We have two runs to go over since the last time we talked.
Saturday: 10-minute bodyweight strength workout (all of my strength is from the Peloton app now) followed by 8 miles with friends @ 9:04 average.
I took Sunday off, and then on Monday, I had another 8 miles @ 8:22 average. I am considering trying out some strides this week, but I’m also really nervous about any speed bringing that plantar pain back, so we shall see! It’s always scary to switch things up when things are feeling so good.
After my run yesterday, I did a 15-minute bodyweight workout, and for the planks on our elbows, the instructor said to try them with your palms up. Somehow switching the direction of my hands made it much harder for the rest of my body to hold the plank ha.
And now let’s get into a lot of tangents…
*Brooke finally found Cheddar Jack Cheez-Its. They are by far the best flavor, and we haven’t been able to find them anywhere other than the airport. It was a very glorious day in Brooke’s life when we found them.
*We are supposed to get snow this week, and we are all crossing every finger and toe that we get it and lots of it. We decided not to do ski passes this winter (with Andrew’s schooling and some projects we want to do), but we will get in plenty of sledding and skiing next winter.
*Brooke has reached the age of doing whatever she can to avoid having to wash her hair… it’s a hard time in life to hit.
*Did you see the adjustment in the qualifying times for the Olympic Marathon Trials? I guessed it would be changed to 2:40, but 2:37 surprised me. It will be interesting to see how many women qualify this time around. At first, I was bummed because an OTQ has been a big goal of mine, but running hasn’t been clicking the way I expected it to (and I just can’t make it the priority right now that it used to be), so it’s time to make some new fun goals! I feel so bad for any women who were so close to hitting this goal, but I believe that they can get that 2:37 if that is what they want!
*TJ’s bruschetta on top of a grilled cheese sandwich… I could eat this all day long.
*One of Brooke and Knox’s teachers sent this to me, which made me very happy.
*I started knitting again. I am making a blanket, and then I want to learn how to make stuffed knit/crotchet animals.
*Everyone is feeling back to normal again and just in time for Skye’s birthday week. We tried a new pizza place, but the star of the show was this oreo shake with a piece of cheesecake on top.
*We drove around to look at lights afterward.
*Brooke told me that they made this pin for me. ‘Good at naps.’ My incredible ability to sleep more than everyone I know (when kids allow me to:) is one thing that I am very proud of.
*We are getting Beck tested for food allergies this week. I can’t thank you all enough for the help on this topic. It hasn’t been brought up with any doctors, so I appreciate people sharing their experiences to help us be proactive about figuring out what is going on with Beck!
Cheesecake… yum or not your thing?
Does anyone knit or crotchet? What are your favorite things to make?
Thoughts on the marathon Olympic trials time changes?
Have any food allergies now or in the past?