It’s Knox’s BDAY! I feel so incredibly lucky that I get to be his step-mom and be in his life. He is the most friendly little soul you will ever meet and his love for snacks, friends, Legos, his sisters and questions is just the absolute best. His sweet soul is VERY needed in this world!
My body felt very very tired after Wednesday’s huge workout.
Skye probably ran about 6 miles yesterday too.
We took Knox lunch (he will be gone today) for an early birthday celebration. We even played at recess with them. Skye did not understand why she had to leave and go home with us afterwards. She will have NO problem with the transition into kindergarten in the future ha.
Last night I had all of the girls on our team over for some pre-carb-loading and talking on the couch. It was kind of weird to see each other in real clothes and not sweaty ha.
I’ve got some favorite things this week (affiliate links included) to share!
*My favorite 4 blog posts that I’ve read this week and loved:
-Anne shared, ‘What to Eat Before and After a Long Run’ and it is awesome. We all need all of the help we can get with this and there are so many great ideas in this post!
-Julie shared, 12 Recent Books I Read and Loved and it came at the perfect time for me because I needed some new books to read!
-Loved this post from Gina and so proud of her—> Lose Yourself.
-I will absolutely be making Tina’s Crazy-Easy Pumpkin Spice Granola… I’m drooling over the pictures!
*Just thank me in advance for this recipe: Candy Corn + Dry Roasted Peanuts **optional: add in white chocolate chips too (Megan D’s suggestion).
I feel like this combo will even make the people that don’t like candy corn like it.
*Two CHEAP tops that I bought on Amazon and love. Brooke’s favorite animals are leopards so I wanted her to think I was cool with this top (and I thought it was so cute) and this pink long sleeve top (so incredibly soft + comfortable + a lot of colors to choose from + it has pockets).
*Okay. These G2G Bars are too good.
G2G reached out to me about sending me their bars and working together. I told them I would try out their bars but I don’t normally like protein bars (that protein taste is just the worst in a lot of bars) so if I didn’t like them I would give them to somebody that did ha. They sent me a few boxes and I’ve already gone through a few of the boxes on my own… I’m hooked. I really and truly love them so much and they have now taken the place of my Costco brand bars. The peanut butter chocolate chip and the almond coconut are my absolute favorites. I keep them in the fridge and they are the perfect snack to grab on the go. They do not have that gross protein taste so do not worry, they taste way better than any protein bar I have tried.
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*Target has the largest mugs right now which I need because we have entered hot chocolate season. I love this one with the reminder when I come home from a run and drink hot chocolate.
*I posted this book the other day but had to talk about it again. WOW… you have to read this if you are wanting to work on your mental game. I pretty much highlight each line. The training is done and my focus is all on my mental training now. Our minds are so powerful and they can take us to the next level in our running so it is worth the time investment to read books like this!
*I can give an official review of my weighted blanket after using it for a bunch of nights now. My last blanket started spilling out the beads so a new one was needed and this one feels much more durable. The seams are close together so that the beads stay in the area they should be rather than falling off the sides of you. It is warm but I don’t ever overheat with it (although Andrew says that he would after using it for 5 seconds ha). This one is way cheaper than my last one and you just can’t go wrong with 4.5 stars/4,164 ratings on amazon! I sleep 10 times better with a weighted blanket vs without one.
*We officially found our favorite pancake recipe. Each pancake comes out fluffy, an inch tall and so so delicious. Take my opinion on pancakes seriously because I have really tried a lot of variations in my 33 years of life. I also just got this little pumpkin (shape) pancake/waffle maker here for any pancake that we make in October.
Candy Corn—> delicious or NO WAY?! Ever tried it with peanuts or with some other combo?
Anyone else sleep with a weighted blanket or does that sound like the worst thing ever (like it does to Andrew)?
Protein bars—> are they your thing or no thank you? Those of you that love G2G bars, what are your favorite flavors?
Feel free to wish Knox happy birthday and I’ll have him read them all when he gets back!!