Friday, May 01, 2009

Weeks 3 -5

Yeah, so I haven't done so great in keeping my running blog updated! But you can you blame me when you have such a cute little face to keep you company all day??Running is going great. It hasn't been tough at all to get my 20 miles in each week for Wk 3 & 4. I don't have my stats right here with me, but I think I had 21.5 miles in Wk 3 and 21 miles last week. I've been able to do my toning on average 3-4 times per week, I wish I had more time for it but I work out my abs after Lilli goes to bed and sometimes I am just BEAT at that point! On the pretty afternoons we also walk a 2-mile path in the neighborhood, prob about 3 days a week since there has been a lot of rain lately! Last Saturday Brent and I ran 5 miles with her in the running stroller, and 3 mornings this week she and I were able to run outside. Man, talk about a workout - pushing a baby in a running stroller around some of the hills here will wear you out!!!! Today I had to run on the dreadmill because it's been POURING all day! UGH! Poor Pippin has been in bathroom limbo, just running outside long enough to let a little out!And so next week it all changes - hi ho, hi ho, back to work I go and off goes Lilli to daycare. I don't look forward to watches and alarm clocks and heels and slacks again!!! She sleeps great - from about 9/9:30 until 7:30 in the morning, so I get plenty of sleep these days! And she's been doing that for a while, so it's going to be a massive adjustment getting back up at o'crack of early since I'm going to start working 6:30-3:30. Yawn.My goal was to be back at pre-preg weight when I went back, but I'll be going back 3 pounds shy of that goal, which isn't bad. Considering I had 37 pounds to lose, getting rid of 34 pounds in 14 weeks isn't too shabby. But things don't fit the same way, and it's really going to take more than 3 pounds for them to look right, so apologies to all the coworkers who are forced to watch me paint myself into my pants for the next few weeks!

I'm really happy with how my April turned out, I lost an average of 2-3 pds per week and also hit my 20 mile goals each week pretty easily. In May I hope to really improve my speed. It's coming along, and I'm getting a lot better & stronger each day. From Mon-Wed I shaved about two minutes off my 4 mile time, which is pretty good for such a short run! I'll be back to lunchtime workouts, sans Lilli and running strollers, so hopefully I can really focus on speed and intensity more than I can right now when there's always paci-s to replace.

Lilli is cheering for all the runners at the Pig this weekend!!!
She had a great time cheering for all the runners last week at CMM here!
Can you believe she's already 3 months old??? (And no, the cupcake WAS NOT lit!)My baby doesn't drink out of sissy bottles!
Have a great weekend and good luck to everyone at the Pig!!!!!



At 6:53 AM, Blogger TriSaraTops said...

You look FANTASTIC and she is just SO cute! Love all the pictures! :)

You are kicking arse with the workouts and weight loss....WOW! Great job!

At 12:21 PM, Blogger Anne said...

I had to lose all the weight in six weeks, and was so proud when I did. Then, like you, I discovered I now had wider hips and bigger boobs and nothing fit like before. Go Rae for losing all that weight and being one of the few new moms who gets an average amount of sleep -- whoo hoo.

Good luck returning to work. It'll always be sad, especially on Mondays. But you'll both get used to it.

At 6:33 PM, Blogger Just12Finish said...

She's a sweetie pie! Gorgeous!

At 6:18 AM, Blogger brent said...

wow, those are great pictures and she's a real cutie! i lost track of your blog for a while when you switched over to the other one. i CANNOT believe she is 3 months already! holy smokes. great job on the running!

At 9:03 PM, Blogger Firefly's Running said...

She's SOOOO cute! Keep it it up! You can do it!

At 6:05 AM, Blogger LeahC said...

she's so adorable!

What baby jogger do you have? Going to have to start looking into those can e-mail me at

At 7:51 AM, Blogger E-Speed said...

she is just so beautiful! And you look great!

At 7:53 PM, Blogger Tiggs said...

those pics are fabulous. she is so cute!! congrats on losing all that weight so fast!!! you are a machine rach!!!

At 12:43 PM, Blogger David said...

Happy Mothers Day. You have a real cutie to make your Mothers Days glorious in the years ahead.
Super to hear you're back running so well. Running with that stroller will give you a real workout.
The Pig was a blast. You were right.

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