When your coach assigns you a 30 minute run and you hit 30 minutes when you are .37 miles away from home—> you stop at 30 minutes and walk the rest of the way home. My type A personality is good for having a coach because I want to follow every single workout they give me exactly. After a hard workout on Wednesday, 30 minutes was the perfect amount of time for easy running the next day.
Long run tomorrow and it is LONG—> 15 miles!
Brooke is 100% again.
Thanking all of my lucky stars that Skye skipped over both sicknesses that have been going around our house the last two weeks.
Time to do something fun for Spring Break.
But first we ate lunch that involved a lot of orange for me. After this I had some hot chocolate with marshmallows because I was cold. I am proud to say that we haven’t eaten out since last Friday lunch. This might be a record for our family. I’m sure you have noticed but we eat out too much so we’ve been focusing on making more meals at home because not only is it more healthy for us, it is a lot cheaper and easier than taking three kids to a restaurant, ha. We will still eat out when it works out that way but overall we are just eating at home more lately.
After lunch we went to the arcade so we could spend $15 and have the kids earn enough tickets for 3 tootsie rolls and a bouncy ball;)
We got home and I had a banana and some cereal.
Skye is really not loving the ideas of naps anymore but she finally fell asleep in my arms at around 5:30. The only other nap she took was around 1 for an hour! Is this part of the sleep regression? I’m not sure but we’ll figure it out!
We tried something new for dinner….
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash! It was pretty good and we have another spaghetti squash to use so let me know if you have any recommendations.
The highlight of my food yesterday was this fudge that my friend brought over. I had completely forgotten how amazing fudge is and this reminded me it needs to be in my life more often.
I think Skye really wanted to be dealt in.
I’ve got a few Friday Favorites for today:
*This video of Skye laughing. She has just started doing this more often and it is too much for me to handle.
*Dave Matthews Band. Andrew randomly started listening to them again and it made me remember how much I love them.
*You guys share the best things with me and I LOVE this quote that Mrs. B shared with me from JJ Watt. SO TRUE! Keep on paying rent with your running.
*Andrew says that he has now proved to me that he loves me more than I love him. He hates the smell/texture/look/taste of hard-boiled eggs more than anything else and he made me a big batch of them to put on my salads and to snack on throughout the week. Now that is love.
*Andrew and I want to do this SO bad. He sent it to me the other day and I said YES. If there is a weekend soon that lines up with the big kids both being with their other parents and we have nothing here (we’ll take Skye) we are totally going to try it.
*I have two instagram accounts that I’m loving a lot lately. 1. Five.Two.Love They just had quintuplets (and have 2 older boys) and they are sharing their journey. It’s incredible to me that they had 5 babies and that she was able to carry them to 29 weeks. 2. CollinKartchner He is a guy that raised money to change the billboards in Utah to messages of ‘You are Loved/Enough’ rather than all of the billboards telling us we need to look different. He has started a big movement about the effects of social media on young children and teenagers. He shares stories like this one about a teacher that asked her students to anonymously submit their answers to this, ‘What my parents don’t know about social media ______.” It’s scary and shocking and has brought about a lot of conversations between Andrew and I about what we are going to be doing in our home as our kids get older.
*I hope you have a great weekend!
I’ve got some more awesome running accomplishments to share with you guys! If you want to be featured then send them in to [email protected]
ALECIA!!! “I ran the half marathon in my town last Saturday—this is my fourth half, but it had been almost 2.5 years since my last one and I was excited to run another one. It’s an out-and-back course known for it’s brutal hills—there’s a quarter mile straight uphill climb at mile 12.5! I tried to be intentional about training on the course and running plenty of hills during training. I didn’t really have a time goal in mind, but I felt good the whole race and knew I was going to take some time off my PR. When I got to the finish line, my time was almost 15 minutes faster than my previous best time! I was so excited. Finished with 2:03:22—now I’m itching to get a sub 2!”
KRISTIN!!! “My accomplishment is that I just ran hard enough to get my good ol’ red face for the first time since conceiving my fourth baby last February! Two weeks after I delivered my son in November, I experienced pelvic floor prolapse (my bladder) and thought I would never be able to train hard in running or lifting heavy weights again. I wept and wept in sadness. The prolapse was a very scary and uncomfortable feeling, made even worse by the dire articles I read when searching “Dr. Google.” Words like surgery, no running, and lifelong incontinence broke my heart. I am a runner and weight lifter and did everything ‘right’ in pregnancy but the trauma of it all (carrying and delivery four big babies!) just taxed my pelvic floor. My midwife referred me to a women’s health PT. We met for about 12 weeks to completely reconnect my mind/pelvic floor connection and to rebuild my strength. It has been absolutely incredible re-teaching my body how to work properly. The first time I ran at the beginning of February I wept and wept again- tears of complete joy! My body and mind feel stronger than they ever have and I highly recommend talking with your doctor about seeing a PT if you suffer incontinence, have lower back pain, experience feelings of ‘fullness’ in your vagina etc. Getting back to healthy is more than doing Kegals and it is a total game-changer. It’s common to pee when you sneeze, but it’s not normal!”
Grace wrote this about her good friend BLAIR!!! “Blair ROCKED the New York City half marathon earlier this month. She has had an IT band injury and wasn’t able to run for 3 weeks leading up to the race, and was only cleared to run 2 days before the race. She flew in from the west coast the night before the race, and had to start the race at 3:30 am west coast time. Despite all her obstacles she ended up finishing in 1:48:03, which is a 10 minute PR!!
Have any Friday Favorites?
What are you looking forward to this weekend?
How often have you been eating out a week lately?
Hard-boiled eggs—> Yes or No no no?