When it is cold and raining/snowing—> Try a hat with an ear band over the top combo. You get to block the snow/rain from your eyes and you get to keep your ears warm all at the same time! I learned this trick during ultra training when I would have a 25 miler to get done in a blizzard.
Emilee and I met up for 10 miles @7:55 average. I wore the new Adrenaline GTS 20 and goodness they felt smooth.
I cannot wait to see what Emilee does at Boston in a few months. Her easy runs feel like my tempo runs right now!
Had a meeting with Stately Type (shirts coming soon!) and they brought Zupas to my house while Skye napped! I forget how much I love this place… their chicken pesto sandwich is heaven.
And then the rest of the day was full of kid stuff galore.
Time for a few of my favorite things this week!
*I don’t know how we lived before these without even knowing how much we needed them ha. These are pricey (they usually have a discount code you can use and that’s what I used) but SO worth it for us. They are from Beddy’s and I just think they are the coolest. The kid’s entire bedding is just one piece now. The sheet is sewn in and it all just fits around the mattress with an elastic. The inside is minky lined and to make their bed, all they have to do is zip it up. I got them for Knox’s bunk bed too and it makes it SO easy to put his bed together compared to normal sheets/bedding on bunk beds.
You know you are aging when your life is MADE by a product that makes washing kid’s bedding/making beds easier.
*This is our current favorite thing from Costco. Every member of my family loves it, I just have to heat it up and this package gave us four dinners worth of meat for our family. So far I’ve put it on top of baked potatoes, in tacos, in quesadillas and on a salad… all amazing.
*Another Madewell Necklace that I’m in love with lately! All three necklaces come in the set and because I love wearing super simple outfits, it really adds to them!
*My favorite podcast episode from the week. Lauren Fleshman is definitely one of my heroes.
*I have been buying more and more of my every-day clothes off of Amazon (are they slowly taking over the world?) and I LOVE love love this cardigan. It feels like you are wrapped up in a warm blanket which is necessary for this time of year. It’s a great price, they have lots of colors and it is so soft.
*I’m thankful for the internet helping me to relate to people all over the world…. This literally happened to us the other night:
*Cottage cheese and fruit. Any fruit. It’s all delicious but the cc and grape combo is my #1.
*Samantha shared this with me about the Barkley Marathon and it is SO so good! Perfect for a treadmill run.
Heather!!! “I recently ran my first back-to-back races (5k & 10k) at Universal Studios for the Jurassic Challenge Run. It was so fun! 18 months ago I was training for a half marathon and tore a muscle in my hip, suffered a miscarriage and was living in a very strained marriage. Running is usually my sanctuary and to not have it for that time period was tough both emotionally and physically. I spent a year rehabbing both my hip and my marriage, and I’m so grateful to say that my husband and stepson were with me when I crossed the finish line of both races.
I’m not fast any more, but I am always overwhelmed with gratitude when I can run with no pain. I also focus on things I’m grateful for when I run – if I think of junk, it’s a junky run. So my motto is ‘God – please hold my troubles I’ll be back for them in 3 miles’. :) ”
Alex wrote this about Megan! “Megan completed the St. Jude Memphis Marathon in December, only her second marathon ever. She ran a 3:36, which was a ~25 min PR for her. Incorporating Janae’s advice, Megan really worked on polarizing her runs and being intentional about taking the easy days super easy and the hard days fast. She trained for over 6 months for this race, fitting in speed workouts and long runs in between getting her PhD in Chemistry (wow). So she is not only super smart but also super fast! I cannot think of a more considerate, thoughtful, and deserving person to achieve such amazing feats. Megan, I am so incredibly proud of you and so happy that all your hard work paid off for this race. I know a BQ is coming soon. Remember, you can do hard things.”
Give me one of your favorite food purchases/combos lately? I love hearing what people are eating (so I can copy you)!
Have any fun weekend plans?
Who else is planning on running Boston this year?
Last documentary that you watched?