Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Midweek Randoms

I have been running like a crazy woman. My half marathon is in 11 days. YIKES! How did that happen so quickly?

The most I had ever run/walked was maybe 4-5 miles before this training...so on September 1st, I started setting personal distance records. Here was seven miles:
 On Wednesdays we do speed runs. When I started training, I could only do 2 miles. This night I did a 3.59 speed run:
A few Sundays ago I set a new record and did a 9 mile run/walk:
And when I finished, I felt so proud of myself. 9 miles was a big deal in my world!!!!
And, finally, this past Sunday I did 12 miles around Lake Natoma. Wasn't my view beautiful?!?
 I can't even believe I ran/walked around an entire lake for 12 miles!! 4 weeks ago I wouldn't have believed I could do it! And this seemed totally do-able to me. I could have run/walked for another mile easily! I felt so ready for my half marathon!

I have two more Wednesday speed runs and one more long run (a 9 miler) and then my half is on October 6th. Yay!! I may or may not be obsessed with them now and may or may not be researching another training program I can do!

We had to take Isabella to the doctor last Saturday because her eye was super swollen. After a phone appointment, a clinic appointment, and a follow-up Sunday appointment, we determined that it was a skin infection. She went on amoxicillin and it immediately went down and looked normal. Poor baby. The picture on the left was taken Friday evening and the one on the right was Saturday morning. You can see how bad it got quickly.
Aunt Rebecca and Uncle Colin got Aiden an adorable Pirate ship for his room and he loves it. He points it out to me every night before bed: "Mama see ship?" It's actually a kite that we permanently mounted to his ceiling. We have made 0% progress on decorating any of the kids' rooms (minus this pirate ship). It's ridiculous, really. Maybe this winter? We need to paint and still buy the kids' bedding (Aiden has his pirate bedding, but we don't have bedding for Connor or Isabella).
It rained a few weeks ago and then again on Saturday. My absolute favorite thing to do when it rains is let the kids run around in the rain! My mom used to let us play in the rain as kids and I loved it. Aiden and Isabella like to twirl and dance in the puddles. Oh to be two again!
Here's the video I posted on Instagram:

4 comments:

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I did my first half last Thanksgiving. It was a lot of fun and so much easier than in training! When I say easier, I mean it was nice to have other distractions. I did another in April.... trying to get back into it. I think I got burned out!

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Good for you!! I imagine it's easier with distractions and adrenaline too!! I'm excited to accomplish it and set a new goal. :-)

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Awesome that your doing the marathon!!! I love letting my kids play i the rain also. I wish it would rain here it is so dry. I am ready for fall weather! Poor little Isabella I am so glad it got healed up quick:)

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Awesome...or incredibly insane. I haven't figured out which it is! Ha!

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