parenting, Running, workouts

Three Things Thursday

1. Thursdays.

They are apparently not my best days. Last week I turned off my alarm instead of pushing snooze and ended up getting to CrossFit 15 minutes late. Last night I stayed up late and having coffee with amazing friends around our table. I knew going to bed after midnight would make the 4am wake up call hard. I didn’t realize that Thursdays are now “Courtney turns off the alarm instead of pushing snooze” day. I did it again. This time I was only 5 minutes late to CrossFit. I’m just proud that I actually went. Even if I slept-walked through the workout. I got a good burn in too. I am absolutely LOVING my Polar FT40. It is so helpful to see calorie burn and effort. Also- I’m obsessed with my SweatyBands. Particularly in this neon pink.


Stay tuned because I might be hosting a giveaway of my favorite sweatybands in the next few weeks 😉

2. Tailor’s Bunion & Shoes.

So about this time last year at the peak of Marathon training I started getting this awful pain on the outside of left pinky toe. After awhile I went to the Dr and she told me I had a tailor’s bunion. Basically the bone on the outside, the fifth metatarsal bone, starts to move outward while the little toe moves inward. I’ll spare you the pictures of my feet. But this means I do have to be more cautious about what shoes I wear. I have tried out several different types of running shoes, most of which are awesome for short runs, but as I start gearing up for half marathon training I knew I needed a new pair of running shoes with a wider toe box. So I went to Big River Running and tried on like every pair of shoes they had in the store. I ended up walking out with a pair of Brooks Glycerin 10’s. I absolutely love them. They are comfortable and supportive. Most importantly they came in wide width and had a roomy toe box. I can’t wait to take them out for a spin!



3. Love my kid.

With everything that has been going on in the world recently I have been extra sensitive to soaking up the little moments. It is so easy to miss the little things. and I want to make sure I try not to. These are a few of the gems I’ve caught this week:


She decided to build a castle out of her lunch. and thought it was hilarious apparently (and I wonder why it takes her so long to eat her food… its obviously because she is imagining what else she can do with it). Blow drying her hair after bath time. She decided to play in the bathroom for about 30-45 minutes just doing her hair, makes me wonder what the teenage years are going to be like. She had the hippie headband going on for awhile and then pulled out that gem you see in the last picture. She did that all on her own. Don’t ask me how.

Also- funny story. We got a package in the mail from target and I put it in the laundry room and closed the door. It was supposed to be a duvet cover but ended up being a “Our Generation” Doll and Kitchen set. Score, right? Extra present for little miss thang. A few hours later she was getting ready for bed and I told her to put her dirty clothes in the laundry. Oops. She comes running out telling me she found her surprise. We told her it was just a box of trash. She swore it was a doll and it was for her. Parenting fail.

Alright- I’m looking for stories here. Tell me your best alarm clock fail or christmas present hiding fail!


4 thoughts on “Three Things Thursday”

  1. I set 2 alarms on the days I get up at 4:30am to workout and run, I’m scared of sleeping through it or hitting snooze!
    Girls are so fun, enjoy this age. My girl is 11. They grow up fast!


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