First, your donations, prayers and help yesterday for my friend Jules made me cry (well, sob). I am so lucky to have the best internet friends ever. Thank you and I want to send you all thank you notes and chocolate.
7.5 miles @ 9:23 with part of that run with my brother (that has been here for a few weeks now), most of my run with my sister and I walked back home with my SIL because we ran into her at the end of our run. We are all within a few blocks of each other so running into each other is happening a lot lately.
Have you ever finished up a run barefoot in the grass? I just wanted to let my feet stretch out and feel free so for the last .3 miles I did that.
Not a lot happened at our house yesterday besides some relaxing and lots of baby kicks.
And picking up my current Costco necessities—> peaches and muffins!
Time for some tangents:
*Andrew’s and my watch tan lines are getting pretty intense!
*These two have been inseparable lately. My niece has been sleeping over and having a blast together.
*They decided that watching Parent Trap together would be perfect for them. Skye has even gotten confused a few times over who is who.
*We had a taco bar at our house for my family the other night and it was a success. This is the recipe we used for the chicken (cooked in the instant pot with pineapple juice!!) and the fresh corn and guac were also the stars of the show.
*We did another hike to go and see the largest flag ever flown in Pleasant Grove on Sunday.
*We found another stream and the girls played around in that for a while too. Brooke brought her library book that she got about hiking so that she could teach Skye along the way:)
*It was 93 degrees so any and all shade was our best friend.
*I loved this so much and if you love food, ‘Can you think of your appetite as a gift?’ I sure do!
The other day I was listening to an old Armchair Expert episode and Dax was talking about how he chooses to do a few things each morning to help his mood. One of the things he chooses each day is to exercise and he said something like (not an exact quote but I can’t remember where it was again ha), “I trade in 1 hour of misery for 15 hours of really loving myself.”
Running is definitely not miserable for me but there are more days than I can count where it’s really hard to get out the door or I feel tired/sluggish/grumpy during the run. The other day when Andrew and I woke up to go for our trail run, neither of us had an ounce of excitement to get up and move. I remembered that quote from Dax and told myself that even if the entire run is miserable (which I can only think of a few runs in my entire life that were truly miserable from start to finish ha), it’s worth it to trade in for the 15 hours I get afterwards of confidence, patience, endorphins, stress relief and optimism.
Running is the best investment… You put in some miles and hard work and then you get out of it an entire day of feeling better about yourself and your world (not to mention all of the health benefits).
So if you are having a hard time getting out the door just think about the 15 hour reward you get for the 1 hour or so of work:)
Costco shoppers—> What are some of your necessities there lately?
Tell me the last movie you watched and if you would recommend it?
What are some things that you’ve gotten from your running investment lately?
Do you look like anyone in your family?