We did FOUR runs together this last week. I think that is our record. Andrew hurt his shoulder lifting (it is getting a lot better but he is just taking time off from lifting for a little bit) and I have GLADLY welcomed him back to running. It’s been great. I am definitely a social runner (while I love my alone runs too) so it has been nice to get back to running again with someone after months of running on my own.
I asked my mom if the kids could come hang out with her for 45 minutes and she told me to meet her at Costco (everyone was happy about that;) and we could just run from there. Brilliant.
So we were off… 28 degrees and Andrew was still in shorts along with NO GLOVES.
Andrew is that one guy. At least he has put away his flip flops for the season.
We finished with 4.38 miles (pregnancy running = I don’t ever mind stopping on random distances… normal running = a different story).
I’m really celebrating every mile right now for a few reasons… 1) I know I’m going to miss it for a little while when I am taking a break after I have the baby. 2) I really love pregnant running… especially after the first trimester. I love the way it makes me feel, I love not caring about pace/speed/distance and just running whatever I want each day and I love the time I get to just think about her while I’m out running… Andrew and I talk about her a lot whenever we run together too. 3) We GET to run and that is reason enough to celebrate each mile we run.
We finished up our run and met my mom right at the front of Costco as she was finishing up her shopping. Costco is crazy this time of year, I couldn’t believe how many people were there. The pumpkin pie was the perfect sample (we should have brought our own whipped cream;) after the run though.
Did you like pumpkin pie as a kid? Our kids love it but when I was little… yeah, no. I wasn’t going to come NEAR that stuff because the texture freaked me out. I’m sad I missed out on it for those years but grateful our kids understand how good it is.
I’m also grateful that they understand the joy that accompanies Costco trips at a very young age too! It makes Andrew very proud.
After Costco we picked up a hot chocolate and as I was drinking it, I came to a realization. I am actually not sure hot chocolate has been a pregnancy craving for me. I think it is just a real life craving for me because each winter I drink insane amounts of it. I think I’ve just been telling myself this winter that it is a pregnancy craving to help me feel more socially normal for drinking so much hot chocolate along with all of the marshmallows. I guess we will see in a few weeks if I still want to drink it as much as I do now.
Back home for chores + finishing the kitchen (IT’S ALL DONE WAHOO… I’ll share pictures tomorrow morning)!
Our Thanksgiving plans changed back to doing it on Sunday night (long story short—> my niece was going to have her bday party today so that is why we switched it but then my nephew got sick so it got cancelled and now we are back to celebrating Thanksgiving tonight with the kids before they both leave)! But we did talk over FaceTime with my sis and her kids for a while… I’ll be doing FaceTime a lot once this baby is born because we aren’t going to be leaving very much.
They like to see my belly:)
So instead of doing Thanksgiving dinner, we made letters for Santa and delivered them to him. I think due to the fact that Utah has a bajillion kids, Santa is out and waiting a lot earlier in the year here than other places (maybe not though, I don’t know).
We do this every year… definitely one of the favorite traditions.
Flashback to last year with the kids celebrating their first Christmas together!
We ate before leaving home (grilled cheese sandwiches and soup are back in my rotation of goodness) but then we went to pick up pie for today.
And I got a piece of banana cream pie that was fabulous and Andrew had a piece of coconut cream pie!
We got home and had some of the neighbors over to watch The Grinch.
DO NOT FORGET… tomorrow is Hug A Runner Day!!!!!!
Pumpkin pie—> What are your true feelings about pumpkin pie? Have you always felt that way or has it changed over the years?
Can you stop at random numbers on your watch or do you normally stop at exact .00 or .5 distances?
What are your Sunday plans?!