There was one reason I got out of bed to run yesterday—> My friend Jo. She convinced me that I wouldn’t regret going the night before, and she was right. We had a blast together, and it wasn’t as cold as I thought it would be. My old self that would run 28 miles for ultra training in blizzards would be so disappointed with who I am now in regards to my perception of temperatures haha;).
There were plenty of walking breaks along the way because we don’t risk running on ice patches. I fell and hit my head on the ice 8ish years ago while I was on a run, I will do everything I can to prevent that from happening again.
Jo was right, I didn’t regret it in the slightest. 7.25 miles + 10-minute upper-body strength on the Peloton app.
The day was a busy one. It started with Brooke’s Christmas concert. She even had a speaking part that I didn’t know about, which surprised us. She did awesome!
Beck was mesmerized by the singing.
Then it was off to Skye’s Christmas party while Andrew and Beck went to Brooke’s.
And then it was Knox’s Christmas concert. I sprinted to get there and I made it.
And finished off strong with a church Christmas party! Skye was not interested in Santa yesterday…
I need a nap.
Some favorites for the week!
*The best leave-in conditioner you will ever use. The girl that did my hair recommended this for me, and now I’m mad I went 35 years without it. It adds shine, helps to keep your hair protected from heat, smells way too good, and it helps to get snarls out. Let me know if you try it and what you think.
*An amazing post from my friend Ashton about grief and a list of ways about how people have helped her (I needed this to find ways that I could help others in similar situations).
*A company sent us a blendjet in a package, and I had never seen one before. We can’t stop using it now. It is perfect for protein smoothies and something so easy for Brooke/Knox to use. It is quiet (doesn’t wake up Beck like our other blender ha), wireless and ridiculously easy to clean.
Ever slipped on the ice while running? Put anything on your shoes to avoid falling?
-I love to wear trail shoes for the extra grip on the bottoms for the days I think it is pretty slick outside.
Are you looking forward to anything fun this weekend?
Are you a smoothies person? How often do you make them?
Would you rather get a nap every day or have someone prepare/bring you the exact lunch you would like each day?