I have a new friend to friend post up HERE in case you want to check it out!
I went from finishing a 9 mile run @ 8:38 average pace to getting the girls up and ready to then playing Uno (I think we are going to win a world record for how often we play this game) within 20 minutes. I showered at some point yesterday too but let’s not talk about when that happened;).
PS Brooke is still sleeping about 11-12 hours a night at 6 years old (almost 7). Skye does the same and I’m that adult that needs 8-9 hours to feel good… do you think our need for sleep is in our DNA or is it a learned behavior? Knox and Andrew are the complete opposite of us and they are happy on much less sleep.
Maybe my sleeping gene that I passed on to Skye is the dominant gene in our situation.
The reason I have been sneezing 400 times a day.
Costco blackberries are so so so good right now.
Basically we are eating delicious fruit over here all day long.
Brooke asked me yesterday if she and Skye can start sharing a room together now. I recorded her saying this so that I can play it to her when she is older if her feelings change when they do have to share a room:)
My nieces came over to hang out and we made our favorite cookies.
We also had a crazy round of card games.
My neighbor told me she made honey mustard salmon and her husband won’t eat it so she brought it to me. It made my night. It was so so good.
And then Andrew got home from work… between his shifts and trainings, he has been gone a lot lately. He is really loving it and really thankful for caffeine right now;)\
I talked about this on Instagram yesterday but I wanted to share it here too!
I got my race pictures back from Saturday and went through them and downloaded them ALL and I’m proud of them ALL even if I look half asleep in some of them;) This was at mile 12 and I was hurting so so bad that I was having a hard time keeping my eyes open;)
I’ll include here what I said on Instagram: Just a friendly reminder for when you get race pictures back this next season that cottage cheese on your legs is NORMAL if you have it. In this picture I am running a 6:07 pace at mile 12 of a half-marathon and feeling stronger than I ever have (even if my face may communicate I am dying). Our bodies are tools to get us to our dreams/goals. As soon as we realize wee are the paintbrush creating amazing things rather than the painting to be viewed, things we see on ourselves that we don’t initially like will not bother us anymore. Those legs took me to the podium and that’s what I see.
I am positive that years ago these pictures would have put me in a bad mood and I would have never downloaded them. Years ago they probably would have made me think I needed to eat less… instead after I looked at them I ate a hamburger for lunch because they have no affect on being a human and needing to fuel myself properly. How sad would it be if I let my cellulite take an ounce of joy away from my dream running life that I am having right now—> with awesome friends, injury-free, racing a lot and getting faster. That cellutite does not have any power over me (ps I still had it when I was 30 lbs lighter/disordered… it’s NORMAL) and like Megan D says:
‘What your body LOOKS like is the least interesting thing about you.’ There is just so much more to us than the flaws you might find in your race photos so be kind to yourself. Download those pictures of you going after your goals and using your greatest tool to get them.
Just another reminder of a new friend to friend post here!
Do you ever buy race photos?
-I don’t know if I have ever bought one but a lot of races around here give them to you for FREE. Do any of your races give them to you for free?
Have a favorite card game?
Did you share a room growing up?
-Yep… I did with my sister until she was a junior in high school.
Give me three words to describe your day so far?!