HELLO!!! I feel like I have so much to tell you and about 100 pictures from the last two days that I want to share with you!
Let’s start with Monday morning. It was so good to have Brookie back home and it only took Skye a few minutes to stop being mad at her for leaving us for the weekend.
I set out for a run and was surprised how great my body felt (still going to my chiro today just to make sure everything is great)! 6.27 miles @ 8:16 average with plenty of hills. I ran in a hilly area and challenged myself to go UP anytime I came to a street that had a hill (which was often) and then back down once I reached the top. By the end my legs were toast.
I just reminded myself anytime I wanted to quit climbing a specific hill that hills are speedwork in disguise. The hill was just getting me stronger and closer to where I want to be.
When I came home, Skye was still napping (Andrew is home with her when I go run) so I turned on This is Us and got out the weights! I only saw the first 16 minutes of the episode… I STILL NEED TO FINISH.
After Brooke got home from school we went out for her to ride her bike (and Skye was in the stroller). I wonder how many pictures I have of Brooke… probably in the million range and she is only 5.
Also, I started wearing jeans recently for the first time since I had Skye. I kept telling myself that I would just wear leggings/sweats until I fit into my old jeans again and then I realized that is silly. It might be a year for that to happen or it might not even happen again and that is okay. My body grew a human being so I took off the pressure of feeling like I needed to get back to my old jeans and just bought a few bigger pairs that fit just great right now. One of my tips for dealing with your body changing with pregnancy/postpartum… BUY CLOTHES THAT FIT and feel good because trying to squeeze into things that don’t fit feels awful. And putting pressure on yourself to be right back into your old clothes takes away from experiencing all of the good things in life.
Yes, I bought jeans with holes in them… maybe I secretly still think I’m 21. I’ll be 32 next TUESDAY. Plan on eating a donut that day to celebrate my birthday.
My meals the last two days have been very simple. Costco salad mix kits with chicken and a sweet potato on the side and Brinner (of course) were the main stars.
We went out again on Monday to search for a car. We are currently leaning towards the Pilot (thank you for all of your recommendations.. seriously, thank you) but still not sure. It took me about 2 seconds to decide on my CRV and this time I cannot make a decision which is fine because I still don’t want to drive ha.
Brooke hasn’t minded the car shopping because they always have snacks at the dealership… she is just like me.
We also met my mom for a little bit at Costco. We didn’t need anything, we just wanted to chat and eat samples with her while she shopped.
From there we went to be spectators to watch Brooke…
She is back in gymnastics! We didn’t tell her until right before and it was so fun to see her face light up with excitement. She did great and somehow she is just about an inch away from doing the splits!
Skye was very supportive of watching Brooke.
We got home and a few friends came over to watch The Bachelor and fight over holding Skye. We didn’t really watch that much of the episode but it was a great excuse to get together and talk for a few hours.
It was also a great excuse to order a bunch of cookies and figure out which one was the best. For those of you that live in Utah—> Our expert opinion= CRUMBL is the most delicious cookie delivery option.
Our Tuesday started how it usually does.
And then I went out for 3 miles @ 8:54 average pace. My legs were tired from the hills on Monday so I made sure to find the flattest roads possible to run on.
Skye gets this facial expression from me… I make the exact same one after completing a killer workout.
It’s been really nice to have some time with just Skye each morning while Brooke/Knox are at school.
February 6th is a very important day in our world because it is National Froyo Day. Every year Yogurtland gives you a cup to fill for free. Brooke has been to this event every year of her life and we always pick up my niece from school and take her too. Brooke promised me yesterday she will still do this tradition with me when I am 90 years old.
And that concludes a summary of some things we did the last few days!
I don’t know about you but it takes me a little bit of time to really decide on whether or not to do a race and I finally committed to one! My brother is doing the Revel Mount Charleston as his FIRST HALF-MARATHON this April and I really want to be there. I have been coaching him and we have already seen so many huge improvements with his training. Well, I really want to see him cross the finish line (he is planning on running it with his sister-in-law and I might join them for a mile at the end) so I decided to do it. The beauty of signing up for a race—> it is motivating and makes you so excited to start working hard but then you realize it is time to start working hard ha and that includes speed work. I’m not sure where I’ll be as far as fitness goes in April but I know I’ve gotta start somewhere (along with a few 5ks before this race hopefully to figure out how to do this all again:)!
What is the next race that you are registered for? Anyone else going to be at the Mount Charleston race this year? We should do a meet-up if you are!
Do you have a favorite brand of jeans that you love? Please share because I need one more pair!
The best type of chip to have in your cookie—> Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, semi-sweet, butterscotch, white chocolate, peanut butter?
Did you participate in any sports when you were younger like Brooke’s age?