It has been a few days since we last caught up so let’s talk about a few things about our Friday first!
Knox left in the morning with his mom and then Brooke left later on in the day to be with her dad.
Before Brooke left we went on a walk…
And then Andrew was an excellent horse for the girls.
Later on we saw my mom and dad and Skye was so happy to have some time with my mom.
On Saturday morning I woke up at 3 am in so much pain—> mastitis! For the next 24 hours I felt like I had the flu and I did absolutely nothing besides lay in my bed and feed Beck when he needed to be fed. I’ve had mastitis before but this time it knocked me out way more than when I’ve had it before. I am so thankful for antibiotics because I can’t remember the last time I felt so sick in my life! I was also very thankful that it all happened on a day that Andrew was home because he took care of all of us.
I’m pretty sure I watched two full seasons of The Office. Netflix kept asking me if I was still watching…
On Sunday I woke up feeling like myself again. My in-laws came over and we had brunch and they met Beck!
Brooke came home a bit later from a fun weekend in Park City.
And of course we went on a walk.
We finished off the day by taking my dad’s favorite cookies (pb no-bakes) to my parents’ house and ate some ourselves on the way.
The last time I took a long break (I’ll take at least 6 weeks off if not more) from running was after I had Skye so I am definitely noticing some side effects that are happening from me NOT running and I thought I would share them and see if anyone could relate…
Picture below from my last run with Beck haha:
*Our laundry has gone down 30% because I am not washing a bunch of my running clothes every day although our laundry has gone up 50% because Beck goes through quite a few outfits each day.
*The kids aren’t afraid of hugging me in the mornings because they know that I didn’t run and therefore I am not sweaty.
*I AM SO BEHIND ON PODCASTS! I can’t keep up with my favorites anymore because I am not running each morning.
*My feet aren’t looking as beat up as they usually do when I’m running all of the miles.
*I can go even longer in between hair washing days ha;)
*I’m not as tired as I was when training hard for marathons… Yes I am tired from getting up with Beck multiple times a night but that marathon training fatigue that I felt in 2019 took fatigue to the next level.
*I am getting out of bed at 8 am now:) When I am running/training I usually have half of my day done by 8 a.m. (<— probably another reason why I’m not as tired ha).
*Andrew and I are going on a lot more walks together which has been so fun for us… Andrew enjoys walking with me much more than running with me.
*I do not know how some of my neighborhood friends are doing… I don’t know how the three old men are that I used to see walking EVERY morning while on my runs, I don’t see my niece’s friend out running in the mornings, I have no idea how my neighbors are a few streets away that always walked their dog at the same time I ran most mornings etc.
*I definitely miss those endorphins that a good run gives me along with that feeling that comes with accomplishing something really hard BUT I’ll keep enjoying these newborn days with Beck and running will be there for me when I’m ready for it!
What are some side effects you notice when you are taking a break from running?
Last show that you binge watched? Do you prefer watching movies or tv shows?
-I would much rather watch TV shows than movies.
When was the last time you felt extremely sick?! What did you have? Has anyone else had a bad case of mastitis?
Those of you that celebrate Thanksgiving, what is your work/school/life schedule this week? Do you get time off?