I GOT TO RUN WITH FRIENDS yesterday and it made our 7.26 miles (@ 8:37 average pace) fly by. I met my friend, in the middle, during college and thanks to social media, we have been able to keep in touch since then. When I saw that she was in town I told her we needed to run together and catch up. I am so glad we were able to get in some miles together. Her sister-in-law was also able to come with us. She has a half-marathon next month! I have missed running with people so much so this was the best way to start the week.
I got home before the kids were awake (and I found Beretta on the couch she is not supposed to be on… she is sneaky) so I was able to get in some stretching before it was go time! I’m telling you, these freezer Kodiakcake waffles are a fan favorite around here.
I went with a protein shake yesterday for breakfast because I love getting a million berry seeds caught in my teeth;)
A morning selfie with part of the gang.
Along with some important conversations.
Once Skye went down for her nap (Andrew was home doing school), Brooke and I left to go get my hair done. My good friend did it and I went a bit darker and got a trim while Brooke played with my friend’s kids!
Lunch was simple (turkey sandwich with peppers, spinach, mustard, bbq sauce and on Dave’s Killer Bread) and eaten on the couch without spilling somehow…
Followed by a bunch of these chips! Has anyone tried these? They are delicious.
Skye hung out and blew bubbles while I ate.
Brooke had gymnastics for a bit and her ponytail with short hair almost lasted the entire time.
After gymnastics there were many meltdowns that occurred but that is part of parenting so let’s talk about this goodness instead. Andrew and I officially meal-planned for the week which is exciting and he made Grilled Lime Salmon w/ Avocado-Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice (minus the coconut rice part because we accidentally bought chocolate coconut water instead of the normal stuff). If you love salmon, try this recipe asap… and if you love happiness, try this salsa asap.
The usual night time routine.
Netflix & Laundry.
A few random things to talk about because randomness is my strength in life:
*If you need me at night (before my 9 o’clock bedtime;), you can find me here. Getting some stretching in while watching a show. I am finding that the older I get, the more I need to stretch to keep my running going.
*Andrew has been practicing doing braids on Brooke’s hair. He is determined to be able to do Skye and Brooke’s hair over the years.
*Megan has a new challenge for April and it is a plank challenge… I’m doing it if you want to join! I’m doing side planks for my challenge:)
*I’ve shared Gwen’s episodes before but she has a new one about her awesome 10k PR! I love watching her training/racing/routine/perspective/life with a little one and I cannot wait to see what she does in the marathon!
*WE OFFICIALLY REGISTERED for a marathon. Both Andrew and I will be running the St. George Marathon this year and I’m really excited. It will be two years since my last marathon so I’m excited to reintroduce my body to the pain train that is involved with the 26.2 miles on October 6th. I have 6 months and 2 days to get ready for this and plenty of half-marathons along the way.
*Andrew’s phone stresses me out.
*Last night was crazy windy so go ahead and cross all of your fingers that the wind disappears for my run this morning.
*Another great podcast to listen to! I loved what Molly said about training for Boston, “I think I just changed my mindset, the point is getting used to being tired… embrace it and figure out how to deal with it… Every time I’m tired, this is good practice for the last 10k of the marathon.” I’ll be remembering this when I am tired during my hard workout tomorrow. I’m going to embrace it!
What races are you currently registered for?! Do you prefer signing up for a race asap, signing up right before race day or somewhere in the middle?
Seafood… yum or nope? Favorite type of seafood?
What does your email inbox look like? Do you have a bunch of unopened mail or would that drive you crazy?
What is your workout today?