Brookie got out for another run!
I started the morning off early with 8.5 miles @ 8:15 average and then the kids got up and Knox was off to his mom’s house. We are keeping Knox’s normal schedule with both houses but with Brooke we will just take it month by month until she will see her dad because we won’t be traveling back and forth until cleared to again.
Skye was so happy when Brooke put a rabbit watch on her wrist for our run.
I think our ‘arm swing across the body when we run’ thing is just part of our dna:). I do the same thing!
Brooke did about 2 miles of run/walking (I had the jogging stroller with me so Skye was in and out of that the whole time) and we found a house that is ready for Easter already.
It was the best way to start off the week.
Skye is positive that she is to also attend Brooke’s class Zoom sessions.
We then took a field trip to go eat hot dogs on a curb from the J-Dawgs food truck. PS the craziest part of the day was that Skye was happy staying in her running clothes all day which is nuts because she usually changes into a princess costume or tutu the second we get home. Even Skye enjoys the amazingness of activewear.
The fanciest of dinners (we LOVE this stuff from Costco over rice).
And then we made some ice cream for dessert with this cookbook.
Now for a few tangents.
*In the comments yesterday, Ingrid told us about how her mother (that is 71) ran 7 km in her living room on Sunday (not on a treadmill)! They are supposed to stay inside where they are at and her mom is such a great example to me of making the best of a hard situation.
*This clip made me laugh so hard (if you haven’t seen the clip where the child interrupts her dad during an interview, you have to watch this one first).
*I have only been hoarding one item over here but I actually did this a few months ago… I have a serious problem.
*Remember a few months ago when I told you about the new book I randomly picked up at Target? It’s called ‘When Less Becomes More’ and I think her section on social media can really help us more than EVER right now. There is just so much online right now and it’s very important to be informed and know what is happening in our world but for me personally, I’m finding if I’m on it too much then it really makes me feel more overwhelmed. This happens now and during other times of life for me too…
Emily Ley says a few pages later, “Compassion fatigue is another side effect: we see so much difficult news, for people we know only tangentially (or not at all!), that we can either sink into a pit or become totally numb. At some point, the endless onslaught of information can make it difficult to be present for our real-life friends because we’re expending so many emotional resources online- and often without even realizing it.”
If you are feeling overwhelmed with life, this book has SO many amazing ideas (just one section is about social media and she has SO many other great ideas/plans) for you! I find when I take time to be completely still each day and set up time limits for social media/news/article, I feel A LOT better.
What do you do to help when you are feeling overwhelmed? Do you take time each day to be still?
What has helped you the most during this hard time? I’d love for us to share so we can all figure this out!
Those of you with blended families, how are you arranging the back and forth with your kids?
Have a run today? How far? Where?