One day while driving along with the kiddos, we passed two women running together on the sidewalk. Evelyn was all excited and yelled, "Look mommy, cool runner girls like you!!" :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Playing Catch-Up

Love vacation, hate the game of catch-up that always follows... got back from Michigan late Tuesday night, worked Wednesday through Friday... and finally was able to catch up and return life to our "normal" state over the weekend.

Running Stuff: Ran Thursday night on the treadmill while watching The Biggest Loser on Hulu. Ran 4 miles and walked 2. It was my first time watching tv while running on the treadmill. I set my laptop on a shelf in front of the treadmill and it worked perfectly. The only issue was headphones... I had a hard time wearing them without the cord swinging around and driving me nuts... or being too short and pulling on the computer. Without headphones, my speakers aren't loud enough to overcome the treadmill noise. I have little speakers that I used to use when I worked for Pfizer... I am going to try those out next time.

I met up with my new friend Sarah early on Saturday morning for a run. I just met her at my women's retreat... we hit it off really well, and this is our second run together since. We have a lot in common (midwest girls, Delta Zetas, two kids close in age, over-achievers, runners, etc) and I am so, so happy to have met her!

Here we are after the run (I look tired, huh?!)
I haven't decided what my next goal is going to be... thinking about Eugene in April. But -- the big question is... half or full?? I never though I would want to do a full... but I kinda do :) Half or full - what do you think?

Family Stuff: We had the Teichmans over for dinner on Saturday night. It was totally last minute... and we both had crazy/hectic days... but managed to get together and have a meal together :) The older kids (Noah, Lucy & Evelyn - see below) played really well together. The even hung out alone up in Evelyn's room for maybe 20 minutes before dinner -- without any fighting! Little Charlie was busy crawling around with us and following Cocoa around :)

Evelyn was still wearing her soccer clothes... and carrying around her water bottle. She only has one more week of soccer. She has definitely made progress. She no longer cries at practice or on the soccer field, she actually enjoys the practice part of it! The games are painful for me to watch though... She doesn't watch the ball or get involved. She kinda just aimlessly follows the other kids around. The only way she will kick the ball is if someone kicks it straight into her foot! My competitive side wants to just jump inside her little body and run around out there!! :) I am so proud of her though -- she has stuck with it, and gets better every week.


AJ said...

I say train for the full, even if you end up walking part of it, you can say that you did it! That's how I'm looking at attacking the one next fall.

Yay for Evelyn and soccer! If you keep with it, she'll get more and more involved. It's fun to watch them grow and develop their coordination, skills, and competitiveness!

Melissa said...

We had so much fun and I'm glad we could get together last minute. And hey, let's talk running! I'll check out the Eugene one and let you know what I think. The most people usually run before a marathon is about 20 miles 4 weeks before the actual marathon. Work back from that number and get a sense of what your weekend mileage must be to see if it's feasible. It's a tough time a year to train, but spring can also be invigoratin. More later....

Kara said...

This is a tuff question....half or full. I know you can do the full and I would love to see you do it. I think Melissa's approach is perfect (for the engineer in us) and will help you come to a decision.

Also, Evelyn looks like such a soccer player. The girls last game was on Friday and although I am sad to see it end because they LOVED it, I am glad that we don't have 6 o'clock Friday games anymore.