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Another Sunday over here and most definitely a rest day… I doubt I got over 500 steps yesterday!
Things started out like this! SKYE SLEPT UNTIL 4:45 and then was up at 6 again but I will take that solid 6 hours 32 minutes and 16 seconds of sleep that I got. GO SKYE.
Church was great and I taught a lesson to the youth girls about choices and consequences and of course included my favorite quote about choices—> May we ever choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong. -Thomas S Monson.
It was quite windy all day yesterday (and we are supposed to get a huge snowstorm today). I didn’t mind taking a rest day and being on the couch for the rest of the day instead of running in a headwind but I’m sure I’ll get plenty of headwind practice this week.
We came home to these two having some intense conversations.
A close up on Skye’s awesome onesie from Brooks. What do you think… will Skye be a runner? I mean, I wouldn’t hate it if we took runcations as a family when the kids are all a bit older;)
We are back on the pancake tradition on Sunday and I decided to add chocolate to mine. I always feel bad eating in front of Skye… she must be so jealous of our food! I bet she is counting down the days until she gets to eat solids and join in with us with the good stuff.
A Sunday afternoon movie together during Skye’s nap… Andrew and I both fell asleep too.
Followed by 500 cartwheels.
And then Brooke got really serious about things, put her leotard on and requested some Youtube gymnastics instructional movies. PS was anyone else a fan of the show Make It or Break It. I think I’m going to rewatch it on Hulu because I loved it so much.
A little while later we picked up Mer to go to my parents’ house for dinner.
Skye was super happy to see grandma. We had stew, salad and cornbread for dinner… the perfect winter meal.
Brooke made sure to have her leotard so that she could get to practicing with Andrew. He’s almost got his back bend…
We practiced some tummy time with Skye. It isn’t her favorite… probably because she just prefers holding time instead.
Look at my mom’s new hobby! She has started wood carving and this is her first project. I can’t believe how good she is already.
Brooke and I have started a new habit. We get in front of the mirror and both repeat, ‘I CAN’ ten times. We both have a tendency of saying I can’t so we are working on replacing that with something much more positive. This is going to be great for my running!
Megan D sent me this and I cannot agree with this in the slightest… ALMOND BUTTER > PEANUT BUTTER. Brooke agrees.
Just doing her normal pretending she is a puppy with Beretta… not sure Beretta is very happy about sharing her bed.
Monday: My first time back to hill repeats. 8.05 miles total and an average pace of 8:24 w/ 5 x .2 mile hill sprints (according to effort and they were tough)! My recoveries after each hill sprint were jogging slowly back down the hill.
Tuesday: Birthday run with Josse. 7 miles @ 8:10 pace on a very flat route (pretty sure we gained about 10 feet the entire run;)
Wednesday: 3 miles @ 8:35 average pace.
Thursday: 6.8 miles total with three mile repeats (followed by .4 mile recovery jogs after each repeat)—> 6:54, 6:49, 6:45! Done on the treadmill and did the intervals on a .5% incline.
Friday: 5 miles @ 8:37 average pace! Some hills but not much.
Saturday: Long run day! I love the long run and I decided to do a mini fast finish for this run. 9 miles total: 8:16, 8:25, 8:44, 8:07, 7:48, 7:52, 7:50, 7:47, 6:49! Average pace: 7:58. I was very happy with how this run felt and what my pace was at the end!
38.85 miles for the week! I jumped up in distance a little bit more than normal (33.27 miles the week before) and this next week I’ll keep it at about 38 miles or less!
Any fun plans for President’s Day?
What was your best run last week?
Fresh snow… do you run on it or hit the treadmill?
How often do you eat almond butter or peanut butter?