I loved the fact that we were wearing pretty much the same color in tank tops.
7.5 miles on my own (well, with the baby;) @ 9:09 average pace. When my sister started running with me we were both a little TOO eager and she jumped her mileage up fast. Now she is taking more rest days (not because of injury but because she could just feel that it was too much too soon) and runs 3-4 days a week with me and I catch up on my podcasts when I’m not running with her like I did yesterday.
Day #2 of tennis! So far Brooke says she likes it better than soccer and ballet and I’m enjoying watching her try all sorts of different activities as she finds the things that she is most passionate about. I wouldn’t hate it if she wanted to move forward with tennis though because then I could play with her all of the time (tennis is what I played growing up and in high school).
I brought my strawberry, banana and peanut butter 32 ounce smoothie to drink while watching her:)
I am really into eggs lately and this veggie, egg, cheese and avocado scramble was amazing.
I’m also really into this summer skillet lasagna and made that again yesterday too. As you can tell, food is becoming very important to me again ha which is so nice after a few months of not wanting to even think about it.
Followed by a walk!
And now for my usual random topics!
*For dinner on Monday I made Pinch of Yum’s Creamy Shrimp Pasta with Corn and Tomatoes and it hit the spot. If you like the below ingredients, please try this recipe.
*Skye wants to join in on Brooke’s new tennis hobby. She actually makes a wonderful ball girl and runs and grabs the ball for me because bending over isn’t my favorite task right now.
*We are getting a few more things from our garden which is beyond exciting because I have never kept a plant a live in my life until now!
*I had been searching for a really good snack type recipe and when I saw Becky’s Almond Joy Energy Bites, I knew I needed to make them. Skye helped me.
The verdict: They are amazing. I put them in the fridge and just grab them from there. Andrew has taken some to work too and loves having them to snack on.
*A reader suggested I make a collage of all of Skye’s different facial expressions so I’m working on that… I just need to find a collage app that will allow me to include 300 pictures in one;)
*At the water park last week Skye set up the GoPro and started posing for it… I am afraid she has seen me take too many self-timer pictures in her two years of life.
*Candice sent me this photo yesterday because it popped up as a memory for her from June of 2014! This picture was from after a marathon where I pool ran (I was injured so I didn’t run) for 5 weeks leading up to the race and then decided to run the marathon. It was probably one of the most painful experiences of my life ha… not sure I would ever do that again.
*Andrew is officially not allowed to run on the trails at night anymore. He said he saw way too many shining eyeballs while he was out. He had Beretta with him and called my BIL (I was asleep) to let him know where he was and then got down from the hills asap.
Scariest animal or thing you have ever seen on a run?
-A snake that was so long it went across the entire trail and a moose… both were way too close for comfort.
Have a summertimeish recipe you can share with me to make (I’m currently into cooking so I’m just rolling with it and all of the fresh ingredients available right now)!?
Most painful running or racing experience? Details please!
How many rest/cross-training days are you doing a week right now? Do you ever get too eager with your mileage?