Skip to main content

You might be a runner if-- You wear racing flats to work on Fridays

Monday:34min run
Tuesday:50 min bike, 5/4/3/2X3 I think....
Wednesday:4am: 48 minutes (yeah, no sleep that night)
Thursday:AM: 20min on the bike PM: 40min with M.E. 5X2min up tempo, 1min recovery
Friday:40min on the bike, 1,2,3,4 hard, 1 recovery X3
Saturday: 9miles in 65min (Yes thats 7:13 pace, not bad for 7 weeks p.p.)
Sunday: Planned 60min run with M.E.

I ordered a new pair of brooks launch because my old new balance had seen better days. I also order a pair of racing flats because my brooks ID is about to expire. I have come to the conclusion that they are not going to ask me back...probably because I didn't race at all last year. You see, pregnancy really doesn't help you in the racing circle. I am thinking about writing them a letter and explaining my situation. Part of me doesn't care though.

I'm having a little bit of achilles issues, but what else is new. I'm trying to ice and take motrin as much as possible in between Maddy's feedings. I really wish I didn't have to deal with the achilles right now, but I don't want to be out 8 months either. This is why I took a extra day for the trainer last week. I'm going to race this spring, I'm just not sure how fast. Most of my runs have been easy by this point...although today (saturday) I pushed the pace just a little in the first part (yeah, I did it backwards). I slowed down the last two miles to run with a friend.

I've been back at work three days and I can add up the number of hours of sleep I have had the last three nights and still not get into double digits. Madison has not enjoyed the change in schedule. However, Friday night she gave me one 4 1/2 hour stretch which I was sooo happy for. Everyone keeps telling me that I will get 8 hours when she's 18. I think the body just learns to adjust. I wish mine would.

I've had a little trouble balancing Feeding Maddy/pumping/working/running/ etc. Not only that, the lack of sleep has gotten me so exhausted that I am starting to have trouble sleeping. After talking with a friend, I have come to the conclusion that I can't do I've decided to give my husband the first feeding at night (the 10:30-12:30 feeding) yes, I might miss a feeding, but it's going to allow me to get my run in and probably an extra hour of sleep at night. At first I was hesitant, but it will make my day unfold a whole lot better. I don't think it will make me a bad mother to only feed her 7 out of the 8 times she eats per day.
I guess I didn't understand how hard breast feeding was...especially when you work full time. Pumping at 9:30. 12:30 and 3:30 is not easy...and I've only gone 3 days so far.


Renee said…
Loved seeing you today. You look fantastic! Thanks for the laughs during practice about the spikes. Gotta love old-school. HA.

Popular posts from this blog

Sacroiliac Joint (S.I. Joint) dysfunction and running. How to deal, what works for me.

I've been getting this question a lot so I thought I would blog about it.

People have been asking me about my "hip" and what it feels like/ what I do about it. In college I was misdiagnosed with piriformis syndrome and ran hurt 75% of the time. It was not until I was out of college that a chiropractor convinced me that this was definitely not the case.

What it feels like: Besides serious hamstring tightness and a bad achilles, about 3 miles into a race or hard tempo run, my hip starts to cramp along the inside of my hamstring down to my knee. I will then have trouble bending the leg at the knee and start to "lose control" of my left leg. My lower back will cramp up. My pace and form will really suffer. Sometimes will get relief after about 4 miles of this awkwardness.

Over the years I have tried everything and anything, and felt that the reduced running schedule while pregnant may help the issue. Of course, pregnancy did not help and the joint pain returned al…

Marathon personal best 5 years in the making

So I've decided to update this blog because someone called me a Grandma.

No, that's not why, but I appreciate the motivation. It's been a year since I've blogged, but I've still been running a lot, and I've been pretty active on Strava. If I remember correctly I logged somewhere in the neighborhood of 3,500 miles of running in 2016, and I hope to log more than that in 2017 if my legs allow it. By the way, I'm also on Instagram, too.
So to summarize my running in 2016 (because after all, this is a blog about running) I believe that 2016 was a pretty good year.  After New Orleans, I attempted a few half marathons and 10ks that went terribly, so I decided to quit road racing for a while and train primarily for mountain running. I did well on the mountain circuit; I finished 2nd at Canadian Mountain Running Nationals in Squamish B.C., and then went on the finish 3rd at NACAC Mountain Running Championships in Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico. After a few weeks of conte…

Just a tired mom rambling

I've been completely stuck (with my running) for about a year now. Even though I was still progressing before I became pregnant with baby #2, I was losing heart.

My life is very full, and putting everything into my running doesn't bring me the joy that it used to. I would much rather put more energy into my kids and my work. It is absolute pure joy watching them grow, play and laugh at the silly things they do. I'd much rather fix peanut butter sandwiches and clean up sticky finger prints then get in an afternoon run. I'm more likely to take a day off then shuffle through a 6 miler just to make a mark in my training log. I'm a parent first, and my mortgage doesn't pay for it's work must come second.

The world needs people to give it their all to reach their goals others may have thought impossible. But, that is just not me.
Quality of quantity. Maximizing hard days. Listening to my coach every step of the way.
I'd rather take baby steps then n…