I’m telling ya… the 3 year old stage is keeping things interesting. The amount of spunk in this tiny body of hers is quite remarkable. People often ask me how newborn life is going but the real question is how is 3 year old life going;)
I started off my morning with miles with Emilee.
At the beginning of our run yesterday, Emilee and I noticed that we were both out of breath. Yesterday was an easy run for us and there is NO reason for us to run so fast that we can’t have a conversation so we slowed down to the point we could talk easily again. Don’t forget how important your easy runs are, if we run them too fast we are sure to get injured, plateau in our fitness and get burned out. I saw this chart the other day from Runner’s World about how to know when to run a recovery run, an easy run and a moderate run and I thought I would share it here too. The year I set a PR in every distance I pretty much only ran recovery/easy pace for 80% of my mileage and then really hard/fast for 20% of my mileage. I never really ran any in-between paces and my body did really well with that.
Yesterday feels like it was kind of a blur so I’ll just share a bunch of pictures from my phone.
I’ve made dinner a few nights in a row… I don’t even know who I am right now. My two favorite recipes that we have had over the last few nights are…
These Honey-Lime Enchiladas! These were so so good and next time I am going to add sautéed peppers and onions to the enchiladas.
Sheet pan beef and broccoli! Such a fast dinner and it was great for leftovers too.
Homemade Coconut Cream Pie! Andrew has been crazy busy the last few days with work and school so I made his favorite pie for when he got home one night. PS I am not sure how he is juggling it all right now, I get stressed when I have 1/8th as many things going on in my life as he has going on right now.
Skye’s opinion of the pie was that it was amazing but I could use some work on my crust making skills. Next I really want to make a chocolate cream pie so if you have a favorite recipe for that, please send.
I forgot my koala clip on Saturday for my run so my phone was just in my pocket…. As I was chasing after Beretta down a hill it fell out and into the snow. I didn’t realize for a few minutes and I was SO lucky that I was able to find it covered in snow!
I have never cut a baby’s fingernails. Never and my plan is that I never will… it terrifies me. I’m very lucky that Andrew is so good at it and takes care of that.
There is no way on the planet I would be getting in running most days of the week if Beck was not sleeping well. He usually goes down at 8:30 pm and then wakes up between 3-4 a.m. to eat and then he sleeps again until 7:30ish. Running healthy is impossible for me if I’m not getting enough sleep so I’m sure my mileage will drop when we hit any sleep regressions coming up.
He likes his sleep a lot.
I’m a big fan of a winter where there is still snow yet it is warm enough in the afternoons to go on walks with the kids. I need every winter in the future to be just like this one.
My sister gets me… she sent this to me yesterday.
Who has a February birthday? Who has a race in February?
What have you found to work best for you in terms of easy days and workout days each week?
Have you made a new recipe lately that you really enjoyed? Share with us!
Parents reading—> 2 year old or 3 year old stage harder in your opinion?