Friday, August 29, 2014

Marathon Training - Week 10!

Say what? I've been training for a Marathon for 10 weeks already???? Every time I think about it I get all emotional and teary eyed excited.

Weeks 1-9 were nothing special, I mean ... good runs, bad runs - just mostly getting into a routine of training as a full-time workin' momma.  I have the best husband (on the planet) - and he makes sure I'm well rested, and his mom (also amazing) ensures that I eat enough by her (several times weekly) rationale of "I've already cooked, you should stay and eat".  Sooooo yeah, I'm pretty spoiled.

Week 10.


We traveled north to visit my family last weekend, and since we wanted to spend as much time as possible with my family and my niece, we opted to save our 9-miler for Sunday. Well, ... after a weekend of drinking coffee, and enjoying yummy food, and other vacation-ey type things my husband and I got the bright idea to go running on Sunday afternoon at about 5 p.m.

5 p.m. in South Florida is possibly the WORST time (other than like 2 p.m.) to go running. The sun is in your eyes, its hot, there is a ridiculous amount of traffic and everything about running 9 miles at 5 p.m. is a bad idea. ...

2 miles into our run I was nauseated, cranky, and in tears.  When my husband couldn't handle my whining anymore he turned us around and we went home. We did manage to get about 6.25 miles in, and then about 30 minutes of swimming laps in the pool in, but it was ROUGH!

I hydrated and felt better. However, on Monday ...

Week 10 of Marathon Training Begins.

My husband started to get a bad headache, this headache progressed through Tuesday. Tuesday we did our 45 minute run, followed by PiYo and followed a typical evening routine.

Wednesday morning.

My husband was still feeling bad so he decided to call in sick. I took little lady to day care, and went to work while he rested. I came home to a man who had spent the day throwing up with a throbbing head.

Naturally. ... I was freaking out when I learned this.

So, I loaded little lady back into the car, went to the store for some gatoraide and called my sister with his symptoms (she's an ARNP).  She recommended he be seen by a Doctor..

Long story short(ish)...

We ended up in Urgent Care for....


I've continued to complete my training runs (at a slower pace and carrying extra water) - but he has been taking it easy for now.

So, week 10 was quite memorable.

Stay hydrated friends, it's brutal out there.

Question: Have you ever gone to urgent care for dehydration?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Marathon Training Update!

Well friends, I planned on giving weekly updates on Marathon training, and being all active on my blog - but it just didn't happen! haha

So, now that we are in the 7th week of Marathon Training I thought i'd give you a little update!

Post Pregnancy Training
I still feel like I'm getting to know my body, but I really can't complain. My pace is getting faster, and pushing the jogger is helping me get stronger! I have learned to listen to my body, and on days when I know I'm too tired, or could really benefit from rest, I rest.

Pushing a Jogger
I have a whole new respect for all Mother Runners. Pushing a jogger is not easy! Pushing a jogger in 90+ temps... I'm not ashamed to say that I get pretty excited after each run below the Disney 16 min pace that I run while pushing little lady in the jogger.

Cross Training? 
I've started doing PiYo and I love it!
The end.

I've been eating, eating, eating to keep up with my calories. To accommodate PiYo workouts, running and breastfeeding I have to EAT! So, I do. and I have been tracking my calories with My Fitness Pal (Let's be friends, I'm fofosbride)

Being a Running Momma! 
I love it, I couldn't imagine training for the goofy challenge without my two chEAR leaders! Little Lady loves the jogging stroller, and my husband is always so encouraging - no matter what he tells me I'm doing great. It isn't always easy juggling running, working, being a wife and mom - but I would not trade it for ANYTHING!

Question of the day: How is your training going? Does it feel like it's going by extremely quickly?

Friday, August 1, 2014




How are we approaching August? Seriously, HOW is it already August?

Okay, mild rant over.

I am proud to say that we have successfully completed 5 weeks of Marathon Training and so far, I'm still feeling fabulous!

Now that I am a mom, I seem to have less time to post thought provoking blog posts. So, in an effort to keep in touch with the blogging world I have created a Facebook page. Feel free to head over and "like" the page for more up-to-date info. :)

Currently I'm doing a push up challenge over there!

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