Monday, January 2, 2012

Goals for 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.

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.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

GPS - finally

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...

Nagging breathing problems

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

Another half done

I did it - it was hard - 1:58:44. 6 minutes slower en my first half two years ago. I am 20lbs heavier still and have a baby that doesn't sleep through the night so I will b happy with it and have a goal for spring!

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!