How are we already almost to May? I hope your week is already off to a good start and in case you missed out last week, my top 3 most viewed posts were:
Another Sunday with a crazy morning routine that left the entire house turned upside down while we got everyone ready for church but I’m proud to say… We made it on time.
We even had time for an extra picture.
This little girl has found her tongue and loves showing it off as much as possible.
I took quite the nap yesterday after church while Skye napped. It was very needed along with a walk after that.
After our walk, Andrew made dinner while I fed this one her dinner.
My parents came over and we had this Broccoli Beef dish. My sister had dinner with another family, I know… how dare she spend time with anyone other than us on Sunday.
My mom brought dessert…
And Skye stared it down wishing that she could have some.
After dinner we hung out on the porch for a while watching the kids play on the grass. Please note that I’m really glad Andrew forgives me for my pre-nap behavior yesterday of being a brat ha.
Just a normal couple that loves each other over here trying our best with all of the highs and lows that come along with life:)
I have a few Monday Matters to discuss today!
*I was listening to a podcast the other day (this one) and she was talking about her race that started while it was dark and said something about that being different than normal for them. I feel like pretty much all of the half-marathons/marathons that I do at least around here start when it is dark outside. Usually the sun is up a few miles into race and I love it because it splits things up a bit and you kind of don’t wake up until the sun is up so the time goes by fast. Do your races start in the dark? A lot of the races I do start at 6 so it usually is kind of dark out still.
*I’ve got a little bit of extra weight than my normal on my front right now (postpartum and breastfeeding stuff) and I keep noticing my shoulder/back rounding out over the miles.
When this happens I like to imagine a string connected to something up above (the clouds I guess?) that then connects to the top of my head that pulls me up. Visualizing that string pulling me up helps me to lengthen my back again and straighten out during the run. I also love to bring my hands over my head like the below picture during a run for a few seconds and stretch up when I notice my body starting to lose form so I can run tall again:
*I loved this part of Deena’s book when she talked about the CHOICE she had to make in regards to her thoughts about her run:
*For all of you that just finished a marathon, this is an awesome article from Hansons about recovery—> HERE!
*We found one of the first things ever from Costco that we hated. Usually we love everything Costco has to offer but we tried their fry sauce and it was B.A.D. Do not buy. Make sure to try fry sauce if a restaurant you go to offers it but do not believe that fry sauce tastes like this one ha:
*I’ll be listening to this today during my six miles!
*The kids have been trying to earn money for a toy that they want to buy and they asked if they could get paid for giving me a foot massage. YES!!!!! Clearly, they did not enjoy the experience.
*Does anybody do their hard workouts on Mondays? I feel like on Monday I feel really good after taking Sunday off BUT doing a workout on Monday—> not something I ever really do. I feel like my Monday run is my warm-up into the week.
*Did you watch the London Marathon yesterday? 75 degrees—> that sounds crazy hot to me.
*I loved these photos here (by Bob Betancourt) of the elite women at Boston last week. I thought this one was pretty sweet because it was from the opposite angle of what we normally see.
I’m sure Desi dreamed about running towards that tape a million times over the years.
Do your races start when it is dark or light outside?
How much time do you usually take off after a marathon?
Ever bought something from Costco that you DID NOT like (I’ll try not to cry when I read any answers to this question;)?
Ever do your hard workouts on Monday? Also, what was the highlight of your weekend?