Four miles in 34 degrees with a 9:21 average pace!
I listened to a new podcast that I’m loving (Bold New Mom… I am really enjoying it, it does include some religious talk in there too just FYI) and the podcast episode I listened to was was all about anxiety. I mentioned before here that after Brooke was born, I had some anxiety. So I’m preparing a little bit in advance to figure out any solutions I can to help with anxiety (other than running because I won’t be doing that for a little while:) after having this baby.
In the podcast she talked about how our brains are the absolute BEST salesman. I couldn’t agree more. Somehow the stories we come up with in our minds about situations, experiences, people, the world around us etc become true to us whether or not they are actually true. I loved how true this is for our running too… the story we come up with about our running (i.e. we will or will not hit a new pr/distance record/pace/workout/we can or can’t do something) will become true because our brains are amazing salesmen and can convince us that something is true even if it isn’t! So use your brain this week to sell you on the idea that you can do hard things and you can get one step closer to your brains and it will convince your body to do those things!
PS I listened to this episode of Lindsey’s podcast on Friday with Allie Kieffer and it was amazing. Allie’s story (she took 5th at the NYC Marathon 8 days ago) is INCREDIBLE and I loved every thing she had to share. She also holds the world record for the fastest indoor marathon—> 2:44:44! She went around the 200m track 211 times!
Andrew and I needed to run at the same time so he told me to go outside and he would hit the treadmill. He said I need the outside/sunshine endorphins more than he does ha… he understands me:)
Brooke made sure to help coach Andrew on his run with her megaphone (thanks again for that mom… the added noise is so much fun;).
Andrew was in Salt Lake City for most of the day for school and a test (that he passed)! So Brooke and I went out for a little date together.
Brooke and I both love edamame.
Yep, I had the exact same salad that I had the night before. When a salad is $8, HUGE and full of things that sound really good to you… you go back again the next day. You will probably find me back here again on Monday.
Then we went to the park for a little while.
It’s going to be hard to say goodbye to the parks for a few months!
And we ended our date at Yogurtland because this is kind of our place together (I can’t even estimate how many times we have been here together over the course of her life).
Judging by this picture, I think she had a good afternoon.
We got home a little bit before Andrew and we caught up on the day together.
And then this baby wanted garlic bread (she wants this often)…
Which then inspired spaghetti for dinner.
Somehow Brooke wins this game EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I’m even the one that mixes up the cards and she still somehow wins.
And the Christmas movies have begun… too early? Not in Brooke’s opinion.
This is what our Monday is going to involve. My sister is coming over with her tile saw and we are going to get the backsplash up. We’ve been married for about a year and five months and in that time we have redone almost the entire house except for the cabinets (leaving those because we love them), bathroom floors (next on the list) and laundry room! I think Andrew might be ready to be done with house stuff:)
Time for a rest day for me… and of course plenty of carb loading for our upcoming event in just a few weeks;)
Rest day, run day or cross-training day for you today?
Salmon fan? Favorite way to eat it?
What was your dinner last night?