We had a really nice weekend. Nothing crazy, but just enough action. One play date, one (dropoff!) birthday party, one lovely date night (dinner & a movie), one typical Sunday dinner (we had family over for takeout). On Saturday, Josh was at a conference all day and I tired the kids out at Young at Art (favorite kids’ museum even if it’s 40 minutes away!). Sunday I got some me-time, during which I did my long run and Josh took the kids to swim class.
I actually really really love our weekends at home. Also, 3.25 years into moving here I feel like we have real friends. We may be slower than most but it did finally happen – I feel relatively integrated into the community here. At times, anyway 🙂
M – 5 easy miles (recovery), 10:25/mi ave, 72F, ave HR156
T – Barre3 weekly workout
W – 5 mi with 3 mi at moderate tempo: 9:08, 9:19, 9:19respectively. 75F, ave HR 176
R – Rest
F – 6.5 mi total. 1 mile warmup (10:19). 2 miles at tempo (8:47/mi for mile 1, 8:40/mi for mile 2). 0.5 mi recovery. 1 mile interval (8:31/mi). 0.5 mi recovery. 0.5 mi interval (7:59/mi). 0.25 mi recovery. 0.5 mi interval (8:12/mi). 0.5 mi recovery. 75F, average HR 167.
S – Barre3 30 minutes
S – 10 mi long run, slow gentle pace 10:27/mi ave, 75F, ave HR 165
75F (at 5:45 AM!) was the temperature for 3 of these runs. I am really getting impatient for some slightly cooler temps. I was happy with Friday’s tempo results but the other runs were somewhat meh.
Dinners (in case anyone needs ideas . . .) all from Run Fast Eat Slow
Fish tacos with mango & avocado salsa*
Butternut squash pasta with chicken sausage**
I’m eating with the kids most nights now. I used to wait until Josh got home but would end up starving and snacking on crap. I miss our dinners together, but it’s just too late for me.
Blog posts / podcasts
Freakonomics – “Bad Medicine: Part 1, the story of 98.6”
The Simple Show – “Guilt-free holidays”. Even though I do not share her religious traditions (she is Anglican), I love Tsh Oxenreider and I love her show. And this episode (as many do) made me feel cozy.
Un-fancy – How to Wear Ankle Booties With Jeans. Because important.
* Both kids liked
** Neither kid would touch
*** Cameron only liked
Album of the Day: Avalanches, Wildflower. Like the soundtrack to your dreams. Love it.
I’m impressed that your kids will eat fish tacos!
yeah i was kind of surprised but they did like it! I was also so surprised they didn’t like the pasta. it was just penne with a few bits of butternut (figured they could pick them out 🙂 ) and chicken sausage. but both totally refused. last night they both ate sushi! but other times they really won’t try anything unfamiliar. it seems so random!!!
Curious if you like the Unfancy blog or not. I go back and forth–sometimes I love her whole minimal thing and find her style to be total goals, other times it seems very fake/TOO stylized to me. Also I think her style tends to be very specific to the tall/thin body type.
I love her style. Agree that she doesn’t acknowledge that she has a bit of an advantage that EVERYTHING looks good on people who are leggy and a size 00, but at the same time she can’t help that that’s what she’s working with! I really like the vibe and I’ve gotten a lot of (aspirational) ideas from her. I also LOOOVE denim + the color palette she uses.
I’m curious about the Album of the Day Project — is there an app or website you use to stream the albums or do you buy them? My teenager surely would roll his eyes at such a dumb question, but I’m a child of the 80s cassette tape!
I’m really curious who that drawing is of…Annabelle or you? 🙂
When my son was 4 or so he did portraits at daycare of my husband and me. At the very bottom of my "portrait" he had drawn boobs. Fantastic. I will keep that until I die. I can’t imagine what the daycare workers must of thought but it was easily missed for sure. (Not that the pic above is like that but it reminded me)
Thanks for being an inspiration to me. I’ve gleaned so many helpful tips. One example is Headspace. I used it this morning. Enjoyed it! Thank you.