It is always a good morning when Brooke asks if we can run to school together.
I can barely keep up with her these days…
These two were with us too, and then we went with my sister on a walk.
Rewind to the beginning of the day—> The day started with a 20-minute upper body strength workout. The strength workout was all unilateral work which made me realize how much stronger my left side is compared to my right side.
Some miles with Jo and Emilee after that… 5 miles total for the day!
Skye joined me to get my eyebrows tinted and waxed later on, and then we went to Target together.
Steak fajitas made an appearance for dinner, and they hit the spot.
Brooke and I both decided to do some baking. She made sugar cookies all by herself.
And I made Tara Teaspoon’s blueberry muffins.
I have 11 very important matters to discuss with you today:
*Does anyone else that both bikes and runs feel like their hip flexors get extra tight on their runs from biking? Maybe my body is adjusting more to this change in my training, but time to get in some more yoga!
*Has anyone watched Lucy Bartholomew’s documentary? I need to watch this asap.
*I’m nervous about going above 6 miles because that is when the plantar pain came back with a vengeance during my race… I might do 5.99 miles for a few months on the days I run;)
*A few months ago, when I wrote about a bad run that I had, Stephanie said in the comments that she tells herself, “RUN DONE” whenever that happens. It helps her to check the run off and move on with her day without dwelling over it. It happens to all of us, so it’s a nice way to just be done with it and move forward.
*Andrew told me he hates being held captive to sleep. He wants his body not to require it so that he never has to do it. Opposites attract, and this quality about him makes having kids easier because he is usually awake anytime a kid wakes up in the middle of the night… and then I get to continue doing what I love (sleep).
*The other night, Skye came into our room to tell us that she does not want any snow leopards to be in heaven, but if they have to be, I need to make sure we have a lot of bandaids with us.
*Do we have a problem, or do we have the right idea?
*I CANNOT eat a meal without a big glass of water or my water bottle. Andrew can eat an entire meal without a drink, and I will never be able to understand this.
*People that have done laser hair removal, I would love to hear your thoughts… I want to try it.
*I love Target’s activewear for kids. I got the girl’s jackets there, and they have thumbholes… Skye’s life was made. She also got a new leotard for a tumbling class that she starts soon.
*With each year of life, it takes longer and longer for me to start exercising after I wake up. When I was in my early 20s, I would sleep in my workout gear with a ponytail and would be out running within 2 minutes of waking up. Now I need a solid 40 minutes to get out the door!
Any thoughts to add to these above 11 things?
Do you notice that one side of your body is stronger than the other?
Mild, medium, or hot salsa?
-Mild. Always mild. I enjoy my mouth not feeling like it is on fire and Andrew cannot understand this about me.
If you lift and run on the same day, which do you do first?
-Lately, I have been lifting before I run but lifting after I cycle.