I’m not sure any of us will be able to adjust to rushed mornings again. The girls enjoy the mornings to sleep in, and I enjoy relaxing with them at home once I finish my run.
Easy miles with Emilee!
I used to really care about what my easy paces were. I would constantly check my watch or speed up a bit if I felt like I wasn’t running fast enough, even though my body needed to go slower. Years later, and I truly just let my body guide the easy paces, not my brain. Some days my recovery pace will be in the low 8’s and some days the recovery pace will be closer to the 9’s for me. I don’t look at my watch during the run at all (unless it is to check the distance and when to turn around) and I just let my body do whatever it needs that day to keep things relaxed. I never know what my pace is for the run until the end, when I save the run.
The joy of finishing a hot run and coming inside to AC, fresh fruit with yogurt and granola…
We picked up my niece and hit up the mall to hang out.
We got there before it opened so we found ways to entertain ourselves (Beck was in PJs until 2 pm yesterday:).
Pretzel Bites, jewelry stores and talking… I swear I was just in this stage with my friends/cousins and now this is what Brooke and her cousins want to do together. Skye also thinks she is eight years old so she fully appreciates a good morning at the mall too.
I told the girls they could choose out something at Claire’s and Brooke and Skye chose this necklace…
It pretty much made my life and hopefully, I won’t be the only one still wearing it in a few years;)
Andrew took a break from school to go to the mountains. I love that he understands the need to take breaks for movement and fresh air.
While he was a few miles out from roads his bike broke! He hadn’t seen anyone the entire time but just as he was starting to hike his bike out, a guy with an ATV came up and gave him a ride back! He was so lucky!
I have another quick TJ’s meal that I am obsessed with lately. These roasted potatoes are so good and then I just add a few fried eggs and some toast and boom… I’ve got a meal.
PS did anyone else feel like this below picture after the holiday weekend? I put the girls’ in their beds and then just laid on the ground for a while because I didn’t have the energy to go into my room haha.
I feel like the 4th of July lasted four days this year which was so fun but also so exhausting.
Random topic of the day—> I’d love to hear about something you’ve learned about yourself recently?
-I just learned about how much I love taking a second shower at night. I just started doing this a week or two ago and it’s something I look forward to every single day now. I feel like it helps me to calm down and let go of any worries I am experiencing. It feels so good to wash the day off and get into bed clean. Isn’t it fun to constantly be learning new things about yourself?
Do you tend to take short, medium or long showers? Hot, cold or somewhere in the middle?
Tell me what your breakfast has been lately!
Easy runs—> do they vary in speed or are they usually right around the same pace for you?