Nine miles for the morning, but only sevenish of the miles were recorded because I forgot to push start again on my garmin after a break that we took. Andrew says that if it isn’t on the garmin, it didn’t happen ha, but those nine miles definitely happened even if my watch didn’t show them.
I had the best time meeting up with the girls and fulfilling my physical health and social health needs all at once!
It was a big day in Beck’s life. For the first time ever he sat up in the cart and he loved being able to study each and every little thing in the store.
We get another 2 week uninterrupted parent time break with Knox!
I bought an adult swaddle for myself and tried it out on my niece ha. Beck is a lot easier to swaddle than my niece.
Andrew has some time off from work and we have all of our kids so we jumped in the car for a road trip.
First stop—> St. George! My niece hitched a ride down with us and she helped out so much with Skye and Beck.
I might be running at 3 a.m. while we are here…
A lot of swimming and pruney fingers will be happening!
Flashback Thursday—> Lisa sent me this memory that popped up on her phone from a 10k that happened 8 years ago in Santa Cruz!
Little Brooke was just happily waving to everyone and this picture made me really miss the PureCadence shoes.
It’s our FIVE YEAR wedding anniversary today!
We had originally planned to get married sometime in the fall but we then changed our minds and decided to plan a quick wedding and get married in the summer. It was pretty much the shortest courtship/engagement ever, but it was exactly what the four of us needed!
Brooke and Knox were so little when we got married!
Skye is now older than Brooke and Knox were when we got married!
I thought I would share a few of bullet points of thoughts from me and Andrew about the last 5 years!
*I remember dating after my divorce and just wanting to have a best friend for life and that is exactly what I found with Andrew.
*These days we can predict what the other person is going to do before they do it and it drives each other crazy;)
*Blending a family was/is a lot harder than we thought it would be! We were both so naive to the challenges up ahead, but over the years we have really learned to be a team throughout the hard parts. The best thing for our marriage was when we realized no matter what the problem is, it is US against the problem… not me against him!
*When I first met Andrew he had one bedroom in his house that was dedicated purely to his laundry. He had two big piles in there (one for clean clothes and one for dirty clothes) and the clothes never made it to the closet or dresser ha. This has definitely changed over the years.
*We’ve lived in three different places over the five years we’ve been married. We keep trying to convince ourselves that we are going to stay in a place forever, but then we change our minds and want to try something different!
*3 of the 5 years we’ve been together Andrew has been in school and he has less than 2 years to go before he is all done! We are both very excited for that graduation!
*My best running came along once I married Andrew!
*I’ve convinced Andrew to love Disneyland, Cheez-its, murder mysteries, candy and Brooks running shoes. He’s convinced me to love pizza + ranch together, to be more flexible with schedules, to love Thanksgiving and to include Halloween decorations into our budget;)
*We have a list of about 20 places where we want to visit together once our kids are a bit older.
*I feel like I have the flu late at night and he feels like he has the flu early in the morning… It works out well with kids because one person feels great when the other person hurts and that person can help with the kids.
*We both love putting too much on our plate at once and so sometimes both of our mom’s have to tell us to slow down.
That is all of the random things I can think of because I’m writing this late at night which means I feel like I have the flu;)
How often do you run without a watch or a way to track your mileage?
Do you have a Target near you? How often do you go there?
-Way too much. In 2020 it was one of the places that I missed the most when things were shut down in Utah.
Any running shoes or running/fitness gear that has been discontinued that you really miss?
Married people—> How long was your courtship/engagement?
-9 weeks from the time we met to when we got married… It seems crazy to me now but it felt so right at the time!