Hello from Skye and me today! Brooke picked out this little unicorn outfit for Skye at Target the other day and it makes us all pretty happy.
I went on my walk yesterday morning pretty early to get back in time for some things and it was COLD (luckily it really warms up by the afternoon). When I got home my face hurt which is why it looks like I have a large amount of blush on my cheeks.
It was quite beautiful outside though and feeling the sun on my skin was just what I needed! Two more days until my doctor’s appointment. Maybe I should do an Instagram Live for when the doctor tells me I can work on my fitness again. PS I am going to get a blood panel done while I’m there too because with breastfeeding and training again… I want to make sure my levels for everything are great (and if they aren’t, figure out how to get them to a better place)!
Let’s spend some time today talking about tangents that I’ve been thinking about since the last time I shared randomness.
*Sunday afternoon we tried a new recipe from the Run Fast. Eat Slow. cookbook! We tried the Superhero Muffins! The kids joined in making them with me (although they weren’t super excited about adding the grated zucchini and carrots into their muffins ha).
We also added walnuts and chocolate chips to them and they are really good. The kids also loved them (although, I’m sure they would have chosen a cookie/twinkie over these if they had the option)!
*For Sunday dinner we made this slow cooker chicken tortilla soup and it was delicious. It tasted even better the next day as leftovers (mainly because all I had to do was heat it up and eat it and convenience tastes extra good;)
*The back of cereal boxes. This was always a big deal for my siblings and I growing up. I loved seeing the kids study them the other morning. I love when seeing something that they are doing brings back memories with my siblings.
*Just practicing her Katniss bow and arrow skills in the morning with Knox.
*On Sunday afternoon we all went out for a walk and it was so nice outside. Andrew went mountain biking yesterday afternoon too… I don’t know what is happening to our winter but it is making me love Utah even more than I already did.
*Our kids have become professionals when it comes to asking dog owners if they can pet their dogs. This little puppy had blue/silver eyes and was so sweet!
*The kids played at the park for a little while and we hung out on the bench talking for a few minutes just the two of us (Skye asleep in the stroller) which felt nice (and doesn’t happen as much as it used to:).
*I found out that there is a company here that DELIVERS acaí bowls to your house. Brilliant.
*Sunday morning breakfast. + another cinnamon roll. I feel like I’m eating for two much more with breastfeeding than with pregnancy ha.
*Did you see this!? Molly Huddle broke an American record (Deena Kastor held it for 16 years previously). Can you imagine running 13.1 miles in 67 minutes??
*Thanks again to Megan for writing an awesome strength workout for runners (on yesterday’s post). I am so excited to get back to her bootcamp (I’ll probably do one day a week of bootcamp and the other strength training at home… we don’t have gym passes anymore)!
*Skye is ready for the day by 8… and then I get ready for the day 9 hours later;)
*Now this is something I am really excited about. The other day on my solo trip to Target (well, the rest of the family was in the car so it was kind of solo ha) I found these. I don’t consider myself an expert about anything but one thing I might be the closest to an expert on is sour candy. These are officially the best sour candy variation ever. Ever.
If you like candy, please treat yourself to these and tell me about it after.
I think a lot of times I get caught up in thinking that tempo runs NEED TO BE ‘X’ miles long and done consecutively but sometimes a good tempo interval workout is just what I need. I’ve done all sorts of different variations of tempo intervals and I love them especially at the beginning of training when I’m not ready to do a consecutive 8 mile tempo workout yet. You can switch it up to different intervals too—> i.e. 10 minutes, 3 miles, 20 minutes, 1.5 miles, 30 minutes, 5 minutes… wherever you are at—> you’ve got this!
Don’t know what your tempo pace is? THIS ARTICLE does a great job explaining the tempo run and includes ways to know what your tempo pace is… “Add 20 to 30 seconds per mile to a recent 5-K pace; 15 to 20 seconds to your 10-K pace. Faster runners should add the higher value (resulting in a slower tempo pace) because they often race at an anaerobic level; slower runners should use the lower number to ensure they’re running fast enough.”
OR you can use the calculator IN THIS POST and go off of the threshold pace that it gives you for your tempo pace!
What would you say you are an expert about (or close to an expert about)… I really would love to know (you can be funny about these or serious or both;)
I have a question from Jess (and I need the answer too;): “What do you use to cover your face when running in freezing wind? Everything else was mostly ok but I have to do something for my face!! I’ve been running for many years but usually avoid this kind of temperature by using the treadmill at the gym.”
What was the last ’new to you’ recipe that you have tried?
Have a gym pass? Do you usually always have one?
-We are trying to figure out whether or not we want to get one again… we probably won’t for a while but I’ll miss meeting Josse there for treadmill dates! PS it is kind of weird though because I’ve had a gym pass for the last 12 years of my life.