Thursday, March 26, 2009

Slow and Steady

Hey everyone! I really need to get into the habit of updating more often, but between baby and well...does there need to be anything else? Anyway, time is short and there's always something to do, and generally blogging comes pretty much dead last. Can you blame me though??

Lilli, aka Miniature Brent, is doing great. She's two months old now and growing like crazy. She's doing new and cute things every day, even managing to overlook the nasty shots today at her pediatrician and throw a few smiles her way! She sleeps through the night (have I mentioned she's wonderful) and is a good baby most of the time, as long as she's fed and had her naps!

So, running! Thanks to my C-section it's been a slower road back than I would have liked. Around 6 weeks I started having some issues with my stitches, so that delayed running more. I finally started running about a week ago today, and have gradually been adding back more miles and time each day. I'm up to 3.25 miles now (continuous), at a snail's pace, but considering one week ago I ran a mile and felt proud I'll take it! This week I ran Mon, Tues and Wed. I didn't get to today because of her appointment this morning. I've been doing toning exercises at night, so hopefully more things in my closet will start fitting soon. The scale has been stuck for a couple of weeks now, which doesn't thrill me AT ALL. We're also eating very healthily, so between amping up the exercise and eating perfectly, I'm REALLY hoping to shred the remaining 13 or so pounds I still have before I go back to work in a few weeks.

Happy Running!

Monday, March 02, 2009

Ready to Run?

Oh wow! Is this thing still on???

I can't believe it's been almost a month since I posted here, but I think I have a 9 lb excuse as to why we're a little busy! I do keep Lilli's (private) blog updated with pics most every day, and most people I keep in touch with on Facebook anyway.

So, Lilli's 5 weeks old + a couple of days and this afternoon I go back to my doc for my check-up. I'm hoping he says I'm ok to start running and working out again because I've still got 15 of my 37 pregnant pounds to lose. Ugh!!! The weather's been so cold here I can't say I've missed running, but I am ready to get back out there and work up a major sweat. I still need to get a running stroller though. As much as I'd love a Baby Jogger or BOB I just can't justify the expense. I think I may get a Giant, they make good bikes so shouldn't their stroller be good? It's very similar to the other two, with 20 inch wheels, so I think it may be comparable at half the price.

As far as 09 races go, I'm not sure. Definitely nothing longer than a half marathon, and maybe not even one of those. The last thing I want to do is spend all Saturday mornings out running a billion miles while the fam is at home having a great time without me. I've got shelves full of medals and trophies but only one baby girl!

So, that's all the workout news around here! And of course..... here's an updated Lilli pic!