Friday, June 20, 2014

Almost 3 months old!

Wow people were right when they say time flies with a child! I can't believe Harper will be three months old June 30th! We are having a great summer! Life is good! She is smiling tons and cooing. I love her soo much it's amazing. Breast feeding is going well and I am stocking up on my freezer stash. I go back to work July 31st and am mentally preparing. I think it will be OK. Actually am anxious to see how pumping at work goes...my office has tons of windows with blinds...not sure how that will work...stay tuned.

Waiting until our 3 month check-up to make sure Harper's weight is ok and then will start some sleep training. Right now I want her to eat when she needs to in order to gain weight. She was at the low end at our last appointment...although in the 90% for length.

The NYC marathon is November 2! I was interested in hiring a coach for the race. I feel that because I have been coached since 7th grade in either cross-country or track through college...now need a coach as an adult!HA It's so tough to train myself even though I know how to make a schedule etc. I just got used to a coach to help push me etc. The running club helps, but it's not the same.

Well, hiring a coach is pricy. I found one for $50 a month and may use her in the last months if needed,but the New York Road Runners have virtual training programs. I bought the 16 week program for $50. I think that will work for now. I am excited and 16 weeks out starts July 14th!!
I am 12 weeks postpartum and running about 15 miles a week. Hopefully by the 15th I will be up to 20 and go from there. The program seems easy to follow and there is an online component for extra support etc.

Not sure of goals at this point but I dream of  something in the 3's....a 3:45 would be BQ for me (that
doesn't mean I am in though) so for sure that, but hopefully faster.

                                                                 A few pictures...




Friday, May 30, 2014

Harper Rose

Harper Rose was born March 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

She weighed 7lbs 9oz and was 20 3/4 inches

We are so in love.

She is 2 months old today! I can't believe it! She loves being outside, smiles often and rolled over for the first time yesterday!


I am impressed by those who were blogging right after birth..I finally feel motivated to blog now. Although I have been writing in my journal.

As for the running part of my life I am officially registered, plane ticket purchased and vrbo apartment rented for the NYC marathon!

Thank goodness I worked out during pregnancy! It has been tough getting back into shape. I thought it would be a lot easier since I worked out until the end, but not so much. I can't imagine not having worked out during pregnancy! I still have 15 pounds to lose. Everyone said you lose the weight when breastfeeding and now everyone is saying you hold on to the last ten pounds because of breastfeeding! What?!

I am walking lots, lifting and running. I still need to walk once or twice per run and am running in the tens...I hope to get the pace down.

Otherwise everything is amazing! The lack of sleep and fussy times are totally worth it!





Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Remember this time and enjoy it @ 36 weeks!!

Don't get me wrong I  LOVE being pregnant and am so grateful that I am having a great pregnancy, but I am craving a fast track workout, a long hard trail run or to check a day off on a marathon training plan.

I need to remember this time when I am unmotivated to run when training for the NYC marathon!

I hate how my thighs rub and I feel mushy. I know it's OK though.

I am still running...barely, biking and lifting light. I hope to bounce back and get in shape, eat clean and get fit! For me and for baby as I plan to breastfeed.

I am so lucky and grateful for my friends and family. I had a couple of great baby showers!




My sister, mom and I at Baby Shower.



One of our maternity shots


Friday, January 24, 2014

31.5 Weeks

Things are going good!

I am still running, but slowly. My shins have been hurting...I have newer shoes, but am thinking just being heavier is impacting.

My shower is planned and I have registered. I am in a good place. We are taking birthing classes and getting the nursery ready.

Overall, I am enjoying pregnancy. Every now and then I am uncomfortable, but so far so good. I am grateful for that.

I always thought that when I was pregnant I would love having the time off of running and letting my body recuperate from years and years of training, but I find myself wanting to workout. I am happy that exercise is instilled in my brain. It's nice not to have a specific workout, but I find myself looking at races that I want to run in the future and actually am craving a schedule. I need to remember this when I am in full on marathon training mode.

I decided to go to the first race of the Nighthawks season. You can read about Nighthawks here.
It's really tough when the ladies you beat last year lap you....very humbling. However, I had a great "race" and had fun so that's what it's about. Not sure if I will go up again this year. I mean I peed two times on the course and I kinda lost my balance a few times so not really worth it to keep baby safe, but we'll see... there is something about snow shoeing at night that is just magical.


Trail running at North Table Mtn Loop...30 weeks

Go Broncos!


Snow Shoe Race at 31.5 weeks!









Monday, December 30, 2013

28 weeks...

Things I love right now....


Skinny maternity jeans from Old Navy. I can wear my boots now!

Belly Band while running

My Treadmill

Feeling baby girl

Hugging my husband and my belly touches him before anything else.

Lifting at the gym

Getting nursery ready

Christmas Day




Dad and Sue at the Hub





Thursday, December 12, 2013

26 weeks...

26 weeks this Sunday! I feel so good and am really enjoying being pregnant as I have heard third trimester will more difficult.

Still in the process of getting the nursery ready and narrowing down what bedroom set to purchase.

I also need to register! That seems so overwhelming to me. There is so much stuff out there.

In running news....

I officially have been accepted to the NYC Marathon for 2014!I applied 2011, 2012 and 2013...


ALERTS

You Have Been Accepted Into 
2014 TCS New York City Marathon

Visit Upcoming races for more information



I will have an almost 8 month old at this time....I am worried about breast feeding, but feel fairly confident that I will be trained enough to run a marathon. Ideally I would love to race it!

5k Time!

I told myself that I wanted to run at least one race while I was pregnant.

I understand and have read many blogs where pregnant women run in many races throughout their pregnancy, but since this is my first and I am older I feel comfortable with one...maybe.

There is a perfect 5k January 4th. It's right in my neighborhood, is only $10 and I have ran it the past two years so wouldn't want to break the streak.

However...I am not in 5k shape at all, I am fit and have been running 10-15 miles a week, but not in any kind of race shape.

Will my pride be hurt by just slowly running a race just to finish? My stats will show such a slow time. I hope I will be OK with that. As of right now I plan on running it unless there is bad weather/icy conditions!



Running to the Gym at 8 degrees outside...Good Times!
25 weeks


Is anyone else running NYC 2014?

Did you run races while pregnant?

When you were pregnant did you wear a belly band? At what point did you wear one?






Tuesday, November 12, 2013

21 Weeks and Guess the Gender Party!

We had the guess the gender party last night! What a blast!

I had my Dr. appointment a couple weeks ago. I told them that I didn't want to know the sex, but to put the answer in an envelope. I kept it in a drawer and didn't peek!

A week before the party I went to a really good bakery in our town, Das Meyer.



I ordered the cake and gave them the envelope. At first she said so blue or pink on the inside? I said I don't know it's in the envelope!

So Saturday my mom and step dad came into town, which was nice.

They helped with setting up and the food. We picked up the cake and it was gorgeous!

The party started and people were talking and having a good time, we had chili and corn muffins and then it was time!

I really thought we were having a boy so as David and I were cutting the cake I assumed I would see blue...I saw PINK!

I was so surprised! I am so happy! Now we get to pick colors and get the nursery ready.

I am starting to feel the baby, which is pretty amazing.

It's weird knowing early...but now I am so excited to have a girl!!

I am very grateful!


David and I can see the inside of the cake! I am freaking out!!

PINK! It's a GIRL!!!

Yummy!
21 weeks! 


Moms out there: Did you find out the sex of your baby?

If you did find out did you process not having the opposite?

More party pics to come later!