We all wore jeans at some point yesterday so I’m calling that our win for the day as we try to make life feel a little bit more normal.
Before the girls woke up I decided hills were a must. 10 miles with almost 1100 ft of up (not sure on pace because I forgot to start my watch again on the downhill section). My legs were burning by the end… hill work is speedwork in disguise and I think all of the hill work we did last year is what led us to so many new PRs.
I completed 11 races last year and who knows how many races will happen this year.
Andrew had meetings all afternoon in prep for the ICU over the next few weeks. He also found out that Krispy Kreme is giving a free dozen doughnuts each Monday to healthcare workers.
Skye feels like our new Monday tradition is too good to be true…
It was so nice to have Andrew home the rest of the day and for adult conversations:)
I have a few tangents to talk about today!
*I had a question about our spin bike yesterday so I thought I would share it here too for anyone looking for a workout option at home—> it’s $235 HERE. We would love to have a Peloton at some point but for now, this bike has been amazing (and I’ve had it for 9 years and it still works perfectly). Andrew uses it 2-3 times a week and he loves it too! I used it a ton in the past (running has taken over my time lately) and it is very sturdy, the tension is super easy to adjust and you can switch out the pedals for your clip-in ones from your bike. My favorite spin bike workouts that I do are here and here.
*It’s been fun lately to show Brooke some of the movies that we watched as kids. She is a huge fan of this movie:
*This will be my last Brené Brown podcast talk for a few days ha but this episode was so perfect for us all right now. It was just what I needed. We so often don’t let ourselves feel what we need to feel because we think that others have it way worse but that just adds shame to what we are already struggling to feel and process…. There is enough empathy for all and no shortage of love.
*I love when my brother sends us pictures from the air (he is a pilot for Southwest). Pictures from the sky always bring me a feeling of hope!
*So thankful for Facetiming. Megan’s wedding is next month and I’ve never met anyone that could handle so much disappointment and all of these cancellations with such grace.
*Brooke’s teacher emailed saying that they are changing things up again and they will not be doing anything more than 2 hours of schoolwork a day. Her teacher is absolutely amazing and Brooke is missing her a lot.
Skye was thrilled with that decision because now they are doing recess most of the day.
*Why can’t they make these kid’s vacuums actually vacuum… that would be fabulous for our floors.
*Off to find one of these strollers on Amazon. Andrew showed this picture to Brooke and now her heart is absolutely set on taking her chicken on walks every day. Also, Knox named his chicken ‘Ducky’ and for some reason that just makes us all laugh so hard every time he says her name ha. PS Andrew really wants to get a goat now too but I told him we need to adjust to one new thing at a time. Brooke’s dream of living on a farm is starting to come true;)
*They are old enough to be held now!
I’d love to hear a tangent or two from you today!
Tell me something nice that people are doing in your community?
Tell me a movie or two that really remind you of your childhood?
What is bringing you hope right now?!