I’ve got a few stories and pictures/screenshots from my phone that I wanted to share with you today!
*We got one of our family pictures back from Andrew’s amazing cousin and it makes me really happy.
*I love the Hansons Half Marathon Method and Marathon Method (two of my favorite running books)… they have a new book coming out soon and I’m sure it is amazing if you are thinking about running your first marathon! I love their training plans and this book has one too:
*Getting Skye dressed or changing her diaper has turned into quite the workout. This girl is ALL OVER the place and wiggles right away when trying to get her clothes on.
*Well, I love Allie Kieffer even more now… I wrote her a message to see if she could add her power bun tutorial to her story highlights and she wrote back the nicest messages. For those of you that missed that… she has them there now so we can all copy her. PS Andrew may have teased me for how excited I was that she wrote me back.
*Every time we stay at my in-law’s house Brooke goes on a bike ride to visit the horses near them.
*Turns out Beretta loves those little baby puffs. Skye recognizes her love for the puffs and is very willing to share. Look at Beretta licking her lips.
*My nephew has been talking about how he wants to be Abe Lincoln for Halloween non-stop. They went to the Abraham Lincoln museum this summer and that is all he can think about. They weren’t able to find an Abe costume so he settled on Batman.
*For my sister’s youngest she has had to get very creative. During the night he loves to take off his pjs and make some messes;) So she cut off the arms (because it is summer) and feet of his pajamas so that she could put them on backwards with the zipper in the back. Now he can’t get out of them. #Lifehack.
*Andrew took the girls on a date this last weekend so I could sleep (aka the theme of my weekend). These two sure love him.
*Skye’s hair is long on the top and short on the sides everywhere but one spot on the left side of her head.
*I also did her first braid ever yesterday on the top so that was pretty thrilling.
*My cute mother-in-law has run the St. George Marathon two times in the past! Andrew has finished it three times (with his longest training run being 10 miles;) and this will be my third year there! Another reason I love this marathon… it’s kind of a family thing.
*Gwen Jorgensen shared a video of what her marathon training for her fall marathon looks like. Just a bit different than my marathon training;) I find it so interesting to see all that goes into these world class athlete’s training.
*I love charts/graphs/running data. Suzy told me about Runworks and they have a ton of fun calculators there including one that can give you equivalent finish times for courses at different elevations! I need to get to sea level!
*Andrew just started a home health rotation so his shifts are 8 hours instead of 12 hours for a little while. This way we get to see him for a bit before he leaves!
He graduates in February so he is getting really close to being done!
*No run for me yesterday but I did feel a lot better which was nice. I spent a lot of the day still resting… I did try to go out for a walk but we went right back inside quickly because although it didn’t look smoky out, the air was terrible. I better start loving the treadmill again because I’ll be getting in some quality time with her this week. I have 50 miles in the next 5 days to get in!
And yes, she yanked my hair as hard as she could right after I snapped this picture.
*Brooke’s very first lunch box ever arrived (she got this one and it comes with the cutest little bento box too). I asked the school if I could come eat lunch at the school every day with her but they advised me not to (okay, I didn’t but I wanted to). I would love to hear from any of you parents reading, what kinds of things you pack in your kids lunches each day!
Lunch ideas for Brooke to take to school… She is not very picky so send over any and all ideas that you might have:)
-I remember if my mom put Dunkaroos in my lunch during elementary school then it was the highlight of my month.
Anyone else in school right now? How long until you graduate?
Any new life hacks that you’ve figured out lately?
If you could go for a run with one elite (in the past or present) athlete, who would it be?