Happy Running Day

Today is National Running Day!

Unfortunately (or fortunately) today was a rest day for me. But lots of other people out there are celebrating it, including one of my favorite companies, BIC Bands. They’re offering free standard 1st class shipping all day today with the code Run12. The Skinny Sparkle White and Minnie Sparkle Silver are in regular rotation for me. I love these headbands because they actually stay in place and don’t break my hair. I was using lululemon’s slipless headband for a while but found that it was breaking my hair around my face resulting in the lion mane.

Even though I didn’t officially work out today, the toddler and I still enjoyed a 2 mile stroll around the neighborhood. She was extra charming and struck up a conversation with the garbage men, making sure they were holding on tight as they rode on the back of the truck.We walked through the greenway since the park was wet today and she decided she wanted to push her own stroller. I did not coerce her into it, promise. She even ran most of the way home! (And still wouldn’t go down easily for a nap.)

But before we went for our walk, we wrote a letter to Mickey Mouse like Anna did with her kids that she’s nannying. I also painted the toddler’s nails. Miraculously, we did not end up with pink paint on either of our clothes. I even had time to do a coat of glitter, or sprinkles as she called them.

And if you’re wondering how to paint a toddler’s toenails, this is it. Vice grip one foot between your legs and hold onto the other foot for dear life while saying “don’t move” at least a million times while simultaneously reminding her not to scrape off the freshly painted layer on her fingers.

I’ll leave you with this little anecdote…

As I was changing her diaper, she asked me if I had any booboos. I said no, because I don’t right now, and asked her if she did. She said she did and I asked her where. She put her hands over her chest and said they were little booboos right now but when she got bigger she would have bigger booboos, too (implying that I do).

Well, you know what they say, the bigger they are, the harder they fall.