Skye was a happy girl Monday morning!
I had 6 miles on the schedule and ended it with an 8:15 average pace. I felt really good for my run (it was a nice and flat course which felt great after some really hilly runs last week) minus this white fluffy pollen floating around and trying to kill me. I think I sneezed at least a dozen times during the 6 miles. I am really missing my allergy medication this time of year (can’t take it because I’m breastfeeding) and I’ve tried the local honey trick and that’s not helping either… ANYTHING ELSE?!
Brooke woke up with her neck hurting. She has had problems with torticollis every now and then since she was a newborn. It was actually one of my readers that noticed she was always tilting her head one way which is why I took her in to see the doctor about it in the first place… you guys are the best! We have met with some doctors over the years to help figure this out. So we do stretches most days for her and when it gets bad we just focus on helping her to get it moving again. After a few hours it usually goes away but it breaks my heart to see her in this pain. She definitely skipped her gymnastics class yesterday.
Post-run protein (I use this protein powder) shake with loads of spinach, almond butter and blueberries.
A bit later on and my sister and I met to go on a walk with all of the kids.
She is a really good cousin to give Brooke a piggy back ride for the second half of the walk.
And then we grabbed lunch at BYU (where both of us went to college), along with some of their ice cream and toppings at the cafeteria.
If the binky isn’t in her mouth, her hand is now… Maybe the beginning stages of teething?
I’ve got a few Tuesday Tangents for you today!
*Did you see that Desi was a presenter at the Billboard Awards? She presented Taylor Swift her award for the Top Female Artist. I wouldn’t hate going to dinner or hanging out with these two someday:
*Doesn’t this picture make you want to just hit the trails right this second?! I so wish it was easier for me to get to these!
*I saw Lauren Fleshman on her stories do the Skittles Experiment with her son so I wanted to try it out with our kids. Brooke thought it was cool and I think Knox was just sad that he wasn’t eating the skittles and was watching them get soggy instead;)
*This summer we will be trying to replicate this picture below with my siblings and my mom. We will be in the same spot next month and everyone will be there so we are going to try this out. I just hope my brother in Kentucky brings his short white shorts for the picture too;)
*We got this summer checklist from Knox’s school… we will be doing these:
I listened to this podcast during my run and it got me thinking. It’s Rachel Dais’s podcast and it was called, The Science of Hunger and Body Love. There were definitely things about nutrition that I don’t personally believe work for ME but I always find it interesting to see what other people do/believe works best for them. One thing I really loved about this nutritionist’s philosophy is that she believes in focusing on what we should have on our plates rather than what we shouldn’t have. Focusing on including nutritious things vs cutting out foods is always more helpful for me. I’ve definitely been wanting to work on some small things in terms of my nutrition so I’m trying to figure it all out. I’m not wanting to make changes in my nutrition right now because I’m striving to lose weight. I’ve got the best example in the world (my sister) with realizing that it takes time to lose the baby weight (and even then, your body is forever changed)—> usually about a year (with all five of hers, that’s how long it took).
If my calories drop then my milk is terrible and my milk quality is more important to me than the last 10 lbs. BUT I do want to figure out how to feel more energy (without crashing) throughout the day and to fuel my training because there is no way I’ll get a sub 3 with my eating all over the place. Obviously, I feel tired because I’m still getting up with Skye throughout the night but I don’t want my food to also be making me more tired too. And when I’m tired… I reach for the candy or donuts to give me a boost of energy which is not the option that is actually going to help my training or to feel more energy. My meals are usually pretty full of nutrients but I want to work on my snacking and loading in nutrients when I need a snack too. What I have found for me is that I feel best when my meals/snacks contain—> veggies, protein, fats, fiber and carbs (especially through a sweet potato or whole grain bread). I always feel best with less sugar and more fats than my natural self wants to eat. Chugging water always helps me to feel my best too. I’ll never quit sugar (been there, done that… not great for my brain personally) but working on reaching for some nutrient dense foods to snack on instead of candy is always going to help me to perform my best. So…..
I’d love to hear what feels best for you with your nutrition each day? What things with your eating have you found make you feel your best and perform your best? I would LOVE to learn from you!
Who else is having problems with allergies right now? Anything that you find to help you? I’ve been washing my hair a lot more than ever now to get the pollen off of me ha!
Do you hear Yanny or Laurel?
-Yanny every time.
What is your run today?