Monthly Archives: March 2015

there’s no time man!

So I haven’t been good at updating lately.  Running is still going pretty well. I have had some knee pain that feels pretty bad when I first start and then dissipates into nothing.  Not sure if I should use my knee bands or not.  It’s not my usual IT band pain, it’s more of a runner’s knee kind of thing.  I haven’t felt this kind of pain for awhile.  I think my body is adjusting to running outside on the asphalt again.  Plus the weather has been rainy, so that doesn’t help.

Last week I got in a 12 miler.  I was going to do 13 this week, but it’s just not going to happen.  It can happen next week, my race isn’t for over a month.   A lot of good, quality, fast miles did happen this week though.  I did an 800 workout that went well on Monday.  Then I did two more faster long runs on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Sort of unintentionally.  When you feel good, you just gotta go for it.  Then yesterday I ran 3.5 fast miles.  Wanted to do a short fast run and E ended up waking up right as I was reaching 3.5.  This morning I ran 7 easy miles.  I figured all that fast running was probably not helping the knee situation. Tomorrow I plan to do around 5 with hills.  My hill isn’t much of a hill, but I have been trying to do hill repeats anyway.  Usually around 8.  I don’t mind these workouts.

On the family front, Red has been having issues lately.  Like not pooping.  I am running to the pharmacy after work to find some sort of laxative because these fiber chews arent working.  She just started to fear the poo after a couple of rough ones.  I feel so bad for her and so frustrated too.

Then last night I woke up to crying.  I thought maybe RKY and E were in his room and she was hungry.  But then I realized he was next to me.  We woke up at the same time and looked around for Red.  She was downstairs on the couch alone.  And she has been a huge scaredy cat lately, so of course she was scared.  But it was kind of weird, like her bed is in our room.  Why didn’t she just crawl in like usual?   Hope she didn’t sleepwalk.

Still not signed up for any races but hoping to do the half in May.  As long as my old knees hold up, I think that will happen.  I have no time goals but I am training for a PR-ish time.  I will be happy with any time that is close to my pre pregnancy ones.

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dangling baby

This week of running didn’t start off too hot.  I took my normal rest day on Sunday, but on Monday I just was not feeling it.  So I took another full rest day.  Didn’t do anything.  I probably should have like lifted something other than the baby, but I did not.  We went to the dentist that morning and Red did very well.  I did ok, but I had to get a filling and was not expecting to get shots in my mouth.  It was my first full filling.  And then I got referred to the periodontist again for more receding gum work.  The oral surgery is terrible and I do NOT want to deal with that again.  ughhh.

In happier news, the weather is finally taking a turn for the better.  I just hope my body can adjust to running outdoors again.  Tomorrow will hopefully be run at least partly outside.  Should be in the thirties.  This morning was in the negatives again, so it’s a huge difference.  Sunday is back in the lower 20s, but I could probably handle that.  I am just worried about melting snow and ice refreezing over night.  I will have to make the judgment call tonight.  I am also debating if my run will be 8 miles or 11 miles.  I was  not going to do a long run this week, but if the weather is nice, I might as well try for 11.  That means I might still be running when Red wakes up.  She usually just goes and sits on the couch while I do that.

So the half marathon I was planning to do is now out.  RKY can’t travel that weekend and I will be coming home from C2E2 in Chicago.  There’s another one on Mother’s Day that I will do, about two weeks later.  That gives me more time to train.  I haven’t been hitting the paces I want to in my tempo runs.  If I want a PR, I need to run 7:15-ish.  I have come close to this in 4-5 mile runs, after a warm-up.  I feel like I need to get to that pace for 8 miles if I want to nail it in the race.

E is now 5 months and we are practicing sitting up.  She hates to be laid down, so this will be exciting when she finally can sit on her own.  We plop her in a bumbo seat and she likes it for a while.  I fed her some oatmeal the other night.  Not sure how much was consumed, but she was into it.  It was very saturated with milk though.  Probably about 90% milk.  I want to try sweet potatoes soon!  Her reflux seemed to clear up on it’s own. I am all for modern medicine, but I wasn’t convinced we needed to give her medicine.  She does have a never ending cold I am worried will turn into another ear infection though.  Otherwise, she’s been happy baby for the last couple of weeks.  I think another wonder week is coming though….