I’ve got a new pregnancy update—> HERE! 36 weeks and talking about something I’m nervous about!
We were all beyond ready to see Knox again and to have the next few days all together before both of them leave for the week of Thanksgiving! We are going to have our own little Thanksgiving on Sunday together this year instead.
My Wednesday treadmill date with a new episode of This Is Us started very early;) 4 miles of running + a little bit of walking.
The reason for the early wake-up call… this fire alarm. It went off at 4 a.m. and Andrew rushed from room to room to find which alarm was going off and we couldn’t figure it out. It woke up Brooke and Beretta and I’m pretty sure all of our heart rates were at 200 bpm because we were so freaked out. No fire, no smoke, just a fire alarm that went off for no reason at all… we bought new ones yesterday. It really freaked me out because at first I thought it was our alarm going off and someone had opened a door or window or something. It was an interesting morning but very glad everything was okay.
And then it was off to school!
I copied Brooke with her oatmeal love (her favorite thing to eat right now) for breakfast but I ate mine right in front of the space heater… perfect.
Lunch involved two bowls… caesar salad + ground turkey/noodles/sauce. I can’t do red meat these days (aversion again) but I can handle ground turkey!
If the raspberries from Costco weren’t $6 a container I would have bought a bunch of them… I told myself I was going to ration them throughout the week but instead ate the entire thing in less than 18 hours.
I took the kids to the park yesterday afternoon and when Knox saw all of the ducks he said, “I love ducks because they remind me of my great great great great great grandpa.” Pretty sure he has never met that grandpa but I’m sure he loved ducks too;)
Brooke impressed me by doing the monkey bars all by herself…
And then Knox impressed me by telling me he was just going to go for a run around the park.
We stopped at my parents’ house for a minute and I walked in and my dad handed me a Kit Kat. He just gets me.
My third meal of the day was also in a bowl, we had cereal night because we were in the middle of switching out our ovens:) I tried to blur out the background a little bit so I can do a cool before and after kitchen post on Monday:)
And before I let you go, I have a few random things to tell you (this post and my last post have been full of a bunch of random things but that is all my brain is coming up with so I’m just going to go with it ha):
*I have never been this on top of my Christmas game in my life (ever… 12/24 is usually a late night for me). Most of the kid’s presents from us;) are wrapped and hidden at my mom’s house now (our kids are incredible at finding things). One less thing for us to do after the baby is here! Andrew and I wrapped while watching the office and fun fact… wrapping is a little more difficult when you are 9 months pregnant. PS we are now less than a month away from the DUE DATE. Thanks for being a part of this and letting me talk your ears off about it all, you guys are the best.
Also, when my dad was young he and his brother would carefully unwrap their presents under the tree before Christmas and rewrap them without his parents even noticing!
*My parents just got back from a trip to Disney with my brother and his family. This is the BEST TIME ever to go… we are so joining them next time for sure. My mom’s fitbit told her that she walked over 10 miles one day while at Disney!
*I’m pretty excited to try out the Ghost 10s today on my run! I haven’t used the Ghosts in years and I can’t wait to see how my feet like them today!
*PS I love the little sayings on Brooks shoe boxes… “I have a gas pedal under both feet today.” I sure hope your run today (or your next race) feels JUST like this and if it doesn’t, trick your mind into thinking it does;)
*It’s time—> If you are like me and hate everything and anything to do with having cold fingers while you run… find a good pair of gloves (my current favorite are here) and add some hand warmers, and you will enjoy these upcoming cold running months much more. I don’t use them every day during the winter but if I have a longer run or it is crazy cold, I can’t leave home without them.
*Madeline asked me yesterday for a list of the current podcasts that I’m listening to! I have found some awesome episodes in these different podcasts:
I’ll Have Another w/ Lindsay Hein
Run Eat Repeat with Monica
Super Soul Conversations
Bold New Mom
This American Life
Ali On The Run Show
Man Bun Run
Real Talk Radio w/ Nicole Antoinette (really enjoyed her interviews with Lauren Freshman)
Running for Real Podcast
Human Race (Runner’s World)
Missing (about Richard Simmons)
How I Built This
Stuff You Missed in History Class
Happier w/Gretchen Rubin
Marathon Training Academy
Another reminder of a new baby update if you want to check it out—> HERE!
What are your current goto podcasts?!
What was the last thing that you ate out of a bowl?
Would you rather have cold hands or cold feet during a run? Or is there something different for you that you dislike even more while running… I’ll answer your would you rather question about this.
Please share one of your Thursday things with me!