You’re a werewolf and I’m a full moon

Another week gone.  I had to work all weekend, so it was kind of a bummer.  Plus Red was sick.  I think she finally beat it, but I’m going to go ahead on knock on wood.  She was pretty cranky when I woke her up this morning for preschool.  Plus, she is super angry about not being able to wear her Ninja Turtles pizza shirt every day ever.  She does have two of them now, but one has a stain from some silly putty that *somehow* ended up in her bed one night.  I’m just happy it didn’t get in her hair.

Yesterday it was raining when I woke up to run.  I usually do my longer runs on Mondays so I was pretty bummed and decided I would do a shorter one on the treadmill instead.  I usually don’t shy away from rain, but it’s difficult to zip my rain jackets over my bump, plus it was in the 40s.  I ended up doing my full 9 miles I had planned, on the treadmill.  Took 3 short hop off breaks, 2 for bathroom, 1 for water.

Had another uneventful doctor’s appointment.  He isn’t even doing internal checks or strep b testing because of my c section.  I’m not complaining.  Then we went to breakfast at Steak n Shake and to Toys r Us to spend my $5 rewards.  Red got another little Care Bear.  We came home and played for awhile.  She was finally hungry, after not eating for 3 days, and said she wanted a cheeseburger from McDonald’s.  I was thrilled she wanted to eat, so we went and she ate most her cheeseburger bun and yogurt tube.  Then we went to WalMart to look at Halloween stuff.  I wasn’t too impressed.   I like Target’s better, but they haven’t put it out yet.  Red still seems to want to be a pancake for Trick or Treat….

Worked last night and woke up this morning to do another run.  It was 40 degrees, but not raining, so I actually did head out after warming up on the treadmill for 2 miles.  My stomach ended up feeling pretty crummy again, but I eeked out 4.2 miles then I had a bathroom break that was quite relieving, and finished another 1.8 on the treadmill.  8 miles for the day.  Legs are feeling pretty good, so I plan on doing about 6 tomorrow before I take another easy/rest day.  I don’t feel like labor is coming anytime soon, but who knows?  Last time, I err “lost my plug” about 2 days prior, so if that happens, I will be freaking out.


With Red turning 3 tomorrow, I want to remember some of things we have done over the past year that have been particularly cute/noteworthy.  Unfortunately, I have terrible memory, so most of these will be recent.

She started really talking around April of this year.  A little late, but once she started, she really took off.  She talks about Brody and Noah a lot.  Her and Brody have a good time together.  She likes to wrestle with Noah too. 

This summer we went to the public pool once.  She had swimming lessons last fall, but they didn’t work out too well.  We might try again this fall, but it will be hard with #2 coming soon.  She did have fun at the pool, but I am not a fan. 

She ran her first race.  She had a lot of fun and she puts on her race shirt sometimes and we “race” down the street.

She is too big for her Smart Trike now, so we did a lot of wagon rides instead.  She doesn’t seem to want to pedal her other trike. 

We caught lots of bugs this summer.  We caught a katydid and named it tornado.  She got a bit fascinated by tornadoes after a couple of basement trips during storms and a brief viewing of parts of Twister.  (Also saw some of Jaws with my dad..yeesh)  We also caught grasshoppers, crickets, and ladybugs.  She is both fascinated by and scared of spiders.

She’s been really into Care Bears, Ghostbusters, Doc Mcstuffins, and now Ninja Turtles.  She actually really wants to go to the doctor now, but her next appointment isn’t until November.  

She started to hate her old daycare and we aren’t sure why.  She said the teachers were mean, but who knows?  We switched her to a 3 yr old preschool class and an in-home sitter.  I hope it goes well.  She chooses to wear her Ninja Turtles Pizza! shirt most days of the week.

She still loves the zoo.  We got to go one night when it was open for a special group outing.  We had unlimited rides on the carousel and train.  It was a lot of fun.   

I’m trying to think back to the winter.  It was a pretty brutal one for the Midwest.  When we did get out, we went to the pet store to see the animals or to the mall to ride on rides.  We played with playdoh a lot.  She also finally started to catch on to story time at the library.  She will sit for the entire story time now and do the craft.  Usually she wants mom or dad to color for her though.  We have checked out tons of books from the library and only had to pay for 3 so far. haha. 

Halloween is coming up and she says she wants to be a pancake.  I am not sure where that came from.  It was a ghostbuster, now I think she will want to be a ninja turtle, but really I think she would be thrilled to wear just about anything.  She talks about going to Disneyworld a lot and I really hope to take her sometime in the spring maybe?  But it will be a challenge with “new baby.”  She asks about when new baby will come, but she isn’t too interested in my belly or otherwise though she does get a kick out of hearing her heartbeat at my doctor appointments. 

did you hear the rattling chains in the hospital walls?

And out of nowhere came an easy 9.5 miler this morning.  I will credit that to me being a total lazyass yesterday.  Slept in until 7:30.  Played with Red, ate at Red Robin, had her birthday party, went to the mall for a new bra (finally), played with lots of new toys, went to the park for a short bit, and laid on the couch.  Woke up today feeling pretty refreshed.  Ran 2.5 on the treadmill then went outside and ended up doing almost 5.  The temp was nice and cool and my stomach and hips didn’t feel like garbage.  Finished the last 2 on the treadmill again.  After I got cleaned up, headed to my doctor’s appointment.  Going weekly now.  Baby estimated to be the same size Red was.  Another little peanut.  Only gained another half pound probably due to my extreme heartburn that makes eating very unappealing.  Except for right now.  Right now I am freakin hungry.  Gonna leave work and nosh on something.

Red’s party was a success, I suppose.  I mean, she just wanted to open presents.  And then she did the whole, barely-look-at -it and-toss-it-aside thing.  We played one Ninja Turtles pin the pizza in their mouth thing with my nephews.  (They were the only kids there).  Then we sang Happy Birthday and a few people ate cupcakes.  That was pretty much it.  I will probably have to put more effort into parties now that she is getting older.   I definitely had more fun just playing at home with all her new toys.  Even the Doc McStuffins karaoke radio that she sings along with over and over.  Makes me crack up every time.  

T minus three weeks til #2.  Oh lord, am I ready?  Please no colic!

You’re a swagger hound

A little late with this weekly post.  I am 34weeks 3 days “up the spout.”  Still mostly running inside on the treadmill.  Still have stomach issues in the mornings while running.  I did manage a 10 miler on Monday by running 2.5 inside, potty break, 3.5 outside, potty break, then 4 more inside on the treadmill.  I think that will be my last 10 miler.  I have planned 9 mile long runs for the next couple weeks and then 8 after that.  We will see what happens though.

My big goal for this week is to get my monthly miles total to match last month’s.  July was 186.5.  If I finish out the week with 1 mile today, (couldn’t get myself up early enough to do it this a.m.), 7 tomorrow, 7 Friday, 6.5 Saturday and then 2.5 on Sunday, I should match that total.  Then I’m going into taper mode for the last 4 weeks.  Here is the plan:

First week of Sept.

Goal: 37 miles-  9,8,7,7,6

35 miles- 9,8,6,6,6

33 miles- 8,8,6,6,5

30 miles- 8,8,6,5,3

Birth week!  Sun.- 5, Mon.- 8?  Tue- C-section @ 7a.m.(can I run before this? haha)

Red started at her new school this week.  It’s a structured 3 y.o. preschool program, so hopefully she likes it better than her daycare.  She was pretty excited about the gerbil in the room.   I met with a possible in-home daycare last night.  The hours she wants the new baby and Red are 12-4pm which still leaves a good chunk of the day uncovered.  I hate to burden my mom and sister with the other hours.  Sometimes there are no other hours, just depends on RKY’s crazy schedule that week.

I weighed 144.6 at my last appt on Monday.  (probably 143 nekkid) So I am still on track to gain the recommended 20lbs or so. Probably hit 150 before birth. I barely ate on Monday, but I made up for it yesterday.  Some days I am ravenous, other days I just feel full and disgusting all day long.   Not eating the healthiest foods lately :/  I had a hot ham and cheese from Hardees last night.  Then some of Red’s leftover chicken strips and lots of candy.  Gotta have the candy.  Craving Pepperjacks chicken burrito bowl.  Maybe tomorrow I will finally satisfy it.

Global Guts destroys Double Dare

Another Monday, another update.  I have had some really good runs, and some really bad ones.  Okay, I might be exaggerating when I say “really” good.  Take today, for example.  I wanted to do 10 miles.  I started on the treadmill with 3.  I actually felt pretty good for most of this part of my run.  So I went outside and then my stomach started to get all weird on me.  I must be too bouncy?  I got a side stitch but was able to run it off.  The rest of the run, it did not feel great, but not terrible either.  Most surprising was that my legs and back felt loose and good.  I was a little sad to see my pace at 8:28 for these 4.2 miles.  I came back in and finished up the run on the treadmill.  Did it all in one chunk, which I wasn’t expecting because my legs were starting to feel heavy.  I think I ended up around 8:14 pace total.  It’s hard to see that pace slow down so much from where it was earlier this summer, but not unexpected.  

My pace yesterday was actually much better.  I ran just two miles in the afternoon while Red was watching boring youtube videos about Play-doh.  My pace was 7:38.  My legs are obviously a lot looser later in the day.  

Last week I logged about 42 miles.  I remember feeling decent for Wednesday’s 8 and Friday’s 7, but Saturday was garbage.  And I was only running 6.  I logged about 13 miles on my bike last week, just riding back and forth to work.  I hope to do another longer ride before I have to give that up in September.  

Goal for this week is 40.  Next week too.  Then I’ll be in the home stretch and probably knock it down to 35 and see how it goes from there.  

IN other news… Red hates “school” AKA daycare.  Cries like a baby when we leave her.  Made me cry today.  I wore my sunglasses because I could feel the tears a coming when we pulled into the parking lot.  Hoping she gets over this soon.  

In baby news, I finally need maternity clothes, but at 6 weeks out, there’s no way I’m buying them.  Since I have no friends, I have no one to borrow from either.  I tried to find my belly band today so I wouldn’t have to zip my pants, but I couldn’t.  So I’m stuffed into these.  I hope I don’t pop my button or rip the back.  My varicose veins are still gross and now I am paranoid about blood clots, but I haven’t seen/felt any swelling.  Yesterday I felt really small and today I feel huge.  I’m pretty pale and in desperate need of a hair cut/dye job.  Not so glowing at this point.  In fact, I don’t think I ever looked glowing.  My allergies are raging right now too thanks to ragweed.  I look a mess, but oh well.   I’m not trying to impress anyone at the moment.