Monday, November 29, 2010

blah, blah, blah

I haven't posted for a week.  I guess with the holiday, time just slipped by.  I have been suffering a case of the blahs.  Not sure if it is winter, hormonal, fatigue, or what but I feel blah.  The weather is changing, it has been cold and rainy today.  I need to bust out the winter gear.  I have been working on eating my fruits and veggies.  I have been taking my multi vitamin, and added in some vitamin D. I have been working out but I haven't run since Wednesday.  Just trying to change it up a little until I am feeling a little more upbeat.

On the bright side I took the three year old to see Tangled, just the two of us. We had a good time.  The baby is getting around more than ever.  She is pulling up, even started saying "mama".
 Doesn't she look proud of herself?  I had put that puzzle box on the second step, out of her reach, or so I thought.

HBBC:  Been getting in fruits and veggies, and some cardio/toning. Need to scoot over there and put down the point total.  Speaking of that, I am going to check out runningwithababyonboard. She was kind enough to stop by so I am going to peruse her blog.  Love getting comments and hearing from others.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Challenge update

No, I didn't get my run in Saturday night.  By time I got dinner,baths, and bedtime for the girls, I was off to bed myself.  Good thing too because they were both up during the night.   

Anyway, I was feeling rather bleh about going for a run Sunday morning so I called my sister.  She too was feeling bleh but for I am in my 20's kinda reasons.  So we agreed to meet for an afternoon run.  We live just a few miles apart so we each run (1.75 miles to be precise)  and join up for a few miles then run back.  We had a good run and ended up getting in over 7 miles total.  

I have been adding in fruits and veggies the last several days.  I have been reaching my goal of 7 even if it means my evening snack is fruit or veggies.  I went for a post bedtime grocery store trip and filled my cart with fruits and veggies. I even had this as my afternoon snack today instead of sneaking cookies from the pantry when the kiddos weren't looking. I even shared with my three year old, she loves any food that lets her use fingers and dip.  So thanks to Amanda at Run to the Finish for having this challenge.  It has made me watch what I am eating rather than just shoving in whatever is easiest.  

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge

Today is the kick off for the challenge.  You can read about it here.

I have 3 miles on the plan for the day. Yes, I know it is 5 pm.  I worked the night shift last night so I got in a 2 hour nap before getting up with baby while M. took the 3 year old to dance class (and he got in a workout). When they got home, I snuck in another 2 hour nap.  But, this being Harry Potter opening weekend, my hubby and family are all seeing the movie.  No, I 'm not jealous. Since they are there, I am here with the kiddos.  This would be the ideal time to be on a treadmill (if I had one). The baby is taking a nap.
But, I am still hoping to sneak out after bedtime tonight for a quick run. We'll see.  I am still in my pj's and about to make dinner.  Pasta with broccoli and cauliflower. mmm. Almost got in my 7 servings of fruits and veggies already today,  I just need to have fruit as dessert.  Apple or a pear?
 Looking forward to see how others keep track of their points, not sure if I will use pen and paper or try to keep track online somewhere.  We need an app for this:)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winter Training Plan

I cannot for the life of me figure out how to post my training plan. I found one I like on Marathon training
If I figure it out I will post a link. I also can't figure out how to post to the training plan page. I won't tell you how much time I have wasted this afternoon trying to do this. Oh well. Anyway, it is a slow buildup uses the 10% rule and has drop back weeks like every third or fourth week. It is 19 weeks so I will get my base up into the 30+ miles a week range. I'll see how I feel after that. In my head I am thinking I will then focus on some speed work before I begin my actual marathon training. I am one of those people that needs a plan posted on the fridge or I will come up with other things to do with my day.
The baby has an ear infection so she is taking a nap and the three year old is on the computer playing some games. I should be doing something more productive with my time. At least I washed the diapers already. Plan on running 3 miles this afternoon and meeting my sister tomorrow to get in 4. Already went to the Y today and did Mommy and Me sculpt class so at least I don't feel like I have completely wasted my day.
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

It is that time of year.

Well, since life has been crazy and I haven't been running much, I am going to tell you how much I love Shutterfly Holiday Cards.  Seriously.  

I have made the our family's Christmas Cards online with Shutterfly for the past two years.  It is super easy and affordable.  Oh, and did I mention I wait until the last minute before I think, oh those need to be mailed, like tomorrow.  Yeah, I am a major procrastinator, what a shock.  I quick make them up and then pick them up at my local Target.  Yep, that's right, don't even have to wait. No shipping fees. They are ready just a few hours later.  Awesome.  Address and out in the mail.  Everyone is happy to get a picture of the kiddo (this year will be of both of course).  And, I am happy I don't have to buy the uber expensive ones from a portrait studio when I get the kids pictures taken.  They have tons of different styles,  and you can personalize with a Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah.  Whatever you want.

The first year, I just included a few snapshots from the year.

If I could figure out how to make this bigger I would:) so instead I added a link below

Last year, I used a picture I snapped while we were looking at the holiday display at the Botanical Garden. 

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So Happy Holidays, I have a goal of getting my cards out early and of finally finishing that baby book that I have almost completed.  


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Thursday, November 4, 2010

When it rains, it pours

So a few weeks ago we had a flood in our house, thanks to the radiators in just about every room of the house filling with water and leaking.  Yesterday, I was all ready to go to the Y, the kids loaded in the car, packed to go directly to my mom's afterward. And wadda ya know, my car won't start. Awesome.  Had to get the hubby to come pick me and the kids up, drop us off at my mom's so I could borrow one of their vehicles to get to work.  No workout for me.  Thankfully, I can borrow my mom's car while mine gets fixed.  And, to top it off today, I got a letter from the stupid, no good, evil insurance company stating that they won't cover it.  Awesome. 
The good news, I got in a much needed run today.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Where did October Go?

So October was a total fail for me.  I didn't make my mileage goals at all.  Between the house situation and the baby having a cold and teeth coming in, things did not go smoothly.  I think it should be called no sleep October because that is what it turned into.  On the bright side, I was so stressed out I lost a few pounds so those pre-pregnancy jeans are fitting.  

I am hoping for a No Excuse November.  I ran with the double stroller for 30 minutes this morning.  That is as long as I could hold off the three year old.  She wanted to go to the playground.  It is fairly cool here so I thought I should let her play while she could still feel her hands.

Gotta dash for a quick nap then it is off to work for me.  Hope to get some time to post further later, oh and to fit in that running thing.