Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ready to Race?

I am gearing up to run my first "Race" of 2013. Tipp Hill Shamrock Run 4 miler on March 3rd. While we are almost a month away, I feel I am gaining some running fitness back already!

Yesterday here in Central New York, I was running in 60 degree weather!! I had a short sleeve shirt on and Capris!! Today, the weather is less desiring with a mere 31 degrees and 30mph winds!! BRRR!!

I tried my hardest to run the whole time I was out running yesterday and just to live in the moment of running. No goals in mind but to just run and see how far I could get before my route was done. I did a little crazy loop around my develpment. I thought about everything in that time I was out there. What I wanted to accomplish, how much more I had to lose, Could I beat my friend at this race, how is the baby going to do when I go back to work, You name it I thought about it.

I only thought about my breathing one time, when a car decided it was going to turn the corner right in front of me! I really hate it when people are in such a hurry and dont give a darn or dont care to look around them! The lady didn't even look at me as I was yelling at her! UGH!

In all I managed to get this out of my run......

I have been trying to eat pretty clean but I have slip ups every now and then. Especially now that my mother is down for a few weeks and the goodies have just been appearing in my house!! Arg!

I am almost in my pre-pregnancy clothes. A few more pounds and inches, I will be there. Of course my body has definately gained some curves, which I hope will even themselves out!!

What has your training been like??

Sunday, January 27, 2013

1 month already?!

January 25th marked my baby as 1 month old!! I cannot believe he is 1 month old already!! I soon will be heading back to work. I am having extreme anxiety about returning to work! I know it will be fine as my honey will be hopefully staying home with him for the most part.

Its funny how much they grow in that first month. He is already smiling and cooing and batting at objects which makes me overjoyed to see his progress day by day.

He has been colicky but they say it peaks at 6 weeks so we are almost at the worst of it! YAY for us!!
Sleeping has been on and off of course. One day he is sleeping all day, and awake at night and then the next day is the complete opposite!!

I have been working out pretty consistently. Taking days off when I feel my body needs a break. I finally ran a 5K yesterday in 37:49. Its a start and Ill work from there!! I have been only doing the bike and treadmilll as I cannot swim until my Post partum check.

My family has been adjusting well. My daughter is finally learning its not all about her..or should I say working on this as she has been the only one for 9 years!!

I signed up for Gillie Girl Triathlon this last week as I had a deferrment from last year. I am excited to be getting my feet wet again in the sport! I am thinking of just competing more in individual sports this season as it wont take up too much time to do as I want to spend as much time as I can with my family.

So far on the books I have Tipp Hill 4 mile run in March, Mountain Goat run in May, and Gillie Girl Triathlon in July. I might do a few cycling races that are local as well. Nothing fancy, but something to keep motivated!!!

Happy Training!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2 weeks post partum

So much has gone on in the last 2 weeks. Its amazing how a little newborn can change your perspective on everything!! Its been a long time since we had a newborn in the house!! 9 years to be exact!

I have had a mixture of emotions. Happiness, sadness. Feelings of worry. So normal after delivery.

I have been trying to get to know my baby. He is on his own schedule and I need to follow. We have had our moments of crying all day, not sleeping at night. But, we get through it and tomorrow is another day to start all over!!

I have been doing great with the exercise. I am at 30 min of walking briskly at a 3.5 mph pace at a relatively good incline on the treadmill. I even got on the spin bike a few times this week. Trying to go every other day for the next few weeks as I still have some nagging in the back and groin!! I even tried a few minutes of running but I definately can tell you I need a supportive bra to do that at this time!

I have started to incorporate some strength training with resistance bands this week as well to help tone up.

I am down 22 pounds already which is great! I have about 20 to go before Im at my pre pregnancy weight but I can definately tell my body has changed tremendously since birth.

I also signed up for my first "race" of the 2013 season which I am so excited about! Tipp Hill 4 mile run on March 3 2013. That is about 10 weeks out from birth. We will see how I do!!

Happy Training!!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Christmas Baby and New Year goals

Its been a while since I posted and alot has happened!! I was anxiously waiting the arrival if my baby boy who decided to enter this world 9 days late on Christmas afternoon! My water broke around 2AM and our precious baby boy entered the world at 1:54PM. It was an intense labor full of many ups and downs but in the end it was all worth it to see his beautiful face beside me and my honey crying as his eyes met his son. I would do it all over again! (maybe in a few years if my honey is up to it!! Wink Wink). Although I do like that I can actually breathe better, sleep on my belly and Shave my legs!! The small things in life right?!!

Recovery has been faster than my first delivery and I can say that some of this is definately from being active throughout my pregnancy. Heck, I even ran a little Christmas eve to try and get the baby moving!!!
I have had some back spasms as they stuck me a few times in the back for my epidural. Grrrr. I was planning on going all natural but believe me, it got bad pretty quickly when they started Pitocin on me due to finding meconium in my water. I was contracting every minute without a break, turned the pitocin off within a half hour and I was progressing rapidly on my own. Au naturale....PAAA!!!

I have thought about my New Year goals this year. I have decided to take a step back and really focus on health, clean eating and being fit this year. Just keeping it simple. I will be doing a few sprint tris, Running races, maybe cycling races but all in all I want to just focus on getting in at least 30min to 1 hour daily of exercise. I have been truelly getting burned from the racing scene with people comparing times and how you did. I just want to keep it fun and not care about hitting that mile in 7-8 min or swimmin a 800 in 12 min.. I just want to be happy in the skin Im in and feel good!!
So with that being said, right now goals have shifted to shedding the excess baby weight. (Yes, I gained 40 lbs!! ) clean eating and staying active on a daily basis.

Im going to enjoy all the cuddle time I can with my baby Boy!! Love the baby soft skin and the baby smell!!! Im so in love!!

Happy Training!!