Day #5 running rest day. I might run today but for sure I’ll be back to normal programming by next week. It’s been a good time to recharge again and get adjusted to Andrew’s new work schedule. I did get in some time outside with the kids first thing in the morning on a walk.
Next up on the agenda = Knox’s Kindergarten graduation!
During Skye’s nap I went out with some friends for the most beautiful salad in all the land.
Knox and Brooke had their cross-country race! Brooke is going to write a race recap (Knox is more into baseball right now but he was happy when the race was over;) for you!
We cheered loud!
And the rest of the day I spent in the car getting the big kids around and running errands (dinner was eaten in the car= cheese pizza).
While we were doing that, Andrew found a way to mow the lawn while keeping Skye safe at the same time.
I have a few Friday Favorites to talk about today!
*My new favorite Instagram Account. Devrie is a dietician that is all about intuitive eating and breaking the diet culture. Her posts are always great reminders for me and are helping me to learn things that I really want to teach my kids too.
*This shirt, I must buy it for Andrew:)
*Andrew knows exactly what I want for Mother’s Day. I have been trying to race in different socks but I am giving up on trying to get out of my comfort zone with my running socks. These socks are all I ever want to wear when I have running shoes on my feet.
*40% of the time TJ’s has a new item to buy, I will buy it. I am very glad I bought these.
*My other TJ’s favorite for a fast dinner= rice + chicken cooked in some teriyaki sauce + steamed broccoli.
*Somebody recommended this book and I’m thrilled I bought it. So many great lessons in here.
*A neighbor brought this over to us the other day and it was a meal that EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON. in our family loved. I’m adding it to our meal list because finding something that everyone eats is a big deal for us.
She sent the recipe too:
*Time for my least favorite thing about this week. I went to Victoria’s Secret to pick up my usual lip gloss (punchy flavor) only to find out that they DISCONTINUED IT. No joke, I have been using that exact lip gloss for almost a decade! Not only do I not love the new colors as much BUT they are also not as sticky (yes, I’m the weirdo that loves a thick and sticky layer of lip gloss on at all times)… so now I’m left here wondering what to do. Any recommendations
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Jackie!!! “First marathon! I ran for many reasons but a big inspiration came from my late brother in law Tom. 6 years ago he had been training to BQ and came up a few minutes short. He felt in the prime of his life at 42 and then was diagnosed with leukemia. His grim prognosis of 18 months didn’t let that stop him from running. He petitioned the BAA to let him run his bucket list race and they did. Sadly he was a mile from the finish in 2013 when officials diverted him off course due to the bombings. He passed away from his illness the next year. His wife had never run a marathon but she wanted to finish it for him so she petitioned, got in and finished it in his honor the next year! After being diagnosed with breast cancer 2 years ago myself, I wanted to accomplish a marathon and then I thought why not take a stab at a BQ for me and for Tom! I’m happy to report at the age of 42 I did it! 3:38! It was tough training through a brutal WI winter, but I trusted the training, fueled and hydrated well and now I’m in the BQ club!”
Trina!!! “Our first 5K together. This weekend my 18 month daughter and I ran our first 5K together! This was my first race pushing Elliana in our jogging stroller for an official race… it was a great feeling to have her out there with me as I’ve been struggling to get back on track with my running following a horrible car accident last May. I was the least injured of the two adults in the car but still my knee connected with the dashboard on the passengers side that resulted in long-term damage, in addition to the nerve damage to my left shoulder, arm and neck. Getting out and just exercising has been a struggle, let alone running. BUT – I want to be a good role model to Elliana. We push ourselves forward and we don’t let little blips stand in our way! And I think she had a great time. I mean… how hard can it be to be pushed in sweet ride, eat snacks, tell Mom to “go faster” AND get a medal for it?! I didn’t break any speed records with my first stroller race but I was happy to run the entire way and come in with a decent course time.”
Any products that a company discontinued and broke your heart?
Any new IG accounts that you recently started following and loving?
What are you most looking forward to this weekend?
Current favorite running socks?