Let’s start off today by celebrating the fact that I was cleared to run! As you are reading this I am probably either getting ready to go out for a run, running joyfully through my city or at home filled with endorphins. I’m just a tad bit excited. I’m sure I’ll post a picture on my Instagram first thing after I get home full of explanation points and emojis.
Skye has been getting her workout game on too with some tummy time. Holding that head up is tough work!
Yesterday I hit the roads for a morning walk and came home and stretched with the help of Skye!
Followed by a few bridges with her joining me!
It was all a lot for her so she took a nice long nap afterwards to recover.
I had soup and salad for lunch! I’ve had a few questions about what my favorite salad mix is and this one definitely trumps all of the others (from Costco of course)!
Later on in the afternoon I took the big kids to go to a new to them park for a few minutes. 53 degree weather just calls for it!
Brooke spent some time with Skye and me in the nursery.
Jammies and dinner at 4:50 pm. The bedtime routine just keeps starting earlier and earlier!
We made a dish from Blue Apron that had kale, ground turkey and a really good sauce.
Her little grin melts every part of my heart.
Well, all of her facial expressions do.
TIME TO RUN!!!! I’ve had all of my stuff laid out and ready to go for a few days now;)
Time for some of my Friday Favorites (a few affiliate links are included)!
*These suede sneakers that I just bought! Comfortable, they match with everything and simple… I’ll be wearing these a lot (and now I want them in more colors).
*I am LOVING this playgym! We got it from LOVEVERY and it is adorable. I especially love the guide that they give you for each different stage of development and which parts of the playgym to use during that time.
*Since we aren’t needing big heavy coats around here right now I am loving these three jackets from Roolee right now—> here, here and here! They have some really great outerwear right now! PS you can use the code HUNGRYRUNNERGIRL to get 15% off (expires May 31)!
*This is a very random Friday favorite (not sure it counts) but I laugh whenever I pop one of these open. My sister HATES these… she runs into the other room if anyone gets one out to open them. So many memories of me chasing her around the house with a thing of cinnamon rolls in each hand;)
*Andrew gave Brooke a necklace for Christmas too and she thinks it is pretty special. I love seeing her look at it.
*Okay, I have shared these in the past but I keep getting questions about them so I thought I would share again:) HERE are the journals we are using with our kids. It is so funny to hear the answers they have for the different questions and I can’t wait to see how they change over the years.
*Turns out that everyone else in Utah agrees that the Sour Patch V-day hearts are the best candy ever… SOLD OUT!?! I must find more.
*This is appropriate after talk about candy;) Megan has the prettiest teeth on the planet so I started copying the toothpaste she uses (while I love the baking soda flavor of toothpaste much more than mint, I use a little Colgate after;) for whitening and I’ve noticed a difference in the last few weeks of using it.
*We bought this game a year ago when we were in Hawaii. We just found it again when we were going through a closet. This game is HILARIOUS so we are pretty excited to get playing it again!
*General Mills sent us some new cereal to try out and they are both so good—>The Cinnamon Toast Crunch Shreds is especially good!
*Also, this granola is everything (and Brooke is thrilled that it doesn’t include raisins;).
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Sloan!!! “This isn’t a race accomplishment, but today’s run was officially my favorite run I’ve ever had with my brother and mom. I think Memphis and Utah are switching winters this year! We have already had two rounds of ice/snow in 2 weeks and that NEVER happens! Last week there was too much ice for me to get a run outside. I didn’t want to slip on anything and get injured. Last night we got mostly snow and the sun started to melt whatever was on the roads. It was 14 degrees (windchill of 0) but the three of us laced up our shoes, bundled up, and took advantage of the beautiful snow in our neighborhood. We only did 2 miles but we had a blast stopping to take pictures and Snapchat videos along the way.”
Christina!!! “I have a belated running accomplishment to share. I ran my first full marathon last month, something I made a personal goal to do after I turned 40 so I could prove to myself that age is a number and I shouldn’t stop setting running goals just because I’m not in my 20s anymore! :) The race itself was great (but so much harder than anticipated- especially miles 20-25 ouch)! There were some hiccups too like the race shuttle never showing up and deciding day-old french fries were a great option for race food. You can read the race recap I did HERE!”
Elizabeth!!! “On Sunday I ran my 28th marathon, the Chevron Houston Marathon. I am in the blue shirt/pink tank underneath with the race bib and hair up in a bun. My friends and I made it a girls trip from our hometown of Austin. They were running the half and even though I had run a full marathon in October I decided to do the full as a fun race and not go for a PR. It made the race an absolute blast and I still had a negative split for the 2nd half of the race. It was a super cold morning (22 degrees at the start) for Texas standards , and it took me forever to really warm up. Although I did use your technique of putting hand warmers in my gloves which was a complete lifesaver. The best part of the race was my awesome friends! They ran the half marathon, finished, got their medals, then jumped in an Uber and took that to mile 22 where they warmed up inside a Starbucks with coffee and hot chocolate. When they saw me they jumped back in the race and ran the last 4 miles in with me. They told me stories from their race, grabbed waters for me at the water stops, cheered other runners along, and even carried a portable blue tooth speaker and blasted a fun running songs as we ran. It was such a fun way to do a race! We are even thinking of doing it again next year with a few more friends. I highly recommend it!”
What is something that you are really excited about lately?
Have any random things that scare you (like my sister’s phobia of the cans that pop)?
Have any Friday Favorites to share? I’d love to hear them!
WHO ELSE IS RUNNING TODAY? HOW FAR!!