Skipping My Long Run

December 9, 2015

As always, we are staying busy this week, so here’s a really quick update on what we’ve been up to so far.

When I got home from work on Sunday night, Craig had this awesome fire going for me. I was so excited because I have requested a fire many times in the past.

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I had a long run scheduled for Sunday morning, but after being up with Cullen for 3.5 hours, sick with a cold, and an alarm set for 5:30 a.m., I decided to forego the run. I felt horrible, but my coach said I made the right decision. Sunday/Monday night was another rough night for all of us (Cullen has been cutting 8 new teeth this past month!), so I opted to run in the evening after Craig got home from work. It was actually kind of nice running in the evening. When I got back at 6 p.m., Cullen was already sleeping!! But he woke up again after a 2 hour nap, so we were up from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. That little rascal.

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Cullen does this thing where he wrinkles up his nose and snorts through his teeth. I tried to capture it in this picture, but it makes me laugh every time he does it.

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When we were out running errands this morning, we stopped at the UPS store to drop off a package to be mailed, and the lady working gave us these two books. How nice!

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I also stopped at Hut No. 8 to sell some of my clothes I never wear. After being pregnant for nearly a year, I’ve been lacking on things to wear. I feel like I’ve had to rebuild my entire wardrobe since a lot of things are kind of outdated and don’t fit anymore.

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Has anyone ever read the book Boss Baby? It is quite hilarious (and true!). Cullen kept requesting I read this page again and again.

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I love packing Cullen’s lunch. I have so much fun trying to incorporate as many colors into his snack as possible.

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And who would have thought a baby would like tea so much.

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This afternoon while Cullen napped, I worked on our Christmas cards. I scored a pretty sweet Black Friday deal on these Shutterfly photo cards.

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Questions

  1. Do you send a Christmas card/photo to your friends and family?
  2. What odd thing does your baby/child like?
  3. Do you prefer to run in the morning or evening? 
3 Comments
    1. Hi, new reader here and fellow sub-3 chaser! I just found your blog and I’m looking forward to following along and reading about your training! I’m curious, who do you have as a coach? You seem to be making really good, steady progress in the marathon. Last fall I ran my fastest marathon yet, and then got a bit too ahead of myself and overtrained. Learning all about steady patient progress now 😀

      1. Hey, nice to “meet” you. 🙂 My coach is a friend and someone I know from MN. Her name is Nichole, and she has a blog as well: http://nicholerunning.blogspot.com/ (There currently is a waitlist to join her team.)

        When you overtrained, what happened: burn-out? an injury? something else?

        1. Cool, I’ll check out her blog.
          Hah, overtraining was a bit of all of the above! Burnout: couldn’t finish workouts and just wanted to lay down on the sidewalk and go to sleep (paces I had been hitting a couple of weeks before were impossible to hold), injury: my hip got whacked out of alignment (most likely due to fatigued supporting muscles), other: bad sleep, weight loss, overall decline in fitness…
          Now 8 months later I’m finally feeling back to myself. Now just to get back in shape hehe. Unfortunately I learned the hard way what it feels like to push too far, but at least I learned my lesson and will never do that again!

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