Smile courtesy of Knox standing next to Andrew and making faces and noises to make Skye smile. It takes a village to get a baby to smile for a picture;)
I did 5 miles first thing at an 8:32 average pace. Weirdly my body felt a bit sore again even though on Wednesday I didn’t really feel sore. Then I took Brooke to school. She has really mastered this sad child look perfectly. Or maybe she is starting to not like mornings like Andrew.
Grumpy baby before a walk (hence why we went on a walk) and a lot less grumpy baby by the end of the walk. She got some endorphins from moving around and being outside too.
Andrew picked up Brooke and Knox from school and was happy to get to see them because the last three days he was pretty much gone for all of their waking hours.
I will never understand why Beretta chooses the most uncomfortable places possible to take a nap. She chooses to sleep on top of shoes with the table digging into her back when her dog bed is fluffed up and ready for her to sleep on it.
Five going on fifteen. The kids were pretty happy that it was warm enough to play on the tramp with the sprinkler on.
Skye took her longest nap yet (that I can remember)—> 4.2 hours. She woke up very refreshed.
Andrew went mountain biking with a friend that is in town. The kids and I had breakfast burritos for dinner. I’ve been buying the pre-made guac from Costco lately and it is delicious.
Then we went to the park for a little bit.
She is quite delicious.
Brooke leaves this morning to spend some time with her dad so I’m glad they got in a good night together before she leaves.
I’m going to go ahead and blame any spelling/grammar errors on Skye today.
I’ve got just a few Friday Favorites today! PS I didn’t receive any accomplishments this week but if you want to be featured send them in to [email protected]
*I am signed up for my next race! It’s on June 23rd and it is the AF Canyon 1/2 Marathon. Andrew did this one with me last year (you can read my recap here) and we absolutely LOVED it. It was perfect. If you want to join us this year then use the code hungry2018 for $10 off! I’m excited to run it not pregnant this time and see how we do!
*Okay, I know I’ve talked about this book (Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be) twice this week already but now that I’m finished I can officially say it’s the best book I’ve read in a while. I’m going to reread it once a year. Or maybe once a quarter. I loved her vulnerability, the way she wrote and I felt like she was talking straight to me during 93% of the book. It’s a pretty quick read too and if any of you know the author somehow, can you just arrange for her and I to hang out because I think she is really great plus she is a runner.
My favorite chapter:
*I love this 90 second rice (because I am lazy when it comes to cooking unless I’m making something really good) from Target and so do the kids, you just pop it in the microwave and boom… deliciousness and no pan dishes necessary.
*Okay, these are unreal. I got them to have for a treat at night and figured since they are banana they are technically just really healthy:) They are SO good. Please note I don’t have high expectations for food so maybe I’m totally off on these but I think they are so good.
*At some point I’ll stop posting all of Gwen’s videos but this one is really cool to see what she eats in a day. I also love hearing about how she is breastfeeding/pumping for Stanley with all of the training that she is doing. Her husband needs to open up a restaurant. That salad after her run made me drool. I’m excited to see how she does in her half marathon debut this weekend! PS I wish all of the elites did videos like this but it’s probably good they don’t so that I don’t sit on Youtube all day long.
*Runner’s World has been putting out awesome articles lately.. I feel like I haven’t read over there for a while but suddenly there have been a bunch of articles that stood out to me! I loved this one—> The Science Behind Why You Don’t Remember the Pain of Running Marathons because it is crazy how true this is! During every marathon I question how I forget how hard those last few miles are and why I continue to sign up for more. I also loved reading about The Science Behind How Sportsmanship Helped Desiree Linden Win Boston. Some pretty amazing things happen in our bodies when we try to help other people.
*This is more of a question than a favorite but I’m looking for a good toner for my face. I just got this one (at Target) and I like it so far but I’m wondering if any of you have great toner recommendations!
Have any fun weekend plans?
Have a long run or race this weekend? Tell me about it!
Pet owners—> Do you ever find your pet sleeping in random spots?
Who are some of your favorite elite athletes to follow on social media?