Thursday, November 5, 2015

Eight months - Anderson

Holy moly what a month!  You've really thrown us through a loop the past 4 weeks ... ever since we got back from Florida you've been such a grouch.  Blame it on teething, blame it on your super sensitive skin, blame it on your digestive system, blame it on being sick ... I've blamed it all!

In your defense you did have your first ear infection 2 weeks ago.  I took you back to the doctors office today thinking you might have had another one, but nope you're healthy.  Screaming your head off and not sleeping well is just because that's what you're into lately. 

The doctor advised us letting you cry it out at night ... something we did with Mason (looking back Mason was such an easy baby).  It's a lot harder this time around since there could be any number of things actually ailing you and there's a little human sleeping soundly across the hall.  We would hate to have Mason wake up from one of your scream-fests cause God forbid we have the both of you awake at 3 in the morning. 

Ok enough of my complaining and onto the good stuff ...

  • you have 2 teeth now
  • new food is peach
  • babababa is the sound of choice ... still no mama (although I'm convinced I've heard it once or twice)
  • you love standing up and holding onto things
  • since bringing Honey home you've been obsessed with her and have a huge grin any time she's in the room
  • you celebrated your first Halloween and rocked an awesome Robin costume
  • you mastered somesort of backwards crawl which gets you places but not a whole lot of actual crawling
  • 3 meals a day with 4 bottles, 6 ounces each
  • current weight 17 pounds, 12 ounces

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I feel like a hamster

Today marked the third indoor track run in a row. Eh. I'm kind of over it.

Total laps has been 132 ... 4 miles, 3 miles, 4 miles.

Although I would've been fine jogging outside today in the rain, I felt bad dragging Anderson out there. Instead he's probably hating his time at childcare (lately he's been having some stranger danger anxiety).

Hopefully he's in a decent mood so I can stop by Starbucks on the way home.

Fingers crossed the weather clears up so I can do another 3 miles tomorrow and 7 miles on Saturday.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

It's fall y'all

Wow. I didn't realize how long it had been since my last post. I've been lacking motivation in all facets of my life lately ... Running, blogging, participating in the Junior League, being social with friends. Having two kids really takes it out of me!

Although I ran out of time this weekend to do a long run, I did manage to find some time to take the kids to the park. Ace absolutely loved the swing and had a bunch of adorable giggles. He wasn't too keen on a mommy selfie though.

Fall is such a lovely time in Charlotte, and I'm starting to change my grumpy attitude. I'm looking forward to running outside and crunching all of the leaves as my shoes hit the sidewalk. I better enjoy the crisp, cooler weather before winter is here!

Next race is the Turkey Trot 8k which is around 3 weeks away. I can't wait to run a race with Ryan, although chances are he'll smoke me!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A different type of 5k

This morning Ace and I joined my friend Steph on the greenway for a little walking and talking.

3.1 miles later we wrapped it up and headed home. It was such an enjoyable way to spend right under an hour. While we caught up, Anderson got to enjoy some fresh air and wildlife (deer were aplenty).

I'm still easing back into some running mileage after the half marathon on Saturday so this was the perfect way to get my legs moving. Looking forward to a run tomorrow while Mason is at school.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Rocktoberfest Half Marathon recap

Well.  It's finished.  My fall half marathon has been run and raced.  I ran this same half marathon 2 years ago and finished in 1 hour 51 minutes.  On Saturday I finished the race 6 minutes slower, 1 hour 57 minutes and 30 seconds.

Those hills ... man those hills ... my legs just couldn't move any faster.  After seeing my wonderful cheering section (thanks Steph and family) at around mile 10.5, I cleared mile 12 and pulled off to the grass to throw up.  I somehow managed to finish the last mile and found Ryan, Mason, and Anderson waiting for me.

I'm not going to lie, I was pretty disappointed.  But things happen and not every race is going to be a PR.  I ran 13 miles which is pretty impressive, regardless of what time I finished in.  I can list all of the things that went wrong that morning ... no sleep the previous night because Anderson has been sick since Thursday, I'm pretty sure I'm dealing with the same cold he has because I was super congested the entire run, and it was 45 degrees which was just a tad too cold for me right now.  My hands were so cold I couldn't press the GU out of the package.

Overall - 245 out of 756
Female - 77 out of 426
30-34 years old - 17 out of 68

I'm going to take a few days off from running.  Give my body a chance to recover and to get over this possible cold.  I'll find another half for next year ... hopefully in a flatter state.

Friday, October 16, 2015

My last long run

After being super disappointed at the cancellation of my half marathon on 10/3 due to weather, I stopped being sad and signed up for another race.

The problem was that the new race was on 10/17, 2 weeks later. I had already done all of the training for the half marathon so I just added one last long run into the mix.

While in Florida, I was fortunate to run along a gorgeous trail for my 10 miler. Unfortunately I hadn't run in Florida heat/humidity in a long time and found myself super dehydrated during the run.

After throwing up around mile 8, I felt good enough to finish the full 10 miles.

It's been one week since that last long run and since then I have only ran one more time ... An easy 2 miler yesterday around the outdoor track at the YMCA. I'm counting on my long walks through Disney World on Monday and Tuesday to count towards tapering this past week.

We'll see if all of my previous training will help me have a kickass race tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Seven months - Anderson

We've had a couple of developments since the 6 month update ...

  • Anderson can now sit up on his own
  • Anderson has been saying "dada"
  • Anderson has one bottom tooth poking through

He's also tried a few new foods - bananas, avocados, carrots, pears (in addition to last month's list).  He's still having 4 bottles of formula a day, around 28-30 ounces total, with 2 or 3 meals of food.

We are still struggling with the naps ... some days he has 3, and others he can barely manage 1.  We are thankful that he has been sleeping through the night unless there is some teething pain or stomach discomfort.  At the end of the day babies are so unpredictable (at least mine are) so we take what we can in the sleep department.