I have a new pregnancy update HERE. 21 weeks and talking about those first signs of labor (I need to hear yours)!
That was a rough one. Some days running just feels natural and some days you just shuffle through the run.
My sister and her awesome stories kept me going and like usual, I felt like a new human once I was done and ready to take on the day.
Random thing that I learned from my sister while we were out running is that if you go to google on your phone and push this button circled below…
It will let you take a picture of a flower and then tell you exactly what it is. Maybe I’m the only person that didn’t know this ha but I thought it was so cool. I want these French Rose bushes in my backyard asap.
Andrew picked up Knox and when he got home he jumped right into Skye’s crib with her.
We then packed up the car to head to Mona Pond again with Andrew’s family. I could eat cantaloupe all day long right now.
Skye always finds the best ways to travel…
Andrew and his rope swings… you couldn’t pay me to jump from way up there.
Brooke is way more brave than I am…
Loving these summer bonding days.
Everyone came over after and we had a bbq!
And then the kids played in the backyard for a long time.
I know a lot of us are missing racing and meeting up in big run groups right now so I wanted to hear from you guys about some of the simple run joys that happen to you. Here are my top 15 running joys:)
*I LOVE running on fresh new pavement… it just feels soft and bouncy.
*When you try a new route or loop and get home at the exact mileage you were hoping it would be. It just feels so good.
*That first run in a new pair of running shoes.
*When you can go an entire run without having to stop once at a stoplight or for cars OR when you are out and really needing a break and a red light stops you right when you need a breather.
*When you are in the middle of a really hard interval and feel like quitting and then YOUR song comes on in your headphones and gives you a pep in your step.
*When you go an entire run without once thinking about it being too hot or too cold outside… because it’s just right.
*Having your favorite shorts/top/bra/socks clean so that you can wear them all at once.
*A deep conversation about all of the things with your running buddy… I come home with my cup FULL from those runs.
*Finishing a workout faster than you did a few weeks ago… that just feels so good.
*That first run back after an injury or something you were worried might be an injury or time away because life has been crazy.
*Finishing a run on the downhill.
*A really nice tailwind (this one is a huge joy for me).
*A new podcast episode to listen to on your run with somebody that you really love hearing from (I love a new episode with Des on it).
*When a fellow runner waves/nods/smiles back at you as you pass by.
*Knowing that you have your favorite breakfast foods ready for you to just grab and eat as soon as you enter the door post-run.
PS I loved what Victoria said yesterday in the comments, “ALL RUNNING IS GOOD RUNNING.” Whatever and wherever you choose to do it is awesome.
PPS Mindy posted this yesterday and it made me laugh so hard…
Just one more reminder that I have a new pregnancy update up now.
I’d love to hear some of your simple running joys!
Anyone reading injured now? Or what was your last running injury?
Fear of heights… yay or nay?
Would you rather start a run on the uphill or finish a run on the uphill?