Brooke knew my arms were sore from bootcamp so she told me she would carry Skye afterwards ha.
The day started by finding everyone in Skye’s room. For some reason Spring Break for Brooke and Knox = waking up way earlier than they normally do rather than sleeping in during their break from school.
After breakfast we went to bootcamp for upper body strength day. Brooke can do the burn bar pull-up things that we were doing yesterday better than I can.
Skye is walking around a lot more than crawling as of yesterday. It’s like a little switch flipped and now she just wants to be walking.
It’s completely normal to write your name on your his and her bags of beef jerky right? I take a little bit longer than Andrew does to go through these bags so we started having our own bags now ha.
The kids have been wanting to have a little store (their original plan was to sell things in our house.. like our furniture;) so we made it happen yesterday!
Skye was the designated cookie taster.
My mom was the first customer there. The kids ended up selling out of everything and we officially have the nicest neighbors.
The best part of the day was Andrew getting a phone call that he got the job! He starts May 6th and the job is exactly what he wanted!
In other news Skye is teething majorly so she likes us to dip her pacifier in ice water for her to chew on for a minute… repeated 405 times. We couldn’t find those little freezer chew toys so this worked for her:)
Just a few Friday favorites today (affiliate links included)!
*YOU WERE RIGHT!! I asked you about the street tacos from Costco and they were amazing and so easy for the crazy night we were having last night. This will be a repeat meal for us.
*I saw a few people on instagram talk about these leggings from Amazon and after seeing them about 10 times I decided to try them. They all said they were just like the Lululemon leggings and I was skeptical but they really are and they are TWENTY EIGHT DOLLARS. They offer them in a bunch of colors too. I ordered a small which is a 4/6 and also what I wear in my normal leggings. They even have the side pocket that I love. I just bought another color of them yesterday.
*Jenny shared this documentary with me about Courtney Dauwalter and oh my goodness, it is so good. I really look up to Courtney! PS she loves candy and wins all sorts of races and sets records so maybe we should give candy more credit;). Also, I’m thinking on my next ultra I’ll bring the packets of mashed potatoes like Courtney does for her ultras… they called it the ‘secret sauce.’ PS watching her eat at mile 50 made me feel a little ptsd to a few weeks ago;)
When your body is telling you, you need to stop, maybe you don’t need to stop?! <— so so true.
*Another Amazon find… an 8 piece makeup brush set for $8! Another change I’ve made to help my skin out is to only use brushes to apply all of my makeup. I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on brushes (because I don’t care that much about makeup and just needed something to apply it with). I found this set and read a bunch of the reviews (4.5 stars and over 4k reviews) and could not believe how many people loved them. I bought them and they are AWESOME. They are very high quality and I can’t believe I’ve ever spent more money on makeup brushes in the past after I’ve had these.
*I absolutely loved reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and now I’m on the waiting list for two more books from the library… I get so excited when I get the email that my book is available ha.
*10 more days!!!
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Meaghan!!! “On Sunday I ran the Baltimore & Annapolis (B&A) Half Marathon. The course is a local, relatively flat, paved trail that is .5 miles from my house, so I have run on it dozens of times before. This was my second half marathon, my first being in November with a finishing time of 1:57. I trained all through the winter months, sometimes waking up at 3:45am to get a run in before work and so I would be able to spend more time with my daughter in the evenings. As the race got closer, I felt truly burnt out and unmotivated. I didn’t want to do it, and I didn’t really have a goal other than to “do better than the last race.” However, the more I thought about it, the 1:50 goal popped into my head and didn’t leave. The day of the race was perfect weather – 55 degrees with overcast skies and a light rain. My first 7 miles were great! I was speedy, doing better than I had anticipated, averaging around a 8:15 pace – but it didn’t feel like work. Then miles 8-12 were just AWFUL. I got too inside my own head. The wheels came off. I had to take some walk breaks which I NEVER do. Music wasn’t helping. Fuel did nothing. I was a mess and seriously thought of just quitting and walking the rest of the way but I kept pushing on, with that nagging 1:50 time etched in my brain. Finally, at around mile 11.5 I saw some of my running group friends put my name (along with some other racer’s names) in chalk on the trail with words of encouragement. It was amazing. Later at mile 12.5 I saw more friends of mine cheering and screaming at me, I didn’t even notice what they were saying but they looked SO excited and supportive, which made me SO happy and inspired. Lastly, I saw my husband and toddler daughter at the finish line. She was so excited and was yelling to “go, mommy go!”. I have never felt so happy yet so bad in my entire life. It was probably the hardest thing I have ever done. I finished in 1:50:20 (yay!), but it was not without lots of mental challenges to overcome. In November I am signed up for another half marathon, so this summer I will focus more on not only getting faster, but to also work on my mental game. Wish me luck!!”
Have any favorite things from this week?
Beef jerky—> delicious or no thank you? Favorite brand? Any foods at your house that you write your name on?
What did you have for dinner last night?
Looking forward to anything this weekend?