Good morning good morning. I am going to celebrate big time today because I am now officially in the 3rd trimester. I don’t know about you but this has felt like a 2 year long pregnancy but I’m guessing that is because it has been going on at the same time as the pandemic so time has really just slowed down. Here’s to hoping this 3rd trimester flies by.
6.07 miles @ 9:26 average pace with a total of 38.11 miles for the week with even a short speed workout on Thursday!
Brooke started off her birthday morning by eating a donut and adding her own personal sprinkle collection that my parents gave her to the donut.
And then we went straight to presents. Knox and Skye even got a present from Brooke’s grandma on her dad’s side which I thought was so sweet because she always includes them in things even though she isn’t actually their grandma too:).
The majority of our day was spent playing with new presents (these two take their Elsa singing very seriously)….
Along with playing outside and then eating Brooke’s dream meal of Panda Express and cotton candy (she wanted cotton candy instead of a cake:). My mom met us there and it has just been so nice to be able to see her so much again.
And then Brooke got dressed in some of her new school clothes and it made me realize that she really is growing up way too fast!
Our Sunday started off with a walk for Andrew and me and a run for the kids:)
I slept 9.5 hours on Saturday night and then took a nap after our walk yesterday and still felt tired so I think that means the fatigue has hit hard again.
This week is a big week for our kids… They have a half-day of school and a full day of grandma school to look forward to.
I cannot get enough garden tomatoes right now. My feelings towards tomatoes right now are almost equivalent to how I felt about oranges a few months ago where I found myself thinking about them all of the time. This was an amazing combo of Dave’s Killer Bread + avocado + eggs + tomatoes + salt and pepper. Just looking at this picture is sending me to the kitchen to make another round.
PS welcome to $40 tomatoes… I failed my garden big time and these were the best things that I got from it and the $40 we spent on creating a garden;). Luckily, my sister has been our supply source of lbs and lbs of her garden tomatoes.
Random running talk of the day but I was going through my old workouts from after I had Skye and it made me REALLY excited. I have been going through my old postpartum workouts so I can remind myself that I really need to start out small and be patient with the process if I want to come back safely. The workout below is from when Skye was 6 months old (so after running again for about 4 months) and I remember it being very hard…. The thing that made me excited was thinking about how my pace for these 2 and 1 minute intervals became my marathon pace 1.5 years later. What was once hard for 2 minutes at a time turned into my 26.2 mile pace and that just gets me fired up and excited to do the work again! So much can change with our running.
Stick with it and get excited to see where your running can go… even though racing isn’t really happening this year, every mile you run right now is invested into your running bank account and the interest adds up;)
What is your ‘dream meal’ that you would have on your birthday?
When is school (online or in person) starting where you are?
Tell me something to make with all of these amazing tomatoes right now!
Project, recipe, new hobby that you just did NOT rock so far this year?
-Gardening and me helping to keep up with yard work in general.