We are in the SINGLE DIGITS (9 days until my due date)!!
Right now I kind of feel like I do whenever I am this close to running a marathon or a big race I’ve trained like crazy for. There are some nerves, a lot of questions floating around in my head, an insane amount of excitement and some definite fear about the upcoming pain;) I feel like races bring out a lot of emotions in me leading up to the big day and I never know what I’m going to feel next. Right now I feel the exact same way I do leading up to a race way as we get closer x 10000. I never know when I’m going to cry (like I did on the treadmill yesterday) because I feel so excited but then I have a healthy amount of freak out moments too. Balance, isn’t that the key? Like I like to think with racing… you’ve done the training, race day is just the celebration of all of the hard work. Same thing with pregnancy… I’ve done the hard work (aka things like living without sour candy for 9 months because it sounded awful;) so now it is time to just kick back and celebrate.
Also, this is pretty applicable for race day and labor for me… That meal right after a big race is amazing and I can’t wait for my first meal after she is born where food tastes completely normal again.
I might not do everything right (or even close to everything right) as a parent but I can say I do a pretty dang good job when it comes to the kid’s pancakes. I can flip a plate size pancake without breaking it, it took me about 4 years to get to this point but it was worth all of the trial and error.
Just a normal school morning over at our house.
Andrew and I were planning to go on a run outside yesterday but when my phone told me it was 19 degrees (aka Andrew’s optimal running temperature because he doesn’t register what cold feels like) I asked him if we could run together inside and he said yep! He was gone for 15 hours on Monday (commute + his shift went over) and still wanted to run the next morning, that is dedication.
We started on the treadmills and did 4 miles there (he finished about 6 minutes faster than me). Making sure my belly button doesn’t hit the emergency stop button on my treadmill at home is a lot harder than these treadmills ha.
And then we did 1.5 miles on the indoor track. While we did our laps on the track I was thinking about those people that have done marathons on an indoor track (like Allie Kieffer and her 2:44:44 indoor track marathon record) and I can’t even imagine doing that! It is beyond impressive to me and I think I would get dizzy about 7 miles into the race.
After we finished our run, I suggested we go for a donut. Andrew mentioned a green smoothie instead and I’m glad he did because this tasted and felt amazing to drink. I need to get back on a green smoothie kick again because I felt so much energy after drinking this.
Fast forward through the boring parts of the day and we were hungry for a late lunch so we went to Brooke (and my) favorite restaurant currently. Their lunch special deal is awesome which makes it even better. Also, does anyone else get this excited about edamame being delivered to your table?
I also had some of my first sushi in a while (all cooked). I’m quite excited to get back to my normal sushi eating ways SOON.
Direct quote from Andrew, “You can never have enough bikes.” I might slightly disagree with this statement. Slightly.
My mom met us at the mall for a little bit and Brooke saw Santa. He gave her a See’s Candy lollipop… back in my day we just got mini gross peppermint candy canes. I want in on the See’s Candy generation.
I went to Costco for raspberries and left with 45 servings of a new flavor of hot chocolate (after sampling it)!
I had cereal and fruit for dinner because that is something that sounds good every night and then we ended the night by going to my older nephew’s basketball game!
My niece can braid her own hair like this… I need her to teach me!
Three random things:
Allison sent me a picture of this hot cocoa marshmallow kettle corn and I need to find this today!
I saw this yesterday and it made me laugh pretty hard.
I need to make it over to my mom’s house for her Hallmark channel because I haven’t watched one Hallmark Christmas movie yet and that isn’t okay… or maybe I just need to get the channel for the month or something through Sling.
Have a favorite Hallmark Christmas Movie? What about your favorite Christmas movie? We are going to be doing a bunch of movie watching once the baby gets here!
Do you ever run on an indoor track? What is the farthest distance you have ever done on an indoor track?
How do you feel in the days leading up to a big race? Do you feel nervous all week or mainly the day before? Emotional? Calm? Does it just depend on the race or the distance?
What is your current goto breakfast? Ever make green smoothies?