I’m putting this disclaimer out there that this post is in no particular order. I can’t think straight these days, so instead of worrying about it, I’m just going to through out a bunch of stuff.
I’ll focus on the good stuff though. The stuff that has helped us through the past couple of days around here. Beavis, times are a little tough at the moment.
I’m not sure if my last post really explained what happened, but last Friday we lost our beloved Turk.
Yep. That sweet guy back there.
It was very sudden and way too close to losing Kitty. Ugh.
With that said, there is a lot that goes on behind the blog. We pull together as a family to do this life journey thing the best we can. Obviously I’m not one to hide my freak flag, but I’m also not one to write about everything we do and experience and go through.
This is going to take some time.
I do have a few things to pass along and share with you at the moment though.
My run today was an early morning one on the treadmill.
Ten easy pace miles. I played with the elevation a little. I’m going to try to do that a bit more since those hill at the SF Marathon kicked my bootie.
Here’s what I did.
Steady pace at 7.2 MPH (8:20 pace).
3 miles at 1.5 incline
.25 at 3.0 incline, .25 at 1.0 incline, .5 at 1.5 incline ( 1 mile total repeated 4 times)
3 miles at 1.5 incline
It was nice to break it down into shorter little hills. I’ll have to try this one again.
Three things that got my through the run this morning were the shoes, my Flat Bart and a new Orange is the New Black disc to start.
I got some help with the coffee this morning too.
Yep, we’re all pulling together to help each other out lately. Thank goodness.
Just like on the blog, my notes when I teach classes are all over the place.
This was from my spin class yesterday.
Sweat on your notes much?
I’m a little more organized when it comes to my HIIT classes though. High intensity moves in circuits are easier to plan. I’ve taught this class twice the past week.
I’m definitely due for some new moves and songs though. I’m also due for some new notebooks too come to think of it.
I’m still working on some cross training chat, but let’s be honest, it got moved to the back burner with some life stuff that’s been handed out lately.
I did just read an article about how it’s important to work the upper body for runners this morning though. It’s important to work your arms and upper body so they don’t fatigue during a race. You need your arms to help propel you forward, so having a strong upper body is definitely beneficial.
Here’s a move I really like and did in class last week. It works the front of the shoulders as well as a little chest and biceps.
Keep elbows bent at a 90 degree angle. Start with your elbows by your side and forearms parallel to the floor. Scoop up keeping the 90 degree angle until elbows come almost as high as your shoulders. Lower down slowly.
Despite being beat up by life’s happenings, we’re doing a bit of beating ourselves up at the same time. Why not, right?
Totally random, but I used frozen chucks on avocado in a Ziploc bag to ice that spot and it worked like a charm. As the avocado melted a bit it got soft but was still cold. I’m going to have to use that trick again.
Last night I needed just a little fresh air. It does a body and mind good.
I didn’t even mind stopping to get gas on the way home with a view like this.
You can get all the details on the #FFOutside Challenge here as well as enter to win a cool prize pack.
Late last night this huge bowl of organic quinoa macaroni and cheese went down with two Applegate Farms organic hot dogs, roasted broccoli slaw and asparagus, a couple jalapeños and some leftover Hatch Chilies.
It went down while I saw the last 15 minutes of this.
Talk about a good distraction. I think I want to try to watch this. Anyone else? Bachelor in Paradise- is that what’s it’s called?
And yes, my lonesome friend joined me.
We’re all a little lost.
This book is a great one. My friend let me borrow it and it made the whole telling the boys and having the talk about heaven thing a little easier.
Breakfast is always my favorite meal of the day. Lately I’ve been adding Super Oats on top of my French Toast. I just sprinkle some on while it’s cooking on the stove.
It gives it the perfect little extra crunch.
We’re not quite ready for the whole bunk bed thing, but the boys have been doing good on their sleep cards. Thank freaking goodness.
They each filled up a row of stickers. They each got new shoes from Target.
They also really want you to know that the shoes light up.
I used them as little lettuce cups with roasted turkey, Scotty B’s bacon jalapeño hot sauce, balsamic vinegar, Everyday Seasoning and some fresh basil.
The radicchio has a bitter flavor. Not sure if I’m a huge fan of that raw. I think I’ll try cooking it next time. I’m loving all things butter lettuce these days.
And, I’ll leave you with one more thing.
They come in blue also and the really cool PC Runner socks are on sale too.
Speaking of “cool”, that’s the code to use to get 40% off and FREE SHIPPING.
I also have a cool giveaway coming up for you tomorrow. Here’s a little hint.
I would love to write back to each of you individually to say Thank You, but that would take me forever.
Please know your kind words and comments mean the world to me (and us). Whether you like it or not, you’re part of the family.
Enjoy the rest of your evening!
Any good distractions to share?
Do you use the incline on the treadmill?
Have you ever tried oats in your French Toast?