It turns out that the 20 x 400m workout doesn’t love my body. Once it made my calf act up, and this time it caused my foot to not be happy.
I woke up yesterday morning and realized my foot was feeling off (plantar problems), so I had that fun decision to make—> run and maybe make it worse or take a day or two off and wait for it to feel 100% again. I chose to take the day off, and it felt so much better as the day went on. I probably could have run on it because it wasn’t that bad, but IMO it’s ALWAYS worth it to be cautious with this kind of stuff because I’d rather take 10ish miles off than 100s of miles off from a more serious injury because I ran through pain that I shouldn’t have. I’m going to go have a sports massage today just to really stay on top of it.
I was thrilled to have Andrew join me for a gym workout in our garage.
We switched between the rower and weights. I can’t last long on the rower (not because of my foot… it felt fine) because it is so hard. I did 7 x 3 minutes on the rower with a set of weights in between each time.
Beck joined us at the end of the workout.
We took Baretta out for a walk and I couldn’t believe how interested Beck was in the garbage truck that we went by. It’s fun to see him get so excited about things now.
Watch out world for Skye Jo Baron.
It was a ‘grab all of the leftovers from the fridge and eat them for dinner’ kind of a night.
Ended the night with this. I could eat this cereal every day of my life and never get sick of it!
Let’s go over some of my favorite things this week:
*My brother’s family has Greenlight cards for their kids, and they love them so we decided to try them out. The kids feel so cool and responsible now with these. The cards come with an app that is on my phone and Andrew’s phone. You can manage the accounts on the app (add money, transfer to savings, invest, send money, set up an allowance, etc.), and they now have a card for when they want to spend their money. They can sit down with us with the app and go over where they want to put their money, what goals they have for savings, etc. I never have cash on me, so it’s hard for me to remember to pay them for things (i.e. if Brooke watches Beck/Skye while I am working, then I pay her:), which makes it so easy to do right from the app.
I’m not connected with this company, but there is a referral program if you want to try it out! If you sign up through HERE, then we both get $30 after the first month!
It’s been really fun to start to teach them about investing (they offer investment plans designed just for kids where we can research and discuss different plans together), they earn 1% cash back on purchases made with the card (that goes right to their savings) and they earn up to 2% on savings (we can also set up a higher parent-paid interest rate for when our kids’ save money to help incentivize them to save).
It will be extremely easy to manage what our kids choose to do with their money over the years and teach them about budgets while we prepare them for the future of being financially independent. We first looked into doing this through our bank, but they have an age limit (13) and not nearly as many different options as Greenlight, so this was the perfect choice for us because we want to help them learn now!
*I saw Becky’s post about these Madewell jeans, and they looked so cute on her that I went and tried them on and fell in love with them. They are high rise and hit right above the ankle (which my nieces say is currently cool;). While I was there, I grabbed this super soft shirt that I am wearing below too. The pants run a little big, so I went down one size. PS they take $20 off your jeans if you bring in an old pair to exchange, and they also give 15% off for healthcare workers/students (Andrew is both of those right now, so they gave him the deal for my clothes)! There aren’t many jeans I will wear because I love the comfort of joggers so much, but these are just as comfortable.
*The LuLaRich documentary on Amazon Prime was extremely interesting!
*The Vivo Soundtrack. I started listening to it in the car for the kids, and now I am hooked on it myself too.
*A few of you told me to try candy corn + peanut M&M’s, and I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. It’s delicious… I also added plain peanuts to the combo a few days later, and that was pure perfection.
Have any favorite things from this week?
Any good documentaries that you have watched recently? Who has seen LulaRich?
A cereal you could never get sick of?
Last injury/injury scare that you have had?