You know the drill… morning run! PS I loved reading all of your treadmill experiences and tips on yesterday’s post. Good stuff!
My belly button is starting to show on my side profile shots;) I remember with Brooke I used to cover it with bandaids to prevent chafing while running, I don’t think we are far from that point. I’m glad I told you about that.
I added some hills in to my run yesterday and got up to a 3% incline (my mom inspired me;)… I’ll probably be sore for a few days now. Pregnancy has given me the idea/thought/feeling that flat running is my best friend, and it has been.
Yesterday was a pretty big day over here! Brooke had her FIRST FIELD TRIP EVER. I can’t believe we are at this stage but I’m loving it so much. I want to make sure to be at as many things as possible before this baby comes (a December baby in Utah = you don’t leave much for a while… I’ll talk more about that soon).
Brooke was really excited to have us there and in the classroom for a bit before leaving and seeing all of their routines in class. Andrew was also able to come and we both had groups of 5-6 kiddos to watch over. We both gained a whole new love for Kindergarten teachers. That is TOUGH work!
Snack for me or for the kindergarteners? Definitely for me.
Later on Brooke and I went to 180 tacos and I had a salad. The one restaurant around here that offers jicama to top your salad with… and the pineapple was excellent.
It was Candice’s birthday yesterday!!
I tested this out at lunch and in case you are wondering, it is AMAZING.
This girl is getting a little too fearless on her bike!?!?
These make an absolute fabulous afternoon snack!
During the afternoon I made this bread again because I am completely hooked on homemade bread.
And then we used this recipe to make heavenly french toast. On Monday night I saw a picture of french toast somewhere and couldn’t get it off my brain.
First round of many:
Andrew is half-way done with this book and he says it is SO good. We have a strong love for the Gaines.
I bet you can’t guess what Brooke’s favorite color is.
On Monday night when we went to check on Brooke we found her using Beretta as her pillow so we moved her to her normal spot and got her a normal pillow. Tuesday morning when I went to wake up Brooke, I found her once again using Beretta as a pillow. That dog sure loves these kids.
TV has become more important to me during this pregnancy… this is my ‘I’m so excited I can’t wait to watch This Is Us while I am on the treadmill’ face. It better be a good one, these hormones of mine need a good cry.
Flashback post to MANY MANY years ago (ehhh 2009;) but HAPPY BIRTHDAY to this brother of mine. You’ll never meet someone as cheerful, happy or hilarious as him. Happy birthday bro and thanks for eating lunch with me everyday at college.
The Target Effect, something we can all understand on a personal level.
I saw this on IG yesterday and I absolutely loved it. I think it is so easy for our days to fill up and become so busy working on or building relationships with everyone else in our lives but are we taking the time necessary with this important relationship? There are some days where I plop into bed at night and realize my only time I truly just thought about things and worked on myself was before my run (while everyone is asleep) and during my run (while everyone is asleep or I have my headphones in so I can’t hear much else;). I really think this whole topic of building a strong/healthy relationship with ourselves is just like taking care of ourselves. We have to take care of ourselves first (I have a whole long post about why running is not selfish because it helps me to take care of others—> here) in order to be able to take care of those around us. Same with this, I think we truly need to spend time on our relationship with ourselves (especially including the way we talk to ourselves throughout the entire day) in order to reach our full potential with all of the other relationships we have in our lives.
Life is busy, for everyone (and some of you… WOW, I do not know how you do it all) but I think this is another thing I love about running. It’s the time 6 days a week (for me) that I spend working on myself before I start the rest of the day. It’s the time where I’ve learned to think positive thoughts about myself and work towards loving myself more and more. Running/working out may seem like something that is mostly about the physical benefits but having that time in the mornings to work on my relationship with me while I sweat and build up my endorphin supply is the best. I’m going to continue to work on that really important relationship of mine while I am running, I’ll talk positively to myself and be my biggest cheerleader… because not only is that good for me, but it is good for everyone around me too.
Favorite Ghiradelli square flavor… I’m all about the milk chocolate and caramel!! Also, another very important question about chocolate… do you like white chocolate? Megan and Candice both don’t understand how I love that stuff so much but I do.
What are you currently reading? I always love hearing this so I can copy you:)
How do you work on your relationship with yourself?
Have a favorite color? Has it stayed the same over the years?
-I’ve always loved purple (since I was 4 years old and before that it was green because that was the color of my favorite blanket).