We took some family pictures last night… I can’t wait to see them!!
Lindsey Orton is seriously the best!
Let’s start with the morning run of course—> Andrew has now added red lightbulbs to all of our lights outside. We are going to start selling tickets for our own haunted house any day now;)
7.2 miles for my Thursday with a few miles in the 8:40s and a few miles in the 9:20s. Oh and I listened to Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversation with Nate Berkus (Surviving the Storm) and it was a really good one. They talked about how tragedy and loss can teach you to ‘turn the volume up on life’ and it was really inspiring to me.
Back home to the crew for the real day to start.
Two of my favorite parts of the day… driving the kids to school and walking them to their class and the same thing after school. They have SO much to talk about in that short time and I just want to soak it all up.
I’m pretty sure that these two did 50% of their communicating through their walkie-talkies yesterday.
We had some swim lessons!
And some ‘spooky’ stories after our brinner:)
Today we are off to California! Knox is with his mom this weekend, Brooke is with her dad and Andrew and I are ready to relax for a few minutes:)
*We have started to get some stuff for the baby (ehh and me;) and I am so excited! I saw one of my friends with the cutest diaper bag ever a few weeks ago and I had to copy her. The kids have already started packing it up for me:) THANK YOU Azaria for sending me the bag!
*My current favorite running quote/mantra comes from Kate Grace, “I am a discomfort master. I thrive in all conditions. Everything I need to succeed is already within me. It is here to stay.”
*The Levitate… I will have a review for you early next week but let’s just say the Launch have now taken 2nd place in my running shoe life:)
*I thought this was a really interesting TED Talk:
*I don’t know how Target gets me with their Halloween section like they do but I just can’t help myself even though we don’t have soda or pop-tarts at home usually… the packaging got me (I went in for pumpkin to make pumpkin bread).
*Did you hear that this is the last season of Fixer Upper:( I’m going to enjoy and rewatch every single episode this season.
*I LOVED this quote that Pam posted. Start where you are and keep moving forward with your running/life/everything! My mom always tells me ‘don’t look back, you’re not going that way.’ Another great one—> “Now is the best time to start becoming the person we eventually want to be.” -Dieter F. Uchtdorf
*All of these nursing friendly cutest dresses (that have hidden zippers on the side… brilliant)… I’m really hoping nursing works this time but if not, no worries!
I love your running accomplishments SO much! Keep sharing them with me—> [email protected]
Florence!!! “Morning from sunny Monaco! I first took up running in March 2016 and fell in love! I trained very hard (often at 5 am to fit my training around my busy life as a lawyer) and finally ran my first 10k race in London in November 2016 in 1h25:) I have now just completed my 6th 10k race (the Loch Ness 10k) and have diminished my time down to 1 h16 which I am DELIGHTED with! In addition to constantly working to bring my time down, I’m also training for my first half marathon which will be in November this year, as a member of a relay team doing the Nice-Cannes marathon in the south of France! Wish me luck! :) Here is a photo of me with my Loch Ness medal!”
Bethany!!!! “Last Sunday, September 17, I ran my first full marathon. I had trained for 18 weeks leading up to this and last minute, my husband (after running the long runs with me) decided to join in for the fun of it. We decided earlier that we didn’t want to hold one another back, but also wanted to try to stick together as much as possible. Everything went so, so well and it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! Although the temperature was brutal (80s around mile 20!), finishing together and strong felt so, so good! We finished with a time of 4:32:32 and even though it was slower than I was hoping for, I didn’t let it bother me! I am a marathoner and I finished without injury. Here’s to the next race! You can also find my full recap HERE!
Most important question of the day… WHO LIKES EGG NOG?!?
How often do you remember your dreams?
Pumpkin bread—> do chocolate chips make the bread better or do you prefer it without the chocolate chips?
How are you spending your Friday night?