FORTY TWO MILES for the week and they felt the best they have in a long time! I’m liking this whole second trimester thing a lot more than the first trimester.
After I finish a run Brooke loves to jump on and impersonate me for a second. I am loving having the treadmill in our family room now, it makes it a million times easier to run while the kids are awake. This will also be so nice when the baby is here because I can set up a little pack and play right next to the treadmill and the baby can nap to the sound of the treadmill… just like Brooke did;) PS the safety key is taken out unless Andrew or I are right there.
It’s just the two of us for most of the weekend. Andrew is up at the hospital working hard! I pretty much want to faint at the sight of a drop of blood and I’m always beyond amazed what he sees and does with his nursing school so far.
Four things about my run:
1. My body just loves this 9:22 pace thing. While I was running I just played around jumping up and down with paces (my biggest key to fighting any boredom on the treadmill) and when I hit finished, 9:22 popped up as my average pace. It’s almost weird how the pace keeps following me around.
2. This song by Lorde is a great running song. I listened to it on repeat for awhile!
3. My bladder loves treadmill runs so much more than outdoor runs. The pause is just so easy to hop off really quick;) The tricky part is always pushing start again after but sometimes you just have to do things without thinking about it… the trick to get me to start my run pretty much every run for the last 19 years;)
4. I brought a bag of grapes with me to the treadmill and snacked on them while I ran. That was definitely a first.
Brooke was ecstatic to see that we ordered pretzels the Friday night… she loved the cinnamon sugar one with all of her heart, reheated.
The two of us drove around doing errands and stopped at my parent’s house too.
Turns out packaging at stores is probably one of the best ways to market a product… we never buy canned Campbells soup like this but because Little Mermaid was on it, it sold us.
My mango storage was finally restocked. PS for Utah people… the mangos at Target are by far the best right now and I’ve been buying mangos from a bunch of different stores lately. These are so beyond sweet and now I’m wishing I bought more.
We also did Brooke’s favorite thing right now… swimming! It is definitely not my favorite thing to do right now but seeing her so happy pretending she is fish makes it worth it.
After the pool we came home and Andrew’s parent’s stopped by for a little while. Then we got to work on getting ready for Brooke’s birthday party. She loved putting together the invitations and goody bags. She has more of a Pinterest brain than I do already:) Also, am I alone in the fact that I want to have everything ready for birthdays more than a week in advance… Andrew finds it interesting that I want to have everything ready to go to celebrate (and unwrap) in advance! It’s probably because my mom always made a big deal over birthdays and it passed down to me.
Blue Sour Punch straws for Andrew… they are his favorite candy ever.
I seriously do not know how she is already celebrating her 5th birthday soon… I feel like this birthday party for Brooke was not that long ago!
Then Andrew came home after the hospital!
Andrew is definitely the fun one:)
We were craving some Cafe Rio for dinner so we grabbed some pork salads. It hit the spot.
I attempted to watch the movie PS I Love You last night and made it an entire 11 minutes. I was sobbing uncontrollably and had to turn it to the Office instead because my emotions were too strong last night ha.
Excited to do my new tradition (is it a tradition if I’ve only done it for one week so far;) of meal planning for the week! I just ordered this cute meal planning notepad to help this tradition continue;) PS what did we do before Amazon?
What was your mileage this last week?
Tell me 4 (or less if you want) things from your latest run?
Ever eaten anything random during a run?
What is the highlight of your Sunday going to be?