Another reason to run at the park for me—> park benches to relax on whenever I want during a run. It was 43 degrees for my run and that felt so good.
Just a normal run for me and a little girl in child’s pose stretching with me afterwards. PS child’s pose feels so good for me at this point in pregnancy.
Well, this combination has been heavenly for me lately. We just got my favorite type of almond butter with apple slices and a glass of orange juice. So many cravings fulfilled all in one snack time.
Later on in the day we went to a place called Gardner’s Village! I have seen pictures of this place all over and really wanted to try it out… and after going, it will now be one of our Halloween prep traditions!
Basically, Gardner Village has a bunch of really cute shops with witches and decorations everywhere!
Brooke tried to keep count of how many witches she could find but after 25 we stopped counting.
Right next to the village they also have pony rides given by a non-profit farm animal rescue. Brooke could not wait to ride Snowflake.
I don’t think her smile could have gotten any bigger:)
We went around for a few minutes and that smile did not leave.
Another reason for going to Gardner Village—> I heard that they have the absolute best caramel apples. Yep, they do. They have an amazing candy shop where they make homemade taffy, fudge, chocolates and caramel apples.
We picked up some zombie candy there to give Knox today when he comes home, he will love it.
They have more events and things going on at night too but we preferred the day time because it was way less crowded.
Brooke and I both came home and passed out. I don’t mind one bit that Brooke is joining me in afternoon naps every now and then.
When we woke up Brooke went over to Beretta and told me she was going to give Beretta a massage. I want one.
While we napped, Andrew went to Costco. He picked up their chicken salad and croissants for our dinner and I don’t know what it was about this sandwich but it was everything to me last night… so I had two more after this one. Also, we added our own grapes because it didn’t come with grapes—> bizarre. This meal changed me last night (and I’ll probably overeat it like any of my other pregnancy cravings and then never want it again).
After dinner we got in our pjs (oh wait, Brooke and I were in pjs long before dinner) and went over to Mer’s house to watch the World Series! We are rooting for the Dodgers (mainly because I have a brother that has loved the Dodger’s since he was 5 + I have 4 different baseballs from when I was a little girl when we would go to the Dodger games and a player would give me one)!
Mer is a big baseball fan so it is fun to watch her and Andrew talk about the game together.
Kelly told me yesterday in the comments about a new gadget for runners that looks AMAZING. It is called The Run Angel and besides the loud alert that you can activate on it (I already have one of those)… “Run Angel also has a silent alarm and a running app that can track your movements and send alerts to friends and family members you choose to watch over you….In the event of an activation, Run Angel will blare from your wrist and the ‘guardians’ at Run Angel will receive emergency alerts by SMS and email detailing the time, date, coordinates and a map link to your location.” (Source)
I think we all need to get one of these!
I saw this the other day on Pinterest and had to laugh because currently I’m hanging out in the Happiness Paper Hat area full time (with some fruit thrown in there too:)
For my body personally, I’m normally an eater of every food group but have had years in the past where I didn’t eat meat (except for fish) or sweets (I didn’t recognize myself either;). Normal me usually builds most of my meals to include veggies, fruit, fats, protein and carbohydrates in pretty much every meal but that isn’t so much the case right now but I’m sure it will be again in a few months… I’m not worried. I definitely feel like carbohydrates have taken over my life most days so that paper hat at the bottom is pretty accurate.
I was wondering if you have ever stopped eating a specific food group and I want to know the reasons why (sometimes I ask for too much information from you;), for how long and if you have reintroduced that food group since then? How did your body feel without it? With it? Did you notice any big differences?
Watching the World Series? Have a team that you are cheering for?
Do you take anything with you on your run to increase your safety? Do you generally feel safe on your runs?
What is your favorite brand of peanut butter or almond butter?