Andrew fixed the treadmill! He tested the treadmill out before having me run on it and the belt worked like a dream again. We are not sure how long this belt will last for but we will buy a replacement belt now to have on hand for when it does completely say goodbye to us.
Fun fact from my run—> My belly knocked the emergency stop button off mid-run ha.
Brooke joined me for the last mile and she made quite the comfortable bed for herself.
I love seeing how close my treadmill and my watch are to each other as far as distance/pace goes. Yesterday my watch was about 10 seconds faster per mile than my treadmill which is close enough for me.
It is definitely going to take us some time to get used to the weather change and until then we will bundle up big time.
And we definitely had to snuggle up under the blanket once we came inside.
Brooke has been so excited to show us how her teacher decorated a section of the school with ALL of the Harry Potter things. They went all out and it has made these kids so happy.
After school the kids played in the leaves…
Bagels and cream cheese are the current food of the week.
And a long bath to finish off the day was exactly what my body needed… (I figured a picture of Skye with Andrew was probably a better picture for this caption;)
My watch let me know that I did a good job being lazy yesterday haha.
Random tangent—> both girls are stomach sleepers (Knox is more of an all over the place sleeper like Andrew:). Every time I see them peacefully sleeping on their stomachs I get so excited because it’s a matter of DAYS now until I am back to stomach sleeping.
When I think about what my future running goals are (I still want that OTQ along with some big goals for the St. George Marathon) it makes me really excited because I’ve gotten faster after having each kid! <— That naturally means that I will with this one too, right;). At the same time I need to remember that it took me A LOT longer to get back into speed after having Skye compared to after I had Brooke so I’m expecting that it is going to take even longer to get some speed back after this third one.
I can either look at that and let it take me down and get me to the point that I avoid even trying because it is going to be hard (especially with adding another child and Andrew starting school again to the mix) OR I can look at it as a unique challenge set up that will make the journey even more exciting and more worth it in the end?!
Long story short, I’m excited for the hard. I’m excited to see how it goes to attempt building back the speed and endurance (after a proper recovery and once I am sleeping again:). I’m preparing for the hard and I love that running is something we get that can really test us and challenge us in so many new ways.
I hope you are excited for the hard of training for your next big goal and I can’t wait to see how close we can all get to that wall over the next few years…
(From How Bad Do You Want It?)
Do you sleep on your stomach, sides, back or a mix of them all?
Do you wear a watch while running on the treadmill? Is it pretty close to estimating your pace vs what the treadmill tells you?
What is your next big goal with running, I would love to hear about it!
Do you like taking baths or not so much?