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Tuesday Tangents + 1 More Life Lesson.


(shorts, bra, shoes)

I’m back.  I’m rather proud of myself for taking two weeks off.  I didn’t believe I would take two weeks off when I first came up with the goal, but jet lag made me feel horrible for the second week, which helped me accomplish this ha.

Eight miles @ 8:20 pace with three strides (30 seconds at about a 6:00ish pace) at the end, plus some strength training afterward.  

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Brooke went skiing with her dad for a few days and then got back on Sunday night.  They were right back to their sisterly ways right away:

Beck decided to nap (what!?), so it was just me, roasting veggies, eating chips with pineapple salsa, and listening to an audiobook (First Lie Wins).

PS This is currently my favorite seasoning for veggies.  It’s from Costco.

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Now for the tangents that spill out of me every Tuesday:

*It’s called compromise.  He is a mini Andrew.

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*There is nothing like a spray tan to help you cope with the fact that it is blizzarding here again.

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*My BIL wears his ‘volunteer’ shirt when working on our house because he acknowledges my sister is THE BOSS!

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*I can’t wait to see what the magician (my sister) does with this wall…

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*At least he is happy to be running in the snow.

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*Andrew grabbed these at Costco, and wow.  Just wow.  Please try them if you can.

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*I forgot one more life lesson that has been massive for us lately that we have learned from Andrew’s job.  I wouldn’t be able to survive one day in Andrew’s career, but thankfully, there are people like him who can so that organs can be placed to help others who need them.  But his job has taught us about how short life is.  The stories of how Andrew’s patients pass far too young and unexpectedly are heartbreaking.   It has taught us to live now.  Not when our house is paid off (I used to be SO beyond obsessed with putting every penny in savings or towards the house, but as you can tell now, haha, I have probably gone too far in the other direction), not when our kids are older, not when life slows down, not when Andrew retires etc. etc etc.  TODAY.  There is no promise of tomorrow, so we feel strongly these days to live life now.  I tell our kids, don’t expect an inheritance when we die because we are spending every dime we have on living life with you guys while we are here:).  Time together is everything!

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Have any tangents today??

Ever do strides?  How often?

-I feel like I am hearing about them from more and more people doing really well with their racing, so I will try them more often.

Are there any Costco items I need to try that you love?

One book at a time or a few?

-I’m currently just reading one book but listening to 6 different books;)

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