Good morning and happy last day of 2021! I am ready for the new year because I am hoping it will bring all of the health for my kiddos. Oh, and more sleep. That sounds glorious.
This was just the best sight to see. She wasn’t up and playing for long, but when she was, it was so so wonderful.
Somehow Brooke woke up with pink eye, so we expect that to go around the whole family next.
I caught these two snuggling for the 3 seconds that Beck stayed still.
I got out for a run at noon, and it was so peaceful out. Working out early is a foreign language to me these days.
Andrew did an HOUR CLASS on the Peloton… I still haven’t worked up the courage to do that yet. He is doing the Build Your Power Zone program, and it is giving him a run for his money.
My mom brought over a chicken pot pie from Costco, and it hit the spot. Beck wanted his foot in the picture.
Let’s talk about some of my favorite things this week!
*I’ve been into Athleta more lately, and when I saw their Henley tops, I grabbed one. The material is thicker than I expected, softer than I expected, and I love the thumb holes—definitely a win.
*The guided interval runs on the Peloton app. Thank you to the people that recommended I try these because they are amazing. As I am returning to speed training again, I’ve needed something to get me moving again. Becs told me precisely what to do, what effort level I needed to do it at, played great music, and shared many awesome motivational tips over the thirty minutes. It was just what I needed to rip the bandaid off. My goal is to do one of these a week for January!
*This may have been the best podcast episode I have ever listened to. Tommy Rivs’s story is incredible, and I gained so many valuable lessons from what he shared.
*One of my friends was struggling with plantar for MONTHS (at the same time I was), and the Hoka Clifton 8s made the biggest difference for her too with her injury. I have my full list of things that I did for my plantar here, but there is just something magical about these shoes.
Ever do any guided runs?
-So far, I am a huge fan of the Deena Kastor gratitude ones on the Runkeeper App and the Peloton ones!
The best podcast you have listened to recently?
What are your plans tonight? Have a run planned for tomorrow morning?
-I used to run the year with my friends on New Year’s Day (i.e. 13 miles for 2013 etc.), but that tradition ended a few years ago because the mileage was getting too high ha.
What are you hoping for in 2022?