Sissy and I ran together yesterday. This really needs to happen more often and I have a feeling next summer it will… I’ll be pushing my jogging stroller and she’ll be pushing her two boys (or we will just go when both of our husbands are home because that sounds like a lot to be pushing). Sounds pretty perfect to me.
Before the run, I went to the airport to drop Andrew off to go and pick up Brooke. He drove part way home last night and they are doing the rest today (I slept at my parents’ house again just in case I went into labor or something crazy).
It sure takes a lot sometimes to do the back and forth kid’s thing when you live in a different state but yesterday I couldn’t stop thinking about how lucky I am that I was able to move back to Utah 4.2 years ago… otherwise I would have never met Andrew!!!!
I showed up at my sister’s house for the run and she said that my nephew had been waiting at the front door for me since the second he heard I was coming over. I’m guessing he did this because I always bring him his favorite fruit snacks.
And then we were off! We ran 4 miles and then walked a mile together. We even went up a huge hill but I was proud of us… between being 37 weeks pregnant and her coming back after her crazy back problems/surgery (<—PS this post she did is a really good one!!)… we ate that hill for breakfast.
After the run, I hung out over at their house for a little while. She continues to amaze me as I watch her be a mom to 5 kids… I want to be just like her.
Lunchtime hit and I did my classic, ‘eat something over and over again until I get so sick of it I never want to eat there again’ thing. I hit up Zupa’s for the mango salad and their cranberry sandwich. This salad is something else and the fact that each meal comes with a chocolate covered strawberry is really great too.
Lunch was followed by a trip to Target while I drank hot chocolate and finished up everything we need for Christmas. I have a strange case of nesting which not only includes having the house ready for the baby but also being 100% ready for Christmas about a month in advance;)
Andrew had some time before picking up Brooke (ehhh 12 hours ha) so he went with his cousin to go freediving (breath-hold diving). He said the water was freezing but that it was a blast. They went to Laguna Beach and Crystal Cove!
They saw some seals while they were out too!
I can barely hold my breath for 20 seconds underwater and my sister and I googled the world record for this… HOW IN THE WORLD?!
After a bunch of errands and things around the house, Beretta and I took an afternoon nap.
And then I met up with my parents for dinner:) We used to do this ALL of the time a few years ago and it was fun to go out with them again!
Also, they saw Murder on the Orient Express before meeting me and they loved it too!
Sadly, my mom put beets on her salad;)
My dad and I got their amazing huge salad.
PS I have had a few of you ask me about how my dad is feeling since his fall on the ice this last January 7th—> I’ll never forget being in the ER with him and him repeating to my sister every minute ‘happy birthday’ (and he was SO sincere each time).. it actually was her birthday but he had a concussion and his brain was on repeat every minute for a while. He is doing so much better. He said his only side effect now (almost 11 months later) is that there is still some long term memory loss but that is it!
I was so beyond full at the restaurant when we were leaving but then I drove home and I was hungry again… all of that happening within 30 minutes. So I ate a breadstick at the computer while getting some things done and then it was back to my parents’ house.
PS I was watching Shark Tank the other day and saw this Solemender for Plantar and I wanted to ask if anyone has tried it? It looks pretty cool but it is pricey so I wanted to see if anyone thought it was worth the $$. I just use these boots to sleep in anytime my Plantar Fasciitis kicks in. My PF used to be REALLY BAD and the boots are the only things that helped me. They have helped a bunch of my running friends too, but this looks interesting too!
And a hello from Andrew and Brooke. I cannot wait to see them today. I am very happy that the baby has waited to make her appearance after all of this traveling was going on! She is already a good listener… clearly, I must be doing something right as a parent (I’m kidding).
Oh and I had about a million Braxton Hicks last night so I thought I would tell you because I tell you everything.
Who was the last person you went on a run with?
Ever had Plantar Fasciitis problems? What has helped you the most?
How often do you usually eat? Every few hours… depends on the day… just at meal time?
Tell me what your weekend miles have looked like!? Long runs on Saturday or Sunday or during the week?