On Sunday night Brooke told me that she wanted to join me for part of my run so when I got home, she laced up and joined me for a few minutes. I did 7 miles on my own and then about a half mile with Brooke and Skye once they woke up.
Brooke brought her soccer ball in the jogging stroller. She ran after that for a while too.
It got hot fast so we came home after that and dug into…
WATERMELON. How do you cut a watermelon? I usually just slice it into quarters and then cut it right out from there.
I’m already looking forward to refueling with this bowl of goodness after my run today.
We stayed home for the rest of the morning/afternoon and Brooke had a friend over for a few hours. PS Brooke just found out her very best friend is moving soon so she is pretty bummed out about that.
Once it was the evening, Andrew and I went out on a date. We are still doing mini dates at home sometimes but I feel more comfortable getting a babysitter for Skye lately. Andrew has a bunch of cousins that go to BYU and they are the best babysitters (Brooke cried one time when we got home from a date because she didn’t want them to leave ha) so one of them came over. I leave later on this week so we got in our date at the beginning of the week instead.
He beat me even though he is crazy sore from his race still. It was 90 degrees… HOW DO SOME OF YOU RUN IN THAT?!
Afterwards we went to Yogurtland for some goodness. S’mores/chocolate/cupcake froyo go great with sour gummy watermelons;) PS they only had the extra large cups left so that is why they look small but they definitely were not ha.
And then we came home to the girls!
Time for a few Tangents!
*Another reason I love my Roll Recovery… it is SO easy to take places and get in some recovery. It’s a little harder to bring along my foam roller and do that at the park but I can just bring this baby and roll out my legs while the kids play. Healthy marathon training cycle, here I come.
*Skye is sick of seeing food passing from my plate to my mouth. Now as I am raising the food towards my mouth she will grab onto my arm and pull it towards herself so she gets to eat it. It’s official, nectarines are her new favorite and she didn’t eat any of it but she got plenty of the juice from it. I bought one of these fresh food feeders for her and I know she is going to love it for things like nectarines.
*Quick catch up on our Sunday. Andrew had a shift about an hour away for school at the hospital. On his way up there was something in the road that caused his tire to blow so he put on the spare and then the spare had a problem too. So his car was towed and he took an uber to the hospital. The tire store wasn’t open on Sunday so we all went to pick him up. But then my phone had 5% battery (I forgot the charger) and I didn’t know where the hospital was and we ended up getting lost. But eventually we got him home.
Right when Andrew got in the car Brooke said, “Dada, it’s weird because Mom took 2 naps today.” Busted ha. I swear that race made me more tired than Andrew and Brooke. I napped when Skye napped with Brooke watching a movie cuddled up to me.
Once Andrew ate some dinner we went to ‘Treat Street.’ This is something new that my neighborhood is doing and different streets host everyone to come. Brooke had a blast running around with all of the kids.
*Skye’s hair on a beautiful summer night.
*Do you have some summer tanks/shorts that you especially love to handle the heat? I got this one (size medium for me) and it is only $17.94.. it is so breathable and light. It doesn’t stick to your skin either which drives me bonkers when I’m running and really hot. They have a lot of colors and most of them are a bit more sheer than the black one that I got. A few of my other favorite summer tops to help stay cool are here, here and here! And I’m going to try this one out next ($16.99 on Amazon).
*I ordered her Kara’s new journal/book and I’m just so excited about it!
*I’m pretty sure I was just holding this niece and looking at her the way that she is holding Skye. It is crazy how fast time goes by.
*With the recent talk about activating our glutes during our runs so that we avoid overcompensation injuries (and also so that we can run faster and stronger)… this is something I’ve shared before but it really helps me during the run:
*The love she has for this dog runs deep. This is how I found her Sunday night.
*Just a really nice reminder… don’t forget:
What are some of your favorite pieces of summer workout gear that help you stay cool?
Share some Tuesday Tangents!
How do you cut a watermelon?
Outside of running—> What is your favorite sport to play?