I have a new Skye update for you and you can find it HERE! How is she six months old already?
I had the crew with me for 1.81 miles of my run yesterday morning.
Andrew had to leave early for a shift at the hospital (he is in the NICU for this rotation) so I started my run on the treadmill once he left and made it 4.19 miles before the girls were up. Isn’t it funny how it was hard to get Brooke up in time for school this past year but now that it’s summer she wakes up so much earlier all on her own?!
I’ve excelled in the side of parenting where I take the kids to do fun things but I definitely need to teach them how to work better and to find the reward in hard work. It’s one of my summer goals so the three of us (Skye hung out in the jogging stroller) weeded the yard for about an hour while listening to the Greatest Showman (music motivates Brooke big time).
We worked and then we played at the pool.
We will be doing this a lot over the next few months. Also, I didn’t realize Skye’s bathing suit was on backwards until I was changing her back into her clothes.
Our next stop was the running store and Brooke got in some yassos on their track. She did them in jelly sandals which made it extra impressive.
I bought some OOFOS (these ones)! My feet are already happier wearing them around the house. During the summer I’m either in flip flops outside or walking around the hard floors in our house barefoot so I’m just going to be wearing these around my house now. Treat your feet to a pair. They feel amazing, like you are walking around on clouds.
I had a big salad for lunch and then I grabbed one of these for a snack. Have you tried the nut butter filled CLIF bars? If not, do it soon. Also, this reminds me that my brother in Kentucky HATES peanut butter. He doesn’t even like it combined with chocolate or in cookies or anything like that. I feel bad for all of the good stuff he is missing out on.
Brooke was over at a friend’s house for a few hours so I had a little time to get some things done while Skye napped and then hung out with her on the couch.
And then we walked over to pick up Brooke. Her friend lives .75 miles away but I am positive it is actually faster to just walk there than to get Skye in the carseat and drive there. Brooke decided to join her in the stroller rather than scooter home.
When Andrew is gone I have zero desire to make anything for dinner since he is gone and we end up eating cereal/toast/fruit/popcorn/whatever is easy.
He got home and still jumped on the treadmill for a 4 mile run after being gone for 14 hours. That is dedication. I can’t wait to see how he does at his half-marathon in a little less than two weeks. I was going to be running it with him but we don’t really have anyone to watch Skye that day since you have to leave at 3:45ish in the morning to get to the race. The same thing is happening for St. George. So we decided he will run the AF Canyon 1/2 Marathon (the most amazing 1/2 marathon) and I will run St. George and he will choose another marathon to do. This way the person that isn’t racing can take over middle of the night feedings the week of the race so the racing person can sleep. Someday we will run races together but until then, we will cheer the other person on at their race and switch off.
I have to go ahead and thank Kim for letting me know about Lauren Fleshman’s podcast. Between my love for Lauren and my love for podcasts… I’m really going to be looking forward to new episodes each week. I listened to episode 7 yesterday and she said this about her return to running after both of her babies—> “and really it took until 8 months postpartum to feel like me again.” So maybe in 2 months I’ll start feeling more normal again? It was really nice to hear from such an incredible runner like her that it took her time to feel normal again too.
I’ve got a tough hill workout to get done today so I’m reminding myself of this below picture because life happens on the hills.
Don’t forget… I’ve got Skye’s 6 month update HERE!
Have you ever tried Run Gum? I saw some at the running store and would love to hear your thoughts on it! Are there any supplements that you take race day/hard workout day that you think help?
-I love Sports Legs and Beta Alanine and I really do think they help but I haven’t taken them in forever because of pregnancy and breastfeeding. You can see all of my favorite supplements in this post (along with links on where to get them)!
Anybody else HATE peanut butter? What if it is in baked goods or combined with chocolate?
-I personally like almond butter better but we eat a lot of peanut butter around here.
Any foods that everybody else seems to like that you hate?
-This is kind of a stretch but I don’t think I like toppings on my pizza anymore… I LOVE cheese pizza and I do not want anything else on top unless it is from a fancier type of pizza place.
Do you wear shoes inside where you live?
-Normally rarely but now my oofos will be on my feet.