Brooke left last night to be with her dad (we switch off every month between us taking her to California and him coming to Utah) for a few days and we are already missing her!
I was very tempted to go on a run yesterday. Big time. For me personally, I know that I really need to take this time off seriously. With Brooke I started running quickly and my body clearly wasn’t fully recovered after having her yet and for years I had some pain because I didn’t wait. I want to avoid that pain this time around. Even though my body FEELS fine after having Skye and ready to go… that doesn’t actually mean that it is ready to run. This same thing happens to me after a marathon. After taking a few days off from running after a race I feel recovered and ready to run again but I still take more time off just because I know that my body needs more time to fully recover. Sometimes our brains tell us we feel great and ready to go but I’d rather play it safe and avoid jumping back in too fast! Running will be there for me when my body has recovered!
Instead of running, I jumped on the treadmill for a 2 mile walk. It felt good to move and to have a few minutes just to myself!
Andrew brought me some entertainment during my walk:)
The kids wanted to go outside yesterday morning to play in the snow. No one slipped which is a miracle and they got some of their own running in! Judging by how small their snow pants were from last year (we need to buy new ones for this winter), the kids have each grown a foot in the last 365 days (slight exaggeration but still I cannot believe how much they have grown).
Knox was pretty bummed that there wasn’t enough snow to make a proper snow angel.
My lunch consisted of another salad mix from Costco, a sweet potato (with bbq sauce of course) and leftover cold lasagna. Not a random combination at all:)
Andrew’s day consisted of a lot of studying. He has a huge test on Friday so wish him luck!
My day consisted of a lot of this.
The kid’s day consisted of a lot of this (their made up rules for this game sounded a lot more fun than the real rules)!
Brooke loves to play with Skye’s feet while Skye is eating.
And Brooke made me this bracelet to wear the entire time she is gone with her dad so that I can remember her. Love + donuts… she understands me.
The we jumped in the car to drop her off. Our car selfies are a little different now that Skye’s car seat is in the middle.
After Knox and I went into a store for a minute while Andrew and Skye stayed in the car. It was sure nice to get out of the house for a minute!
For dinner we picked up smoothies and had a bunch of snacks at home. Someone want to come paint my nails?
Two random things before I let you go:
Have you ever tried chocolate covered gummy bears? They are something else. Andrew got these for me and they are SO good. I also highly recommend chocolate covered cinnamon bears if you ever get a chance to try those!
Andrew gave me a new Hydroflask for Christmas and I’m loving it. It isn’t as big as my last one and it has about 15 less dents from dropping it like my last one too;) I LOVE a good water bottle.
Chocolate covered gummy bears… gross or delicious in your opinion?
What was your day filled with yesterday?
What do you use for a water bottle?
What did you have for dinner last night?