Life Lately

Thank you so much for all of the well wishes on the news that we are expecting this fall.  We are really excited.  Mary is getting excited too.  She has added some new reading material to her bookshelf in preparation.

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This winter was a rough one for us weather wise.  We got hit by some big snow storms that really kept me from running outside.  In fairness, I could have sucked it up and gotten out there.  But as I mentioned, our rural roads did make winter running really difficult.  Despite that, and being pregnant, I was able to get in some pretty good mileage so far this year: January 132 miles, February 171 miles, and March 197 miles.  I am pretty happy with this for now.

 

April1.4I took the past week off from blogging because I picked up a lot of extra hours at work in anticipation of not being there for a little while this spring.  Between personal training, health coaching, and working the fitness desk, I logged a great 40 hour week.  I was exhausted by the end, but I really do enjoy what I have been doing and am grateful they allow me to split my time between jobs.

Speaking of which, we loaded the car on Friday and made the trek east to New York.  It was an adventurous ride with a toddler, but thanks to an Etch-A-Sketch and a new Kindle Fire, it wasn’t too terrible.  Am I the only parent who thinks Daniel Tiger is a miracle worker (until I get the theme song stuck in my head)?!

Mary and I got out on Saturday for a 9 mile run around Randall’s Island. She napped the entire time.  However, on Sunday she joined me for six miles around the island and stayed awake the entire time.  She loves pointing out and waving to all of the dogs and says hello to everyone she passes.  She seems to really enjoy it here!

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Sporting my Simple Hydration Run Team gear.  Mary likes to think she is on the team 😉

Sunday also marked the last day of ice at the rink in Central Park.  If you have followed me for awhile, you know that this is where Rock and I met almost 15 years ago.  We have worked there since then and it was really awesome to bring Mary to go skating.  The weather was absolutely perfect; sunny and 60 degrees.

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Tomorrow marks the beginning of classes in Central Park.  We are looking forward to Mary joining us in our adventures.  I think she is going to love it.

Congrats to all of the Shamrock Shufflers and anyone else who raced this weekend.   How did your races and weekends go?

14 thoughts on “Life Lately

  1. Such awesome news! Congratulations on the expanding family! It is funny, I can’t really think about how Danny felt before Chris arrived, but then again there is only 17 months between them so I think he only registered ‘baby in belly’ at the very end 🙂

    Great that you got out for ice skating before the end of season. After some crazy weather it must have been great out there!

    • It was so nice out there yesterday. I even got a run in a t-shirt today. Mary only understands just a little bit. She knows there is a baby in my belly. She likes to pat it and kiss it. I’m hoping the new books will help prepare her. She will be just over 2. A good age, I think.

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