One of the things that I am loving about running non-pregnant again is that I don’t have to think about my heart rate during the run anymore. I know that there are studies and articles out there that go both ways when it comes to your heart rate during pregnancy (in regards to what number to avoid going over and whether or not it matters)… for me personally, I just always pay close attention to it. During pregnancy I would check my HR monitor a lot during each run because I didn’t want to go over 150 bpm but now, I don’t have to and it is fun to feel my heart rate get a little higher (aka during my hill run on Thursday especially) and feel my body really work. I like it. Now I just have to remind myself during my track workouts in the future about how nice it feels to get that heart rate up there:)
CANDICE AND I GOT TO RUN TOGETHER! This was my first run with a friend in forever. It’s always amazing to me how much conversation we can fit into the miles… we discussed everything from parenting to people we admire to food to running shoes to the future all in 40ish minutes.
Our current morning schedule (because I’m sure it will change before the end of the week or something) is that Skye wakes up at about 7:20ish to eat and then falls back to sleep again until about 9:30. I feed her, pump a bottle (just in case she wakes up while I am on my run) and then get Brooke all ready for school, take her and then run! Some days Skye wakes up earlier than that so I go for my run before taking Brooke to school. Yesterday morning I fed her and then just stared at her for a bit because she was giving me the cutest sleep smiles.
I smile too after a filling meal while I’m snuggling and snoozing… is there any better feeling than those three things combined?
School drop-off with the Brookster.
I did a little bit of strength training all by myself yesterday after my run until Skye woke up. I know, I know. I’m shocked by my actions too;)
I really am loving these resistance bands that I bought because they make it so easy to get in a great workout!
I did 3 sets of (for the last set I didn’t use the bands because my legs were on fire):
12 Squats w/the band
And then Skye helped me to stretch for a minute.
If my hair is anywhere near Skye, she whips out her arm so fast and grabs it. Andrew witnessed her crazy fast hair pulling reflex yesterday and he was amazed. She has some skills and I really should just put my hair in a bun each day.
PS who wants to come over for a cereal party at our house? Why put them away when I am just going to eat more in a few hours;)
Andrew has another big test coming up so he has been studying like crazy but took an afternoon break with us for the important stuff in life:
I could actually just order a bowl of this guacamole and eat it for lunch. I need to try that.
Hot chocolate for dessert:
After lunch we stopped by my parents’ house to catch up with them. My mom has had a sinus infection for a while so it felt like we hadn’t seen them in forever. Skye was the most excited to see her.
But then she got bored of our conversation…
This will seriously never get old.
For dinner we made what we had a few days ago… eggs, cheese, spinach, sweet potatoes (with TJ’s Everyday seasoning) and bacon.
And then we tried the Dark Chocolate Kodiak cakes for the first time and the verdict is that they are amazing. I love the plain ones a bit more but will gladly eat these to mix things up too.
These two finished off their day with dancing to The Greatest Showman in their favorite costumes.
*Disclaimer… these were all the highlights from our day:) I think you’d be bored hearing about the fights, tiredness, diaper blowouts, crying, messes etc that come along with kids so just a reminder, I just show you the best (and most delicious) parts of our day.
Does anyone do their strength training before their run rather than after? I feel like I might need to start doing that because it probably won’t happen if I always do it after my run because life takes over.
Who was the last person that you went on a run with?
If you could only choose to be able to eat guacamole or salsa for the rest of your life, which would you choose (or do you like guac or salsa better… I just like to phrase it the other way because that sounds more dramatic)?
What is going to be the highlight of your day today?