Skye had no interest in being in the pre-school picture and started running away as soon as Andrew got out the camera.
I went to bed when Brooke went to sleep on Thursday night and woke up when she woke up Friday morning. Over 10 hours of sleep. When I feel lame for getting in bed extra early sometimes I remind myself that it is one of my favorite ways to take care of myself. I think all of the traveling and race finally hit me and all of that sleep helped me to feel so much better.
I went on a short walk with Skye, my sister and her boys. It felt so good outside!
This beauty is back in my life again. I had overeaten my sweet potato, chicken, avocado and bbq sauce combo for awhile and was sick of it but it now tastes amazing again (and I’ll probably overeat it again now).
I have been looking forward to yesterday for a while now… Andrew and I were the volunteers for Brooke and Knox’s (HE JOINED!!) cross-country practice.
I’ve waited for this moment my entire life;)
They had shaved ice to cool down afterwards.
We finished off the day with a birthday party at my sister’s house for my nephew! He requested macaroni and cheese for his birthday meal and my sister made that along with her famous pizza.
Friday Favorites time (some affiliate links included)!
I want more Boston donuts already.
*Passion Paradox. I have read a good chunk of this book so far and I love it!
I understand that hooked feeling to the chase very much:
*In Search of Greatness—> I loved every minute of this sports documentary. I watched it on the plane. It was so interesting to see the similar characteristics that many great athletes (in different sports) possess.
*I tried the new R8 Roller Recovery at the expo and wish ours had the new black roller on it… that one REALLY gets into those muscles.
*Skye’s favorite thing today are her new summer sandals (Brooke had the same ones when she was this age:). She has been sporting them around the house.
*I learned at the Lululemon booths in some of the big race expos that they will do free screen-printing on any items from them. I didn’t buy the official Boston jacket this year but I will be sporting these regularly:
*You all might already know about this but FindMyMarathon had really helpful weather information before my race. You can enter in what time your race starts and your expected finish time and it gives you the temperature for each hour along with the wind direction! Super helpful because I can never figure out if I’m going to have a headwind or a tailwind.
*On a post before the marathon Erica said, “Have fun playing on your playground” and it made me really happy. Think about that before you go out and race!
*Andrew and I love this IG account… But this one gives me too much anxiety to answer;) Can you answer??
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Lisa!!! “Sunday I ran my very first 10k and I loved it!!! Was it hard? Yes! Did I have thoughts of what did I get myself into? Yes! But I did it and the satisfaction from doing something I didn’t know I could is so good!!! The weather wasn’t the best, but it could’ve been worse. We missed the real snow storm so for that I am thankful! Plus I’m a much better cold weather runner than hot! I had set a goal of finishing in 1:20 and I came in at 1:19:30, I was so happy to come in under my goal!!! This was my first Gazelle Girl race and I will be back next year!!! Great race, great volunteers, great atmosphere, one of the most fun races I’ve ever done!!”
January!!! “Today I ran the Horsetooth Half Marathon in Fort Collins, Colorado. The race starts at 5,195 feet and within the first 2 miles, you climb Monster Mountain(5688 ft), back down and up to Dam Hill (5579ft) all in the first 5 miles. If those hills didn’t kill your legs at mile 8 there is Bingham Hill (5252 ft) to finish off the legs. My legs were exhausted after that and my husband and I did a really slow walk. My hip flexor was extremely tight and I was barely walking. When I made it to mile 12 I jogged and walked until mile 13 when I jogged all the way to the finish. I was happy it was over and finished in 3:30.”
Would you rather always be late or always be unprepared?!
What are you reading right now? Anyone else reading Passion Paradox?
From which establishment have you found the best donuts ever in your life? Andrew and I have made the goal to try the best donuts in the world. PS tell me there are amazing donuts in INDY because I will be there soon!
Last meal/food that you ate too much because you loved it and then you got sick of eating it?