I started off the new week (the new week starts for me on Monday even though Andrew ((and pretty much everyone else)) says it starts on Sunday:) in my favorite way:
Most of my 8 miles yesterday were with my sister. I’m really thankful for this time that we are able to make new running memories together. Normally we aren’t able to run at the same times but because her husband is working from home, it’s really nice to be able to go together now.
Below is one of my favorite memories together of her running the last 10kish of a marathon with me in flip-flops when I told her at mile 20 I was going to quit. PS seeing this picture of her run in flip flops made me google ‘fastest marathon in flip flops’ and up came an article from 2012 of a man running a 2:46 marathon in flip-flops?! I can’t even imagine. PPS the fastest barefoot marathon was done in 2:15!
When I got home, Brooke was ready to go on a run too. Somehow she looked 16 while we were running.
She experienced the joy that comes from running through a sprinkler on a hot morning run.
We decided to go out for take-out for lunch. Skye insists on having her window down whenever we drive in Andrew’s truck. She see’s too many other cars with dogs sticking their heads out the windows and thinks her puppy needs to do the same.
Fries topped with onions, cheese, onion rings, pineapple and barbecue sauce are always a good idea.
It almost felt like Andrew and I had a date because the girls were just running around in front of us the whole time while we ate.
Andrew received some of the best news he has had in quite some time—> The MLB is planning on starting Spring Training next month and the season around the 4th of July.
Another Instant Pot meal for dinner for the dinner procrastinator that I am. I think the Instant Pot is going to solve a lot of my dinner problems. I am not good at thinking about dinner until later on in the day so to be able to just throw something into the instant pot and have it made quickly is making dinner happen:)
We made the Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Tacos from Pinch of Yum and they were amazing.
Followed by a cereal party.
Two more things to talk about today….
*Jenni asked me last week for recommendations of my favorite running shorts so here are my top 3 (from top to bottom in the picture below)!
1. My current favorite are the Brooks Chaser 5” and 3”. Depending on the length that you like to wear (I have both lengths), the Chaser are an amazing short. They have a phone pocket, they are super lightweight, they do not cling to you in the slightest, the thick waistband is amazing and they offer a lot of fun colors/patterns. They also have nice side slits in them that keep you cool and allow for flexibility in the short throughout your stride. I feel like the cut is very flattering too and they feel like something you can go out and run errands or grab brunch in afterwards. You can’t beat their quality.
2. For racing and speed days I love the Senita Rio 3.75” shorts. The side pockets are awesome, the price is great, they are high waisted and come in so many fun colors/patterns. They offer longer lengths too! A lot of their items seem to be sold out right now and I’m guessing that’s because of the virus but you can sign up to get an email when they are available again. There are similar versions here.
3. IVL Race Pace Short. I have them in black and love the thick and comfortable waistband and the stretch shorts built into the shorts that don’t move around on me at all while I run but give a bit more coverage (2 shorts in 1). They are pricey but after a ton of washes so far, they are still stink free and hold up perfectly.
*Rachel shared this with me and she might be doing the same thing herself! HOW COOL!
What website is your favorite/goto for recipes? Do you go to that one for both meal and dessert recipes or do you have different ones for both?
Running shorts—> Tell me your favorite!
Are you a procrastinator with anything in your life?
What goals are you working towards this month? My brain is craving setting some!