This girl is loving to sleep in. She is still getting up about two (sometimes one) times during the night but then she loves to take the mornings nice and lazy and snooze away which works out nice because I can get a lot done in the mornings.
She loves that little voice of hers!
I went out for a cold (why I wore shorts I do not know) 6 miles @ 8:45 pace (I wrote 6:45 at first ha… Freudian slip?) Tuesday morning.
And then we were home for pretty much the rest of the day because…
Brookie threw up and was not feeling great. She felt better after she threw up and she didn’t have a fever (or HFM symptoms) but she was pretty zapped for the majority of the day so we did our best to take good care of her. I’m trying to make sure Skye doesn’t get this too. I’m just hoping that my milk is going to give her the antibodies she needs to fight this. Andrew and I both didn’t feel super great in the afternoon and evening either. HAPPY SPRING BREAK to us;) If I feel lame this morning I’m just going to go ahead and skip my run.
We got in some good coloring time during Skye’s nap.
I think it is so funny that when Brooke is in the room, this baby can’t take her eyes off of her.
Wardrobe change… I think Skye is a fan of seeing how many cute outfits we can dress her in a day.
After being inside all day Brooke requested going on a walk so we all went out for a ten minute walk. The fresh air felt so good. After the walk we watched Beauty and the Beast.
My food was pretty boring yesterday but this mango salsa on chips was delicious. Whenever I have chips and a dip, my goal is to load each chip up with enough salsa that the chip almost breaks from how heavy it is. Andrew thinks I’m strange.
Any guesses how often we buy a Costco sized box of this stuff? If you guessed each time we go to Costco then you are correct.
For dinner Andrew made this chicken noodle soup for us! I went back for another bowl.
Brooke started to feel a bit more like herself again during dinner.
Flashback to beanie babies.
You may think I’m obsessed with running but it is nothing compared to my obsession with beanie babies during the years of 1994-1997.
In case you are wondering, she won the nap argument again.
Dessert… the only chocolate I could find in the house and believe me, I looked everywhere.
Okay, just a few more random things to talk to you about this week:
*I have strong feelings for the Levitate so if I start getting a little cheesy about them, just stick with me for a minute. These are my second pair of the Levitate and I’ve put about 50 miles on this pair so let’s get talking about them.
My favorite types of runs to use the Levitate on—> Medium-speed/tempo type runs (they are too heavy for me to do really short/fast speed), long runs (the max I’ve done in them is 12 miles so I’m not sure about marathon training long runs) and mornings where I just NEED some energy and bounce in my step. I am planning on wearing these for a few races up ahead which will be new for me but I’m telling you, these shoes pep me up.
They weigh 9.7 oz (for the women’s) which is a bit more than the other shoes I wear. The Levitate is a neutral shoe with a drop of 8mm. I absolutely love the FitKnit mesh that is used for the upper portion of the shoe, it makes the shoe feel very comfortable, smooth, seamless and soft… kind of like a very small/thin/soft pillow is wrapped around the top of your foot ha. It allows your foot to move around just enough during the run and gives it that flexibility that I love for the miles (the bottom of the shoe isn’t quite as flexible but it is enough for me). “With the most energy return of leading performance running shoes, Levitate’s DNA AMP midsole technology gives energy nowhere to go but up, straight back to you.” <—— TRUTH. My first pair was very durable and I’m guessing I’m going to get at least 400 miles out of these comfortably. I wouldn’t say they have a ton of cushioning on the bottom of the shoe and they run a little bit narrow so watch out for that if you need a wider shoe! Let me know if you have tried them or if you ever do. They definitely have a different feel compared to my other pairs of shoes so it is fun to mix things up and get some bounce!
I LOVE the way these white ones look. Andrew said they are his favorite of all of my running shoes.
*Monday night we found Beretta and Brooke in bed like this. It reminded me of the grandparent’s bed on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I also had to laugh that Beretta was at the top of the bed.
*Chris Harrison was in Utah and at a restaurant that I have been to many times. When he posted this story I realized at the same time I was only 5 minutes away… ARE THEY FILMING THE BACHELORETTE HERE?!?
*I think I might have forgotten about what time we need to be on the busses before signing up for the St. George Marathon again ha. RUNNERS ARE CRAZY.
*Here’s to hoping that everyone is feeling 100% today! Brooke was pretty bummed yesterday because her and I had planned to do a ‘cooking class’ together each Tuesday afternoon. I’m planning on teaching her how to make treats/meals and maybe I’ll learn how to do it while we are at it. She missed out on it yesterday because of how she was feeling. I’m hoping today we get to do our first ever cooking class together… I’m thinking we will make something with chocolate included.
*My amazing friend Toby (she just did the Buffalo 100 mile race) would love your thoughts on post-race blues. I have experienced this many times too—> you go from having a huge race that you have been looking forward to for months (even years sometimes) and then when it is over you are kind of lost about what to do next? What helps you with post race blues?
Ever experienced post-race blues? After what race(s)? What do you do to help?
Tell me a reason that you think runners are kind of crazy?
-Early morning runs on the weekends when we could be sleeping in/lounging around.
Chips and dip—> just a little bit on each chip or LOAD IT UP? Have a favorite type of chip?
What was the last chocolate that you had?