The post-run watermelon is here to stay for the next few months and I thought about it sitting in my fridge waiting for me for the last 3 miles of my run yesterday.
My friend that I went to London with told me yesterday to make these Cream Tea Scones (because I was obsessed with the scones that we had together while we were there) so Brooke and I got to making them right away. They were amazing and they were perfect for our tea party. I even had some of the jam from the place we had afternoon tea at in London to use with the scones.
The girls wanted to wear dresses (well, Skye always wants to wear a dress).
And I even wore real clothes which is a very big deal.
We had grape juice and hard-boiled eggs with our scones so we were just living the dream over here.
The girls then got in play clothes and we spent most of the day outside. I’m very very grateful for spring weather right now.
She still rubs the corner of her blanket near her nose to let me know she is ready to sleep.
Just doing my part to let you know about the best jelly beans out there… these are good but the Starburst ones are even better. Jelly Beans have sure come a long way over the years.
Who knew that sitting on a different couch than the one you normally sit on would feel kind of like an adventure haha…
For dinner we made another comfort food of my mom’s that I’ve been missing along with some roasted veggies.
Name that movie….
Ashley sent me this and I showed Brooke and now she wants to try it on our chicks!
Yesterday morning at the end of my run I was feeling really overwhelmed by everything. Each day brings new emotions and yesterday I just had a very similar feeling to the one that I have usually around mile 16-19ish of a marathon. The fatigue has set in yet I know there is still a lot of road ahead of me. At this point in the marathon I start wondering how I’m going to keep going at this pace or how much longer my body is going to hold up if I still have 8 more miles to go when I’m already feeling drained. That forward thinking is what really get’s me down during a hard race.
Over the years I’ve learned that what helps me the most during the marathon is to quit worrying about what is going to happen in the next 8 miles and to be where I am at now. To do the best I can do in the mile I’m in because worrying about how I’m going to feel in few more miles is a waste of energy. I need to do what I can to fuel/hydrate (or in this case of what is happening in the world right now…offer myself self-care and rest) but to do what I need to do now and not worry about how much further I have to go because I’m doing the now and that’s all that matters.
(From mile 19 of my 2nd marathon back in 2010)
Keep doing what you do best. Right foot, left foot, right foot, left foot. Running has proved to us over and over again we can do hard things. I have a lot of hope that things are going to get better and the future is bright but until then, I’m just going to take this one mile at a time.
I heard this quote on Sunday and it really has stuck with me:
“We did not come this far to only come this far”
There is so much brightness up ahead and the hard is what changes us into the type of people we want to become. We’ve got this.
If you could (and it was safe to:) go anywhere in the world today, where would you go?
Have any mantras or thoughts that have helped you to get through this time?
Favorite Easter candy?
When are you guessing races to start up again?