I have a new pregnancy update—> 20 Weeks + 11 Things I Thought Would Happen but Haven’t
For the first mile of my run yesterday I was thinking there was no way I was going to do my normal loop with my sister (not hurting… I was just really grumpy) but I reminded myself to just do the now and not think about the future. Reminding myself to just focus on the step I’m in rather than worry about how I think I’m going to feel up ahead always leads me to a much better run (and my best races have been when I only think about the now and doing the best I can in the moment). Sure enough, after the first mile I felt really good and the loop happened and the endorphins kicked in. Stay in the now and before you know it, you’ll be feeling good again!
Brooke and Andrew were outside loading the car when I got home to go up to my in-laws house for the day.
My sister has uncovered my secret running talent. My sister usually texts me when to meet her (we usually have a general time set up but because of kids it always varies a bit) once I’ve already started running (sometimes I’ll just run straight to her house or run around the streets for a bit until she is ready) and she is amazed how I will always show up in front of her house at the exact minute she tells me to be there. For some reason I can judge exactly when I’ll get somewhere and exactly how far away I am from a certain location. I am very proud of this skill.
When I was training hard last year I knew the night before the run exactly the shoes that I would wear based on what we were doing but now I just decide as I’m leaving the house based on what I feel like. I used to wear my Hyperions twice a week but now they are just sitting in the mudroom getting dusty until I use them next year again.
Then we went to pick up Knox. We have five days all together because Andrew doesn’t have work either.
Andrew’s mom planned for us to go for a bike ride to a park to eat lunch and Skye talked to me the whole way there. She is quite the chatterbox lately and the Shotgun (handlebars/seat/pedals) for Skye has been the absolute best. She did over an hour on it yesterday with zero complaints and a smile for the majority of the ride.
Paninis are a big deal for me right now and this chicken pesto one from Kneader’s was amazing.
Brooke’s preferred method of cooling down!
Brookester hit a new personal distance record on her bike —> 8 MILES! She was so proud of herself. (Knox was too busy to be in a lot of pictures yesterday because he had two of his favorite cousins in town).
My FIL has a snow cone machine which was perfect after being in the heat riding.
Skye decided that she wanted to skip her nap and hang outside and eat snow cones all day instead.
Grandma is Skye’s favorite bandaid supplier.
The whole crew yesterday and Andrew was taking the picture.
The sign of a successful day with cousins:
Just another reminder about a new baby update HERE.
Any random running talents that you have?
Tell me your running or biking personal distance record!
Have a favorite panini combo? Give me a fun recipe/ingredients to try today. My panini press is already out and ready!
Can you sleep in a car? A plane? The couch? Or do you need to be in your bed to sleep?