So last week I focused on “speed” this week I am “going the distance.” My speedier workouts were…ok. I mean I really only got down to 7:30 or so paces, but that’s average. I know I ran some miles in the lower 7s. I kind of figured that if I want to half marathon PR, I need to start doing tempo runs in the 7:10-7:20 range. Luckily there are no half marathons til, like late April/early May. I am actually kind of disappointed about that. I miss racing and that is a long way off. I am registered for Boston but I think I am just going to lose out on that money. A trip to Disney and a new house are in the near-ish future, so I am not about to shell out 500$/night for a hotel room.
Sunday was unusually warm, in the 40s in the morning, so I ran 9 miles. Monday I ran 8, with some of them outside as it was still pretty nice. Tuesday I took an off day and did some kettlebells and pushups and random strength stuff. Then I ate like total sh*t. I had like half a bag of chocolate chips after dinner. Then I was all jittery from the sugar. I still feel kind of ucky.
This morning I ran 8 miles at 7:54 pace. I’d be happy with that as a marathon tempo run. Anyways, I still haven’t figured out a good way to drop the overnight pump session, so it’s rough to get up at 5 to pump again and then fit in a longer run before E wakes up. Plus I get a lot of milk during the overnighter. I am keeping it for now. It would be nice to be able to go longer periods during the day without pumping.
E is doing really well. She is so freaking cute. When I get home from work, all I want to do is hold her. But there is always stuff to be done and I need to make sure I play with Red and give her my time too. Life gets chaotic, like trying wipe Red’s butt while feeding E, or getting Red what she needs while holding a fussy E, but I really love it. Even in those moments I am glad that I can find humor (sometimes). Who would have guessed I’d love this mom thing? Not me.
I have not much Christmas spirit this year. I don’t know what’s missing. I mean, it will be fun and all, but I don’t have the excitement I usually have. Maybe it’s hormones. ha