Horrible pun completely intended!
After a break for the summer, I want to pick things back up around here. I’ll start with a little update!
We’ve had a busy summer of travel and visitors. We took a two-week vacation to visit family in Michigan and Wisconsin. Originally, this was only going to be a week-long trip because we were planning to go for Christmas and Parker’s birthday, but with the baby coming right after the new year we decided to combine the two trips. We hadn’t been “home” in a year and a half so this was a very long overdue vacation! This trip was roughly half of July and then we had visitors at our house for the first half of August. I feel like the summer has gone by in no time at all!
Unfortunately, the one thing this summer did not contain a lot of was running (for me at least) This pregnancy has been completely different and to be honest…it had a rough start. I’ve had a really hard time keeping up with any kind of running. I think I ran twice in May, once in June and twice in July. My list of excuses could go on forever…morning sickness, ligament pain, exhaustion. You name it! I’ve been feeling a lot better the last few weeks, and on a whim decided to do a 5k race this past weekend. While I have zero conditioning, I was able to run pain-free and plan to try to continue to build up some sort of base again for the remainder of the pregnancy. I tried full on interval running during the 5k and it seemed to work so I’ll stick with that for right now.
Travis, on the other hand is up into the highest mileage training weeks again leading up to marathon number two! He’ll be running the Empire State Marathon in Syracuse in October. I have finally made the decision to withdraw from the race but spectating the last few races that Travis has done has definitely made me miss running and racing. I’ve been actively searching for a good fall race for next year so I can start planning! If you have a recommendation for one, send it my way! I’m hoping to be back to running after baby by March (scheduled c-section so I’m anticipating that the recovery will be a bit longer) and am looking for a race anywhere from September on. We’ve talked about heading to Florida to run Wine and Dine at Disney in November, but something about taking 2 little ones to Disney doesn’t sound like a good idea. We’ll probably wait until they can both fully enjoy it to head back that way.
As for the baby, everything is looking good! I’m just about at the 24 week mark and we found out in August that we’re expecting a little GIRL! We’re beyond excited to have one of each
What’s your favorite fall race? I’d love some suggestions!