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I hope you have had a great weekend and that you have a beautiful Memorial Day! I am so grateful for all of the men and women that serve our country now and in the past. Memorial Day and everyday I’m especially grateful for those brave men and women that have sacrificed their lives so this can be a free country.
I feel like a new human. I fell asleep at 9:30 on Saturday night (I know, I need to stop being so cool) and woke up at 7 on Sunday morning. Andrew got up with Skye at around 5 and gave her a bottle and I snoozed through the entire thing. My body needed that. Brooke was up before everyone and put on her church clothes and then came into our room ha… she looks forward to church a lot (I’m guessing partly because of the snacks she gets in primary;).
We had some breakfast and I asked Brooke if she remembered how I NEEDED pancakes/waffles every day while I was pregnant with Skye and she responded, ‘you need them everyday now too mom.’ She has a point.
Church is right during Skye’s nap time so that always makes it an interesting experience.
Post-church meal= sweet potatoes roasted in olive oil, Costco chicken skewers (you just heat them up in the microwave, buy them now!) and a banana/almond butter sandwich. It was a win meal and something I’ll be having on repeat because I felt great after eating this.
Some book reading happened followed by Air Bud watching for Brooke. Skye napped and so did Andrew and I because clearly almost 10 hours of sleep the night before wasn’t enough.
It won’t be long until Skye is joining in on all of the craziness:
My family didn’t have a big dinner last night so we went out for walk instead. Beretta, Brooke and Andrew had their normal park race.
Like usual, Beretta won.
Maybe I should have gotten a double running stroller, or a triple. I can’t even imagine running with a double or triple jogging stroller. Those of you that do that, wow. It started raining when we were about .5 miles from our car so that was nice.
Another meal with Costco orange chicken. We are big fans of this stuff.
And then we FaceTimed with Andrew’s parents:
I have a few Monday Matters to discuss with you:
*I timed it and it currently takes me about 45 minutes from when my alarm clock goes off to get out the door for a run. Between feeding and pumping, eating and getting in my running stuff… that is how long it takes me. I’m interested to hear how long it takes you.
*I tried on some OOFOS at the running store and oh my goodness, these are amazing. Do any of you have these, do you love them? I want a pair to wear around the house.
*My half marathon was on April 28th and this is how my mileage has looked as I recovered and started building things up again. This is what I love about having a coach, she keeps me running smart. Slowly building back up is key for keeping me injury free and while 50ish miles a week is my favorite, this is what my body has needed.
*While talking about mileage, we are going to Kentucky soon for my family reunion and we will be gone for about a week. I have no idea what my running will look like while we are there so I’m bringing my running shoes and going to just run the mornings that I can. We are going to run with all of my siblings a few of the days too so I probably won’t be doing any speed. And then when I get home, I think marathon training will be close to starting.
It has been so long since I have been training for a marathon and I cannot wait.
*GWEN JORGENSEN LOVES COTTAGE CHEESE AND GRAPES TOO. I wonder if she learned about this magical combo from my blog;)
*These are a yes. If you are ever making the decision whether or not you should try these, the answer is yes. 100%.
*We bought the Roll Recovery (from this post) after hearing so many amazing reviews from you guys. I am counting down the hours until it arrives. I have a feeling my quads/IT band/hamstrings are also counting down the hours.
If you are a morning runner, how long does it take you to get out the door for your run after you wake up?
What are your Memorial Day plans?
Ever tried OOFOS?
Who else will be training for a fall marathon this year?