Finally, a solid month of running to report back about! I hit 50 miles for the month and also ran a solid 7 miler toward the end of the month. I had to run that 7 miler to hit 50 miles, but both were completed and hallelujah, here we are! All my runs in August were 4 miles or more and I ran quite a few runs with the double stroller, but got it done.
While running lately, the first two miles usually always are horrible. I feel so slow and tired and always want to cut my runs short. But if I hang on and give it a chance, 90% of the time it gets much better and I get into the swing of things. It becomes easier and I feel normal again. It’s so hard to focus on getting over that 2 mile warm up hump and not throw in the towel early. So many people who do not run are shocked that I run as much as I do and ask me how I can run so far and why?! Honestly, it’s something I’ve just grown to love and I have to remember that the first two miles usually are tough but once you can get past those the runner’s high kicks in.
Running after having a baby is strange on many levels. I’m no expert and I’m still navigating this very strange land myself. You feel like your insides might just fall out on the street and you’re (probably) heavier than you were before having a baby and things are just in different places. There are things that may not have ever happened to you before while running that all of a sudden may be popping up and you’re like WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON… Yea I’ve been there on the side of the road wondering that exact thing. Here are a few things that made the transition back to running a little bit less scary.
Another edition of 5 on Friday and I have no idea where this week went! Unfortunately, B had to head to Chicago this weekend for his Great Uncle’s Funeral, but he will be back on Sunday. His test is coming up soon for Engineer with the LAFD, so hopefully he gets in some good studying on the flight there and back.
90 Day Fiance. This is such a weird guilty pleasure show but I can’t turn away. I’ve watched it for a while now and it’s so interesting to me and the reunions and updates on how they are all doing is so… bizarre. This new season though looks to be another winner!
Veggie Noodle Co. Noodles. B is semi picky about food and I’ve been wanting to get a spiralizer for a little while now. I was nervous that he wouldn’t like the noodles out of veggies but I found these at the market the other day to give them a try before buying the Spiralizer. He really liked the squash ones we tried! It was the perfect way to try them out before purchasing the tool and they are so easy to make!
Jumper Time! We put away the Mamaroo and took down the jumper for A and she LOVED it just like C did. It’s so crazy how fast they grow and move onto the next toy or thing. So fun seeing her develop so much and go through new stages!
Spikey Roller Massage Ball. I’ve been having some issues with my Plantar Fasciitis again and I know it’s because I am on my feet a large portion of my day. I’ve been keeping this in the kitchen cabinet and as I stand and watch Cora eat her meals I have been rolling out my foot and it helps a ton.
Ebates. So I have heard about Ebates for YEARS and never thought anything of it. Now that I shop a lot more online I finally signed up and got a $40 check yesterday just for buying things I normally would online. It’s awesome and also puts in the known coupon codes for sales for you. There are so many participating stores as well, like Groupon, Etsy, Gap, Sephora and Walgreens. If you want to sign up, use my referral link here.
Hopefully I get to run tomorrow with the double stroller! :)
Checking in this week for Five on Friday! Another week flew by and today feels like my Monday because B left for work for a few days. Here we are and it’s the middle of August! I cannot believe it. I’ve started planning Cora’s 2nd Birthday, which is almost unbelievable to me, and we started our house remodel a YEAR ago this month! So crazy to think about. Anyways, here’s my 5!
Classic Man by Jidenna. This song has been my GO TO when running lately! I always start my run with it and it gets me pumped and moving quick(er) right from the start.
Well not so much a favorite, but what WAS the Bachelorette Finale?! I’m still so confused as to what I watched. As many of you know, I’m a big fan and in a bachelor fantasy league and this was probably one of the most shocking finales yet it got little publicity and the format was so strange. I don’t agree with her choice and found the whole thing hard to watch! Totally reminded me of the Break Up with Jennifer Aniston. An interesting end to a semi-weird season.
We got GRASS! This week was exciting because B finished a big part of our front yard that he’s been working on for a while, and he laid our grass! We opted for a different kind of grass this time around that does really well in very hot weather and loves the sun. Our front yard gets a LOT of sun and I think it looks so nice! So thankful for his hard work of putting it in by himself.
Munch Mitt. One of the favorite toys of Cora when she was little was the munch mitt and Alyssa loves it now too! Cora used to chew her hands so much they were raw and it was before she could really hold a toy. I found these and she loved them!! I tried it on A the other day to see if she would like them and bingo! Straight into the mouth and she was happily chewing away.
Lately I’ve been hitting up Grocery Outlet for some interesting and different finds and to save money on some of my normal groceries. I’ve been loving it! I usually do my grocery shopping at night when the girls are sleeping or during naptime when B is home. Unless I really need something, it’s not as fast or easy to take them, so I choose do it without them. You just have to be aware of the expiration dates on some things and they don’t have everything you might need, but I’ve cut my monthly grocery bill by over 700 dollars, soooo that’s awesome! We also have had fun trying some new things.
Here’s to a great weekend! I’m hoping to fit in a naptime workout today and run with both of the girls tomorrow morning!