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I am trying to get in as many bump pictures as possible before she comes;)
Our Sunday was pretty normal… lots of food, resting, church and games.
It was also quite windy out, and snow is on the forecast for today!
A few things happened before church… Including Brooke explaining to Knox some of her favorite memories from when she was a baby (thanks to her Chatbooks).
And even before that we made MUDDY BUDDIES (because they sounded so good to me and it’s basically like eating cereal for breakfast) .
Thanks General Mills for sending over the ingredients. They were delicious and just what I was wanting at 9 in the morning.
After church we got in some FaceTime calls. My sister said that before he fell asleep for his nap he said he couldn’t wait to see me when he woke up and that melted my entire heart. I’m going to visit him today.
There was also a good amount of snuggling (aka I didn’t leave the couch for a few hours there)!
For lunch I tried to recreate my favorite salmon salad from Shoga and I was pretty darn close. I know that fruit on salads is probably strange to most people, but it is one of my absolute favorites.
For dinner I had nachos and they were heavenly.
Our next tradition was making sugar cookies to deliver to people. I always use THIS RECIPE (I don’t add the lemon or the nutmeg though) and they taste so so good.
Let me know if you want any of the ones that the kids decorated… their sprinkle to cookie ratio is right on;)
We then attempted teaching them how to play Uno which they eventually learned but it took a great deal of patience.
Then Andrew and I got to work on a puzzle that we bought for the kids but changed our minds and wanted to do it ourselves ha.
I saw this quote on IG yesterday and I absolutely loved it! I think this is so perfect for life and for our running. I am definitely going to encounter some running challenges as far as it goes to getting back into racing shape again over the next year but I love the idea of letting that inspire me rather than get me down. I want to think about this quote when the mile repeats are feeling tougher than I remember or when I am in a race and the hill I am climbing seems steeper than ever or when running is taking a bit longer than expected to click again. Give those challenges in your running this week a wink… don’t let them get you down!
I’ve had some requests for a gift guide for RUNNERS so here are a bunch of my favorites! If you have any runners in your life, here are some things to grab and if you want to send this list to people buying you presents… go for it! Affiliate links included:)
*I might be alone on this but I LOVE a good pair of arm warmers. They are perfect for days where it starts cold and then warms up and you just want to pack them up and carry them! These are my favorite for races.
*Compression Socks—> My personal favorites!
*Want to get them a book about running? A list (with links) of my favorites are HERE!
*The best running belt on the planet (it doesn’t move around while you run and it fits so much in there… even my huge phone)!
*If they don’t already have one, runners have a love/hate relationship with a foam roller! I have/love THIS one!
*A gift certificate for… a massage, a punch pass to a studio for yoga/barre/etc to let them get in their cross-training, a running store, a Spotify subscription or a pedicure. Or you could also sign them up for a race! Have they talked about one they really want to do or one that they love… sign them up for it!
*If they run in the snow/ice… grab them some ice spikes for their shoes!
*Nothing makes a runner happier than a new pair of running shoes. Sneak into their closet, see which ones they love and what size they are and buy them a new pair!
*These active bracelets (with AWESOME mantras) have been a favorite of mine for a very long time! The one that says ‘I can do hard things’ is quite motivating to look at while you are running.
*All of the running jewelry from Erica Sara is amazing!
*Run Angel (such an amazing way to stay safe on the run… mine should be here any day)!
*Run Fast. Eat Slow. I actually don’t have this (hint hint Andrew;) but I have heard it is an amazing cookbook!
*Runner’s need happy feet—> MY FAVORITE SLIPPERS EVER!
A few things that our kid’s love in case you have some 5 year old’s to shop for!
*We got them this Boogie Board Magic Sketch and I am positive it will be there favorite toy ever.
*HugFun sleeping bags ($25 at Costco)!
*Our kids think that their Walkie Talkies are the best invention ever… they chat all of the time on them to each other.
Anything running related on your Christmas list… please share so we can get more ideas!
Fruit on salads—> delicious or no thank you?
Have any running challenges going on right now for you that you can wink at;)?
What was the best part of your weekend?