I didn’t take a picture yesterday so I decided to use a photo from a few weeks ago. There was a week a bit ago where on every run we went on we either saw Emilee’s husband or Andrew while we were running. One of them would drive by as they were out doing errands and honk (or pull over and take pictures because Andrew is very used to the duties of being married to a blogger;).
Yesterday we started off the week with 8 miles @ 8:28 average as we talked non-stop. Speaking of our husbands… they always wonder how Emilee and I never run out of things to talk about with how many miles we have done together. It is our secret talent.
Beck must have known it’s my birthday week because he had his best night of sleep ever. He went to bed at 8 pm and then I woke him up at 6 to feed him before I went running. He must know I’m a much better mom when I get plenty of sleep so he is helping me out with that;)
PS I turn 35 this week and I will DEFINITELY NOT be running 35 miles like I ran 33 miles on my 33rd birthday. I am positive that my running watch will never go above 26.2 miles again (unless I don’t run the tangents well during a marathon and go a bit over 26.2 miles:).
My pull-up attempts are still happening each morning (another picture from a different day) but Skye is way closer to her pull-up than I am.
We were able to have another park day with my sister. Skye went down this thing below so many times that her arms were sore.
Beck has some cousins that are very excited for him to be old enough to play with him.
It sure felt good to have Brooke home again.
I’ve come up with the solution to help me to cook more often. If I can just get myself to sit down and write a list of everything we need for 5ish meals and do all of the shopping at once, I actually enjoy the cooking part of it all. It’s just the idea of going to the store more than once a week with kids that gets me to avoid cooking at all costs so here are two things we’ve made so far and then we are planning on making Shalane’s marathon lasagna, this farro salad and this easy shrimp curry this week too.
Brooke’s current favorite meal on the planet is chicken pot pie (via the Marie Calendar ones that you microwave) so I decided to try to make a homemade version. You can’t go wrong with A Bountiful Kitchen so I tried her Oh My-Chicken Pot Pie! Delicious and quite the comfort meal.
Knox is all about Ramen Noodles so this Quick Chicken Ramen Noodle Stir Fry was a meal that all of us loved and the kids didn’t even notice the mushrooms in it:)
Oh and we each tried one of these yesterday because I couldn’t pass by the Cotton Candy version…
Still one of our favorite ways to slow down at the end of the day…
Let’s chat about race distances… ever done a race where your watch went way over or way under the race distance?
-I think the time that my watch was most off was during the New York City Marathon in 2011. Between the older garmin I was using at the time, running around people a bunch in the first few miles and all of the buildings/bridges… My watch was way off at the end.
Do you like to run on your bday? Have you ever ran your age in miles on your bday? Is that something you ever want to do?
How often do you go grocery shopping and if you could choose just one grocery store to shop at forever… which one would it be?
Feelings about Peeps?
-I can eat one and then I’m done for another year until they are on the shelves again and I try one more again.