I almost went over to Emilee’s house (my neighbor that I trained with daily last year) and told her she needed to scratch her morning plans and run with me instead but I refrained ha.
7.2 solo miles (my sister runs every other day now) @ 9:21 average pace.
Whenever I have runs by myself I make sure to take as many bump shadow pictures as I possibly can. During the run I was thinking about how last summer I raced 1-2 a month and now I have no idea when will be the next time I race. I’m still holding on to as much hope as possible that Andrew’s marathon will still happen. He has been working so hard (including a 4 mile run in 99 degree weather yesterday!?!).
I had a little buddy for when I was talking in the comments with you guys yesterday. I think she is sensing some changes coming!
Later on we went on a family bike ride
Biking gloves are necessary when going out for 20 minutes.
Knox, Skye and I got really hot towards the end so Andrew started biking back to get the truck to pick us up and Brooke wanted to join him. I caught what he does on some of the uphills for the kids in a picture. He just helps push them on up as long as they need him.
Yesterday’s food of the day that I kept thinking about… Edamame with extra salt.
The kids always quickly find me as soon as I get out whatever food of the day I’m craving to join me.
Our meals were pretty boring yesterday (rice bowls and chicken sandwiches) but the absolute best part was a brownie with frosting while we watched The Lorax on Netflix.
We got the news yesterday that there is a change in plans for our district and the kids will be going to school two times a week and both days will be an early-out schedule. A few weeks ago they told us school would resume as normal but I could tell this latest change was coming. We are going to make the best of the new plans and I’m attempting to learn to be flexible. Brooke is actually really happy with the new schedule of getting the best of both worlds in her opinion, Knox is super bummed that he won’t be with his friends daily and Skye is thrilled that the big kids won’t be gone every day and that she is starting preschool at home (which was always the plan).
And I’m back to teaching round #3:). I’m sure you miss my old selfies from my desk with Driver’s Ed posters in the background… I’ll have to recreate this with the kids this fall;)
I have a few favorite things to share this week!
*These. From Costco. They are such a delicious summer treat.
*I really enjoyed this podcast episode —> How I went from surviving to thriving in motherhood. I’m really learning for me that motherhood is not a role, it’s a relationship and I love how she explains that in this episode.
Another description of that thought about motherhood that helps me let go of all of the little things I feel like I’m not doing well and focus on what matters, CONNECTING!
*Okay, last running tank recommendation for a while. I’ve gone overboard on them but I’ve just really needed new ones that are long, comfortable and in bigger sizes. I tried out this one and it feels identical to my racerback tanks that were more than double the price. It comes in a lot of colors and I’ll probably just stick to one during pregnancy but then buy every color of them next year for me to use forever.
Now to find more shorts that work right now because I’m sick of doing laundry every day just to wash my running shorts ha.
*I just love @mrs.space.cadet and I’m sure we can all relate to her a bit:)
Those of you with children at home and working… How are you going to be handling the fall schooling situation?
What are you looking forward to this weekend?
How often do you do laundry??
Nuts or no nuts in your brownies? Frosting or no frosting with your brownie?
-No nuts and if I can add frosting to something then I like it 10 times more than without frosting.