Forty degrees in January feels VERY strange… I almost felt like I was on vacation.
Eight hilly miles with a focus on using my glutes to get me up the hills—> 8 miles @ 8:22 average.
This video is my favorite to learn how to use your glutes while running.
+15 minute legs and glutes at home. Beck loves to be included in my strength training.
These two bonded at Costco together. Andrew is raising some kiddos that truly love this place.
After school, we got in some riding because it was so warm.
It was a good afternoon at home.
And a very exciting part of the day—> Skye wrote her name for the first time ever without any help!
We had leftover hearty minestrone soup with rolls for dinner and then made some chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert.
Time for some favorite things!
*Our entire family loved Ron’s Gone Wrong on Disney+
*I decided that Bohemian Rhapsody is in my top 5 favorite movies ever.
*Lots of tv talk today but The River Runner documentary on Netflix was AMAZING (and my palms were sweating the entire time).
*It’s my sister’s birthday today! I cannot wait to celebrate her. I am so grateful that I get to have her as my big sis forever.
*I have recently fallen in love with the Asics NovaBlast 2. Asics were the first real running shoes that I ever wore! These have a similar tilt/cushion as the Clifton 8s (this video does an in-depth comparison of the two shoes) which is what keeps my plantar the happiest. I’ll write a full review of them soon once I get a few more miles in them but for now, they feel so fast for the amount of amazing cushioning they have. They are light, smooth, and exactly what my feet need. Also, obsessed with these seamless tights from Asics too in the picture below—> high-waisted, so soft on your skin, and the lack of seams make them chafe-free. PS my switch from Brooks has been 100% because of my plantar… my nieces are thrilled with the fact that they have a bunch of new running shoes from me because I have to be super picky with what I wear now because I can feel my plantar a bit in certain shoes and not at all in others like the NovaBlast! I’m hoping that once more time passes since my injury, I’ll be able to wear everything again but it sure has been fun trying different types of shoes.
*The #1 most played with toy at our house (by all four kids ha) from Christmas is this Thomas Train Tower just in case anyone needs a birthday gift idea for a child soon.
First brand of running shoes that you ever used?
Stick to one running shoe brand or do you switch it around?
What are you looking forward to this weekend?
Please tell me your favorite cleaning product/gadget/tool… I’m really into them lately.