Monthly Archives: February 2016

Checking in

After all that weird pain and then the delightful steroids, things have been going better for me.  I bounced around trying to decide whether or not to train for a spring marathon.  I have finally decided on nixing that idea.  I will just try to do a half or two this spring and hopefully do some shorter races as well.  I still have some goals of PRing in the 5k and other shorter distances, so now is the time to try.  I have to find some 5ks to do and hopefully start out running a 20:xx and ending with a 19:xx.  A PR would have to be like 19:20.  I had to stop speedwork with the knee pain etc but I have picked it back up.  I am also still running long-ish.  I ran 12 last weekend and 11.15 this past one.  I’m hope to be running around 15 by the time I pick up marathon training in June.  That would be a solid start to my long runs for a fall race.

I have a reminder set for myself to register for Chicago.  But then I went online and tried to find a hotel and holy mother of baby Jesus.  Just like in Boston, the hotels are like 400-600 dollars per night.  I am still considering registering and then figuring out where to stay later.  Or how to ride the el downtown.

At home things are going well.  Red has kindergarten round up on Friday.  She is very excited and bragging about how she will only be 4 when she starts school.  (for about 3 weeks).  I had a conference with her teacher this morning and she agreed that Red would be ready for kindergarten. PreK would be boring for her.  Part of me wants to wait because then that’s an extra year at home before she leaves me for college.  I am insane.

E won’t be going to Kindergarten until she is almost 6.  So Red will be in 4th grade.  That is an insane gap to me, who had a sister one year ahead of me.  I think E is pretty smart and would be ready when she was 4, but I am not sure they are allowed to bend the rules.  She’s two weeks after the current age cutoff.

E finally has some teeth coming in.  I hope they don’t make her cranky again.  She was pretty ornery during January but she’s perked up quite a bit since then.  She’s also been sleeping better KNOCK ON WOOD SO HARD.  She loooooves being outside.  It was nice this weekend so we went out and played at a park and took walks.  But it’s supposed to snow tonight and tomorrow, so we will be back inside for another week or so, at least.  Can’t wait for outdoor adventures with my girls.  And my corgi boys.  And human boy RKY.


It’s never too early for ice cream

Well long time no post.  I have been running.  It hasn’t been much. Hovering between 35-40mpw.  I think I ran more when I was 8 months pregnant.  This winter I was running fairly consistent weeks of 10, 8, 7, 6, 5 and sometimes a quick 2.  I got some knee pain that was accompanied by pain in all my joints…  So that was weird but the doctor got me some steroids and it took care of all of that.  I haven’t had issues since.  I haven’t been doing as much speed work though.    I am still not sure if I will do a spring marathon.  I do want to, so I can relax this summer and just focus on short races.  But then I also think, I probably will run a fall marathon anyway.  So since I haven’t done any long runs yet, I think IL marathon is out and Rockford may be in.  We will see.

This morning I had actually planned on doing 11-12.  On the treadmill.  (All my runs this entire winter have been on the treadmill except maybe one or two around Christmas) I went to bed earlier and woke up at 5:15…only to have E wake up 5 minutes later.  So she slept off and on until 7 as I lay beside her.  Tomorrow R is out of town in the a.m., so I can’t do it then.  I will probably just push it back to this weekend and hope she sleeps better.  She is finally getting teeth, so that might be the issue.  She has been pretty bi-polar -ish lately.  Super fun and hilarious and then BOOM crazy screeching fits.  My mom has been taking care of them because my babysitter just up and quit on me.

Not much else to report.  I am so over winter.  We are going a bit stir crazy.  Can’t wait to play outside again and not stuff everyone into winter coats and hats when we leave the house.  RKY and my 12th anniversary is in 2 days.  I think we are going to see Deadpool one night.  Our date night babysitter flaked on us the past 3 or 4 times, so we are trying a new one that he knows.  We will see if the date actually happens or not.