Sunday, August 7


Every one!  Hi!  Two posts in just as many days.  Can you tell I’m getting the hang of doing stuff while little one naps?  Speaking of doing stuff, I ran a race (the second one) since he was born today.  It was the Lake Wehrspann 2miler.  One I do every year it seems.  It was baby’s first race last year (I was just a few weeks pregnant) and I did it again this year.  I beat my old time too!  The weather was perfect today.  Warm with just a little cool breeze.  Started at 7:40 am and it’s just a quick out and back with not too many hills.  It does start on a downhill which means it ends on an uphill.  And, man, I sprinted up that uphill at the end.  I told myself it was because I wanted to finish strong and get a good time and I’d seen the clock at 19:xx.  But really, I didn’t want to let the gal that had just passed me to beat me!  And I didn’t!  I forgot how good it feels to pass someone in a race.  Horrible, I know!  But I finished in 20:07 10:04AP, last years time was 22:20 or something like that.  But, most importantly, I didn’t walk a single step!  My friend Ann signed up for the 10K impromptu style the day before and ran it in a pr.  So, yay for her.  I didn’t get to see her finish though, because I had to relieve my husband of baby duties so he could get to work on time.  Baby and I went to the gym for pilates, another killer session.  Great start to the day.  Tonight we’re headed over to John and Ann’s for some pot-roast.  It’s nice not to have to worry about dinner.  Just rest and relax until hubby comes home.  Our house is in upheaval because we’ve had the floors redone in our dinning room and kitchen and painted a really big wall in our house during that time.  We still have some touching up to do on that wall so our living room furniture is crammed Tetris style in the corner of the room.  Makes playing with baby interesting.  At least he’s not too mobile, yet.


Here’s a few photos: 

Same race last year with Wende, sad, she lives way out in California now.  :(


First race post baby, a 4mile on the 3rd of July, second race out of state if you count the one in Council Bluffs just a 1/2 hr drive from my house:


Mrs. Yardley, Me, cute baby, Susan.  Great times.  Following this Susan and I had shakes from steak and shake, so good.  Wish we had one here.

Today:  Ignore the hideous hair/face/overall appearance of me, focus on the cute baby:


He’s still in his pjs and I’ve already ran a race, what’s up with that?

Thursday, August 4

So, it’s been a while.

I’m still here.  Still lurking all of your blogs.  No worries.  Raising this baby.  He’s 4 months old already!  He’s been cranky/fussy more so than usual lately.  Keep calling the doctor, being the 1st time mom that I am, and she says that is sounds like teething.  But no teeth yet.  And, from what I hear it can take months for those teeth to show.  I hope he’s not fussy for months.  He’s such a good baby otherwise.  As evidenced by the following photos:

3 months:


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4 months, obvs.

Cute, huh?  We think so.  We think he’s quite the keeper!  See that second to last photo?  He’s been doing “happy baby” pose for the last week.  LOVES it.  My little yogi baby.  Must have known that I did prenatal yoga! 


On the running/working out front.  I’ve been doing pilates 2x/week and running when I can.  It’s gotten a lot better since I’ve been able to put William into child care for 2 hours/day at the gym.  SO nice.  I do pilates on the reformer, like so:


(that’s obviously not my picture).  But I love the reformer.  It’s completely different from the mat classes.  I get such a good workout.  Sweating!  Buckets!  I’ve lost 7 inches and about 9 pounds (mind you I’m loosing baby weight and nursing too) from the end of May to the end of July.  8 weeks.  That’s 16 sessions.  That’s it!  AND!  The most exciting of all for me, I can not only touch my toes, I can touch the floor with my fingers and palms!  That’s So cool!  So cool!  I’ve never been able to touch my toes in. my. life. 

I haven’t been running as much this week because I didn’t feel well last week but I’m going to get back to it.   It’s slow, but I try for at least 1/2 hr to 45minutes/session.  I don’t think I’ve left William alone in the daycare for the full 2 hours yet!  I’m planning on doing my yearly 2 mile race.  Last year and the year before I did it in 22minutes.  The year before that it was 19:20, I think.  I’m hoping for 22minutes ish again.  But we’ll see.  It’s been super hot out and I haven’t run outside in quite a while.  Wish me luck.  I’ll let you know how it goes!


On the sewing front, I made this:264025_10150286588995813_719835812_9270925_2867442_n


He loves his “lovie”.

A mini monkey one:


I think we’re giving him an unnatural love of fleece.  Oh well.