Six morning miles @ 8:30 pace. I told myself that since I had time to go a little bit later in the morning that I would sleep in but once I woke up with Skye and then she went back to sleep I was wide awake so I headed out. My legs were sore from that speed workout the day before but I had that podcast I mentioned yesterday with Kara Goucher to listen to and it was SO good. I completely forgot about my sore legs because the conversation was so good. I loved what Kara said at the end to finish things off, “Be kind, but not just to other people, be kind to yourself.”
We made it to the park first thing in the morning and lasted there about an hour before it got too hot.
After the park, I put Skye down for her nap while the big kids played. Andrew was doing things for school on the computer and I meant to do something productive but I passed out for an hour on my bed. I felt like a human again after the nap. Sleep is very important to me.
I had a breakfast burrito for lunch. I always feel proud when we get through Costco sized vegetables before they go bad… we finished off the spinach and peppers yesterday!
Brooke is counting down the hours until she can switch out her studs to her donut/unicorn earrings. Skye was very interested in everything Brooke was telling her about her new earrings.
Our afternoon was filled with the boring stuff of life and then we went out to get some errands done.
We didn’t do a great job planning and while we were out we needed dinner asap so we stopped for some Mexican food. As you can tell, I like pico a lot.
And then we went to a carnival that we go to every year. Skye took her paci out because she thought she was going to get Knox’s snow cone.
I like Utah best in the summer (and the spring and fall).
I’ve got a few Friday Favorites to share today!
*SKYE MOUNTAIN CO. HATS. I am in love with all of their hats and want to order every single one. I love their name too:) They have kid’s and men’s hats too.
*This amazing story about a woman that is running the race that Andrew is (and Brooke too:)—> The AF Canyon Half Marathon!
*General Mills sent us a box of this Blueberry Chex and oh my goodness, it is so good. Chex was one of my go-to cereals as a kid and it still tastes so good to me.
*Andrew has a vip membership to a store in our area that gets him killer deals so he got me a pair of these beauties. I don’t run in them but I love just wearing them the rest of the day. The real question is how will I keep them clean around three kids. I kind of want all of the other colors too. The other thing in this picture is this face mask. It feels so good!
*Prime Wardrobe (through Amazon)—> I haven’t tried this yet but my friend was telling me about it. Has anyone else tried this? What was your experience? It is such a good idea!
*Andrew and I watched the movie, ‘I Can Only Imagine’ and it was incredible. I loved it so much. I also loved being in bed before the sun went down ha and my halo top s’mores pint. The s’mores is good but the candy bar flavor is still my favorite.
*Skye wore jelly sandals for the first time the other day and that is definitely a favorite for me.
*”Be brave. Take the hill.” Jennie shared this video with me and it is incredible. Please take a few minutes to watch.
*For lunches I need something that I can make in twelve seconds so when I find something good at Costco that fits in this category, I am really excited. These Flautas are really good (they taste so much better when cooked in the oven vs the microwave so they do take a little bit longer than 12 seconds). Add some sour cream and guac and boom… so good.
*Andrew said the other day after his run, ‘The Levitates are by far my favorite running shoes.’ This makes me very happy because they are one of my favorite running shoes too.
*Andrew picked up this drink yesterday and I took it over once I tried it ha… so so good.
Laura!!! “This last weekend my friend Molly and I totally crushed Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota. We both had high hopes for improving our times, and after winning the weather lottery, we ended up with great results. We both set PR’s of 10+ minutes, and had our hubbies there to cheer us on! We even met Kara Goucher at the expo!!! Such a fun weekend!”
Almarie!!! “I ran my 5th Comrades marathon on 10 June. This year was a down run and next year is a up run. As usual it was a great experience. I did not try and run a great time and I thought I was in the 10 hour crowd, (I don’t look at my watch in races) to my surprise I finished in 09:23. I ran 19 minutes slower than last year and I’m fine with that. I felt great the entire race and recovered like a champ. I’m suppose to rest for 3 weeks, but I really miss running, I might go for a very easy jog on Saturday. The Comrades marathon is one race that every marathon runner must try at least once or twice for the up and down experience. The people along the route are fantastic and you see people next to the road, cheering you on the entire 89-90 km. PS: June is winter in South Africa, will NOT run in 90km in summer.”
PS she did purchase these race photos but they have not arrived to her yet so that is why we are using the ones from the race website:)
Have any favorite things this week?
What are you looking forward to this weekend?
Last really good movie that you watched?
Have any go-to lunches that you are loving lately?