Another weekend has come and gone. Another week of running is about to begin along with another week full of carbohydrates for me:)
Andrew was at the hospital again yesterday so it was just the two of us for breakfast. Bisquick to the rescue and I even shared the last peach with Brooke (talk about sacrifice;).
Brooke and I went through my favorite cake cookbook and of course she chose the rainbow sprinkle cake for her birthday cake. I’m excited to try this out for her birthday and luckily it will just be a bunch of 5 years olds so if I mess up then I can just distract them with fruit snacks instead:)
And then we were off to church together. This was Brooke’s third summer wearing this dress that I got for her but I think this will be the last summer… when I told her that she reminded me that her baby sister will use it all of the time. She has a good point.
After church we were looking everywhere for Beretta and found her under Brooke’s bed. She needed our help to get out which really makes me wonder how in the world she got there in the first place!
I took my Sunday nap while Brooke watched a show next to me and then we got to work making braided bread together! She has figured out how to braid!
Dinner was over at my sister’s house and someone was excited to see Brooke… these two have sure bonded lately.
Andrew was able to meet us there after he finished with school!
My sister made her famous bbq chicken pizza that is so incredibly good!
It is super simple too—> Sam’s club pizza dough (you buy this at their food court), the best bbq sauce ever (sweet baby ray’s), chicken, mozzarella, red onions and cilantro. Homemade pizza tastes so much better when using a pizza stone (I think) and we usually sit it in the oven for about 30 minutes @ 450 degrees before putting the pizza on the pizza stone!
My sister always has a salad just like this one in her fridge at all times. She is so good at having an awesome option for her and her kids to eat from whenever they want. I love her salads.
My niece was excited to eat dinner because she can finally have real food again. She had her appendix removed this last week and had to stick to certain foods for a while. She requested the bbq pizza for dinner because she was craving it so bad.
Quite the entertaining person to sit across from at dinner.
We later came home to make Cheerios bracelets and then she was off to bed and Andrew and I got to hang out.
And because I usually have 5 pictures of my Sunday night desserts each week but no longer have any desire for dessert… I will include a picture from Megan D’s IG story. She and I definitely disagree on this debate… yay or nay for you?
And another screenshot from an IG story I saw yesterday:) It’s from Mary @itsamarython (if you don’t follow her you should, she is awesome). This quote really had me thinking about post-pregnancy racing again. I think going watchless for some races might be my thing. I love when I am able to truly run according to the way my body is feeling rather than my watch making me stressed that I am going to fast or feel defeated because I’m not going fast enough (aka slowing me down even more). Why not run a race sometimes based purely on the way we are feeling?! Such a true quote for me! What about you?
AMY CRAGG took third at the 2017 world marathon championships in London yesterday!! This was the first time an American woman won a world championships medal in this event since 1983… WOW!! She finished in 2:27:18!
*****I did a podcast with Rylee McDermott from Man Bun Run last week and it is up today HERE! Check it out if you want! This way I can kind of join you on your next run or road trip or time spent cleaning the house when you listen to it:)****
Time for a best and worst survey!!! I want to hear the good and the bad about your life:) Answer all of them or just a few! I want to hear from you! Also, I’ll choose a winner using random.org from all of the survey entrees and send the winner some chocolate or treats of their choice:) (answer one or more of the questions to enter:)
Best fitness advice you’ve ever received? Worst fitness advice you’ve ever received?
Best piece of running gear you have used? Worst piece of running gear you have used?
Worst race you’ve ever done?
Best post race meal you’ve ever had? Worst post race meal you’ve ever had?
Best pre race meal you’ve ever had? Worst pre race meal you’ve ever had?
Worst decision ever made during a race?
Best time of day to run? Worst time of day to run?
Worst running memory?
Worst running injury?