The fact I got out of bed was a miracle yesterday morning (Skye was up 4 times ((due to gas we think) that night) but I knew that 3 miles (@ 8:35 pace) would do just the trick for waking me up.
Michelle said this the other day and I completely agree. Running is a big reset button for me!
During my run I was really thinking about something that a friend said in a church lesson this last Sunday. She talked about switching out the word/idea FAIL with FELL instead. It gave me the goosebumps when she first said this. I love the idea of viewing our shortcomings/mistakes as falling rather than failing. Thinking of ourselves as failures or failing at doing something we want to do is so defeating and leaves me never wanting to try doing it again. But when I see something I would normally view as a failure as falling… I immediately think about getting back up again and trying again. It makes trying new things and having big goals sound way less scary too! I don’t have a fear of falling but I do have a fear of failing! This is something that is really going to help my postpartum running because there is going to be a lot of falling on the way to get to my goals but getting back up quickly and trying it all over again is something I can definitely do.
The day started off with some heart pancakes and a few Vday presents before going to school. Holiday parties at school= Brooke gets ready at record speed and doesn’t stall like normal to get out the door. These parties are her #1 motivators.
I’m a big fan of dressing them up according to the holidays and hopefully they will let me continue to do that until they turn 18.
After Brooke went to school, we picked up Knox from his mom’s house and headed over to Dr. Bennett’s office to get worked on! Loved this little scene in the waiting room.
He worked on my hips (necessary for my postpartum running) and neck from the accident and then he worked on Andrew’s ankle. Andrew came home from a run one day and his ankle was completely swollen. He hasn’t run since besides one short run. Andrew wasn’t even sure what caused the swelling during the run either because he never felt any pain etc, so weird. Sometimes our bodies just need to let us keep running because hello, we are trying to take care of our bodies and injuries take that away from us;)
This will get him back running again.
For Vday Andrew got me this deliciousness.
And then he sent Brooke and I over to the nail salon to get our nails done. Does the grueling decision of what color of polish to get take 20 minutes for anyone else too?
We both went for very bright pinks.
From there we decided to go to an early dinner at 3 to avoid crowds.
We decided on going to Texas Roadhouse because we were all feeling like we needed the rolls that they bring you when you first sit down. I had the bbq chicken, salad and baked potato for my meal.
Andrew was a good example for the kids at trying the one food that he hates really bad again… hard-boiled eggs! Yep, he still hates them.
Ice cream at Sweet Cream for dessert!
We also got to go to my grandma’s house and catch up with her for a little while. Skye (I first typed Brooke because I mix their names up all of the time!!) wasn’t so sure about Mr. Blue (my grandma’s dog).
Big kids in bed at 7:20, pjs for me and the Bachelor watching with Andrew.
Brooks just sent these over and they are going to be on my feet this morning during my mile repeats. Depending on when I can run today I’ll either be outside or on the treadmill and if I’m outside… these shoes will make sure that I am seen from a mile away. I’ll be trying out 2-3 mile repeats and going completely off of effort rather than pace. When I am coming back from an injury or now from having a baby, I like doing my workouts according to effort so I am paying attention to that rather than thinking about what pace I think I should be doing. It helps me to listen closely to what my body is okay with doing at this point and it takes off the thoughts of I HAVE SO FAR TO GO IN ORDER TO BE WHERE I USED TO BE.
Anyone else absolutely hate hard-boiled eggs? Have any foods that you really do not like?
What shoes are you running in today?
What was the last non-running workout that you did? Last cross-training that you did?
Anyone watching the Bachelor—> Who do you think is going to win?