Just in case you missed out last week, the top 3 most checked out posts were:
Sunday rest day—> very needed after 55 miles last week. Skye (and Brooke…) forgot that it was my only day to sleep in so we hung out nice and early together on the floor. PS Andrew would have gotten up with them but once I’m awake in the morning I can’t fall back to sleep so I joined them.
TWINS. For the first time in the history of me they were ready two hours before church started just because I was so excited to see them in their matching outfits.
Flashback to my sister and me matching. PS when I was a little girl I was running and tripped on a sidewalk crack (what’s new) and knocked my front teeth out, it was my first running injury. Hopefully I never do that again when I’m running.
I just need to find a matching tie for Knox too.
Our afternoon included making Brooke’s bday cake (she requested funfetti). Beretta makes sure to make an appearance any time that she hears food being prepared.
Twister went well.
And then our family came over to celebrate Brooke’s bday!
We asked Brooke what she wanted for her bday dinner and she said black beans… so we built our meal around the black beans and had some tacos.
TRY THIS NOW—> Crockpot + chicken + this salsa. It was so easy and so good in our tacos. Salsa via Costco.
PS I still cannot look at Crockpots the same way anymore after This Is Us and Jack.
My sister also brought her heavenly rolls. Sam’s club pizza dough makes the best rolls.
My nephew loves being in pictures but we were very grateful that he could make it to the party. He had his appendix out the day before! They got it out right before it burst so he was very lucky.
Presents and cake.
And our traditional piñata extravaganza.
Well, Skye had her first taste of cake yesterday. I was doing dishes while my niece was holding her and Skye was lightening fast and dug her hands into the cake. She got the cake into her mouth before my niece could stop her. She’s a fan of funfetti.
I hope your week of running is a great one, gotta love starting the week off with a great run!
*I’m on the Ali on the Run Show again today wahoo! You can find it here:) You have to listen to all of the episodes she has had on so far, SO good. PS We made this podcast before I decided to do St. George again this year (I wasn’t planning on it before until a few things came up and some of my goals have changed too;)!
*One last pic from Brooke’s horse show. Brooke’s teacher has a little girl a year older than Brooke so she gave Brooke her daughter’s hand-me-down riding clothes. When I first saw her in them my heart almost exploded.
*A few weeks ago my nephews were over and Andrew was playing around and teasing my big nephew (that is their relationship). His little brother ran over to him and cuddled up to him and pointed to Andrew and said, ‘NO!’ They are always watching out for each other.
*Beretta knows exactly where to hang out during meal time. She watches the ground by Skye like a hawk.
*If Skye has a chance, she will roll right on over to wherever Beretta is lying down. At this point I am pretty sure that she is going to say Beretta before she says mama.
*There are a few things that Andrew is very particular about and one of those things are his pens. These are the only ones he will purchase and write with. He protects them and I am lucky I was able to get my hands on one for a picture;)
*One of my biggest goals for this marathon is for it to not look like my splits at the Tucson Marathon 12/15 (split 14 and 19 I hit the lap button on accident but the rest are the mile times) below…. I could not keep any fuel in me during that marathon and I went out way too fast and it hurt so bad. This is why I am really paying attention to fueling while I run so that this doesn’t happen again. Also, for some reason I have that pace band on the right just hanging out on my computer screen at all times;) I might study it and dream about it a lot too.
*I LOVE following Sarah Bishop on IG (2:42 marathoner). I’m going to be telling myself that I am fine during my 3 x 2 mile workout tomorrow. I love her perspective on things:
Have you had your appendix out?
Do you have anything that you are really particular about?
-Andrew says I am particular about cleaning, routines, birthdays and spending money/budgets:)
What was your first running injury?
What’s for breakfast today?