Yesterday during my run I got a text that Brooke put her running clothes on and wanted to join me for the end of my run. That was a very fabulous text to receive.
Of course I want Brooke to be my lifelong running partner but I do not want to force it in the slightest. She knows she is always invited and that if she wants to come, it’s all her idea!
Brooke was so happy to see in our shadows that she is getting closer to being as tall as me.
Brooke wanted to start preschool with Skye yesterday and I gladly said yes to that…
She even packed her a little lunch.
This was my set-up for blogging… I eat a lot of cereal these days.
And last night’s dinner was inspired by Bangs Friend (she ate something similar the other night and I had to copy her).
It was absolutely amazing and next time we are going to add sautéed onions! Look at me branching out and trying a new meal;)
And then we got everything ready for Brooke’s first day of school.
I hope that you eat something today that brings you as much joy as a spoonful of peanut butter brings Skye!
I’ve been blogging for a total of 9 years and 10 months! That’s a long time to be taking pictures of your running watch and talking about food and family online;). With every job comes some random experiences so I thought I would share just a few that first come to mind when I think about blogging!
*I think I’ve told you this one before but when I was doing work for Old Navy in California the makeup artist wanted to make some changes… He wasn’t an Old Navy employee but a makeup artist that they had hired for that day. He didn’t like my fake eyelashes for the pictures so he decided he wanted to cut them off along with my real ones too. I absolutely could have said something but it was my first time doing anything like this and I was just too scared to say a word, ha. I just sat there wondering how in the world I had a complete stranger with scissors that close to my eyeballs and it definitely took some time to grow my eyelashes back!
*The fact that I’ve met some of my closest friends through blogging. There are girls that I met 9 years ago at blogging meetups and I still see and talk to them often! My training partner (Emilee)… When she moved here from California a mutual friend told her that she should run with me but we never connected because we assumed we didn’t live close to each other. She started following me on IG and then she recognized me when I was running the kids to school one day. We realized we lived 5 houses away from each other and after that we pretty much ran every day together for the rest of the year and pretty much had the same pace/goals for every race/workout etc. I definitely don’t think I would have hit the time we did last year in the marathon without her.
*One time I blogged about losing my car key while I was out on a trail run in the mountains and somebody read about it on my blog and found my car key while they were out running?!
*When I went to run the NYC Marathon in 2011, I didn’t really have the money to pay to stay somewhere and ended up staying at a blog reader’s house that I had never met before when she offered! I look back and think… ‘wow, that was too crazy and I would never stay with someone by myself that I’ve never met” but at the time it seemed completely normal (and she turned out to be the coolest person ever).
*I am probably the least consistent person on the planet when it comes to hobbies (I’m sure you’ve noticed;) but somehow the only two hobbies that have stuck were running/blogging which makes me seem much more consistent than I actually am ha.
I’d love to hear any weird/random/crazy experiences that have happened because of a job you have now or one in the past!
Those of you that have kids that run with you… tell me about how it works with you guys!
What is your goto cereal (these types of things are ESPECIALLY interesting to me lately because it is so important to me now)?
Question from Andrew—> Ketchup or salsa on your eggs?