s 4th because we will have Knox and our new little baby wahoo!
I started the day really early with a nice little run by myself. I was thinking about doing a race yesterday morning but didn’t feel like it randomly so I went out for 5.5 miles on my own. It got warm out fast.
Question for YOU. How much do you think about running while you run? I feel like now I RARELY think about it while I’m running. I think about how far I’ve gone or how far I want to go that day but not very often. When I used to train with a coach I swear I thought about it 78% of any of my long runs, tempo runs or speed days. On the easy days I didn’t as much but on those hard days… a lot of my thoughts were around goals, calculating my pace/splits/speed up/slow down, form, cadence, mental toughness, how my body was feeling at different paces etc. I always wonder how much runners think about running while they run. When I am running with friends (unless it is a speed workout and we aren’t talking) we rarely talk about running while we run. We talk about everything else under the sun but not usually running. Weird right?
Right after I got home from my run we were off to the parade! PS my dress yesterday was from Roolee (aka where I get 90% of my clothing lately;) and Brooke’s sweet sunglasses were from Target.
We got to the parade early to make sure that we had a spot and Andrew kept us very entertained.
I just think my brother-in-law is really cool! Sorry for my annoying screams in the video;)
Once the parade started I am pretty sure that Brooke was waving for a solid 30 minutes straight.
And then we were off to FOOD… we were starving.
So this pregnancy really has me doing some strange things. I am not a hot dog person. I mean maybe if that is the only option for food but I never really crave one. Craving of the last few days = hot dogs. Brooke and Andrew really love all of my cravings lately. We have a place here called J-Dawgs and the secret sauce is beyond good. The guy that started this company (he spoke at the high-school I used to teach at) started it as a college student. He sold his guitar to have money for the shack he built (he didn’t have a car so he took the bus back and forth to Home Depot to get supplies) and now just a few years later, they have 4 stores that are REALLY busy. I love hearing stories like his!
We were home at noon. Both Brooke and I crashed and slept for an hour. When I woke up I thought it was morning… that is how deep of a sleep my nap was ha.
Later on in the afternoon Brooke got to work on her ‘under the sea’ poster that she has been making (and we have been helping her with). She likes to have the pictures on the iPad and try to draw them from there.
For dinner last night we had my parents over… fruit, corn, potatoes and steak. A perfect combination for me right now.
Brooke went straight to my mom’s lap afterwards for her traditional head scratch from her.
I made this fruit pizza for dessert. I made the sugar cookie a lot thicker than the recipe calls from and it was a success.
After my parents left we sat around patiently waiting for it to get dark out so we could do fireworks with the neighbors. It’s a miracle I didn’t fall asleep before the fireworks started.
PS one of my favorite things to do at a new gym is find any piece of equipment that I’ve never seen before? Ever seen this piece of cardio? It had ski polls for you to use while on it… this was in Park City so I’m guessing it’s great for skiers that stay there.
Do you think about running much when you are running? Or does it depend on the type of run you are doing? What about with your running friends… do you talk much about running while you run?
Ever tried a different or not common type of cardio machine at a gym?
What was the best thing that you ate yesterday?
Who has a JULY RACE?! Which one is it?