The track and I hung out on Saturday morning. My sister ended up not being able to run anymore so I decided I would go to a track and see how some 200m repeats felt. Over the years of training I get used to getting faster or doing more intervals with each track workout that I do but with pregnancy, just the opposite happens. Each time I go, my body wants to do less and to go slower but that’s just how this chapter of running goes and the reward at the end of this training cycle is my favorite.
8 x 200m intervals (at around an 8:00 pace) in the middle of my run with 200m recovery jogs. I had the track to myself (with the football team’s music blaring from the weight room next to it ha) and got to catch the sunrise as I was running around in circles.
My current favorite thing bout the track is how flat it is… zero uphill feels very nice.
Brooke had another soccer game Saturday morning. She has found her favorite position on the field… midfield. She absolutely loves it and was sad when the game was over because she wanted to keep playing.
Skye can’t wait until next year when she gets to start playing too.
The best part of the weekend had to be Saturday night. Andrew had the idea to give his girls a spa night so he picked up face masks and ice cream.
He gave us all foot massages too and Skye was a big fan.
Our Sunday was very low-key but we did get out for a walk in our pajamas in the morning. By the time Sunday rolls around, I am more than ready for all of the couch time and getting ready for the week ahead.
I absolutely love how different seasons REQUIRE different foods and treats at our house as part of our traditions. I wanted to share with you some of my favorite things that we eat this time of year and I’d love to hear yours too.
*My mom’s Taco soup is just a must each fall!
*Of course the candy corn and peanut mix happens each year. I prefer 2-3 peanuts per candy corn. Try it and let me know what you think.
*To go along with the above perfection, Megan D makes the BEST COOKIES EVER. The full recipe is in THIS post.
*I love making mini pumpkin waffles with this waffle iron. The kids love it so much too.
*Hot chocolate happens all of the time during this time of year. We always make ours with milk and Stephen’s hot cocoa. It is a Utah brand but let me know if your Costco/Target sells it too, if not you can get it HERE on Amazon. I drink a lot of hot chocolate and I think it is by far the best.
*This was a major hit at our house the other day when we had a bunch of cousins over… Apple Nachos. On one side I drizzled melted peanut butter and chocolate and on the other side I did caramel and chocolate with chocolate chips and marshmallows over all of them. They were gone in about 84 seconds. We also love making these caramel apples.
*This potato and onion chowder is so beyond good ( Great Harvest has these fun pumpkin bowls and breadsticks to serve it with).
*Basically anything and everything at Trader Joe’s that is fall/Halloween themed… their Pumpkin Bread mix is my #1 favorite and I always add chocolate chips.
*Anything and everything involving peaches… angel food cake with fresh peaches has to be my favorite though. You also must make my mom’s Apple Crisp Recipe.
What are some meals/treats that remind you of this time of year?
Candy corn… delicious or no?
What improvements have you seen with your running this year? Or have you felt like you’ve lost fitness this year or maintained?
What was the best part about your weekend?