Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Update, Update, Update!!

Where has the time gone?! I cannot believe I haven't blogged in almost 2 months!! Im slacking!

Alot of things have happened in the last 2 months.  Lets start off with the good.

I ran the 4 mile Tipp Hill Run in 41:19!! This was my first "race" back after having my son just a mere 10 weeks prior! I forgot how hilly that race was! I ran with my Friend M and her Cousin. He was running for his cousin who was killed in Combat. You can read all about it at cplkyleschneider.com We also decided to run in his honor as well.
It was a cold start and we had to park a few blocks away due to the amount of people running this race. In Syracuse, this race starts the New race season for most people. Its fun and spectator friendly!
I froze running back to the car after the race. So in all I think we did about 6 miles that day!!
My legs were screaming because of the hills, but I was so proud of the accomplishments I have made since having my son. This has been a great Post Partum recovery. I am so blessed to have a very supportive spouse and family!!

Next a very tragic incident happened a few weeks ago to my daughters gymnastics teammate and her mother. It was a very hard time for her as well as for myself. I'm sure alot of people reading this blog have heard all about the news and all the media coverage so I will not go into details about what happened. All I can say is that I was very shaken up over the whole ordeal. What I felt was a safe place for my daughter turned out to be a nightmare for the last few weeks. My daughter and I took a self defense course so that if anything were to happen we could be prepared. Knowledge is power. 2 things you can do, always be alert, and act confident. Not looking in your bag, using your cell phone, etc, etc. I will not sit in my car and look at my emails, I will not talk on my phone, I know my surroundings. Who would have thought this would happen in such a safe neighborhood. I had to really convince my daughter that the world was still safe and that this was just a random, sick, act.

Next up, My son turned 3 months old yesterday!!! Time has flown by! He really is starting to babble and use that voice of his!! He also has found his fingers to suck on and stick all the way back in his throat so he gags himself!! Poor buddy!!
2 nights ago, I noticed one of his pupils were bigger. I immediately took a flashlight to them to see if they reacted. Thank god they did. He did see a great physician in the office I worked in and reassured me everything looked good. He is meeting his milestones, hes gaining weight, etc. We still have an appointment to see an opthamologist and a peds neurologist just to be overly cautious here.

On the exercise portion, I have been exercising at least 3-4 days per week. I ran 5.15 miles in 50 min today!! It is still flurry-ing here but I went outside anyways to run. Im so glad I did!!

I am now training for the hilliest Syracuse run....The Mountain Goat Run!!!

Thats all for now!!


Happy Training!!!!