A rainy 40 minute easy run (4.78 miles) for me yesterday morning. I managed to step in a huge puddle about 5 minutes into my run so that was fun to run with soaking wet shoes;)
PS when I run in the rain, I put my phone in a ziplock!
After getting the kids to school I hit up my mat for some stretching and glute work while Skye hung out next to me.
After school Brooke and Knox had a friend over and they were all running around the house like crazy. I found Beretta curled up and hiding in my closet so that she could get in a nap while they were running around… She’s quite smart and I need to learn a few things from her.
I got a little crazy with my normal sweet potato combination and added some cooked spinach and yellow peppers to the mix. Also, I’m out of bbq sauce so that was hard on me but the salsa tasted almost as good with the mix.
Naps were not a part of Skye’s vocabulary yesterday so there was a lot of walking around the house and holding her while she was fussy.
But then she did take a short nap and woke up feeling much better!
Fast forward many hours later and Leppy the Leprechaun came to our house. Leppy is the name the kids came up with for the leprechaun. We are going to be gone this weekend so this was a time we could celebrate St. Patrick’s Day all together.
And this was the first year that green milk wasn’t spilled all over the kitchen. I’m sure next year that will change with Skye;)
I had a classy dinner. Pancakes and I got the stuff out for eggs and spinach but they never ended up being made and I snacked the rest of the night instead because that was easier.
Again, she fought sleep so hard but sleep finally won.
Andrew did great on his test yesterday and now he is ready for a weekend of baseball!
PS Skye is way more into celebrating Easter vs St. Patrick’s Day:
I’m hoping I get some good luck on my run today…
I’ve got a few Friday Favorites to share with you today!
*I have three pairs of running shorts right now that I currently rotate through… They’ve been a favorite for me for years but especially now because every other pair of shorts chafes the heck out of me. But these Roga’s never chafe me so I’ll just continue wearing them daily.
*We watched Long Shot on Netflix the other night and it was SO good. It is only 40 minutes long but it is a documentary about a murder case and it is crazy interesting!
*I have a 14 miler on my schedule THIS MONTH. That is the longest I have gone in over a year (that I can remember)… I AM SO EXCITED!
*I came home from my run the other morning greeted by Skye like this:
*I just listened to Ali’s podcast with DES LINDEN and it was great. I’m a huge fan of both Ali and Des… listen to it on your long run this weekend!
*Getting my body used to taking gels again during a run so I’ll be using these for my long run this week…. it’s one of my favorites!
*Our kids already have what they want to be for Halloween picked out. I love their love for holidays!
*Within the next 32 hours I will be eating a Bosa Donut. My brother and sister-in-law say they are the best donuts in Arizona and I can’t wait to go there again. A beautiful apple fritter from Bosa a few years ago:
*Ashley posted this and I sure love it:)
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GRACE!!! “Yesterday I achieved a 15 minute half marathon PR at the Rock N’ Roll DC Half Marathon with a time of 1:40:06!!! I was in my third year of medical school while training this winter and was honestly just going for 1:45 and wasn’t even sure I would make that. As soon as I stepped on that course I knew things were different and it was going to be an amazing day. My first mile was 7:35 and I initially thought to myself “oh crap that was way too fast.” However I figured what do I have to lose at this point? So I kept flying along and somehow managed to keep that pace the entire race. It felt absolutely amazing. Of course I woke up this morning and immediately registered for our local 10 miler next weekend. Have to ride that high!!!”
Have any fun plans for this weekend?
Have any Friday Favorites? I would love to hear them!
Is anyone doing a St. Patrick’s Day race? Who has a long run this weekend?
Random question of the day—> What is something you are naturally talented at?