Winter finally showed up around here.
I loved seeing a few snowflakes in Skye’s hair!
Overall, I don’t think she was thrilled by the snow.
Let’s get back to the beginning of the day:
Skye is trying desperately each morning to make Andrew a morning person… It’s almost working. Almost.
There was quite a bit of snow when I first woke up and I decided that the treadmill was a great idea for my run.
I have a feeling that these bikes aren’t going to be used for at least a few days.
Andrew and I got a new gym pass. We went a few months without one and decided it was time to renew. I really want to get to some yoga and strength classes and also use their weights so I’m glad we have a pass again. I did 6 miles @ an 8:22 average pace with some hills thrown in there too with some weights afterwards. It felt like it was 300 degrees in there but hopefully it is just going to get me ready for summer running.
Andrew did his treadmill run at home while I was gone (PS I’m coaching him to run a PR at the Ogden 1/2 Marathon.. his current PR is 1:44)
I did this move the other day and I am STILL sore from it. Side kicks… I keep the elevated leg up and parallel to the ground and extend my leg straight and then bend it back (repeat 12 times for 3 sets on each leg) and boom… burns those glutes/hips so good.
Ever had edamame right after your workout? It’s a good idea if you ask me followed by some eggs and yogurt.
For lunch I had a tuna fish sandwich with some red bell peppers thrown in there. This sandwich was eaten while feeding Skye and I didn’t drop a crumb anywhere but on the plate. I’m proud of this accomplishment.
I really want one of these snow suits for me. The girls and I went over to one of my best friend’s house to bring her lunch… she is having her baby boy any day now so we wanted to see her before things get crazy.
And then it was time for gymnastics. It’s quite incredible how much happiness a stamp or sticker brings to Brooke. All of her practicing is already paying off. While we are there they have a bunch of the older girls there practicing and oh my goodness, they are incredible! It’s so fun to see people so passionate about their sport. I also love watching them because it reminds me of how incredible our bodies are… they are amazing tools to do the things we love to do.
Skye enjoyed watching Brooke too.
For dinner we made pasta carbonara (with whole grain spiral noodles instead of linguine) and it hit the spot.
Just happy to be held because heaven forbid we set her down for a few minutes;)
Monday night = the Bachelor and this popcorn from Candice (she brought it back for us from Disneyland)!
Random topic of the day (well, I have two random topics to talk about today)… do you have a junk drawer? We have one in our kitchen and within 48 hours of cleaning and organizing it, it ends up looking like this. I cannot blame anybody but myself for this because I am the one that just slides anything in there when I don’t want to find a real place to put it. My mom is not going to love this picture ha (clutter is her worst enemy).
Speaking of clutter, Andrew does not like my desktop. In my brain I NEED everything on that desktop and it is organized in a way that I need it but when Andrew sees it it makes him stressed out ha.
I saw this quote the other day and I 100000% agree! I’m kind of stubborn (ask Andrew, he will fully agree;) and instead of learning from somebody telling me something… sometimes I just really have to learn a lesson all on my own (usually the hard way… but I’m working on this ha;). I was thinking about my biggest mistakes with running/training (the list goes on and on) and I would definitely say that it had to do with not fueling myself properly for my training (about 6-7 years ago). It resulted in amenorrhea, stress fractures, a lot of time off of running, a lot of frustration, missing Boston and a lot of work to get healthy again. It DEFINITELY taught me a lot and that I never wanted to do that again! I’d love to hear about any of the mistakes you have made with your training and how you learned from it!
Other running lessons I learned via my own mistakes:
*ALWAYS double knot my laces before I start a race.
*Peanut butter before a race (that I’m really racing hard) is the worst idea.
*To train in a way that is best for me and avoid trying to mimic other people because we are all so different.
*EASY RUNS and recovery days are necessary!
Do you have a junk drawer? Where are some of the messiest places in your house?
What was one of your biggest mistakes with your running that taught you some really great lessons?
What type of computer do you use… is it pretty organized or a mess like mine?
What are your true feelings about snow?
-When I used to ski a lot I LOVED the snow so much but now… it’s not my favorite.