I’ve got a new HRG Baby post up HERE! I’m sharing pictures from our nursery (trying my hardest to be like my sister and decorate;)!
Also, I LOVED your unpopular opinions so much yesterday! Andrew and I read through them together last night and you guys had us laughing and agreeing with you on so many different things… thank you for that!
The kids were up early and the temperatures were in the 20s so the treadmill made for the perfect workout!
5 miles of running + .65 miles of walking + a new episode of This Is Us = a great workout in my opinion. PS a few of you mentioned that you aren’t big fans of This Is Us in the comments yesterday and don’t worry, we are still close friends… I won’t let that ruin our internet friendship;) I get it… it’s a tad bit dramatic (probably why I love it)!
Fruit and yogurt bowl for the win after a shower (I should have taken a picture before I started eating it and mixing it up… it was a little bit prettier at that point;).
The kids worked hard on preparing their Santa lists (Santa has to get his act together over here a whole lot earlier than usual this year;)!
Later on in the day we set out for a little bit and the kids were pretty excited about it!
First we stopped for smoothies (because fruit sounds SOOOO good right now) and we had coupons to get these ones for free.
Then we took the kids to the Bean Museum at BYU.
They could learn about animals all day long.
We had broccoli and pasta for lunch at home and then of course… crepes for dinner! The kids were not upset about that:)
While we were eating dinner we were talking about how we needed to buy a good crepe pan and ten minutes later there was a knock at our door….
A really good friend of mine brought over an awesome crepe pan along with her recipe for crepes and her amazing garlic white sauce that she uses for her savory crepes.
LOVING the book Wonder. I spent some time on the couch reading after the kids went to bed.
PS For the first time ever I tried an almond Snickers yesterday. My verdict= they are SOOOO much better with peanuts. Stick to the classics.
PPS Remember my chocolate covered raisin kick that I had a few months ago? Well, that ended but these… these are even better!
Ever wondered if you are the only one that does something specific during a run? Maybe you are and maybe you aren’t:)
I’m sure we all have little quirks that we do during the run and I’d love to hear yours!
And some people think running is boring… not when you have all of your own random things that you do during your run:)
Some random things that I do during my run (below picture of Pam and I from RNR Vegas and it ties into my first weird thing):
*If I find a song that is really working for my running, I will listen to it on repeat for an insane amount of times. During the RNR Las Vegas Half (SUCH a fun race) I listened to one song on repeat for 96 minutes straight and I still love that song—> it was All I Ever Wanted.
*I like to count steps when I’m tired. It’s sounds boring and it gets old after a few minutes of doing it but it keeps my mind off of thinking of how tired I am and thinking about counting instead.
*To go along with the above steps counting one… sometimes I will try to guess how many steps it will take until I get to a point up ahead like a bench or a sign or a house (I’ve gotten pretty good with my guesses too:)
*When I am listening to music while I am running, I find myself tapping my fingers to the beat of the song often. I don’t do this during races as much as just normal training runs. I also really like to match my steps to a beat while I run if the song has a fast beat.
*Sometimes when I see the time of how far I have run (or how many more minutes of running I have) I convert that to seconds in my brain… IE I have run for 24:00 which is 1440 seconds:) I’m weird and probably have spent too much time on a treadmill over the years.
*When I am crossing a street while running I am pretty sure I look left and right about 8 times before going (even if I’m in the middle of nowhere) because I have a really weird fear that I’m not going to see a car or something.
*I do this one more when I’m not pregnant (because I pretty much have one pace right now) but I love to not look at my watch and start running and then guess what pace I am running and then check my watch… then I either speed up or slow down and try to guess my pace again. I think it is fun to be able to know your body so well that you can guess pretty closely to what pace you are actually going.
*When I’m in a race, I love to stare at people’s shoes. I love trying to guess what model they are wearing even… and sometimes I guess in my head about how many miles they’ve put on their shoes so far. I like running shoes a lot, so I stare at all of the different ones at a race.
*Andrew makes sure to measure out a run so that he finishes about .2 miles away from home so he can walk the last few minutes… I’m the opposite, I like to finish EXACTLY right in front of my house if I have the choice:)
*I always think about what I want for breakfast… but I think that one is definitely a common one!
Another reminder to check out my 35 week pregnancy update and pictures of our nursery HERE!
Anything weird/different/random things that you do during a run!?! PLEASE SHARE!! Do you do any of the things I do?
What are the temperatures during this time of year for your runs?
If you are a morning worker-outer… what do you eat before your workout or do you do better with eating after?
What was the last show that you watched?