Our Day {Friday Edition}

Yesterday morning I had an easy 10 miles to run. I distinctly remember doing my first 10-miler in college, and I thought it was SO far. Now to think that’s a medium distance run for me!

I started at 5:45 a.m. and a fresh layer of snow had fallen the night before. It was quite pristine and calm running at that time of the day. The run went fine, and I felt okay–nothing great, nothing terrible. I was a little sore from Thursday’s speed workout.

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After I got back, Cullen was still sleeping, so I took advantage of my time to foam roll, stretch, and shower. He woke up at 8:00 a.m., and he played while I finished getting ready.

Breakfast was up next. I had two eggs with an English muffin–one half with mashed avocado and the other with almond butter. Usually I would opt for peanut butter, but I haven’t been craving peanut butter as much. I have a piece of bread with mashed avocado almost every day. So good!

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It was also a weight lifting day for me, so we headed to the gym. I lifted for 45 minutes and made sure to focus on some good core workouts. My postpartum abs aren’t completely healed, but they are very close. I only have about half of a finger-width gap. I also did some more stretching and foam rolling. I’m pretty sure I could stretch and foam roll all day and still feel tight.

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Then it was time to finish up my Christmas shopping at the mall. I only had to get three more small items, and I am so glad I am officially done Christmas shopping! Someone in my family got an iconic Alaska gift from the mall gift store, but I’m not saying who.

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When we got back home, I put Cullen down for his nap and worked on my athlete plans. I was lucky he slept for 2 hours, which isn’t usually the case. It is amazing how much you can accomplish in two hours.

When he got up, we played. Cullen finds the smallest pieces of random things on the floor and gives them to me as if it were a present. He thinks it is so fun. This time is was a small piece of an onion peel.

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I thought about going for a walk, but I was running short of time before I had to be to work. (I ended up working for just a couple of hours last night to cover for someone.) But on our walk yesterday, I discovered this tree trimmed for the holidays in the middle of the woods. How cute!

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When I got home from work, Cullen was in his ‘car’ scooting around. (He loves this thing!) He insisted on having some freeze-dried strawberries for a snack. Classic Cullen: sticking his tongue out while trying to open the bag.

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He absolutely loves these freeze-dried strawberries from Target. I am actually going to wrap some packages up for his Christmas gift. Ha! Does that make me a bad mom if that’s all I give him for Christmas. (It does seem kind of nice I don’t have to get him anything for Christmas since he has no idea what’s going on.)

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After a bath, books, and a bottle, Cullen decided he wasn’t tired and stayed up for another two hours until he fell asleep at almost 10 p.m. I was wiped from being up since 4:30 a.m. that morning. He’s getting his molars, so I am hoping that is the reason for his late-night shenanigans. Right now he has 15 teeth!! Crazy boy.

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Questions

What seems like a long distance to you?

What is one food item you have almost every day?

What are your weekend plans?

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