Another 9-miler for me! Emilee is out of town, and many of my running friends are still recovering from their marathons, so I’ve been running alone lately. I’m very grateful for podcasts during my solo runs, and I’ve been hooked on the Bad Broadcast.
She always runs out just as I’m finishing up my run.
We picked up Knox for our two weeks of summer parent time and got straight to business—> They wanted to sell snow cones. We went to the store to get their supplies and then came home, and they did chores to pay for the supplies. I had a spotless house after all of the chores ha—a win-win for everyone involved.
It was a success!
They were very proud of themselves!
Beck was smart and napped through our time outside in the 102-degree weather!
And pasta primavera for dinner!
Well, like usual, I have more random things to talk about.
*This news made me so sad. Having an injury is SO hard for me; I cannot even imagine how hard it must be for someone like Molly Huddle, where it means she has to drop out of the Olympic Trials!
*Homemade Oreos either frozen or stored in the fridge (they are so good when they are cold but also great at room temperature), are just the best. They are even better when eaten in bed while all of the kids are sleeping and Netflix is on.
*This is a random one, but I was reminded of it after our discussion on Monday about calorie-dense meals. Andrew and I went on a lunch date to Kneaders, and when I was waiting in line, I was looking around at all of the other people sitting at the tables. There were a lot of lunch dates happening, and I noticed something similar. A lot of the women had a small salad in front of them, and a lot of the men had a panini or large sandwich with a dessert or a side of chips/pasta salad, etc. It made me wonder how many of the women there ordered the salad because they wanted to eat the salad (nothing wrong with that!) and how many of them ordered the salad because they think they should be eating salads because that is what they have been told to eat by the diet industry. How many of those women truly wanted a sandwich with a piece of pie instead?!
We need REAL energy. We can’t let the wellness/diet industry hold us back from reaching our potential because we are too busy being hungry, thinking/talking about our bodies, and trying to take up less space. Smash the Wellness Industry… such a great article.
*Last but definitely not least, my friend posted this last night and I almost packed up my whole family into the car to go have Costco samples!
Random question—> How many pictures do you have on your phone right now?
Those of you with blended families, how does the summer schedule work?
-With Knox, each family gets 2 2 week uninterrupted breaks, and then we switch off like normal for the rest of the time. With Brooke, things are pretty much the same!
Podcast listeners—> What have you been hooked on lately?
If you could only eat one type of cookie for the rest of your life, which kind would you choose?