Well, this made my day.
I started my morning off with 8.3 miles @ 8:02 pace and then when I got home Brooke told me she wants to train for a 5k and that she wanted to go for a run with me.
We got her new shoes for cross-country to start soon (if it doesn’t happen this year, I will coach next year still and maybe put together a fall program too) so we were all ready to get out there and run together.
She used Andrew’s watch which she was pretty excited about!
We did a total of 1.6 miles of running/walking together and I’m happy we have another activity to do together during this time.
Andrew (was put on call yesterday… which was strange bc we’ve been thinking he would be busier than ever) went to the school to pick up Brooke and Knox’s schoolwork for the next few weeks. It gave me goosebumps to see how much time and effort their teachers have spent putting together everything for each and every student to help them through this time. They also sent a separate stack full of art projects they can work on too.
After we worked on school for a bit we went on a walk. Brooke is VERY cautious about avoiding stepping on cracks (step on a crack and break your mother’s back thing…) but Andrew will make her every now and then ha.
Costco inspired lunch of their bagged salad and croissant rolls with their chicken salad and grapes in the middle.
Dinner was takeout from Good Thyme! Our neighbor owns this restaurant and brought it over. Their food is amazing… they (along with La Jolla Groves) are still doing take-out and have freezer meals you can order if you are in the area! 801-224-5111
I’m LOVING all of the ideas out there about fun things to do during this time at home so I thought I’d share two fun food ones that we just did—> We did Fondue night on Monday night and it was a blast. The girls loved it!
And meals in a cupcake tin seem to take it to the next level for them.
I had to laugh at what my brother (he and his wife have 7 kids) wrote on Facebook the other day…
We bought a hot tub and it’s all ready to be used now! When Andrew and I first moved here we made a goal to set aside money each month to buy a hot tub for our backyard. We reached our goal last month, picked it all out and then it took them a few weeks to make it and it was just delivered a few days ago. The kids are thrilled. We’ll keep it at a lower temperature for them and warm it up for when it’s just Andrew and me but now that we are staying home… the hot tub came in really good timing.
I can guarantee we will be in this at least 3 times a day from here on out.
A big reason we wanted to get this besides for our kids was for us to have another fun thing to do together when the kids go to bed and we can’t go anywhere. It’s easy for us to just fall into the trap of going to bed really early or watching a movie but felt like a hot tub would be so fun for us to relax, talk and hang out once they go to bed too. It is safe too because it has a locking lid!
This will be great for when training gets hard again too:)
Those of you that were training for a specific race and it’s been canceled… What are you doing in terms of training? Still following the plan or easing off and running what sounds fun each day?
Fill me in with any fun activities that you are doing at home if you have kids?
Anyone else have a hot tub or what about a pool?
How are you getting in movement today?!
PS Just feeling really grateful that we are all able to still connect online with each other. This quarantine has made me really realize how much I love people and I’m so thankful we still get to talk.