I’ve got a new SKYE UPDATE for you over HERE!
First, and most importantly… it is ANDREW’S BIRTHDAY so please wish him a happy birthday in the comments and I’ll read them to him while he is driving us to In-N-Out (his favorite) today to eat.
HAPPY 30TH ANDREW. You are my everything! I’ve got a really fun surprise for him today that I’ll share with you tomorrow morning.
This was our very first picture ever together… little did he know he would be taking 100s of selfies daily with me from that point forward;) The dating days sure were fun (and short;)—> 12 miles of us running around in the mountains and trying to impress each other by pushing the pace faster and faster:
Tuesday morning started out like normal for us. After I took Brooke to school I set out for my run! Six miles at an 8:33 average pace and a perfect 43 degrees while Skye snoozed and Andrew did his studying. PS he is less than a year away from graduating!
I listened to this podcast with Shalane Flanagan and it was SO SO good. Listen to it now. For part of the podcast Shalane talked about how her injury last year was a huge blessing in disguise. Leading up to Boston last year she had to take 10 weeks off from running due to a back injury. She then talked about how amazing that break was for her mentally and physically and how that helped her to get to her huge dream of winning the NYC Marathon that fall.
I really am so happy I took 6 weeks off after having Skye because taking breaks from running is really hard for me but in the long run, I think that was a puzzle piece that will help me to get to my sub 3. I feel so excited about running after that break and ready to work hard. I think that a few weeks off (from cross training and running) after big races will be a thing for me now after seeing how well my body responded to some time off!
For me, a little distance from running made my heart grow fonder for it:)
I left for my run feeling crazy grumpy and came home feeling completely refreshed. Nothing like a few minutes by yourself with a good podcast and some fresh air.
Stretching didn’t happen until after lunch (we had leftovers) but it happened so that counts. A shower happened after that.
Brooke and Andrew went out for a little date together. Brooke even grabbed her purse for the occasion.
And then we stared at Skye.
Clearly, one of our favorite activities.
A bit later and I picked up my sister’s girls and took them for a frosty.
We got to work on Andrew’s request for breakfast—> CINNAMON ROLLS.
The warmer temperatures have Brooke getting excited for summer…
And talking himself into a run after we had Brinner.
Eleanor shared this quote with me yesterday and I LOVED it. Next time you are dreading going out for your run, remind yourself that you are actually flying most of the time! I’m going to be thinking about my flying during my Cooper test today!
This is what a Cooper test is… these 720 seconds are going to hurt but I can’t wait to fly.
Time to get my speed on!
PS Happy PI DAY!! Make sure to eat some pie today.
One more reminder if you want to check out Skye’s 3 month update!
Married readers—> how long did you date before getting married?
-Our first date was on April 26th 2016 and we got married on July 8th 2016:)
In honor of PI Day, what’s your absolute favorite kind of pie or would you choose a cookie/brownie/donut/cake over a pie even on the day we celebrate pies?
Have you ever chosen to take a break from running for reasons other than an injury? Did it help you out a lot when you came back?
Feel free to tell Andrew happy birthday!