The first thing Knox asked me when he jumped in the car yesterday morning when I picked him up was how Ducky was doing. I will probably just bring Ducky in the car with us to pick him up next time he has been away from her for a while.
The morning started off early with a pair of shoes I haven’t worn in a while…
I did some speed! I did 3 mile repeats (BOOM!!) and averaged the same pace for those as the pace I ran for my entire marathon last October:). Our fitness is always changing and that’s okay because the post-speed workout endorphins are always the same no matter where your fitness is at as long as you gave your best effort for the day.
9 miles total including the warm-up, cool-down and .5 miles in between the mile repeats.
The kids are very into Kinetic Sand these days (and judging by this picture I am learning I need to work with the big kids on sharing with Skye a bit better).
We did some school work and then I decided we needed some time for yard work. Our trees drop dead leaves pretty much year round and now that the snow is gone we can finally rake them up.
We picked up all of the walnuts from our tree too.
We got a bird feeder which has made it so we have Blue Jays and Robins in our backyard often.
And then we celebrated by getting drive-thru shakes… the shakes are the best thing from In-N-Out in my opinion:)
We had cereal for dinner because that’s all the energy I had ha and then watched Spies in Disguise.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’ve learned so far through this experience the last few weeks. There have been a million emotions felt each day and I think each one of us are learning new and unique things from this time at home. For me, I’ve really learned that our normal lives are just way too busy (with things that aren’t necessary). It has been so nice to actually DO things together at home rather than always feel rushed as we are off from one activity to the next. It’s been fun to say yes to so many things the kids want to do together rather than say something like, ‘Oh but we only have 6 minutes before we have to leave to practice so we can’t.’ This time has really taught me how beneficial it is for all of us to slow down a little bit. Of course life will get busier than it is right now again (which I’m excited for too—> can’t wait to see all our people again) but I do want to remember to really be intentional about what we need and do not need on our schedules.
I’d love to hear what you are learning right now! PS my sister with teenagers is really loving the fact that her teens can’t be with friends and dating all of the time… Instead they are home doing things all together and they can’t try to debate what the government is telling everyone to do:)
Did you see that you can get a 100% refund from Boston this year for the first time ever? I’ve been wondering what plans were being made for those of you that were going to run Boston this year! Are you going to run it in September or get the refund?
What was the last movie you watched?
Tell me a few things that you have learned during this time!
Last speed workout that you did? Are you currently following a schedule or doing what feels right each day?