49 miles for last week!
On Saturday I did 8 miles at a 9:12 pace in my comfiest Glycerins while I searched for streets/trails with the most shade possible in my area. When I was pregnant running with Brooke during the summer I found a street that was about a mile long but the entire street had large trees providing shade along with a drinking fountain and restroom on one end of the street. I would run back and forth on that street and I’m sure there will be days during this pregnancy when I go to that same street again because I feel like pregnancy adds 35 degrees to me.
A few years ago I was complaining about chafing and a reader recommended this dove deodorant to solve my problems. I’ve used other gels and things and this stuff is definitely the easiest to slather on and does the best job to keeping me chafe free. My inner thighs were so happy that I finally remembered to use this on them.
I bet you can guess what we did next…. This waterpark follows social distancing rules and also takes everyone’s temperatures before they go in. Hold onto your seats for this… A season pass here was only $20 a person (and Skye was free). My sister’s family has a pass too so I’m sure this will be our summer 2020 theme:
Skye was way more into people watching with me on the chair than swimming while Andrew did the waterslides with the kids. I definitely forgot sunscreen on my chest the other day…
For dinner we went on a dinner date. I always order the same thing at this Thai restaurant but the sweet and sour chicken was calling my name instead.
We brought home root beer for the kids to have root beer floats… is there any other dessert that reminds you more of summer than these?
And a big highlight of the day was that my mom had Crumbl cookies delivered to us on Saturday night. They were delicious both that night and for breakfast Sunday morning too.
On Sunday we drove up to Andrew’s parents’ house. They recently moved and it was so fun to see them and their new house and area.
My MIL had a package of bandaids in fun colors which made Skye’s life.
It’s so fun to listen in on their conversations as they are getting older.
Family time, good food and 7 minute walk because it got way too hot for Knox and me!
For a serious topic…
Seeing the horrific events with the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and more… I have realized I can no longer sit back and remain completely uneducated on what is happening. It’s uncomfortable, it takes self-awareness, I’m worried I’ll say the wrong thing… BUT I want to learn everything I possibly can. I want to be a part of anti-racism and start the conversation with my family and community while we take action. I’m here to love, read, listen, follow, learn and change.
I’m starting with educating myself so that I can begin to understand the problem and the experiences POC go through. White Fragrility and The Hate U Give are what I have started reading. I would love to hear any help or resources you have found. I also recently read, The Sun Does Shine and I recommend that book.
This article. So many ideas of what can be done.
I would love to hear any thoughts you have on what is going on in our world today and what we can and should do to help?
I have two awesome reader questions for you today:
Michelle asked, “Do you wash your running shoes in the washing machine? I’ve had several muddy trail runs lately and sometimes I just hose them off, but wondering if others run them through the wash? Running shoes are definitely the most cherished/expensive thing in my closet so I want to treat them with love.”
Baili asked, “With Boston’s cancellation, I’m now scouring the internets for smaller races that might not get cancelled… St. George is definitely on the list. I’d love to hear where other people have found to run!”
Happy first day of June, does anybody have a June birthday/anniversary/exciting event this month?