I have a great friend that I often run with who is running Boston in April and has graciously offered to run at my pace a marathon with me. We are thinking early May. When will I get a person guide runner for a marathon ever again? That's my current dilemma. She is so awesome and motivating and I can train with her for both the 30 and the 42.2. It is very tempting.
Monday, January 2, 2012
My running goals for 2012 are pretty simple. Keep running injury free. My awesome husband bought me a treadmill for Christmas. I am in love. With the treadmill - and him too. I am still on the fence about committing to races for 2012. I am still nursing and have no plans to stop yet so that makes a time commitment of over a half marathon a real challenge. I also have limited babysitters for him. I am very close to deciding on running a 30km and finally a 42.2km.
Friday, December 9, 2011
I got an early Christmas gift - a garmin for running! So far it's been so great! I now know my pace and time and although it's not all figured out yet I love it. I have been running when I can since the half but that hasn't been much. My husband works a lot and it's dark now at 5pm so that really limits my running. I usually run Mon, Wed, Fri - husband watches him Mondays (he has Sun and Mon off) and I find a babysitter the other times or take him. I prefer the babysitter. Usually my parents or my sister or aunt. It's a lot of work as I go to them about 20 minutes away. Sometimes I am lucky and they come to me like Wednesday. Tomorrow I am going to my sisters so I can run. I am ready to start running a lot again but really need to figure out the babysitter situation. He can be pretty bad still when I leave him and my parents will call me back. I can be about an hour and that's all anyone can handle so it's tough. I find the now it's dark that really limits my running as I used to get my parents to come out at night to work him and they didn't mind. During the day it's harder for them with their work ect. I am still nursing my guy - he just won't take a bottle which I don't mind it just makes it difficult to leave him with anyone. I never thought I could last this long but I have to admit that I will miss nursing him when it's time to stop whenever that will be...
Finally after seeing many drs and many tests I saw a lung specialist today and I have asthma they think. Probably brought on by my pregnancy as I have NEVER had this before in my life. One more test to in fact confirm....I am not that thrilled but thankful and grateful it's not worse. Also happy I can still run. I am putting together another blog of my daily adventures as a stay at home mom. Baby is 10 months old now so 2 more months of maternity leave then I am officially employed as a stay at home mom for the next 3 years til he's off to school. I got my wish - God always knows the desires of your heart xo
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
I am still sightly disappointed at my 6 minute slower half marathon. Saying that have taken a much needed break from running or really from training. Getting someone to watch my baby got increasingly harder as my distance increased and since I am still nursing and he has become more clingy its hard! Now just run when I can with or without him. I think I mentioned that quit my job but yep I quit. All I can say is being a mom is where I am called to be right now. Its a huge leap of faith for us financially. We expect great things to come with God on our side!
Monday, November 7, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I am SO ready. I am so ready after running some great runs - 21.1, 23, 17,16 in the last weeks up to this run and I am also done training!!! I need a break from training as my almost 9 month old is busier and busier every day and still not sleeping through the night! I think I am also using up all my babysitting for running and I really need to do other things. Finally last week I got a sitter to get my hair cut and get my nails done instead of run twice - I felt SO guilty like I should be running but I mean 8 1/2 months and no hair cut?! November 6th I am coming to get you!