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5 miles and Crawling!

Half marathon training is going well!
Not as great as I would have hoped, but it's still going at least!
I haven't given up! :)

I have missed a couple of runs, but I always pick back up the next time.
I have done 2 long runs so far. Last Saturday was 4 miles and then I missed this Saturday, so I ran my long run last night (Sunday) of 5 miles! I was pretty proud when I finished. :) 

When I did another 4 mile run last Wednesday, I misjudged time and ended up running home staring at this...

Glad I misjudged! It was beautiful! 

That was my first long run to have Sophie with me in the jogging stroller and let me just say...It did not go well. After about a mile in she got cranky...and it just got worse...Plus since the sun was setting, the wind started to pick up and it was getting colder. I felt so bad, because the wind was hitting her face so hard it was startling her! So I moved the canopy in front of her face, but that made her mad because she couldn't see anymore lol. Needless to say, I haven't taken her out again. BUT I just ordered a jogging stroller cover to keep the wind off of her and she can still see out! I hope it works and keeps her happy! My long runs are becoming longer and I'm not sure I continue to do them at 10 at night. I'm so slow, I'll be out there all night! Can't wait for the cover to get here! :)

On my 5 mile last night, I started out on the "Dreadmill". It was awful. I hated it...So after 1.3 miles...I went outside to finish. Much better decision! :)  I was very sluggish at first and I decided at 2.5 miles that I wanted to try a GU. I want to incorporate them in my training, so I can be prepared on race day. It really made a difference! I couldn't believe it! I actually got some energy back and finished the 5 miles pretty strong! :) The only thing I didn't like about the GU, is it' so darn sticky! I will be trying a different brand this weekend for my 6 mile run. It's supposed to be sugar free...We will see if it's any good lol. I do absolutely LOVE NUUN though!
I've had the Lemon Lime before, but I just bought Strawberry Lemonade and it is soooo good! This will definitely be my hydration drink of choice! :) 

And in non running news...My little princess has started crawling forward now! It's crazy! She's not supposed to be big enough for that yet! She will actually be 7 months old tomorrow...I can't believe it! 

She's also started eating real food..

And pulling up...

(love her bib from my friend Maggie!)

And sitting in the shopping cart...

Such a big girl! Oh and she LOVES her little red wagon!

This is great for a nice recovery walk! :)
Makes mommy and baby happy! :)


  1. This is awesome!! You are doing amazing :) Glad you're liking your vibrams too. We will kill that 1/2 in March! :)

    I can't believe she is already crawling and eating real food. Time flies. She will be running right beside ya before long :)


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