Eight miles @ 8:25 average for my Monday morning and a workout today that is going to stretch me. I’ll probably question myself for getting out of bed and running during the last interval. But then afterwards I’ll feel like I’m on top of the world due to the post-speed endorphins and feeling of flying that I crave.
Soooo … speaking of the marathon (yes, I will talk about it daily until the actual race—> just 1 month and 29 days) my dreams have been getting bigger and bigger each day. I think I’m feeling back to my self after having Skye and my attitude about what I am capable of is just so much greater than it ever has been so I’m just really going for it in my brain. While I am really trying not to focus on the numbers too much and focus on effort too, I’ve realized, why not tell myself I am going to get a PR (I need under a 3:04:50ish from my PR circa 1483 ((okay, 2010)) in October?
What is the worst that could happen, I don’t get it and then I just keep trying and working for it again until I do. <— that’s awesome.
What’s the best that could happen? All of this visualizations, positive self-talk, joy in the journey, hard work and self-encouragement = I get that PR. <— that’s really awesome.
So why not just dream big and maybe experience some more failures along the way while getting to the big goals? That sounds way more enjoyable than not believing in myself and being too afraid to dream… right?
One of my favorite life quotes ever… keep daring greatly with your running:
I’m not sure if we just got a mini cold front or if fall is coming (or maybe my body is just broken because it was still 60 degrees) but I had goosebumps a few times during my run yesterday.
Are we getting to the point where all of our hard work during the hot summer is going to start to pay off during the cooler months?
PS I might be the only person on the planet that stops during her run to take a picture of goosebumps.
Yep, I think this means fall is making it’s way over here.
Came home and planked while getting in some Spirit playing.
Skye really is so fascinated by Beretta right now.
And just overall so proud of herself for sitting up on her own.
I have a major con to share with you about fake eyelashes. While I was running, some ‘small insect/gnat/I’m not sure what it was’ flew right into my eyelashes and got completely entangled in them. It was traumatic for me and getting it out was not pleasant.
Brooke joined Andrew for his doctor’s appointment. I told you that Andrew has had hypertension for a while but at the doctor’s appointment his blood pressure was back down to a normal range (and he has been out of his medication for a few weeks… that is why he was back to see his doctor). I was very happy happy about that.
He then took Brooke for one of her favorite foods for a little Brooke date. Pretzel Bites.
Leftovers were what made up both my lunch (salad) and dinner (tacos).
And this heavenly banana bread from Joanna’s cookbook made up many of my snacks for the day.
Andrew said he doesn’t like banana bread but that this recipe makes him like banana bread (I used chocolate chips instead of pecans).
Brooke has been napping a ton lately. Yesterday she took a two hour nap? Anyone else with a 5ish year old that picked up napping again… I’m wondering if this is a growth spurt or something. Or maybe it was from running around the splash pad with her friend for a while yesterday?
Wanna see what we (Andrew) have been working on a bunch over the last few weeks?
Here was our laundry room before….
We have officially redone every room in our house and it feels so good to have it all done now!
The kid’s bathroom before (it had the same linoleum flooring as the laundry room):
I’ll show you the other two bathrooms once I can find the before (I know they are somewhere) but we are pretty happy with how it has turned out. It took two years to finish the whole thing. We did everything ourselves (besides laying the granite in kitchen and bathrooms/sinks + our flooring/carpeting in the rest of the house but Andrew did do the tiling/baseboards) which makes us feel even more connected with our house now:) I don’t think Andrew ever wants to paint again… we painted the entire house along with the ceilings too! PS you can see our kitchen before and after pics in this post!
What are some of your biggest dreams for your running/training?
Ever done any home remodeling? Did you enjoy it?
Banana bread—> with or without chocolate?
What is your Tuesday run?