I’ve got a new Skye/Postpartum update for you!! You can find it HERE!
First, and most importantly… Andrew rocked his test yesterday. We were all really hoping it went well (because if you don’t pass this test then you are put back 6 months in the program) but he came out victorious so we celebrated by going to the movies:
Monday night I made Andrew sleep downstairs so he could actually get in some good sleep before taking his test. It’s a good thing he did because both girls ended up in bed with me way too early.
Brooke went to school, Skye fell asleep, Andrew got in some studying so I went outside for a run before he had to leave. PS I tried hot water with lemon and honey yesterday and it helped my cough so much (I also tried warmed up grape juice with honey at night and that was great too) . THANK YOU, you guys are my problem solvers!
I can’t believe I’m actually saying this but I overdressed for my run in JANUARY!? How is that even possible? It happened and I was wishing I was in shorts and a tank for 25 of the 26 minutes of running.
I did my FIRST PROGRESSION run in forever. I didn’t plan on doing a progression run until after mile 1 when I realized I needed to really hurry to get in my run and get home in time. My splits were like this—> 7:37, 7:31, 7:14 and then 7:16 pace for the last .5 miles (so almost a complete progression run;). It was really hard and really fun at the same time (only runners can understand how those two things can be felt at the same time during a run;). The next few days I’ll take it easy and then maybe pick it up on Friday/Saturday again!
There is a quote from Marathon Man that I absolutely love and 100% agree with—> “Here’s what you have to understand: For runners, progress is the root of pleasure. While progress in life can be hard to see, sometimes impossible, all I had to do was open up my ten-cent running diary and peer inside. My physical evolution was clearly laid out before my eyes- where I was when I started, where I was now. It was a way of grabbing the reins of life: I ran five miles yesterday, I ran seven miles today, and next week I will run ten miles. The more work I put in, the stronger I became. It felt good. I felt fit. Now I was really tapping into my human potential. No substance on the planet can rival a rush like that.”
It really can be super hard to see the progress we are making in life (even though it is happening… ) but I love how easily we get to see it in our running. Maybe this is why I love progression runs so much, we get to see the progress so clearly in just one run.
After my run I was walking around the house picking up a few things and noticed there was dirt/mud all over the floor. In my brain I was questioning how in the world the kids could make such big messes without even noticing… and then I realized the dirt/mud was coming from my running shoes. Oops.
Skye was still asleep so I did some supermans for a few minutes. I’m noticing that these are really helping my back out. Carrying a baby/breastfeeding has made my back sore/tired so I am focusing on doing things to strengthen it. Anyone have any other great exercises for strengthening your back?
And then she woke up. I fed her right away. I made a big mistake and didn’t pump before leaving for my run (because I only had a short amount of time). I learned my lesson while running.
This is the face that Skye makes at me when I sing/dance La Cucaracha for her. Funny story… I specifically remember instances when I was young (like 5 years old) when my mom when do the same thing to me… just doing my part to continue the tradition.
Then I did weighted (using an 11 lb baby ((she was not okay sitting by herself any longer)) squats and lunges.
Skye got to work on her pattern staring after that.
We picked up Brooke from school and went to do a few errands together! Of course, Target was included.
A walk happened a bit later too.
And then we went to go see The Greatest Showman once Andrew was home. This was Brooke’s 3rd time seeing it and Andrew’s first time. Andrew thought he would like it but he said it was way better than he expected. Maybe now he will appreciate the fact we listen to the soundtrack all day long.
On Tuesday’s the ticket price is only $5 and the popcorn is $1.50 (sadly the soft-serve is still normal price) which is why we are all about going to the movies on Tuesdays. Also, this theater has a cry room so we brought Skye with us. I was in there with her for the first 40 minutes and you get to see/hear the movie perfectly even if your kiddo is being crazy.
Post-movie= Brooke danced to the soundtrack for a solid hour.
The other day my sister-in-law sent me the link to the most delicious looking dinner recipe and it included many of my favorite ingredients!
PS this was the salsa that we used for the recipe and it was so good (from Target)!
I had to have it last night and she told me she added avocado and used green sauce instead of red sauce so I copied her. Sweet Potato, Corn and Black Bean Enchiladas!
We will definitely be making these on repeat. They are so easy to make too!
Skye is busy over here working on her strength training goals too.
Another reminder for a new baby post covering a lot of topics—> HERE!
Any great back strengthening exercises?
How often do you eat meatless dinners?
-I feel like it is rare that we do but I want to start doing it more often!
What progress have you seen in your running/fitness lately?
What type of run do you have today?