Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lucky Me

Life is good 10 weeks out from delivery. I swear the baby changes everyday. It's so neat to see how he is progressing. I always tell him he's not allowed to grow up, but if he does, he needs to be a happy man and always love his family (especially mom!!). He is smiling so much now and is doing his baby talk more and more. It really makes my heart melt. He has discovered how to swat at his hanging toys in the baby gym and giggles at them. He is stubborn and lets you know what he doesn't like something. Not a very patient person at this point in his life. At his 2 month appointment he was almost 14 pounds. He's a really big boy!

I really do love being at home with him. I started working 10 hours a week from home on some quality control work...and that is more then enough for me at this point. Trying to keep the house in order, baby happy, and working out is crazy. It's more crazy then I ever would have imagined. The days just fly by and I don't know where they go. I remember how I thought I would just hate being at home with the baby. I was so sure I would want to go back to work shortly after having a baby. I thought I wouldn't know what to do with a baby, nor have the patience to deal with one. Boy how things change. Sometimes I really do believe I was made to be a mom :) I thought I would feel worthless not making all the money I could. I sure got over that and feel like a whole other life opened up to me. It is very fulfilling so far. It gives me a chance to discover myself in a deeper way as well.

I have a wonderful group of new mom running friends. They are such fantastic people and I love getting together with them on a regular basis with the babies. How lucky are we to have all met? I feel like I have such a great support group. It really brightens my week. My friend LP just had a baby girl on Monday (Jason's b-day!!), so there is a new baby to add to the group. I hope our kids get to grow up playing together. That would be a neat thing.

On the running front, things are progressing nicely. I'm working my way up to 40 miles per week, but I'm more concentrated on the quality of the runs rather then the quantity. Last week I had to take an extra day off from just being exhausted. I am much better at listening to my body these days...I think. My runs are averaging around 8:45 per mile and I am up to 8 miles as my longest run. The treadmill has become a little more of a friend this past week. When Nathan happens to nap, I jump on to get the workout in. It worked out nicely. Other days I either take him with me or try and get out before Jason goes to work. I'm getting it done one way or another. My body is still on the mend but is feeling pretty good. The Flag Day race went well. I ran 23:01 and I think I may have won my age group as I look at the results!?! After running the race, my easy runs became quicker I notice. Perhaps I need to keep on working the kinks out. Next on tap is a 4th of July race in Hudson. Hopefully, I will run a bit faster and feel smoother. Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!!!

Weekly Rundown:

M- 5 Miles (Treadmill)
T- 7 Miles (Treadmill)
W- Bike 45 Min.
Th- Off
F- 7 Miles (Treadmill)
Sat- 6 Miles
Sun- 8 Miles!!

Total: 33 miles (Easy runs around 8:45)