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The smell of a baby right after a bath… it’s just the best.
Our Sunday included many of the usuals—> Church, being as lazy as possible and good food.
Skye’s current favorite part of church is yelling baba as loud as she possibly can and seeing how fast we can run to chase around after her.
Andrew’s mom told us on Saturday that Skye is a really busy baby and that’s saying a lot coming from a mom of 5 boys.
My family came over for dinner. We had pork tacos thanks to the crockpot (I made the pork that time I tried Citrus Pear in this post).
Skye loves being part of the dinner table discussion.
Brownies for dessert.
And then we watched the Super Bowl for 5 minutes.
I have a few very random thoughts I feel like sharing with you today.
*My sister and I were talking the other day about how good we are at setting food boundaries. When we are going to eat somewhere and the other person (usually our spouse or family member) doesn’t order their own fries/side/whatever and they say ‘oh I’ll just have a few of yours’… We are very good at stating our boundary with the fact if we want to eat the whole thing but that we will happily buy them their own instead of sharing;). It is very helpful for our relationships because then no one leaves the meal hungry. We really like food.
*I think it is great that we are pretty much twinning every day with our wristbands on our Garmins that are similar colors.
*When I listened to this episode of Ali on the Run with Meaghan Murphy she talked about CRUNNING. <— A good crun (cry during your run) is so incredibly therapeutic for me and has helped me with so many issues over the years. I love that Meaghan had the perfect word for it.
*Do you ever see old pictures and wonder what in the world you were doing? That river was so cold and I still got injured during this training cycle below so sitting in the cold river after every Saturday long run was ALL FOR NOTHING.
*I’m going on a caffeine fast for a few weeks before March 23rd (race day). I always do this with my marathons and going without caffeine and then having it again on race day really boosts my energy. This stuff is going to help me get through those hard miles and I’m probably not going to take it until mile 33.
*Have you ever frozen a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies? It’s amazing. It’s like you are eating cookie dough ice cream minus the ice cream part.
*At around mile 45 of the race we are doing I’ve been told that you have a very nice view of the FINISH LINE. That is a cruel joke to be able to see the finish line when you are so tired but still have 5 more miles to go. I remember a marathon in our area that went right next to the finish line at the half-way point (for the half-marathoners to finish there)… that takes quite the willpower to see the finish line and not just stop there. One time during a marathon at mile 22ish I ran RIGHT in front of my house and the temptation to just run inside to my couch was large.
*On the other hand of the above topic, I’m not afraid of fatigue anymore. I know what it feels like and I know that it doesn’t kill me and pushing through it on the day of the race is going to bring quite the feeling of accomplishment at the finish line.
*I just really love this quote.
*My sister found a really good deal on an elliptical on KSL (online listings) to put in her home gym… she has quite the set-up in there! The elliptical doesn’t hurt her back at all so I’m really happy about this purchase.
*Another podcast that I love and this episode with the author of the 5 Love Languages was awesome.
*Don’t forget this on your next run that doesn’t feel like butterflies and rainbows.
*Skye was reaching towards Brooke yesterday and said ‘ROOKE’. You should have seen Brooke’s face… she melted.
What is your primary love language? What about your loved ones?
-Mine: Quality Time Andrew: Quality Time. Our top one matches up and then the rest are mixed up.
Do you ever use the elliptical?
Caffeine… do you use it on race day? Do you feel a difference when you use caffeine for your running?
Tell me something you are grateful for today?