I’M BACK and so happy that I took a few days off to get my calf happy again. I guarantee that a few years ago in this same situation I probably would have just pushed through the pain I was feeling and ended up with an injury. I’ve just learned too many times that you have to really listen to what your body is telling you and no workout/race/easy run is worth an injury. I missed a big workout this week but I’d rather that than missing the race! Plus, I feel like this was kind of a blessing in disguise. I was really feeling tired and this has helped me back off big time this week and get feeling normal again!
7 solo miles @ 7:57 average while listening to Ali on the Run talk to Dawn Grunnagle, a 2:34 marathoner. Loving Ali’s marathon series right now… perfect timing!
My run actually happened after I took Brooke and Knox to school so this is what my morning started with.
After my run, Andrew and I went shopping for Knox’s bday! He is going to be 7 really soon. I took 2 pictures while we were out…
1) Skye’s obsession with Minnie is at an all-time high and that is what she is going to be for Halloween this year. If she see’s a picture of Minnie she will just stand there and wave at her for a minute.
2) Not sure how this goldfish got here but I’m assuming she put it there just in case she needed a snack later;)
We made tacos (chicken + salsa in the crockpot) for dinner along with some guac and these amazing fall chips from TJs.
And then we made our best attempt at family night.
Finished off with Joe-Joe’s milkshakes.
Time for a few Friday Favorites and affiliate links included!
*A few of you asked for me to share what THIS WAVER looks like on my hair. I don’t hold it down on my hair for very long so I have more of a loose wave look. I’m sure it looks better on clean hair too haha;). But it’s nice that it takes just a few minutes to add some waves to my hair.
*The outfit I wore running yesterday (in the top picture) is my favorite Brooks tank and shorts EVER. Both items are crazy comfortable and you forget you are wearing them because they feel so good while running. Tank and shorts!
*My sister and I watched Tall Girl last weekend together on Netflix and we really liked it (please note: we are easily entertained). It was so fun to just sit on the couch with her and completely veg out to a Netflix Original haha. PS my r8 has been my 5th appendage this last week.
*A few of you recommended the Clinique Lash Building Primer and the Clinique Workout 24-Hour Mascara and I am addicted—> They make my lashes look so much longer and fuller and somehow it doesn’t end up all over my face in the process;). I’ve even had people in real life notice a difference!
*This Honeycrisp Apple diffuser smells amazing. It just leaves a nice little hint. I also bought everything else at TJs that looked like fall.
*ANOTHER PAIR OF LEGGINGS ON AMAZON that I love. They feel like Lulu ones and these are $30 and have some really fun patterns to choose from! The camp ones are my favorite.
I always love hearing about the amazing things you guys are doing—> Send them to [email protected]
From Gina: “I’d like to take a moment to brag on my husband, Matt. Matt does not run, he said the Marine Corps ran him all he ever wanted to run. I mean he even has 0.0 stickers on the back of his truck! This past July we bought a Jeep and started taking day trips to trails and waterfalls in TN that were within 2 hours of our home. We found something we could do together (since he hated running) and we went from walking the trails to actually running them…all while he wore flip flops!!! Side note, he wears flip flops to work (we own an Excavating business) so flip flops are his shoe. He’s been fitted at a running store and even bought Mizuno running shoes but always goes back to his flip flops
J Recently, I was able to convince him to buy a pair of Chacos and the most mileage he has run/walked/hiked has been 8 miles in one day. This past Saturday, 9/14/19 I was registered for the Trash Panda, trail ½ marathon on Raccoon Mountain and Matt asked me to sign him up and he would run/walk whatever mileage he felt like. Well I am beyond proud to say that he completed ALL 13.1 miles and yes, in his Chacos!
Give me a Trader Joe’s item recommendation or two please… I want to try some new things!
Looking forward to anything this weekend?! Races or long runs planned?
Longest break you’ve had to take from running because of an injury?
-I think it was around 10 weeks for a stress fracture.
Have any favorite things from this week?