Friday, April 27

Sigh.

I was asked to find a few pictures of my mom this week. While it brought tears to my eyes, I didn't bawl for hours. So that's progress. Here's a few I love.



Love you mama.

Wednesday, April 25

Gym. Fail.

I don't think little boy wanted to go to the gym today. At all. I had to do my speed work (a measly 2.5 miles) and left it till this afternoon. Got to the gym, checked little boy into the gym child care and had forgotten my gym bag in the car. Checked out little boy from childcare, walked back to the car, got my bag and got back into the gym and got him checked back into childcare. Got into the locker room and found that little boy had taken a gym shoe out of my bag at some point. I really can't run in a flip flop and one sneaker. When I went back into childcare to get him, he had the biggest smile on his face. I think he planned it that way. So, I got my hair cut instead.


So, my friend Wende is coming back into town in August for her bach. party. And, because she's the best, she's planning on doing a race with all of her friends back here in town! YAY! So excited. SO wanting to plan matchy matchy tee shirts. Here's some options:






I think that Wende should wear white or pink and all the other girls should get another color, like the yellow?


The last one is referencing this sketch.


I had to look it up, but I think it's pretty funny. And, it's kind of referencing that single ladies song. Anyways, thoughts?

Monday, April 23

12 miles. Done.

Hi again! Posting while attempting to keep an eye one the bambino, who's chasing balls around the den right now. Great fun. Did 12.01 miles this weekend! It went so much better than my 9 miler last weekend! Such a confidence boost when you have a good long run, am I right? Love it when that happens. I think I have my nutrition and hydration figured out. I'm carrying this. Filled with Nuun. Funny story about me and Nuun. I tried the bananarama flavor a few years ago, thinking that if I like banana flavored laughy taffy I'd certainly like having a drink flavored banana-y. Wrong. Hated it. But I found a pink lemonade flavor that's good. Sweet, but good if you just barely sip it thoughout the run. I've also been using honey stinger electrolyte chews. I've been taking them at 3, 6, and 9 miles. Taking 3 at 3 and 9 and 4 at 6. Weird that I always do it that way, but hey. I figure at around mile 6 I'm usually about 1/2 through and deserve a little more oomph. Plus taking those I walk when I do that and it's so something to look forward to! I've had the fruit smoothie flavor and the pink lemonade flavor. Liked them both. I'm tempted to try peanut m&ms or peanut butter and jelly sandwich sometime. But not before the race next week. Maybe some other time.

Did a 3 mile slow run at the gym today. My hubby decided he needed to go to the gym, when I really wanted to take a rest day. But I'm not too sore so I went with and jogged for about 35 minutes. Feel fine now.

I don't want to jynx anything, but thanks to Tiffany's "coaching" (and hal higdon's plan) I'm feeling more and more prepared for this race. Can't wait for next week!

Thursday, April 19

hi there.

I'm here. Alive. Everyone in my family is alive and well. I've been stalking the blogs to the right. Rarely comment, because I usually read them on this:


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Got a new phone last fall. Been preoccupied with this munchkin:



That's right, he's a year old already. Now, don't you feel old?

Suprisingling, I've also been running! I know! Shock! I'm training for the Lincoln half marathon, again. Didn't run it last year because I'd just had the baby. So it's been two years since I've run it. And I'm getting pretty excited about it. I'm been using this program. I've been sticking with the program too! I have a new running buddy who is getting me through my long runs on the weekends. It's been so nice to have someone to run with again. I just feel bad she's not going to be doing the half with me. I think I'm going to do 12 miles this weekend and 8 or 9 next weekend so I have a bit of a taper. The race is in three weeks. What do you all think? I'm really proud of myself for sticking with the program. Looks like this week will be my highest mileage week. I'm up to 22ish miles and I still have my 45 minute tempo run to do. I felt great this morning and kept going through the 45minute mark and ran until the treadmill shut off (60 minutes). I'm running at 2 incline on the treadmill and according to this I was running 10:20 pace. Does anyone else follow that site? I like that I can run slower and still consider it fast. Well, fast for me. I'm suprised with this training that I've noticed an increase in my speed. This last week I ran 10:00-10:20 for 50 and 60 minutes on the treadmill and felt good. Great even. That's fast for me, too. Anyone else see an increase in speed when you don't mean to even when you're not trying? I think it's just that I'm running more consistantly than I was prior to this training.

Hope all is well, here's a few more pictures from the past many months:




6 months


7 months


Christmas eve.


Walking around the zoo this spring.


Us on his birthday. New quilts from a friend's mom. Cardinals and Cubs. I'm hoping he likes his blue Cubs one better!