Saturday, November 27, 2010

The story of the Golden Egg (Maddy's first Egg Bowl)

Monday:AM: 32min run, PM:30min bike
Tuesday: AM: 30min bike (2h,1e) PM:34min bike (4h, 2e)
Wednesday:45min run
Thursday:48min run
Friday:55 min bike (1/2/3/4/5/5/4/3/2/1 hard, 1/2 time recovery)
Saturday: 50min run (up at 4am to feed, then out the door, this is practice for next week!)
Sunday: Planned 50-55 min run with M.E.

Getting back in it. Still need to be a bit careful...but I feel great. I am going back to work on Wednesday while Houston stays home with Maddy until the break. We shall see how that goes.

I've been making plans for next year and I finally see a marathon in my future. Yes, I have ran a good number of 20+ milers, but I have never ran the entire 26.2 mile distance at one time...very close but still not the same. As for training, I would like to start doing workouts at the end of December depending on how my body holds up. I will probably start my season around March.

Tonite Maddy is watching her first Egg Bowl. Currently, we are kicking the crap out of Ole Piss...but that could change very quickly. It would be nice get an Egg Bowl win in 2010, Maddy's birth year!

My baby is doing great. Getting bigger everyday. Getting a little anxiety about leaving her for 8 hours everyday, but I have to go back to work before I go crazy. I love my girl but I love my job. It would be nice if she was there with me! Maybe for a few hours every week she will depending how things workout.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

FYI: Having a child does a number on your VO2 Max.

Monday: 50min bike, (repeat 2 hard, 1 easy)
Tuesday:30min run
Wednesday:40min bike (repeat 5 hard, 2 easy) 30 min run
Thursday:25min bike (repeat 2 moderate, 1 easy) 40min run with M.E. 6X 1 min hard, 1 easy (wow, I'm out of shape)
Friday: 20 minutes easy run
Saturday: 30 min bike (Repeat:5 moderate, 1 easy) 42 minute run (about died)
Sunday: Planned 50min run with M.E.

I'm trying to get back into the swing of things. I went to work a bit this week and I tried to get some running in. The nice thing is that I have my bike up on my trainer, so I can also get a really good workout in quickly when Maddy takes a nap in her swing or bouncy chair....hmm wonder why movement makes her sleepy :)

As of right now, my plans are just getting up to the point that I can run an hour a day, then I will decide when I will be back racing. My bedtime routine is basically going to revolve around feedings, so I am sure I will really to learn how to budget my time. I used to be a pro at this...although, I have never had a child before now...

Maddy is doing great. Eating lots, very happy, and very content (most of the time).

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Madison Justine Franks born 10/15/10

About 4 weeks ago, baby Madison finally made her appearance. In the end, she did not come out without a fight (I finally was induced 5 days after our due date) after one night in the hospital and a 15 hour labor, she showed up...all 8 pounds and 7 ounces.

It was a struggle, and the most painful thing I have ever felt. I told my husband over and over again betweens screams that I was not having another child...but the mind forgets how painful and in the end it was so worth it. She is the most beautiful thing I have ever known, and she is all mine (well, mine and my husbands of course).

Right now she is thriving, and I am almost recovered. We are figuring each other out, even as a baby she is some what predictable with her eatting and sleeping. She is happy and strong and I love her more and more each day...if that is even possible.

As for running: I am up to 30minutes. I have tried a couple 40's, but 30min seems to be what I
am comfortable with. That and riding the trainer, about 40-60minutes most days. Somedays I just run or ride the trainer, other days I do both. I have started logging my miledge, but it is laughable at this point so I will hold back from posting it.

As for what I gained, I weighed 124.6 yesterday. Before the whole getting pregnant thing, I was usually around 115-120, so being up 5 or so pounds is no big deal. I do understand that I probably lost a good bit of muscle these past 9 months, so taking it off will be slow at first. Also, I am breast feeding so loosing this last little bit is not a priority-- feeding Maddy is.