15-minute glute workout followed by 7 miles with my friend Jo!
I kind of loved doing a glute workout before my run because I could feel my glutes activating and doing their job from the very first step.
I saw this post and could not agree more… Running/strength is hard (especially in the winter for me), but it makes everything else in life so much easier and that is what gets me out of bed.
Once I got home, Brooke asked if we could run to school. Absolutely. Her legs are getting fast, which basically had me doing some strides!
Things went south fast after this… We got to school early, so we were playing tag on the playground together when she went down a slide that must have had some frost/ice on it… she flew off on the bottom. She landed on her back and had the wind knocked out of her. It was terrifying to see her having a hard time breathing or talking. Her facial expression looked so so afraid. We went straight home and had her on the couch for a few hours with a heating pad because her back was hurting. She asked to FaceTime my sister right when she got home because she understands back pain.
After lunch, Brooke started feeling much better and wanted to go back to school, so both girls went to school. I was driving by a pizza factory during errands and made a u-turn to get myself a breadstick. It was an excellent decision.
A very delicious dinner and dessert from the other night…
This is my new favorite soup recipe (I forgot to add the pepper jack cheese on top until after the picture, but it is a must with this recipe)—> Cafe Rio chicken tortilla soup copycat recipe for dinner!
Along with another copycat recipe for the Chick-Fil-A Peppermint Shake. It’s kind of a must this time of year.
It is Skye Jo Baron’s birthday today.
I have no way to adequately express how much joy this little human brings to our entire family’s life. Her facial expressions, her laugh, her imagination, her love for friends/siblings, her adventurous spirit, her heart of gold, her sass, her obsession with fashion, and her incredible memory. She is going to move mountains.
To celebrate today, we will be in the hot tub for a few hours, play with her new Paw Patrol toys, listen to ROAR on repeat, and make sure to fit in some Panda Express.
SOOOOOO much Paw Patrol happening today.
The time he spent $27 on balloons…
Feel free to wish her a happy birthday, and I will read them to her!
Have a copycat recipe that you love to make? TELL ME… I’m on a kick with them lately.
Last time you got hurt, and what happened?
How does running make your life easier?