Let’s go ahead and catch up on some of the things that have been going on over here since we last talked!
*Just trying to be a good wife and keep Andrew’s ears warm during the picture. Our run yesterday was in 30 degrees (I was wearing gloves but took them off to get my phone out) and my ears were telling me to never forget my ear warmer headband ever again when it is that cold outside.
Andrew was amused.
*5 miles of running @ 9:44 average pace and we passed by some cows.
I was thinking during my run yesterday that the run I miss the most during pregnancy is the tempo run. For some reason, I just LOVE the tempo run (especially when it ranges from 5-8 miles). I love being in that ‘comfortably hard’ zone for some strange reason. It’s the shorter bursts of speed that really hurt me (I can’t say I have missed 400 repeats during this pregnancy:) The tempo is my favorite type of speedwork and while I’ll be starting this workout SMALL and a lot slower than I used to do them, I am really looking forward to getting in those tempo workouts again. PS my tips for the tempo run are HERE!
*Post-run bowl of goodness—> eggs, bacon, avocado & potatoes!
My mom and I were having a discussion the other day about how exercise changes our eating habits. She has been exercising more than ever now (GO MOM!!) and walking many miles each day! She was telling me how her exercising now actually makes her want to eat really healthy. Isn’t that a beautiful cycle? We treat our bodies great by moving them and exercising and I think our body loves that so much that it makes us crave healthier food at the same time too. I know the days I don’t exercise are the days that I just crave junk but on the days I run, my body wants all of the nutrients (at least until nighttime that is… ps during pregnancy this topic isn’t usually very applicable to me because I just eat whatever sounds remotely good in the moment;)!
*On Monday night I LEFT THE HOUSE and went out with friends (I feel like that hasn’t happened in years)! Megan was my date and it was fabulous! I didn’t stay long (because my 8:30 bedtime is sacred to me;) but I’m so glad I went!
*Brooke from femalefoodie put together an event at Bam Bam’s BBQ for a bunch of bloggers to meet up. She was the sweetest and she has the best restaurant guides and recipes! I also met her mom which I was excited about because her blog (bountiful kitchen) has given me a few of my all-time favorite recipes ever.
*I forgot to tell you about the last part of my date with Brooke on Monday. She wanted to go to the indoor pool to splash around a bit. I’m not going to lie, the indoor pool is quite the commitment for a pregnant woman… I am positive it is about 100 degrees in there but seeing how happy it makes her makes it worth it. I really see a future in triathlons for this girl, she loves all three sports so much already.
*Thank you Beretta for keeping Brooke entertained and happy while I attempted to blow dry her hair.
*Whenever Brooke finds her Rudolph socks she wears them and insists on showing them off by putting them over her jeans.
*For lunch yesterday I had one thing on my mind, the Zupas mango salad (gotta take advantage of these last few days of pregnancy where people happily will go wherever I am ‘craving’). I had the salad and cauliflower soup and the salad tasted soooo good that…
Andrew went and got me another one after I finished along with a side of dressing to take home (the part that really tastes amazing to me) with us:)
*We then did one of our traditions—> the Angel Tree at Shopko. I have a special love for Shopko because this is where I found out I was pregnant with Brooke:) In the women’s restroom by myself ha!
*We stopped by my sister’s house for a little bit to say hi and to cover Brooke in stuffed animals.
*Brooke and my sister also had an intense game of Frozen.
*We made it over to Costco to grab a few of the necessities and I’m guessing these raspberries will be gone within the next hour. Also, I was wondering if you have a strong opinion about toothpaste. I LOVE COLGATE and have for about 6 years now and I refuse to go back to Crest. I love the baking soda taste (I’m weird, I know). Andrew could care less what we use… do you have a strong opinion about toothpaste?
*Our dinner involved Bisquick pancakes (remember how I went on and on about my love over Bisquick for 15 weeks straight not too long ago… sorry about that) and hash browns. Dinner is all about simple foods for me. Oh and I had granola for a snack while we watched the newest episode of Last Man on Earth. We got all caught up on that show at an embarrassingly fast rate.
*Knox comes home today which we are beyond excited about (it has been 9 days)!!
*I received this text and video from my sister and rewatched it about 15 times. These boys of hers are trouble;)
“You go to the bathroom for one minute and this is your punishment.”
Flash cards are meant to make stairs slippery, not for learning.
*Jared Ward has a video on the Olympic Channel, ‘How One Olympic Marathoner and Math Professor Uses Stats to Excel’ and in the episode they show him running on this treadmill below! I really want to try out this type of treadmill but I also feel like I would fall off of it quite easily!
Any guesses of how many more miles I will get in before this baby comes?
-I’m guessing 32.1.
What about you… when you exercise does your body crave healthier foods or do you notice a difference?
Toothpaste question—> have a certain brand that you always get or do you not care?
What would you say is your absolute favorite type of run currently? Has it changed over the years?
-The long run was my favorite for a very long time but in the last few years the tempo run turned into my favorite type of run!