THAT TIME CHANGE was rough (for everyone in our family;). It’s crazy how one hour can just mix it all up so much. I got out for the first half of my run, took Brooke to school and then finished up the second half of my run after that. It’s crazy how on Saturday I was doing paces in the low 7’s and feeling comfortable and then today’s run at an 8:49 average (8 miles) felt just as difficult and maybe even more difficult than my Saturday run. Our bodies sure like to keep us guessing. I guess it would get boring if we always felt great all the time right?
It was a gorgeous morning though and I enjoyed catching the sunrise.
I had a protein smoothie for breakfast and was ready for lunch by eleven! I put together a salad with rotisserie chicken from Costco and then had some fruit and toast. One piece with pb and one piece with honey butter because I couldn’t make up my mind on which one to have.
Every now and then Brooke will go into full-blown crafting mode and come up with the most artistic creations and yesterday was one of those days.
I think it might officially be spring here so I dressed Skye accordingly.
I am quite happy to be back to seeing this scene again. We went on a little walk until Skye started falling asleep and then we rushed home because she takes much better naps at home vs the carseat.
A bit later and Brooke had gymnastics class. She has mastered the handstand!
Right after gymnastics we drove up north to go to dinner with Andrew’s parents to celebrate his birthday. On the car ride up we talked a lot about how we are going to get me that sub 3 marathon. I’ve been craving this goal a lot lately. Andrew is all about getting me to this goal too. I lucked out with how supportive he is of my goals because this one is definitely going to take some work.
Andrew requested Texas Roadhouse for dinner and somebody was a little bit excited about the rolls.
Skye was eyeing everyone’s food.
After dinner we hung out at my in-law’s house.
And had pie and ice cream…. and then all three girls fell asleep on the drive home.
Time for a few tangents!
*YES TO ALL OF THESE THINGS!!!
*I’ve got a new Skye update coming your way later this afternoon.
*She is working really hard on Andrew’s bday gift for tomorrow!
*Andrew sent me a picture of this drawer of candy that he found online. My dream kitchen will include the below scene, a pebble ice machine, a Costco door (its a little door that goes from the garage directly to the pantry so that you can just unload your groceries from the garage straight to your pantry), a salad bar that someone comes and stocks daily and two ovens (for all of the cooking that I don’t do;).
*Knox found one of my old cameras so he has become the selfie champion.
*We have finally tried the Frywall so I thought I would tell you what we thought about it—> WE LOVE IT. It is so easy to clean and keeps all of the bacon grease in the pan rather than all over the stove and burning my skin.
*My workout tomorrow is kind of scaring me a bit. It’s short but painful. I’m going to keep reminding myself of this truth when I’m wanting to quit.
*Another bag bites the dust. And sadly we didn’t pick up another bag of boom chicka pop when we were at Costco. I might have to go back today to get some.
*In this article ‘6 Rules to Determine How Many Miles Per Week to Run’ they included some suggestions for how many miles to run based on what distance you are training for. For my half-marathon and marathon training I’m usually around 45-55 miles per week and I’ve never trained specifically for the 5k/10k so I’m not sure about that but this looks about right:
Have any Tuesday Tangents to share today?!
On average how many miles per week do you train for different distances? The 5k, 10k, half-marathon, marathon?
What are some cool things that you would put into your dream kitchen?
How many times a week are you working out in nature/outside? What benefits do you feel when working out outside?