I got really crazy yesterday and did 8 miles instead of my normal 7 miles. I even hit a 9:10 average pace, it was one of those mornings that I woke up feeling really great. I’ll take it!
I always wonder what cars think of me as they drive by and see me attempting a self-timer running picture… I doubt this is something that most people do.
I came home and got right to work on my pancake. Andrew is always quite amazed that I can flip a pancake the size that I make them without breaking it. It takes some serious practice to perfect flipping the Bisquick pancake.
We got to have Knox for a few hours while his mom was at work so we went to a splash pad that had a park right next to it.
While I don’t like donuts right now (please have that change soon… I swear my pregnancy with Brooke is what made me love donuts so much in the first place), I still fully support donuts.
I think one of the things I love about cooking at home the most is having easy leftovers for lunch the next day. I just added more spinach and chicken to the leftover salad and boom.. delicious.
After lunch I took a nap (I can’t help it some days). The I took Brooke to the library to read for a while and bring some books home! I got a bunch of stuff done at home and then it was time for dinner!
Also, we are really into Simon says these days.
I tried another new recipe… we are on a roll over here! For dinner last night I made this Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole and it was SO SO good. Brooke even loved it:) We used swiss cheese instead of Gruyere cheese but other than that kept the recipe the same! You don’t use any cans for this recipe and you make your own sauce… try it!
We all really loved this dish, even Brooke.
Say hello to our current project. The basement. Our goal is to turn this into an awesome playroom with carpet and all sorts of organization. Wish us luck:) I can’t wait for all of the toys to be in one area…
This was in my race packet… what is everyone’s thoughts on this stuff? Do you just add it to smoothies or what do you do with it? I kind of love getting in some good fat through pb so I’m not sure about the 90% less fat thing but I want to try it in a smoothie sometime.
How Andrew runs at night after a big dinner, I will never understand but I will continue to watch from the couch in amazement.
1. Do you ever find that your upper body/shoulders/neck are most sore after a race or a hard workout? A friend of mine ran a time last weekend way faster than she was expecting and she told me that this was a problem for her! She has to constantly remind herself to relax her shoulder and keep them back or down during a race but her body still tends to do this! I’ve definitely experienced this too during a run where I notice myself tensing up and my shoulders are almost up to my ears! Just something to think about while you run, keep those shoulders relaxed and away from your ears:) Run tall with your head straight but keep the shoulders down!
2. While pregnant… I have noticed that my belly breathing has turned into more of chest breathing! With chest breathing I’m not able to get in as much oxygen while running so my current thoughts have been about belly breathing again. Belly breathing —> deeper breathes—> more oxygen to the bloodstream ! It is much more efficient. Are you a belly breather or a chest breather while running?
3. Okay, WOW!!! I am beyond impressed!!!! Her first marathon + pushing 3 of her kids in a stroller = 4:25.
4. At my half-marathon this last weekend I saw about 5 different YOUNG kids running (and cruising by me) at the race. I am guessing they were all ranging between 8-13 years old. What are your thoughts on young ones running longer endurance races like a half marathon or full marathon?!
5. I saw this and could not agree more with it… Josse (my running partner probably disagrees with this ha). I always dress like it is 10 degrees warmer ha… hence why I one time wore shorts and a tank top to a marathon where it was snowing for the first 8 miles. I think that day I was dressed as though it was 30 degrees warmer.
I know this is a weird question to be asking in August (PS how is it August?!) but I really want a new (amazing) planner. I try to make my calendar on my phone work but it just doesn’t happen because I like having everything written down instead. Is there a good planner you can start at anytime in the year that you recommend (or do I just wait until 2018 starts? A reader was talking about her Erin Condren planner and I fell in love with how cute they were. I would also love to hear your different recommendations! THANKS!!
Do you have a planner… which one? Do you prefer writing things down or using your phone for your schedule etc!?
How young is too young for longer endurance races or do you think it depends on the kid/what their doc says etc?!
Ever use PB Fit? What other random things do you add to your smoothies?
What distance do you do the MOST often each week… what’s kind of your goto run distance?