Run Nelly Run

Run Nelly Run

Running through life as self-proclaimed house wife, mother, homeschooler, and wanna-be chef

A much needed day “off”

I read all the time about people who run and never skip a day….some run years without ever having a day of rest….I will never be that person.

Today, I had a much needed day “off”.  

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I treated myself to a cup of coffee this morning; which I never do…I’m usually trying to shove whatever food I can find in my mouth as quick as I can in-between just finishing a run and trying to start the rest of my day.

Today’s mantra was “leisure”.  I really need to focus on utilizing down time when I have it.

Bodhi, who is still fighting a bug….was feeling a bit better so we attempted schooling today.  

Trout played on the floor…it was peaceful the entire day!

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I cannot thank my friend Shannon enough for showing me some very inexpensive, but great ways to have Trout work on his fine-motor skills while having fun…she is genius.

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I love this particular photo, because of two things…It makes me realize that with all the stress I bring on myself in life…I must be doing a pretty good job managing it…because 99% of the time my men are calm, thoughtful little people and they spend all day with me.  I also love that I get to see just how grown-up my little man is….he is truly not a baby anymore.

I made a point to hit the mat for at least an hour today.  I had two goals in mind; one was to work on breathing/de-stressing….my other goal was to work on stretching out my hips so that my run tomorrow would feel good as far as my legs not being tight is concerned.

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Pigeon pose; a runner’s best friend

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Trout thought mom was silly taking a photo of herself doing yoga…he obviously knew that a photo with him in it is always 100 x’s better!  Too bad I didn’t have a video….as soon as we took this photo, he picked up my phone and carried it around saying cheese…quite the ham 😉

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When I’m particularly stressed….all I want to do is eat chocolate and greens…two apposing forces.  However, today, I didn’t eat any chocolate…but I had a lot of greens with avocado and beets….you gotta go with your cravings….

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My salad looked naked! much better 😉  I might have a slight addiction to sunflower seeds and a dressing I got from Danielle Walker over at Against All Grain.  Her dressing contains champaign vinegar, dijon, olive oil, salt and pepper, (I think lemon too, but I couldn’t wait to eat my food in time to juice a lemon).

The only way I know how to end an evening or ever want to end my evening is by admiring these two nuggets

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Through all my bitching and moaning about stress….it really is irrelevant when I look at my two boys and realize how blessed I am to have them in my life.  

ps…I watched them play together today…I told Bodhi that he was lucky to live with his best friend…to which he replied, “Trout is a gift…he is my forever best friend” <3 !!!!!!!!!!!

Stress instantly melted away at that moment.

 

 

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