Brooke gets ready in the morning… I get ready in the afternoon:)
Some times when I make a Mickey Mouse pancake they resemble Mickey and some days they don’t. Luckily Brooke is always very complimentary of them;) She had pancakes and I had cereal.
The first half of my run yesterday was on the treadmill and the second half of my run was outside. I wash this tank below a few times a week right now because it is my only tank with a high neckline which I am loving right now… I got it a few years ago at Lululemon but I’m wondering if any of you have other recommendations for running tanks that have a high neckline?!?
I finished off my workout for the day with my current strength routine (sharing soon)!
Just a friendly reminder (aka something I remind myself of often when I wonder how I still make mistakes with my running after 19 years of doing it;), we are not the exception. When it comes to our running (or anything in life), we are all figuring it out, making changes, mistakes and growing! It’s what makes things fun.
Okay, this lunch was a really good one. I had a salad (with vegetables wahoo;) and the romaine was topped with cucumbers, avocado, beans, corn, chicken, bbq sauce and that greek yogurt ranch that I’m loving.
Fruit is such a big deal to me right now that I’m having a hard time sharing it… but I do anyways. This cantaloupe was something else and it was gone within 1.5 hours of cutting it open.
Brooke’s face shows her true love for that dog.
Before dinner we ran a few errands. I think I need this shirt to wear all of October!
My parents wanted to do dinner so we met them at Mama Chu’s for some goodness.
Brooke’s personality gets stronger and stronger by the day.
I had the taquito (plate in the back), chicken taco and chicken enchilada. They all tasted amazing.
On the way home we stopped by Yogurtland for me to eat this once I was hungry again (the rate in which I go from completely full/I can never eat again to hungry/starving to completely full again is very quick).
Knox is going to be so excited… this just came in the mail yesterday.
My mom sent this to me… there is so much truth with this:)
Hello everyone! So Janae asked if I would chat for a bit about what I have been doing lately in regards to my own fitness. For the last 10ish years running has been my go to for: exercise, self-therapy and distressing, late night cool downs and deep thinking sessions and much more. I used to run at midnight in Saint George where temps are higher than 110F+ during the days and to be honest those were some of my favorite runs. I have been cardio-focused since I started playing soccer in high school and I never liked doing anything else. I have done everything from a 5k, to multiple marathons and even a full Ironman (The Ironman was a one and done situation haha, just thinking about it now makes me weak in the knees, I have super respect for you long distance athletes)
For me, there was a time and season for those super long running and Ironman events. I realized that I was starting to lose interest in my running. Running started to become a chore and I didn’t look forward to it and I wasn’t getting the results or progression that I was wanting. I was relying more on my music or my long term goals to just get through a workout… yada, yada yada… you get the picture. Now let me stop you right there… I’m not anti-running, NOT. AT. ALL. I also know that this is different for EVERYONE, there is no dissing on running here. But, a month or two ago I was up late at night (I have a different world at night… Janae goes to sleep early and I have a solid 3-4 hours before I CAN fall asleep, I think I have sleep problems) and I was looking up different routines for exercise and ran into the book, Bigger Leaner, Stronger by Michael Matthews, and it changed my perspective on fitness. I had heard some people talk about it and I started reading the book, I couldn’t put it down. I read the book within two days and I was anxious to give it a go, but wanted to try something new. The premise of the book is lifting weights and undermining some of the fallacies in the fitness world. Before reading this book the idea of lifting weights was undesirable to say the least and to be quite honest I was nervous that I was going to do something so dumb that I would be on youtube videos of gym fails or be the laughing stock of the gym.
Starting out lifting was difficult because I was learning so much about the routines, form and techniques that he describes in the book. I felt awkward for about 2 weeks, but I stuck with it. Never would I think that it was possible, but I actually look forward to going to the gym now. I keep track of where I started in the beginning and each week I can see the progression on how much more I am able to lift and how much better I actually feel. I now do a combination of lifting 4 times a week and add in a few low mile runs to keep my running base and I actually have seen more results than I have ever have before. So why the 3 paragraph rant about this?? No idea to be honest… but I was glad I was able to evolve my mindset and my fitness world to where it is now. I love what I do now and I couldn’t say the same thing about running 3-4 months ago. Running is still there for me, but right now I love the progression and desire for a different facet of fitness. The author also wrote a book for women with the same principles. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed! Do the things that make you feel good and happy!
Janae again: I’m sure that Andrew will want to do some races with me again next year in addition to his lifting schedule… he loves it when I talk his ear off for 13.1 miles straight;)
When it comes to what you are going to eat for bfast/lunch/dinner… when do you plan what you are going to eat? On your run? When you are standing in front of the fridge hungry? Hours before?
What have you found to love the most over the years? Running, lifting, classes, a combination of things? How have things changed for you over the years?
When you go out for Mexican food, what is your goto order usually? Burrito, salad, tacos, taquitos, chile rellano, something else?
If you are married or dating or whatever… what is your significant other into fitness wise?