Skye went out for her first walk in the BOB and I think she liked it.
Same stroller… different baby. I wonder how many miles I’ll hit with different babies over the years. In the below picture Brooke is just a month older than Skye is now. This day I did 15 miles with the jogging stroller… probably won’t be doing that with Skye anytime soon;) I am reviewing my own jogging stroller tips again.
First, THERE are so many runners out now around here when I am running. The weather is perfect so more and more people are out getting their miles in and that makes me happy.
Second, those 5 miles @ 8:48 average pace were hard. Every muscle in my entire body was tired from my weights class the previous day. I almost tripped three times during this run because when I am sore my body goes into survival and attempts to avoid lifting my feet. SO after my third near fall experience (isn’t it crazy how things just go into slow motion when you trip?), I focused on lifting my knees up during the stride even though it was an easy run. I’m going to be tired and sore at the end of the marathon but shuffling isn’t going to help me to finish strong so I might as well practice now to lift my knees and feet up to get used to it. I’m not talking about lifting your knees up like a sprinter would but striding forward with them helps me to run more efficiently.. a slight knee lift and short stride is what I’m going for, not attempting to never raise my foot more than an inch above the ground).
PS if I ever feel like my running goals are so far away and it is going to take forever to reach them, I remind myself of this:
Then I took Brooke to one of her last days of school. How she is almost a graduate of kindergarten, I do not know.
The last few days Andrew’s back has been hurting him. Then on Tuesday night he was up most of the night in a lot of pain. My first thought when there is an injury is to go see Dr. Bennett. I waited until it was a normal time to text someone (5 a.m. haha) and he was so nice to get Andrew in right away yesterday to get him put back together. He felt much better afterwards but it will probably take a few days until he is 100%. Back problems are THE WORST.
I had the same sweet potato based lunch as I did the day before but Andrew came up with something exciting and different for his lunch that he loved. Yellow pepper, guac, turkey and bacon.
Yesterday afternoon Skye was pretty fussy unless we were outside. I’m wondering if she is starting to teethe a bit because that hand or binky is in her mouth at all times.
She eventually fell asleep in her stroller so we just hung out on the curb for a bit until the kids saw a moth and screamed so loud that it woke Skye up ha;) You win some, you lose some.
PS Andrew is always teasing me about my obsession with this water bottle. My neighbor drove by and stopped to talk… She had the exact same water bottle in her hand from when she had her little girl a few years ago. I don’t know how they engineered this bottle so perfectly but if you are trying to choose which hospital to have your baby in, this bottle might put Utah at the top of your list;)
We came in and the kids had apples with peanut butter followed by string cheese. I looked over and Brooke was dipping her string cheese into peanut butter?!?! Not sure how I feel about that.
A good friend of mine sent me a bunch of recipes to use for different snacks. I started with this one for Powerballs! They are delicious and I’m just going to keep them in the fridge to grab when I need them. I think part of the reason I snack on junk is just out of convenience so it will be nice to have something to grab really quick to snack on. Plus they have peanut butter and chocolate chips in them so yeah, that’s a winner. The perfect snack.
The recipe called for hemp and chia seeds but we didn’t have chia seeds so we put in these instead:
Knox had his first T-ball game of the season!
Followed by some park time while we hung out on the grass.
We had a simple dinner of spaghetti with ground turkey and peas. Andrew and I mixed our peas right into the spaghetti and our kids thought we were crazy.
Also, does this happen to anyone else (I edited the below image ha)? A few days ago my friend was telling me about a baby clothing boutique and I NEVER entered it into my phone or searched for it and then boom… it showed up in an ad?! It kind of creeped me out.
Have a favorite water bottle? What kind is it?
–Hydroflask for workouts and traveling and cheap hospital water bottle for the rest of life.
Ever had back pain? Do you know what caused it? How long did it last?
How about we put together a great list of snack ideas that make us feel great when we eat them so I can just refer back to this post when I need new ideas.
Do you mix your different foods together or do you keep them separated and not touching on your plate?