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I can’t remember the last time I ran a decent amount outside.  I think I’ve run outside twice since E’s birth and once was just around the block because it was too icy.  Plus I was doing mostly treadmill running in the last weeks before she was born.  Am I in for a pain when I start heading out again?  I guess I won’t have to worry about that too much because temps are still well below freezing and will be for the next 10 days…according to the Weather Channel anyway.

My runs this week were pretty dang good.  I tried to go fast and I did.  I did a half marathon tempo pace run.  It was 7:25 average but if I subtract the first mile then I got in 7:18s for 5.5 miles.  That would barely be good enough to get me a PR, but I have still got time to train.  Problem is, I need to go faster and further.  I did 10 miles on my day off on Tuesday.  I actually got to sleep in until 6:30 a.m.  Then I got Red ready for school, dropped her off, and came back to run.  RKY watched E and she napped most of it.  She came down and watched me run the last couple of minutes and gave me goofy grins.  Things with her took a turn for the worse this week though.  She started throwing fits and going through cycles of crying and thrashing, then napping for 20-30 minutes and waking up screaming and repeating this over and over.  We thought her ear infection was back but nope.  The Dr. is suspecting reflux, but she is kind of old for that to be just showing up randomly..in my non-expert opinion anyway.  She has some Zantac to try.  I am hoping we can not use it for too long though.  It is scary to see your baby in that much pain and knowing that something is very wrong.  But reflux isn’t that bad of a problem to have really.

Tomorrow is my running day off.  I am looking forward to sleeping in a little bit.  But sleeping in means waking up to pump in the early morning and then trying to go back to sleep.  I need to start dropping pumps.  Would be nice to get down to 5 and maybe even 4.  But I don’t have time to make those longer sessions.   Gotta read up on that.

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