I think we all suffered a bit of a bday hangover when we woke up Thursday morning. Getting out to run was a bit more tough than usual but it happened.
8 miles @ 8:38 average pace. Another 8 miles today and I am going to take it really easy so that I can smash my workout tomorrow!
I am still obsessed with my Roll Recovery. You guys were right, it is an excellent purchase and Skye is always happy to join me.
Brookester wanted me to show you her new horse shirt from Megan D.
My lunch was definitely a highlight of the day. We have the most perfectly ripe mangos so I made a salad with spinach, chicken, peppers, snap peas and this delicious dressing from TJ’s. Delicious lunch courtesy of the 3 hour nap Skye decided to take.
I am not going to Target again for a while. We need a little break after yesterday… I went with the kids to get stuff for the kid’s classrooms and it was something else. I left with spit up from my chin to my toes, a wiggly baby that refused the cart, forgetting half of what we went for and I definitely left a bit of my pride in the store;)
It was nice to be home afterwards ha:)
Later on the fun parent came home;) We had spaghetti and family night
We are off to Las Vegas today after Andrew’s shift to go to his nephew’s mission farewell! He is leaving to serve a two year mission for our church in the Philippines!
Also, Andrew said that Skye’s new toy reminds him of Skye because of the hair. I think he has a point.
Time for my weekly Friday Favorites.
*IT ARRIVED!!! Kara Goucher’s book!! I am on my way to my most confident self for race day. I’ve gone through a bit of it and I truly believe it is going to help me out for the next 60 years of running that I have planned.
*Andrew bought this Bissel Spotclean while I was in Seattle in June. I got home and saw it and wondered why he bought it. Over the last 6 weeks I’ve now wondered how we ever lived without it?!? It is amazing. We have cleaned all of our couches with it and MANY areas on our carpet. It has taken out so many stains I didn’t think would ever disappear.
I want to hug it… maybe I already have.
*The Ricochet!! Aren’t they beautiful? They are a new shoe from Brooks that are available in October and I’ve been testing them out. I’m in love with them. They are like the child of the Launch and the Levitate:) I’ll get more mileage on them and write a full review soon… they definitely might be my marathon shoe!
*Keep being YOU! From one of my top 10 favorite books (Girl, Wash Your Face) ever.
*I tell you this every year and I’ll continue to tell you this every year… a few, cold, cut up peaches + milk = enjoy a bowl of goodness.
*Two documentaries about running… 50.50.50 and Finding Traction (both free through Amazon Prime). 50.50.50 was about the Iron Cowboy and his quest to finish 50 Ironman distances in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. If you watch it let me know what you think about the elliptical part! Finding Traction is about Nikki Kimball and her incredible 273 crazy trail miles in four days.
*This podcast—> HERE! I listened to it yesterday while cleaning and it was awesome. I have followed Laura for a long time and I’m amazed at everything that she does. We have messaged back and forth a bit too and she always has the best advice for me and is so so so kind. I teared up when I saw that she won the Buffalo Marathon this year:)
I hope your weekend is a great one and that your miles feel amazing!
Have any fun weekend plans?
Have a favorite thing you are loving right now?
Seen any good documentaries lately?
Favorite household tool/appliance?