Skye was pretty thrilled about her girl party yesterday afternoon.
Let’s rewind just a bit to Sunday—> This is what Andrew and Brooke looked like on the shuttle from the car rental center to the Oakland airport to fly back home to us…
And this is what they looked like at the airport. Please do not ever book a flight on the same airplane as us because it turns out we have really bad luck now. These two didn’t get home until after 4 in the morning because of some big delays but at least the flight didn’t get cancelled. I felt awful for them but Brooke is like me and can sleep great anywhere. Andrew was not blessed with that talent.
Monday morning started off with an early run with Josse! F.I.N.A.L.L.Y.
We went on a trail and for the first time of my life, I saw a skunk (alive, I’ve seen many dead ones). I was TERRIFIED. It crossed the path in front of us and I did not want to get sprayed. Luckily he didn’t but he did close by and the smell was terrible (I guess not bad enough for me to forget to take my camera out for a selfie though).
I do not want to risk my luck with a skunk again anytime soon though.
We finished with 8 miles @ 8:45 pace and Josse had her awesome belt on. She has been dealing with SI pain the last few months and once she started wearing this belt, it has disappeared.
I got home and everyone was asleep at our house so I got a few things done and then Knox and Skye woke up. Then we got to have Candice’s girls for the day and they are the best. We decided to get out of the house so that we wouldn’t wake up Andrew and Brooke. We went to the park for a while and then we picked up donuts to take home for everyone.
We came back and Brooke was ready to join in on the fun. So they rode bikes and made a million bracelets with the rainbow loom… I think I know what I’m getting Brooke for her bday now.
We had some sandwiches and quesadillas and then we were off to meet some friends to swim. We went to my old apartment complex to swim and visited where Brooke and I used to spend time many mornings each week. They have this gym there with an awesome kid’s playroom right next to it. I would run and could see Brooke while she played in there. I was VERY thankful for this option as a single mom.
Skye was all about the extra attention she was getting yesterday…
But she was not okay with Andrew trying to get in a nap.
We had lasagna (my mom’s recipe) leftovers for dinner. This meal just has a special place in my heart. I will love it forever.
And then we finished off the day with Andrew’s softball game!
I have to show you this.
See the little crinkle that Brooke gets on her noise when she smiles?
All of the sudden Skye started showing hers off whenever she does a big smile too! Isn’t that crazy? I can’t believe how much Skye reminds me of Brooke as a baby!
And a side by side to really get my point across ha. I just love seeing this similarity.
I haven’t been updating my playlists as often as I used to because I listen to podcasts on all of my easy days so I rarely get sick of my music for the speed days! Even on speed days I listen to a podcast during my warm-up and cool-down. How did I run before podcasts? Here is the playlist (and some of them are the same running songs I have loved forever) that I am loving during my faster miles to get me to love my legs fastish:
*Like To Be You by Shawn Mendes (not a very fast song but I just love it)
I’ve had a few people ask for an updated list of my favorite RUNNING BOOKS (and I updated them on my Gear Page HERE too)!
*Nowhere Near First by Cory Reese (he makes me want to run an ultra.. he is amazing)
Next on my reading list:
*Kara Goucher has a new book coming out August 14th that I am very excited about—> A Runner’s Guide to Boosting Confidence and Becoming the Best Version of You
I really want Lauren Fleshman to write a book:)
What are some of your favorite running books? What was the last book about running that you read?
Ever been sprayed by a skunk? Or your car or near your house?
Can you fall asleep anywhere or do you pretty much only sleep in a bed?
If you could meet any famous runner or non-runner in the world… who would it be?