Skye has been having some amazing hair days lately.
Wednesday run: 6 miles @ 8:35 pace and I felt surprisingly good after my track workout on Tuesday.
Thursday run: 8.24 miles @ 8:27 pace w/4 x 20 second pick-ups at the end.
Friday run: I’m getting in my long run w/a tiny workout in the middle right about now!
I wear my Levitates so much (and through so much mud) that they started looking like they were the black version of the shoes so I put them in the washing machine and boom… also, can someone teach me to stop kicking the inside of my legs when I run? See that little brown mark on my leg a few inches above my ankles? Why do I do this? When I was running as a teenager I would kick my ankles so much during my run without noticing that they would bleed sometimes… at least I don’t do that anymore.
The last two days have definitely included some outdoor time.
Our soccer game lasted about 4 minutes because heat + competitiveness between these two = things don’t always go as planned. But they sure looked fierce before we started.
We had one of my favorite meals one night. Tortilla (the kind from Costco that you cook yourself), lettuce, peppers, chicken cooked in the crockpot (taco seasoning + Costco mango salsa + chicken), wholly guacamole, corn, beans and more salsa. I love this combination of food.
On Wednesday night I took the youth girls that I work with through my church for ice cream. They requested Baskin Robbins. I haven’t been there in years but my favorite flavor, Gold Medal Ribbon, tasted just as amazing as I remembered it to taste.
Skye is wanting to wear her Brooks onesie the entire time (complete with drool marks;) I am gone this weekend in Seattle. I can’t wait to share with you the weekend and cross your fingers for me that I survive being away from Skye for my first time ever for longer than just a few hours. Anne and I are going to be roommates (her little girl is just a few weeks older than Skye) and I have a feeling we are going to be sleeping REALLY well for the first time in a while this weekend.
Let’s talk about a few of my favorite things this week!
*The kid’s 4th of July gear is all ready—> Old Navy and Target for the win! I am so excited that we will have all three kids this year. Holidays are kind of crazy with Brooke and Knox going with their parents at different times but for this one, we have everyone!
*This dessert recipe is life chaining. My niece made it for us last Sunday and I’m still thinking about it. It is called a Double Chocolate Chip Pizookie and the recipe is HERE. Seriously, try it now. Don’t second guess us on this one. Let me know when you try it. She told me to make sure to tell you that she doesn’t add the chocolate chips when she makes it:)
*Our favorite guy on the Bachelorette this season—> Blake. I’m really hoping they end up together and I’m really really hoping I understand someday why in the world I get so invested in television shows.
*A Costco find that you MUST get if there is a Costco within 200 miles of your house. Yes, I did the math and they are worth a 400 mile round trip to get these.
*Something Des Linden said on this episode of Ali’s podcast, “Give yourself a chance to see what’s going to happen. Sometimes we think I don’t feel great, I’m tired and you give yourself a million reasons why you can’t, but go find out what you can do.”
GIVE YOURSELF A CHANCE!!!
Also, I listened to this podcast episode yesterday during my run and loved it so much! There were so many spots where I would stop and write down in my notes what she said so that I could remember it all. Listen now:
*Skye’s dimples on her hands and elbows. I find myself just staring at them sometimes.
*Melly told me about these sprinkle overalls from Target and I ordered them right away. They arrived and we are all pretty thrilled about them:
Whitney!!! “I ran the AF Canyon 10K for cancer just two days after my 10th chemotherapy treatment. I was asked by the race director to be their angel runner and represent everyone who had lost their lives to cancer. I started the race and was given a 20 second head start. It was such an honor to be their Angel runner. It was one of the hardest races I have done besides my marathon. All of the half marathons I have done have been easier than this one. I ran this because I had to prove to myself that chemotherapy couldn’t stop me from living. I may have run this race slower than most the races I have run but all that matters to me is that I finished this race and never gave up. I was so happy to cross that finish line and it will be the most memorable finish line ever.
PS Whitney is a real life friend of mine and I am continually inspired by her and her optimism throughout such challenging times. She. is. incredible.
Do you ever go to Baskin Robbins? What is your favorite flavor there?
What are you looking forward to the most this weekend?
Bachelorette fans—> Who are you cheering for?
Who has a long run this weekend? How far?