After a few days off I always wonder as I’m leaving the house for my run if I’m going to remember how to run. Usually the running clicks pretty quickly after some time off but yesterday it didn’t.
The run felt hard from the first step but that probably had something to do with living off of churros and not a lot of sleep for the previous few days. This week is a recovery week so I’m not worried about how off I felt yesterday and I’ll just focus on getting plenty of rest this week. Even though the running felt pretty awful, I felt so much better afterwards getting a good sweat in. I never regret going outside to move.
Brooke went to school, I went for my run and Andrew took Skye to go get Beretta (she stays at a dog hotel when we leave) and he found me while I was out running.
8 miles @ 8:24 average with 800 feet of climbing… some on the snow and most on the cleared roads.
I’ve been doing my runs lately in the early morning so it was nice to be out with the sun.
Vegetables!! We didn’t go grocery shopping until later on in the day so Andrew brought home some salads for our lunch.
I had a steak salad and more restaurants need to understand that adding jicama to a salad is delicious.
The rest of our day involved laundry/unpacking, grocery shopping, homework and this delicious brinner:
I have a few Thursday Things to talk about with you today!
*Coming home from vacation (or as my sister says, it’s called a trip ((not a vacation)) when you take kids;) is rough for everyone involved:
*Every now and then when I don’t have time to wash my hair but my bangs look greasy… I’ll just wash my bangs in the sink and then blow them dry. I think it works out nicely and a lot faster than washing all of my hair.
*Skye will happily be doing her own thing (and in the below picture she was just holding onto the fence and yelling at people walking by) UNTIL the second Andrew and I hug. Once she sees us touch she makes her way over to break things up ha;)
*Many of you have shown concern when I post pictures of me running in the snow with my ankles completely exposed so I am trying harder to cover them up for the really cold runs:) My ankles don’t ever feel cold but it’s probably good for them to be covered.
*We got our Disney shirts at Target, they are much cheaper there.
*WE NEED ONE OF THESE TREADMILLS TOO:
(PS someone sent me the above image and I can’t find the image source)
*Skye officially has her first Skye doll from Paw Patrol.
*For a good chunk of the drive to and from California I sat in the back to help Skye. Brooke slept more than Skye did. Skye likes moving every waking minute so the car seat was not her favorite.
*Me too Shalane, 100% me too. Running just makes me feel like I’m on top of the world.
*It is Beretta’s 7th birthday today! We will be taking her on a walk, to play fetch and let her eat some of her favorite foods!
What makes you feel most confident?!
Do your ankles ever get cold while running? What is the first spot on you that gets cold lately while running?
-Lately my face but that is because I keep forgetting to bring my buff.
Do you have a salad topping that you love that most people haven’t tried?
-I don’t think jicama is very common but it is my favorite. I love the crunch and the flavor.
On a scale from 1-10 (10 being excellent)… how did your last run feel?