We got a little bit of snow last night!! If it is icy today = running inside. Let’s just hope it isn’t but if it is I’ll catch up on my shows.
Each snowflake was huge!
Let’s start off with Thursday morning…
I got to get in a run with Josse. I wish I knew how many miles we have done together over the years… I think we’ve trained for 4 marathons, many 1/2 marathons and we have done many non-training-for-a-race miles together over the years. It felt good to be back doing what we love together again. Josse is currently training for a marathon at the end of April in Nevada! I am really thinking I want do the half-marathon that they have there because my brother is doing it and then I would get to run with him and cheer Josse on during her last few miles!
Also, I think I am really acclimating to this weather because I was so hot after just a mile or so.
We decided to get in some hills yesterday (gotta get strong before I pick up on speed training or anything like that) and they were HARD. It was fun to have Josse to chase though! We hit an 8:55 average pace and climbed about 220 feet. This hill burned really nicely.
Back home to Skye and her unicorn outfit that Brooke picked out for her (although I think we went through 4 outfits yesterday).
Whenever Andrew is getting ready to leave for his run Beretta sits and stares at him like this… it’s her way of saying, “YOU HAVE TO TAKE ME W/ YOU!!!”
Getting some studying done while I cleaned.
Somehow Brooke and Knox don’t wake up to Skye crying in the middle of the night but Brooke requested a little rest yesterday because having a baby sis is tiring.
Fast forward until about 5 pm last night… Andrew and I were sitting on the couch with Skye trying to figure out what to do for dinner when he said, WE NEED A DATE. I agreed and we sent a text to my mom asking if she could watch the kids so we could grab dinner together.
A date was very much needed… We were able to actually talk to each other for longer than 8 seconds at a time:)
These two are obsessed with my parents’ house and they were actually disappointed when we got back to pick them up ha (picture from when we were dropping them off and they were happy to say goodbye)!
Andrew suggested we go for Thai food and it sounded delicious.
I had the pad thai (one time I learned how to make this while in Thailand ((I should actually make it at home or something)) and Andrew had the Massaman Curry. Both were so good (for Utah people—> we went to Savory Thai)!
We had mango sticky rice to end things off right. PS I’m really really thirsty all of the time again—> probably because I started running.
The sticky rice deserves a close-up.
For dessert #2 we picked up ice-cream sundaes from McDonald’s on the way back to my parents’ because they sounded really good too.
This was Skye’s first time without me or Andrew and it went really well (I pumped a bottle and left it with my mom). She made sure to cling onto my hair when we got home.
PS Skye’s cheek update for the day. Growing by the minute.
I just have a few Friday favorites to share today!
*THIS. BOOK. I am a huge fan of Brené Brown and I haven’t quite finished this one yet but I will say it is my favorite so far of all of her books that I’ve read.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this quote from her book this week, “The most dangerous stories we make up are the narratives that diminish our inherent worthiness. We must reclaim THE TRUTH about our lovability, divinity, and creativity.”
*Brooke scored some bright pink boots (we found them on sale so I was happy too;) and she has worn them every day since. She has started to be quite particular about what she will and will not wear.
*This meme that Kelly sent me!! I laughed so hard because this is exactly how my kids must feel:)
*Lyvia sent this to me. I must buy this for us today.
*Andrew thinks that graham crackers with milk are the best snacks ever but he is wrong… graham crackers with frosting are even better. Brooke takes it to the next level and adds frosting to her graham cracker and then dips it in the milk.
*A few people have asked about my Patagonia jacket! Andrew gave it to me for Christmas and if you get it here then you get 10% off your first order:) I love it and it keeps me nice and toasty!
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Written by Kelly about her friend Lisa (in the pink top)!!! “A few months ago, Lisa asked to start running with me after work. The very first time we ran together, she pushed through 3 miles like it was no big deal. Lisa claimed she hadn’t been running in close to a year! Maybe it was beginner’s luck, but she did so well. We both agreed to run a 5k together, her first 5k! This past Saturday, we ran the Trefoil Trek 5k (benefitting the Girl Scouts) at the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia. It was so cold! Lisa inspired me to run a PR, sub-35 mins! I can’t believe how far Lisa has come. She is always so positive and has made great strides in running. At first, I would do all the talking on the runs, chatting her ear off. Now she converses with me, a true testament to how much easier she can run! I wish everyone had a running friend like her!”
Do you prefer FALL or SPRING marathons/half-marathons?
Do you like Thai food? What is your favorite dish?
What are you currently reading?
Have any fun Friday night plans?