8.24 miles @ 8:36 average pace! The miles were boring but I came home in a great mood.
These girls are loving baking and cooking lately, which I am thrilled about because it meant they made me pancakes while I stretched post-run.
We hung outside for a bit.
And then hit up the library.
We had the best watermelon we’ve ever had.
Skye came with me to get a pedicure, my feet really needed it.
It was another chick-fil-a at home day (Sam’s Club has nuggets and fries in the freezer section that are really good when you cook them in the air-fryer). This sauce from Walmart is amazing! I added some roasted brussels on the side too.
Beck was teething yesterday so he wasn’t feeling his best. Luckily, when he is outside he seems to do a bit better.
My nieces brought over homemade pico and saved the day.
Brooke has never been so jealous of a pair of shoes in her life, she loves animal print. She has asked me if I can not wear them very much and save them for her to wear when her feet are big enough.
This picture of Allyson Felix with her daughter after qualifying for her 5th Olympics gives me goosebumps every single time I see it.
I had a few questions about posture and what I am doing to work on mine so let’s chat about that here. When I was a kid I was always way taller than my friends and I think that is when I started slouching. Twenty-fiveish years later and here we go with trying to reverse this because my body is taking a toll from poor posture that has gotten worse with babies/not strength training etc. I’d love to hear from anyone reading about what they have done to help their posture!
First, I am starting with the absolute basics with strength training for my upper body. I’ll be doing what my PT tells me to do, and he said we are starting with my back and then he will help give me routines for everything else once I build up some strength. I need to be careful with my neck but I have started doing yoga too and that is feeling like strength training for me. Here is a video of the basics of what I am doing for my upper body, and he told me I could post this. I’m excited because he said that these changes will help me to get faster and faster! PS he has worked with Jared Ward!
*This is an excellent video on things to do for your posture too!
*Mariah let me know about this posture corrector brace that she is using to help her posture so I bought one too and it gets here soon.
*I’ve been trying to be very aware throughout the day of how I am standing, how I am holding Beck and how I am sitting at the computer. Our muscles are very adaptable, so while it is hard now to constantly be working on this and focusing on the changes, with time it will become natural (<— at least that is what I am telling myself ha).
How do you maintain good posture? Made any changes to your running form, posture or
Would you rather have a personal chef that makes you every meal or someone that cleans your house daily?
-Personal chef… that would be amazing!
Best fruit you have had recently?
Paper or electronic books? What are you reading right now?