All of your kind words mean the world to me- seriously. All of you are so supportive and kind and it makes this process a tiny bit easier. Thank you thank you thank you ❤
Again, I apologize for my lack of blog presence, but most of the time I’m just snuggling with my baby.
Kitty update- right now she isn’t in any pain, no vomiting, and eating and behaving normally. Knocking on every piece of wood around.
Saturday: Ran 6 miles. This was my first run after taking a week off after the ball of my foot started bothering me.
I could tell I was not properly hydrated a couple miles into the run. But I’m stupid and stubborn so I kept running. Ran to Starbucks so I could meet up with Kyle.
Sunday: Ran 2.5 miles, speedwork.
Since I feel like I haven’t been getting any faster, I asked Kyle for his help (he used to train student and professional athletes). He’s never done long distance training, but I trust him.
My “homework” was: 0.5 mile warmup + 2 miles @ 8:30 pace (uncomfortable but doable for me) + 0.5 mile cool down
Ugh. The ball of my foot started hurting before mile 2, and then at mile 2 I started getting side cramps which I don’t usually get. I might need to take more time off of running for my stupid foot. How much do I really need my feet for running?
Before and after speedwork #imoutofshape [Instagram]
Since I’ve sort of been MIA for a week now, I have my Valentine’s Day update for you. You thought you were done reading those huh?
Kyle surprised me at work with flowers. He made my day.
After work, I went home and started baking a surprise dessert for Kyle. One of his all time favorite desserts is pumpkin pie. I know. Weird right? So I made him pumpkin pie with a gluten free crust so that I could try it.
As soon as the pie was done and I changed, I drove over to Kyle’s house where he was cooking dinner for me. Like I said, he’s the best.
He made us a delicious homemade Pad Thai, and I also made a Thai cucumber salad.
Here’s a nice outtake for ya.
After an amazing dinner and a very unromantic movie (we chose End of Watch…), we had some dessert and watch Modern Family to lighten the mood.
We don’t really do presents or go out for Valentine’s Day. We enjoy just spending time with only each other. BUT I fell in love with Julie’s amazing Valentine’s Day gift ideas and had to make a couple.
I made him/us a date jar. You fill a jar with fun date ideas so when you don’t know what to do, you randomly pick one from the jar and VOILA!
And then I made my sissy these.
You write letters and the recipient is supposed to open under certain circumstances (open when- feeling homesick, you hate boys, you feel overwhelmed, etc.)
I hope y’all had a lovely Valentine’s Day!
Have you gone through periods where you just can’t get faster with your running??
Presents on Valentine’s Day- yes or no?