Yesterday’s run felt much harder than usual and I’m guessing it is because I went out when it was already hot and I climbed 2200ish feet the day before in the mountains. Or maybe the run was miserable just because that is how running goes and some days just feel like that.
I’m very happy that I have every drinking fountain in our county memorized so that I can stop as much as I want to for water during my easy runs.
10 miles @ 8:26 average and then straight to a bowl of cold watermelon.
Our next stop was to take Brooke to her craft club that she goes to each week.
Afterwards when Brooke heard that my brother and his family (the pilot and his wife with their seven kids) were on the way to visit us, she asked if she could make cupcakes for them. She made them from start to finish (it was a mix) and I just helped her to frost them. I still can’t believe she is going to be 7 next month.
We then had 16 of my nieces and nephews over (along with all of their parents too) and so I don’t have too many more pictures from the day.
I did find Brooke picking enough cherries from our tree for everyone here:)
The other day while I was eating dinner I was thinking about the biggest thing that has changed in the way I eat since my early twenties. The biggest change over the last ten years has been the amount of fat I each day! Ten years ago I reached for anything that said Fat-Free on the label and now I love having fat with every meal and most of my snacks. I feel SO much better, my body recovers better from workouts and I run better when I eat more fat. Thank goodness we’ve all finally realized how vital fat is in our lives. I’d love to hear some of the biggest ways that your eating has changed over the years in the comments.
While we are talking about food… here are some of the things we have been eating over here lately!
Please buy these chips at Costco if you see them. The combination of these and homemade guac is life-changing.
I tried out Cook Once, Eat all Week and we love it! The goal with it is to do all of the prep one day and enjoy just throwing the meals together FAST throughout the week! For example, for these three meals below I prepped the corn, chicken, kale, peppers and bacon on Sunday and then for three meals that week it took me a few minutes to get everything ready.
Added one of our homemade frozen bfast burrito to this salad because I was very hungry.
I will say that the Run Fast Cook Fast Eat Slow cookbook is still my favorite cookbook so far—> My kids like those recipes more and each recipe makes more food (which means we get leftovers:). What I love with the Cook Once cookbook—> it makes it SO easy to get dinner together fast (as long as you can dedicate a good chunk of time to prep everything) and Andrew and I have loved the taste of each meal. Excited to try another week out soon.
PS I am pretty sure the Superhero Muffins have become the base of our families food guide pyramid, we go through these fast.
Favorite brand/flavor of chips?
How has your eating changed over the years?
What are some things that you’ve been eating lately?
What’s your run today!? Anyone running a race on the 4th?