-When I woke up yesterday my calves were so sore from my short speed workout that I did on Monday! They wanted me to know that I need to ease back into speed if I’m going to do that kind of stuff again.
-I received a few weird stares in the school parking lot when I was walking Brooke to the doors because of my shorts in the winter… now I know how Andrew feels.
-I think one of the biggest forms of torture possible is having a sweaty sports bra on in January after your workout.
-8.5 treadmill miles at an 8:22 average.
It was very icy outside. It has been 2 years and 2 days since my dad fell and hit his head hard on the ice. Remember how he kept repeating the same things every minute for a while and then had to be in a dark room for 3 days to help his brain heal?! His fall has made our family all so much more cautious about the ice.
The treadmill will do until I can get in a run in the light when there isn’t ice all around.
It’s pretty gloomy this time of year around here. The fog was so thick. I definitely notice how the lack of sun makes me feel more tired and in slow motion. A few of my friends really struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder and one of my friends up in Idaho had a therapist recommend that she get a Light Therapy Lamp. She has been telling me about how much it has helped her so far this winter so if you struggle this time of year maybe this is something you could try out along with talking to the right people about what you are going through!
During Skye’s nap I went to get my eyebrows waxed and get some fake eyelashes glued on. When I got home Skye went straight to trying to pull them off and then trying to pull my tongue out of my mouth. I’m proud of her determination.
It was my niece’s birthday yesterday! She is at the age now where a shopping trip is her ultimate favorite thing to do so we took her. We are going to be the same height soon (and I’m just under 5’9”)!
I think she thought there was another baby in the mirror that she was trying to give her binky to.
And then she requested Dairy Queen afterwards… it’s in our DNA.
Chicken tortilla soup for dinner… I’m already looking forward to the leftovers!
Once the girls went to bed Andrew and I started another season of the Bachelor together. Every season we say this is going to be the last season that we watch but then we get sucked into all of the drama and craziness.
I was looking up one of my old posts for a picture I was trying to find and came across my alarm clock picture from 2013…. Stick with those goals because they will eventually happen even if it takes you ten times longer than you expect. Each little effort you make to get there means something and adds up!
Andrew update: Besides all of his running and time with us, there has been a lot of time spent with this book. The NCLEX is drawing near!
He also just bought his 2nd pair of the Levitate 2s! He hit about 450 miles on his first pair and loved them so much he went for another.
I bet the Black Forest gummy bear makers were not expecting people to buy their mini packs to take out on their trail runs for fuel.
Do you notice a difference in your moods based on the seasons?
-For me it is all based on if I can see the sun and get outside at some point each day for something. So on the days where the sun is out even if it is still freezing and I can get out for a run I feel more up/energetic than the days where we are stuck inside all day and the sun never shows it’s face. Also, being a mom for me personally is much easier when we can get out to the park or go for a walk!
Most stressful test that you have ever studied for?
Do you STICK to the running shoe that you love or do you experiment and branch out often with what shoes you wear for the run?
Who has a January birthday? January races?