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It was a successful rest day—> I fueled up for another week of running (I am planning to hit 47 miles this next week) and rested up for another week of running.
Things started off nice and early with the Skyester even though I told her that Sunday was our one day to sleep in. She must have forgotten but let’s be honest, I stink at sleeping in myself and her morning giggles are my favorite.
I attempted to make a waffle for myself and more batter ended up on the counter than in my waffle.
Skye decided that she was too mature for a morning nap so instead she took a VERY long afternoon nap.
I’m conducting an experiment to test how many combinations of foods taste good in a sweet potato and topped with bbq sauce (I’m up to 24 different combinations;). This one included eggs, cheese, peppers and onions. We ran out of my favorite bbq sauce and kept forgetting to pick up more so it is really nice to have it back in my life again.
Later on we drove up to Andrew’s parents’ house and Skye met a bunch of her cousins.
We had dinner and this fruit bowl made me think that summer is just around the corner…
But nope, it was snowing all night long. Andrew and I left Skye and Knox with his parents and went to pick up Brookie. It was our 10 minute date for the week, just the two of us ha.
I think she might have missed her blanket more than she missed me;)
She missed me a little bit too I think.
But she told me she missed Knox the most. Right when they saw each other they started talking in their secret language and rolled around on the ground.
They had an Easter egg hunt and sadly I found out that Brooke likes Whoppers (one of the four types of candy I do not understand).
And I had one of these for dessert.
Turns out there are a lot of flexible girls in this family…
I’ve got a few Monday Matters to share today:
*The best Easter candy out there. A bag that contains both the Starburst jelly beans and the minis.
*Remember this quote with your running. Pay attention to those small gains you experience in your training and remember that it is PROGRESS!
*Loved Amanda’s (her blog is awesome) post about running shoes! She talks all about why it’s important to rotate your running shoes. She included a link to a study that said people that had at least 2 different models of running shoes were 39% less likely to get injured. I’m currently using 4 different shoes that I’m rotating through—> Hyperion, Levitates, PureFlows & Launch.
*Knox asked to be swaddled like Skye.
*The best chapstick that has ever been created. This flavor is amazing. I have either had a thick layer of lipgloss or chapstick on ever since my first marathon in 2010 when I forgot to bring something for my lips and they were so chapped for the last ten miles or so. I learned my lesson and refuse to go through that feeling of dry lips again.
*I was reading about Why U.S. Women Marathoners are Having a Moment and I saw the average pace for these women for their 26.2 mile PRs and oh my goodness. I think I can handle a 5:19 pace for about 5 meters:) I can’t wait to see some of these women race Boston this year. Also, this is Skye’s first time watching Boston with us so that is a big deal.
Andrew and I played Never Ever Have I ____________ (running version) in the car on our drive home and I wanted to share a few of our answers and I would love to hear your answers too!
Andrew’s answers for: Never Ever Have I __________________:
*Done a race in a costume.
*Done a trail race.
*Trained properly for a marathon;) This year will be different.
*Tried Pool Running
*Done a Ragnar
*Gotten a massage after a race.
*Finished a race and then kept running more miles afterwards (he didn’t know that was a thing until he saw me do that after a half-marathon once).
*Done a race at night.
Janae’s answers for: Never Ever Have I _________________:
*Done a Disney race.
*Used a porta potty during a race (except for during pregnancy when my bladders lasts two miles at a time;).
*Enjoyed running in the wind;)
*Slept in on race morning and missed my race.
*Done a one mile race (those sound painful because short speed is hard for me:)
*Listened to Halo by Beyonce for 10 miles straight on a run (Andrew’s probably the only person that has done this;)
Okay, your turn to fill in the blank for our runner’s version of this game:
Never Ever Have I _______________!