Runner. Mother. Writer (kind of). I don't know, but I am trying to figure it out.

 

A very Minnie birthday. I made Minnie cupcakes and we got a costume and decorations. She’s so happy. And I love it.

I can’t believe she’s two now. So fun.

The sun was finally coming up on my way home from the run. Robin and I did 10 miles again. That makes 11 Friday, 10 yesterday and 10 today. One more long run next weekend then the taper starts.

Las Vegas I’m ready!

I did notice something in the splits. We did 3 out on the east side and two out on the west. The east side is smoother road and better lit. Those 6 miles are faster than the 4 on the west where it’s completely dark. I suspect we naturally slowed down to account for the terrain. Anyway random thoughts.

Now to make cupcakes for someone’s birthday party. They’re Minnie Mouse cupcakes…or well they supposed to be. Wish me luck.

Remember that person on the left? 

Yeah, me neither.

Remember that person on the left?

Yeah, me neither.

What a way to start the weekend. I’m loving the cooler weather and the leaves crunch under my feet. I think fall running is my favorite.

It was strange only running 10 miles when we’re used to running longer. But it was nice to relax and be done so early.

Really nothing exciting. Got to plan for Andie’s birthday party tomorrow. And clean. Sadly no naps today.

9 mile tempo run, 11 miles total. I don’t have my splits written down but they varied between 9:05 and 8:50. My goal was 9:09. So awesome.

Then some Mexican with my one year old. The last night as a one year old, soon to be two big girl. You know how they say time flies, it really does. It feels like just yesterday we were driving to the hospital.

She’s made me better. And I’m lucky to have her in my life. From last year to now…she’s grown so fast. She gets cuter to me every day. Last night she told me she was scared of her broccoli. The night before she told herself good girl when she answered a question right. She started me running. She brings me joy and laughter and a little frustration. And I’m grateful.

fatman2fitman:

My Vegas trip overlaps with the Rock n Roll Las Vegas Marathon (which I’m not running). Do I know anyone doing that race? (I know iwatchtheworldoutside is.)

Oh yes I am! And it’s going to be epic. Meeting fatman2fitman that is. And there’s a race and all that too.

This is what I do with my time off. Ha.

The leg muscles are my favorite. Is it weird to have a favorite muscle? I used to have favorite bones. This is definitely a lot healthier. I love seeing the payoff of my efforts. I’m tired. Good tired. The kind of tired you get from working hard.

But now it’s nap time.

My coworker teases me because my mileage is always even. So today I did an extra .07 so it wasn’t even. It kind of drove me nuts.

Anyway Robin and I ran the first two then grabbed Nick from the clubhouse for the next 6. We won’t rib him too much for slowing us down. He’s the only guy in our group. There’s about 7-9 ladies who rotate and anywhere between 2-7 on a given day. And Nick.

Then I went to get donuts. We had some crazy stressful stuff go one yesterday so I brought that team breakfast. Luckily I’m not dealing with any fall out but people appreciate baked goods.

And I’m leaving early so yay. Nap?

megorun I can. I don’t listen to much music and I can’t really focus with music on but sometimes when I really need to focus, I’ll put on headphones with nothing playing. That really helps. 

I tend to get really bothered by noises or really distracted by noises. It’s a source of my anxiety. I know I’ve been carry more stress than normal. I feel it in my jaw.

megorun I can. I don’t listen to much music and I can’t really focus with music on but sometimes when I really need to focus, I’ll put on headphones with nothing playing. That really helps.

I tend to get really bothered by noises or really distracted by noises. It’s a source of my anxiety. I know I’ve been carry more stress than normal. I feel it in my jaw.

I like to practice my emoticon faces. Happy, really happy, incredulous, unamused, thoughtful, mad…you get the idea. 

I ran today. See face two: shocked. 

I run every day and have since July 4th. Just in case I hasn’t mentioned it. I’ve ran at least 5 miles since September 25th but today I had no plans. I wasn’t meeting anyone so I planned on just a mile after work. I ran 3. I talked myself out of mode because 3 was plenty. Tomorrow I’m meeting Robin and Nick. I have a short work day. See face five: really happy. 

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I like to practice my emoticon faces. Happy, really happy, incredulous, unamused, thoughtful, mad…you get the idea.

I ran today. See face two: shocked.

I run every day and have since July 4th. Just in case I hasn’t mentioned it. I’ve ran at least 5 miles since September 25th but today I had no plans. I wasn’t meeting anyone so I planned on just a mile after work. I ran 3. I talked myself out of mode because 3 was plenty. Tomorrow I’m meeting Robin and Nick. I have a short work day. See face five: really happy.

Happy Wednesday everyone!