Running is feeling better and better in the second trimester now—> 8.27 miles @ 8:58 average pace and I felt like I could have kept going besides the fact that these shorts caused quite the chafing situation on my inner thighs. I’ve learned over the years that retiring clothing that doesn’t fit is the best thing ever for me to do whether I’m pregnant or not pregnant. Why be uncomfortable in something when I could be comfortable in something that does fit? So maybe I’ll wear these shorts again in a very long time and maybe I won’t ever wear them again but I’m not going to wear something that makes me uncomfortable, that is for sure!
Our ponytails were in sync.
I am feeling the need to be doing a lot more stretching during this time (my hip flexors are feeling the changes!) and Brooke gladly joins me for some zen time.
I listened to this podcast yesterday and it was my favorite Shalane episode ever. There were so many amazing pieces in there she included and she shared so much more about herself than I’ve ever heard her do. In addition to her 3rd cookbook coming out… I really hope she someday writes a book about her life’s experiences because I will devour every page.
3 nuggets that I loved from the episode:
*’Iron makes iron stronger.’ She says this when she was talking about working with others to get faster in groups. I know for me that training with others made me a lot faster than I could have ever imagined but I also think it is true for the running community in general. Having people to talk to online and to encourage you and be inspired from… helps us with our running too! I think having the online running community helps us to all stay motivated too!
*’Sleep is free.’ Shalane talks about this when she was talking about what her routine was in her peak years as a marathoner. There are so many recovery tools/supplements out there that all cost a lot of money but I think the most valuable recovery tool is sleep and I loved her reminder that it is free!
*’Mood follows action.’ 1000000% true. This will be a good mantra to have on mornings that I don’t feel like getting out.
We had grand plans to go out and do some sort of hike or Utah exploration but that definitely didn’t happen…
Instead we did things like eat egg/cheese/bacon/red pepper/avocado tacos.
And cash in Brooke’s jelly beans for a new toy. We use a jelly bean system where the kids can earn them by doing extra chores or doing something really kind for somebody else etc. and then they can trade the beans they’ve earned for a toy or things like staying up late etc. We’ve been doing this with them for almost 2 years now and it definitely motivates them! Here is the chart that we use in case anybody is interested.
They wrestled for a while.
We also got Andrew a shake. He said he has had empathy pregnancy cravings for a shake ha:)
And sometimes I don’t even know who I am anymore because I did not want a shake and wanted fries instead.
I’m also very happy to report that I found delicious peaches and I ate a few of them while watching Lance on ESPN+ (they have the MA version and TV-14 version and we watched the TV-14 version because it edits out the language).
Favorite summertime fruit?
Parents reading—> What type of reward system to you use? Do you do an allowance?
Random question of the day—> Are you a texter, a caller or a FaceTimer? Has it changed during this time at home and social distancing?