Yesterday’s 8 miles were split up into a few different segments. I decided I was going to sleep in due to the little sleep regression that we’ve been experiencing over here so I went out for a few miles, drove Brooke to school and walked (piggy back ride) her in…
Ran a little more once I got home and had Andrew text me when Skye was awake. Then I fed her (she had a very important story to tell me in the below picture)…
And then by the time I got out again it was raining and I found some cows…
But the 8 miles were done and I was still able to get all of the kid responsibilities done that I needed to. I’m calling it a win even if the 8 miles were covered over a much longer period of time than I was planning.
Planking is my dearest friend right about now and I got in a bit of that once I finished my run. Yesterday I did this set of exercises 3 times: 1 minute side planks (on each side), 1 minute normal plank, 25 leg lifts (per side), 25 donkey kicks (per side) and 25 glute bridges w/ leg lifts (on each side).
Skye was pretty happy when she woke up from her morning nap. Andrew had a 12 page paper he was working on all day. Those are not his favorites. He prefers tests over papers and I am the opposite.
I now do my make-up one handed so if you notice my make-up looking extra strange lately, that is why.
We went to Kneaders and I had my current favorite salad (the turkey cranberry one with dressing that tastes like candy)!
Then it was back to the kiddos. Brooke and Knox already have quite the social life and were invited over to a friend’s house!
For dinner we made the most delicious sweet and sour chicken.
We put it on top of brown rice and cauliflower rice. The kids even loved it!
On Thursday nights we try to do a family night where we have a treat, an activity and a lesson. Some weeks we completely forget about it but some weeks we don’t. Yesterday’s family night involved every game that we currently own, a lesson about what trust is and sprinkle donuts for the kids.
Time for a few of my Friday Favorites!
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*A few of you have asked about how I am logging my workouts now! My coach puts them into here—> https://vdoto2.com and then I enter in the workout (well, my Garmin automatically uploads to there) and write my notes down for the day. It is SO easy to use, clean looking and I’m really enjoying keeping track of everything there!
*When Skye smiles with her entire face.
*PS to go along with above picture, I bought her above outfit and the one that she had on in Wednesday’s post HERE. She has the cutest baby stuff and I want to buy it all.
*THESE. I just bought them from Costco and they are so good (for frozen waffles). I’m going to have these after my runs a few times a week when I don’t have a lot of time to make anything. 12 grams of protein boom.
*I keep seeing tweets and things that people are posting about how much they don’t like La Croix!? Am I crazy, I actually like them!
*For our dessert last night Andrew and I split one of these and I forgot how good they are. They kind of taste like a baby ruth. My brother in Arizona LOVES these and reminded us of them so we had to get one for ourselves. I know this is really uncharacteristic but I haven’t been into sour candy recently (i.e. just a few days;)… I’ve been way more into chocolate or cereal and now this:
*36 days until my first postpartum race! I’m a bit excited about this and can’t wait to test where I am at fitness wise. I have a good feeling about this year. I do need to figure out the whole get there early/ride a bus to the start/wait for a bit/race thing as far as breastfeeding goes!
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KADY!!! (PS I got to meet Kady on the airplane one time and she was the nicest human ever. I want her to move to Utah so we can be training partners!
“My friend Gabrielle and I completed our first marathon this weekend! We ran the Los Angeles Marathon and it was absolutely perfect! I thought I might be sidelined with a nagging knee injury but with some rest and therapy I was able to show up and cross the finish line at 4:19 smiling and grateful! Gabrielle came in at 4:01 so strong and happy!”
Wendy!!! “This past Sunday, March 18th, my hubby and I ran the LA marathon. This was the 4th time for me and his 9th. We love this race so much! The course is fantastic, volunteers are amazing, and there are crowds of people cheering you on the whole way from Dodgers stadium to the beach in Santa Monica. It’s almost like you’re site-seeing the whole time. The week leading up to the race, I just felt so comfortable. This was a new feeling for me before a race, especially a ‘big’ race! I didn’t feel nervous, I was excited, but just comfortable. I know the course, know when it gets tough, and when I can fly… 2 years ago, I finished 2 minutes shy of a Boston qualifying time. Ever since then, that has been my goal! Sunday was amazing! We couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather! The miles seemed to roll along smoothly and quickly! My husband is a great ‘coach,’ great pacer, and knew what my goal was for the day. He kept me from going out too fast, and talked to me during miles 22-25 when my head starts to get the best of me. Everything was just clicking! This year I aged up, so the BQ for my age group is 3:55, but my goal was to come in under my old age group, which is 3:45… Sunday, we crossed the finish line together in 3:43:56!! 13th in my division, 242nd woman, 1,535th overall finisher out of about 24,000! Not too shabby for a 45 year old ‘novice’ runner. Days/races like this make all the hard parts of training so worth it!! When we were driving home, we realized we only took one picture, and that was at the start line… Oh well…”
Are you a good test taker? Or are you/were you more about the projects/papers?
La Croix… YES or NO?!
Have any Friday Favorites?
Long run, race, rest day, gym day—> What do you have going on fitness wise this weekend?