10 miles @ 8:24 pace.
This is the one drinking fountain that is on year-round along our weekday running route… it will save us over the next 6 months.
I had a hill workout for today, but I could still feel last week’s intensity in me, so I listened to my body and did 4 x 200m hill sprints instead of the full workout. I really focused on my form and driving my knees for each one, got my heart rate up high, and patted myself on the back for listening to my body. I tend to be the type of runner who wants to stick to a plan 100% and force things, but I’m learning to pay close attention to what my body tells me lately.
For the evening, I took Brooke out for pie at Kneader’s. She was just one years old when we spent our first Thanksgiving apart, and so we’ve gone and had our own mini Thanksgiving each year she is away since then. I’m grateful for the fact that my heart has changed from anger/depression each time she leaves for a holiday to now missing her a lot but so happy for the chance she gets to go have special time with her dad.
We always get turkey sandwiches too.
Brooke and Skye went out for a little date too!
Just some tangents for this lovely Tuesday:
*Andrew graduated from his boot! His dr doesn’t want him to wear it anymore and to start going to PT.
*Started a ‘What Went Well’ list that I want to add to each day. I got this idea from the book I’m listening to.
*Every morning he asks for a ‘shirt with the head on.’ He loves sweatshirts with hoods on them so much.
*I might need to get this for Skye due to her love for butter.
*My sister adds a full lemon (rind and all) to her smoothie and Andrew adds a full kiwi (skin too) to his but I add just frozen berries, bananas, and some ice because I want it COLD.
*NOVABLAST 3s ARE SO CHEAP on Amazon right now ($80-$99)… enjoy!
*I’m not ready for it to get so cold that we can’t sit on the curbs and talk for a bit after a long run.
Let’s chat about kids and the things that I have found my kids to love more than any other gifts:
*The kids love their go-carts.
*Beck’s favorite train (it is a remote steam engine).
*The girls love their initial necklaces.
*Gabb watches (code HUNGRYRUNNERGIRL gets you a discount) are a gift for them and us, so we can always get ahold of them without worrying about the internet.
*Beck and Skye adore these stomp rockets!
*Knox loves this yoyo.
*This inflatable bounce house keeps them sane during the winter when I put it inside, and they jump on it for a very long time.
*The girls love this bead set.
*Perler beads are a win for Brooke, Knox, and Skye.
*This bug collector set has spent many hours with Skye.
*Polly Pockets are another hit for Skye.
*We’ve had our Bronco for two years, which is still a favorite for all the kids. We got it for half this price, so it doesn’t go on sale at times!
*MAGNATILES. I think these are my favorite toys… the creativity they develop when they build with these!
*This Thomas the Train Tower has been loved by Beck for three years now.
*They love this snow cone machine!
*The karaoke microphone is a blast.
*This drawing tablet has been so great for road trips.
*Me and the kids love the diamond painting kit.
*The letter set that has helped all of the kids learn their letters.
*I love sending my nieces and nephews a gumball machine.
*My #1 children’s book that makes me tear up every time I read it to them.
*We have had this dome for years; the kids and neighbors all love it.
Have some tangents for me today?
Are there any kid gift ideas you can share today?
Are there any fruits that you eat the skin/rind of that most people don’t?
Tell me about any hill workouts you do.