Thanks again mom for making it possible for me to run outside while Andrew had another shift at the hospital yesterday. Also, I was happy we were both wearing pink and as you can tell by my face, I got HOT during my run.
I set out a different direction than normal and made sure to watch every step while on this sidewalk. One time I fell on this very sidewalk from a crack and I was not about to repeat that occurrence again.
Gotta love this advertisement for a race! I’ve done this marathon twice and half marathon three times, it’s a good one.
Yesterday’s workout looked like this—> 60 minutes easy followed by 4 x 20 seconds at around a 6:20 pace with 60 second recovery!
I started off with a long sleeve shirt and tied that around my waist during mile six (80 feet of elevation gain in that one mile)! Skye slept the entire time while at my mom’s house and during a few errands too.
And then she and I hung out for a bit before picking up the kids from school.
Lunch with a side of a tea party with Brooke and Knox. I combined 2 eggs, chicken, cheese, spinach and green peppers and put that all on top of a sweet potato.
And then I went through the entire fridge (IT WAS BAD) and cleaned every part of it, it took a long time.
A little bit more hanging out while Brooke and Knox were playing.
And then we went to the park and it was 61 degrees. Does this mean spring is here?!?
For dinner we had pancakes (for the 50th time this year) with peanut butter and they were delicious. They sounded good, the kids were hungry and Skye was in her fussing stage of the day so something easy for dinner was a must. I started thinking about how I wish I was one of those Pinterest cooks making amazing/elaborate meals for my family each day but I’m pretty far from that ever happening. And then I thought about something my dad used to tell me when I was in college. I was a STRESS case in school. I stressed about each assignment, test, percentage… everything. I remember one time when I was so stressed over a Physical Science test coming up and having no clue what was going on in the class, my dad said to me, “Janae, don’t worry, C’s get degrees.” Basically he was saying that you don’t have to get straight A’s, it’s okay to get some B’s and some C’s. I’ll still get my degree without a perfect report card. It’s not all about the grade anyways, it’s about doing your best and learning along the way.
So, when it comes to things like cooking… I just have to remind myself that C’s get degrees;) I’m sure I’ll get some A’s in some areas of life but B’s, C’s, D’s and even some F’s are part of my current report card too and that’s okay. Thanks Dad.
Time for some Friday Favorites!
*I bought a pair of these to wear around (errands, the park, random kid stuff) and I just think they are really cute. I haven’t worked out in them so I don’t have a review for that but I just really like them.
*For those of you that watched the Bachelor this last season, this spoof by Nick Viall and Dean Unglert is hilarious!
*Marie sent me this article about the most popular cereals in each state! Here in Utah we are all about Life I guess! A ton of states had Oreo O’s for their most popular cereal and I had no idea so many people love those.
*The Champion with Carrie Underwood and Ludacris… SUCH A GOOD RUNNING SONG!
*Hahah YES.. I knew Andrew was the one when he told me about his love for Costco and their samples.
*Rhiannon sent me this yoga video (it’s for runners) and I tried half of it last night, it was awesome!
*How cool is this? I want to start making pictures with my Garmin when I go running!
*I didn’t use this during pregnancy but just started to use Vital Proteins Collagen again for a few reasons but mainly for my hair… I am losing quite a bit of hair postpartum (this did not happen with Brooke?!) and my hair dresser friend recommended trying Collagen along with the shampoo/conditioner I am using to help!
*Stephanie Bruce on her Instagram said, “Mental toughness is finding fuel in an empty tank.” I love that.
*When we were going around during dinner and saying what we are thankful for Brooke said, “I am thankful for myself.” I love that too.
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LORIBETH!!! “I just ran my 11th half marathon on Sunday, March 4th in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This race is on it’s 3rd year and I have run it each year. The weather was perfect… around 36 degrees at the start and around 50 degrees at the finish. I was nervous going into it because I had a tough race in November that had me stressed a bit for this one, not to mention a ridiculously cold January where we had 2 weeks where temps did not get above freezing all day… not normal for us. That made me shorten several runs, and I felt a bit under trained. But I have always heard it is better to be under trained and uninjured than going to the starting line worn out or hurting. Turns out that’s right… even though I usually do a 13 miler before race day, I only made it to 10 miles in training but still managed to come out only 6 minutes shy of a PR! I have a PR of 1:58 and I came in at 2:03:49. So happy! I loved that with the larger field this year they started us in waves, the first time they have done that. I hopped in the second wave at the front… this got me some awesome photos when we took off, and made me feel really cool for a half mile or so while I was leading the pack, ha! I loved the course, the weather, the crowds, and everything about it… a great race!”
What are some of your Friday Favorites?!
Is it feeling like spring or summer where you are or still winter?
What are you most looking forward to this weekend?
Any races that you have done a few times?