Six miles at an 8:50 average pace for my Monday morning and a TRACK workout today. I haven’t been to the track in probably close to two years or something. I’m nervous and excited and hoping that I remember how to run on a track since it has been so long. I’m just trying to remind myself to avoid my normal ‘fly and die’ method of running. I’m going to hold back a bit on the first reps and then push it for those last ones. I’ll be repeating ‘embrace the suck’ to myself when I’m wanting to quit and sit on the grass instead.
Another day on this gorgeous trail. Sometimes the scenery here just seems normal to me since I see it every day but then every now and again I really look at it and I’m in awe of those gorgeous mountains and it gives me the goosebumps. Or maybe it is the winter giving me goosebumps. Or maybe it was listening to the last episode of Dirty John yesterday that gave me goosebumps (SO CRAZY/CREEPY/SCARY).
Andrew was at the hospital yesterday again so after getting Brooke off to school we went to my mom’s house for them to hang out while I ran. My mom has always been supportive of me in every way and she definitely is with my running too. She even sends me cute pictures while I’m running.
Skye gave me the silent treatment when I got home because I think she was mad I didn’t take her with me but she loved some time with grandma. Skye is going to be 3 months old in just two more days and my mom was telling me about how one of my brothers was CRAWLING at 3 months old. It was her fourth child (she saved the best for last.. I’m the fifth;) and she said she couldn’t believe she was chasing a 3 month old around. That is definitely not the case over here right now and I can’t even imagine if Skye was crawling already.
We then chatted for a while and I did some stretching and some side planks, push-ups and squats.
My mom even sent me home with a no-bake cookie to eat as my post-run fuel. Mom’s know best.
Lunch was a taco salad mix leftover from Sunday night. I used some of the dressing that I brought home from 180 Tacos the other day… does anyone else ever bring home leftover dressing? I love this dressing so I’m not going to waste any of it.
Skye was napping and I had a bunch of work calls to make and random things like that so Brooke joined me at my desk with her tacos. She is not a fan of salsa/pico/guac yet and I’m hoping that changes quickly because I don’t want her to miss out on such a good thing.
Things got exciting with gymnastics. I loved the quote on the back wall!
I made Megan’s Cream Cheese Chicken Chili for dinner along with some cornbread. I also added some tomato sauce to the recipe, use the hot Rotel tomatoes and use normal cream cheese. It’s deliciouso and my entire family loves it. Thank you Megan.
We also had some cornbread thanks to Brooke.
This post was partially written by Skye.
Time for a few Tuesday Tangents!
*Thank you to Andrew for hanging up this little ball so I know how far to pull up my car in the garage (it’s a tight fit in our garage). One time when I was in high school I closed the garage on the back of my gold Crown Victoria. It definitely left a mark and my dad put up this same contraption to avoid it happening again for me:)
*Suzy sent this to me and I had to laugh… our bodies sure are strange. For me my plantar fasciitis is the thing that never will ever be the same… it flares up a few times a year.
*When Andrew is at the hospital he leaves before the kids wake up and gets home after they go to bed (he has a commute in addition to the 12+ hour shifts) but last night Skye was still awake which made him very happy.
*I thought my hunger would slow down a bit once my body adjusted to breastfeeding. Nope. Not happening. I am SO HUNGRY.
*Brooke tried out these new Oreos and I had her write a review for me (I’m not really an oreo person unless it is dipped in chocolate or mixed into ice cream). Brooke said, ”The frosting is purple and the hard part is black and it tastes like an Oreo wrapped around a marshmallow.” She gave it 5 stars.
*R. Kay sent this over to me yesterday. KEEP SHOWING UP! If you are having a hard running day, don’t forget this:
How often do you go to the track for your workouts? Do you enjoy running on a track or not so much?
WHO GOT INTO THE NYC MARATHON LOTTERY!? Didn’t they send out emails last week about who got in?
Do you have a favorite type of salad dressing? Do you bring home your leftovers from restaurants?
Have any injuries that flare up often or never truly feel the same again?
Share a Tuesday Tangent!