Baby Germain is the size of an avocado (which I feel is smaller than a navel orange... but what do I know...)
This weeks craving: Doritos (which I TOTALLY and SHAMEFULLY had a few little kid bags of....) and also McDonalds plain cheeseburgers... which, I obviously did not have. I'm still vegetarian, and still don't consider McDonalds food (or Doritos, but whatever)
This weeks aversion: Nothing too noticeable.... dark greens are still tough, but I'm forcing myself to eat them!
MONDAY- 75 minutes of Yoga: At Metrowest Yoga with my mom. I was still feeling pretty sick but after a long day at work (first day after vacation) with a new student... I was very grateful that my husband took Raea for the night so I could have some me time... especially after both of us being sick. I meditated on healing and felt very focused and centered this time. I had an OBGYN appointment just before and it was so nice to hear Baby Germain's heartbeat after the stressful week of the flu.
Bathroom Breaks: 0 - Not surprised, I didn't drink enough water at work because I was so busy with the new student. I made up for this with many bathroom breaks throughout the night.
TUESDAY- 6.5 miles with the stroller, unintentional progression run 50:40: If you follow me on instagram, I already gave a pretty in-depth recap on this day. Raea was clearly much better but still had a slight cough. It was really nice weather still. Matt had her with him for work all morning but out in Methuen (the store he used to work at, Whirlaway, is very happy to have her visit when he comes). He had to go to Lexington at night and we live an hour from there... so I drove out to him, met him at the rail trail just as he finished his run with Raea... and then I took her on a run with me. Poor kid spent 12.5 miles in the stroller... and she started crying 3 miles out from the car with me. I BOOKED it home! She only cried for SOME of the way back to the car, but I was afraid to slow down. My last mile was 7:04. I guess this confirms I can still run that pace.
Bathroom Breaks: 1- just at the start.
WEDNESDAY- 5 Miles of Tempo 40ish minutes: My mom had Raea for the entire day, so it was really nice of her to let me get an extra 40 minutes so I could just get my run in. It was windy, but super warm. 70's! I packed poorly and ended up in a sports bra. I did a 10 minute warm up, then 20 minutes of Fartlek. I used the traffic lights and major intersections as stopping and starting points. I was happy with this workout! My longest interval was a quarter mile, and I was able to do that in 6:06 pace. You can check out my laps here.
Bathroom Breaks: 0
THURSDAY- 8 miles of wind 4 solo, 4 fun run 9:15/m: The wind was so bad today a man actually died from a tree falling on his car... but I decided to run somewhere where there aren't many trees. It wasn't nearly as windy as I prepared for. I ran 4 easy miles from sneakerama, then ran 4 more with Barbara and my sister Caroline while Raea hung out in the store with Lisa.
Bathroom Breaks: 1
FRIDAY- 5.1 Miles of wire village stroller loops with Caroline, 9:06/mi: Some Fridays I just REALLY don't want to run. My new student had a pretty long tantrum today which I actually feel pretty good about because I know I'm creating change when these things happen, but exhausting none-the-less. I dreaded this run before I got to work because I'm getting really tired of the stroller in loops, but I knew that's all I could do. I had THREE people ask to run with me today, fortunately I could make it work with my sister. She made the loops go by faster, but MAN it was cold and I was tired. We averaged so slow, but believe it or not we progressed each mile!
Bathroom Breaks: 1...
SATURDAY- 7 Miles, 4 with Chrissy 8:07/mi. MORE WIND. It was so bad I was bleeding when I got back to the gym. The headwind was too strong to fight for an entire 3.5 miles, so I just did out and back with Chrissy then out and back again with a bathroom break in there. After two days of paces slower than 9:00/mi I thought my days of "fastish" running were over... This run made me think otherwise. We did some core/stability after.
Bathroom Breaks: 1
SUNDAY- 10.5 miles: The team run was on the Boston course today, and we had no babysitter. I felt it was more important for Matt to go since I'm training for... nothing... so I did my run with Chrissy near home on the Blackstone River Bike Path. I didn't think the wind could be worse than yesterday... but I was wrong. It was 7 degrees when I woke up with a wind advisory. I felt more concerned about Raea in the stroller than myself... Next time I'll worry about myself more! Raea was toasty warm, but my hand on the stroller was painfully cold even with HUGE sweater gloves! My 16 oz water and my gel froze in the back of the stroller within the first 45 minutes. I really needed fuel today... and the water. I wanted 10-12 but this was good enough without any fuel.
Bathroom Breaks: 2
I failed to do any Kinetic Revolution, but I rolled 3 times this week and did the stability Saturday. I realize this needs to be more an area of focus as I put on more weight.
1. As I gain weight I will need to wear more supportive inserts. I'll be getting spenco's soon
2. Pushing the stroller in the wind.... SUUUUUCKKKSSS!
3. Eat more. A weekly lesson. Eat more.
Looking Forward To: Stroller miles on the Rutland Rail trail where I don't need to turn often and my wrist doesn't hurt.
Welcome to my blog! I blogged my entire pregnancy in 2017 and I had high hopes for where I could take my running after baby number 2, but my body had other plans. At some point I got too discouraged to write and recently realized that it is essential for my personal growth and development to keep putting feelings into coherent(ish) thoughts. I still hope to run sub 2:45 in the marathon one day, but for now I’m trying to focus on the process and I’m learning to enjoy it. You can come along for the ride, apologies in advance for grammatical incorrectness!