Let's start with today's post by catching up on the last couple of days a bit (although our daily events are pretty much the same every day right now)!
Beck had his two week date and he put in 6 ounces… We were all very proud of him.
While we were at the doctor's office, Skye scored some new bandages. The nurse asked her if she wanted Spiderman or Princess bandages and she went to get Spiderman!
I'm not gonna lie, I have so much fun with the beauty of baby boy clothes. Everything about baby boys is new territory for me and I love it. PS speaking of new territory, I first peed while changing a diaper ha. I forgot to cover 🙂
The walk has been so good and I'm thankful that Skye and Beck are big fans of it too.
There were a lot of hugs.
And Thursday Andrew was back at work for some training so it was just the kids and me.
I have a few Friday favorites to share!
* Liquid IV !! I've been really focused on my hydration right now (which I should always be better at but breastfeeding helps me be more aware) and this stuff is amazing. "1 Liquid IV can provide the same hydration as drinking 2-3 bottles of water and contains 3x the electrolytes of traditional sports drinks with 5 essential vitamins." I love the flavors and it helps me a lot with my hydration game and it will definitely help me in the future with marathon training!
GO HERE and use the code HUNGRYRUNNERGIRL you will get 25% off your order and free shipping!
*Super hero muffins save me right now. I need the whole snack (SO HUNGRY) and these have been my goto.
* A friend of mine brought these enchiladas. I had to ask her for the recipe because everyone in the family loved them and she said they were so easy to make!
Beef and Brown Sugar Enchiladas
1.5 lbs of lean ground beef
1 can of refried black beans
1 small bag of frozen corn
1 can red enchilada sauce, divided
1/3 cup brown sugar - or to taste
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
2 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided
10-12 flour tortillas
Brown the ground beef in a large skillet. Drain off the fat and add the refried beans, corn, half the enchilada sauce, brown sugar and onion powder. Mix well and bring to a boil. Remove from fire. Fill a tortilla with about 1/4 cup of the filling and 2 Tbsp. cheese. Roll up and place in a 9 x 13 pan. Repeat the process until the pan is full. Pour the remaining enchilada sauce (I add more brown sugar to the sauce) over the prepared enchiladas. Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese. Return to 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve with sour cream, chopped tomatoes, sliced olives, diced onions, shredded lettuce, avocado or guacamole.
* My favorite podcast of the week was Des Linden talks with Tina! They covered so many different topics that I hadn't heard on previous podcasts with Des and it made me love it even more.
* My sister-in-law who has 5 children sent me his favorite diapers that she found and I'm so in love with her. They are so soft and come in the best colors with a little hat to match each blanket. They keep Beck better swaddled than any of our other changing blankets! I will now give them to friends who have new babies.
* Turns out this post is full of food… Andrew's cousin brought dinner one night and he made pasta and used this Trader Joe's sauce and you MUST try it. It's so heavenly.
Can you help me with some easy-to-have snack ideas ... I'm still very hungry lately and need your help with snack ideas!
The last podcast episode you listened to?
What are you waiting for this weekend?
Favorite type of pasta dish?
-Lasagne... speaking of that, i have to do it ASAP!
If you’ve never run before or you’ve had a long break from course, it can feel intimidating to get out there and hit the pavement. But if you get familiar with some basic information about running and follow a beginner’s schedule, you’ll be well on your way to starting a new running habit.
At your visit, share your course plan and goals with your doctor and have him/her assess your plan and any potential health issues. If you have had any previous injuries or issues, make sure your doctor is aware of them, and ask if he or she has any suggestions on how to prevent a recurrence.
Visit a specialty running store to get expert advice on buying the right running shoes. An professionnel at the store will look at your feet, watch you run, and make recommendations based on your foot type and course style. If you already have running shoes that you like, but you’ve had them for a while, you may still need to get new ones. Running in worn-out running shoes can also lead to injury. You should replace them every 300 to 400 miles.
Beyond running shoes, you don’t need much more than some comfortable exercise clothes to get started. If you’re running outdoors, make sure you follow some basic tips for how to dress for hot weather running and cold weather course, so you stay safe and comfortable.
As your résistance improves and you start running longer, you may want to invest in some technical fabric course clothes and other basic running gear, such as a course belt, good running socks, and a running hat. Some runners also like to have a running watch to track their times and mètres.
Before you get started with course, get familiar with how to do the run/walk method. Most beginner runners start out using a run/walk technique because they don’t have the endurance or sport to run for extended periods of time. The run/walk method involves running for a short secteur and then taking a walk break. As you continue with a run/walk program, the goal is to extend the amount of time you’re running and reduce your walking time. Of course, some runners find walk breaks to be so beneficial that they continue taking them even as their résistance and fitness improves.
Before you start any course workout, though, you need to make sure you warm up properly. A good warm-up signals to your body that it will have to start sérieux soon. By slowly raising your heart rate, the warm-up also helps minimize stress on your heart when you start your run. Start your runs with a brisk walk, followed by very easy jogging for a few minutes. You can also do some warm-up exercises. Always end your workout with a slow five-minute jog or walk to cool down. The cool-down allows your heart rate and blood pressure to fall gradually.
Use your breathing as your guide when running. You should be able to carry on a conversation while course, and your breathing shouldn’t be heavy. Don’t worry about your pace per mile—if you can pass the ' talk test ' and speak in complete sentences without gasping for air, then you’re moving at the right speed.
Make sure you’re breathing in through your nose and mouth, and breathing out through your mouth. Proper breathing and taking deep belly breaths will help you avoid annoying side stitches, or cramps in the abdomen area.
Drink water at the end of your workouts to rehydrate. If it’s hot and humid, you should also drink some water ( about four to six ounces ) halfway through your workouts.
Post-run is a great time to stretch and work on improving your flexibility because your groupes de muscles will be warmed up. It’s also a relaxing way to end a workout. Try some of these stretches that target particular areas that frequently get tight during and after running.