I haven’t done this in a very long time… I visited our weight shed with Andrew. When I am not pregnant I have very little motivation to strength train so when I am pregnant it’s even lower… BUT a few minutes is better than zero minutes and I had fun talking to Andrew while he lifted. My quads are already sore from the few squats that I did.
We had a nice audience too.
And finished in the best way possible.
Before weights I started off my day feeling great on a run with my sister! On the way to my sister’s house I saw my niece coming back from her run. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my family loving running and Brooks running shoes.
My sister and I tried out a new route which felt pretty new and exciting!
I definitely spent a lot of time yesterday on the couch with some almond butter and jam sandwicheS… one just wasn’t enough.
The only thing I did for the rest of the day that was off of the couch (this nausea keeps me guessing)…
We took the kids to get a snow cone!
I have a few Friday Favorites to share today!
*Light weight tank top alert—> I’m already feeling so hot during my runs and it isn’t even summer yet so I’m in desperate need of tank tops that will keep me nice and cool. This one feels like you aren’t wearing a tank and it doesn’t stick to you in the slightest. I also love the high neckline and the back detail is really fun too. It comes in a few colors!
*This week I’ve been hanging out with Andrea Barber (her book really makes you feel like you are hanging out together) and I just love this book so so much. PS if you are an Amazon Prime member you can read it for free on kindle right now.
*If you go to Costco anytime soon and you love chips then please pick these up and tell me what you think. They go perfectly with each meal that I eat.
*I have had a few people ask about some clothing items lately (they aren’t maternity but they work for that too:) so I’ll share them here—> This dress (low on sizes but she restocks often) and this button up top (classic staple that will last forever)!
I have some AMAZING runners to share with you today! These four will inspire you a lot. I’m just amazed by everything that you are all doing during this time! If you want to be featured please send them to—> [email protected]
Andrea!!! “On Saturday, April 25th I ran my third marathon in my town in New Jersey! I was supposed to run the New Jersey Marathon on April 26th but it has been postponed to November due to the global pandemic. After training for months (4am, 8 mile runs before work) I decided that I didn’t want to stop my training. I decided to continue training safely in my town by following social distancing orders and wearing a mask when needed. To celebrate all my training and hard work, I ran my own personal marathon in my town. I am a first grade teacher and invited my students, friends and family to come and safely cheer me on. It was so incredible to see my students in person after we haven’t seen each other in 7 weeks! They were so excited and made such amazing signs. I saw them at several spots along my route and at mile 15, most of the class was lined up (6 feet apart) along the sidewalk with their families cheering me on! I had tears in my eyes seeing them, to have their support was so encouraging and kept me going. I also had many friends and my parents come and cheer me on too. Luckily I was able to sign up for a virtual race via NYC Runs and I will receive a medal for this marathon! So happy to have something positive to focus on during this challenging time!”
Bailey!!! “I have had running a half marathon on my bucket list for quite some time now! I finally took the new running gear I received for Christmas as my sign to take the leap and signed up for an April race. Unfortunately, the race was changed to a virtual race, but I decided I still wanted to run the 13.1. I’m happy to say I was able to do so this past weekend! Since I wasn’t going to have the typical race day experience, my parents decided to do what they could and left me chalk messages along my running path. I definitely teared up when I saw the messages!”
Frances!! “Happy Sunday! Xander (my fiancé and a huge HRG fan!) and I completed our virtual races for the Providence Marathon yesterday morning! He ran the half marathon and I ran the full. We completed our virtual races doing a number of loops around his parents’ neighborhood. His family was incredibly supportive and had water ready for us and cheered for us around the “course.” Once Xander finished the half, it took an incredible amount of will power for me to continue to do the full, but I did it! Xander found me every 2 miles to give me water/gatorade and to cheer me on even after running his own race! His family even had a finish line for me to cross :) So happy we got out there and did our virtual races! ”
What book are you currently reading? Anyone else read Full Circle and what did you think?
Who has a virtual race scheduled for this summer? Give me the details!
If you were granted the wish to have whatever food/meal you want always prepared and ready for you to eat right when you finished your run each day… what would it be?
Almond butter or peanut butter (or other nut butter)… tell me what you love most.