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Our day started off by bribing Brooke and Knox to sleep in which meant everyone slept until 8:15 and it was heavenly. The kids got in bed with us and Skye rubbed her blanket under all of our noses (she loves doing this under her nose and likes to share it with us too;).
We went to church…
We watched a little Planet Earth while Skye crawled on all of us.
For dinner a friend invited us over and it was so so good.
The teriyaki steak tasted like a treat and they also had grilled pineapple for us too.
Our kids loved it too and after dinner they played soccer in the backyard for a while.
We brought our favorite cookie recipe for ice cream sandwiches.
I have a few running things to talk about….
*Deena Kastor talked about this quote (from Obama’s inaugural speech in 2009) when I went to her interview in Boston. I just think it is so so true…
Whether your difficult tasks are your job, raising kids, running, racing, relationship situations etc… not a lot feels better than when we give everything we have to do something hard! Remember this when you want to quit, think about how good it feels when we give our all!
*”I spoke it into being.” <— From this episode of Oprah’s Supersoul Conversations. In the beginning of this episode Oprah shares the poem, ‘Phenomenal Woman’ by Dr Maya Angelou. Oprah shares that when she first found that poem she didn’t believe that she was a phenomenal woman but then with time she spoke it (believing she was a phenomenal woman) into being. We have the power to speak things into being… hearing this gave me the goosebumps.
If you have some big goals for your running/life then speak them into happening. You might not believe that they are going to happen in the beginning but you have to power to make them your truth by the way you think and work towards them!
*PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read this article. “The mind is what drives a human being. If you have that belief- pure belief in your heart- that you want to be successful then you can talk to your mind and your mind will control you to be successful. I want to show the world that you can go beyond your thoughts, you can break more than you think you can break.”
*Did you see this? It may have made me tear up… “When his grandfather ran into Linden at the airport, he showed her the picture of his grandson with his makeshift bib. Linden gave her Boston Marathon bib to the grandfather to give to Desmond. It now hangs proudly framed in his bedroom.”
*So many awesome things happened at the London Marathon… Emily Sisson and her 2:23:08 marathon debut?!? WOW!
Food expiration dates… are you a risk-taker or do you say goodbye easily if the food is past it’s expiration date?
What is going to be the best part of your Monday?!
Did you watch the London Marathon?
If any elite runner was to give you their bib from a big race… which one would you choose?