Saturday, April 04, 2015

Egg Hunt

So we had a little Easter Egg hunt in our neighborhood in our yard and the kids had lots of fun. It was pretty cold out, in the 40's and the girls insisted that they wear Easter dresses, of course! They had fun all the same! :)

Thursday, April 02, 2015

SuperHero Dash

I took the girls to a local 1K SuperHero run. They were so super excited about it! We met up with our friends and did lots of fun activities. Face painting, bounce house, tattoos, and then it was time for the 1K run! I thought all was good, but T decided that she didn't want to run (reminds me of P on her first race last year). P took off running and I held T's hand and we walked. It was two loops around a big parking lot, so while T and I only walked 1, the other kids ran and did 2. What was great is that P ended up running the whole way and passed us, so I was able to see her and take a couple pictures of her running by! She was super proud of herself (and so was I) that she ran the whole way! 

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Visit with Grandma and Grandpa

Grandma and Grandpa came to visit and we had fun as usual. It was nice weather and so we were able to go to a new park to check it out. 

Some updates on the girls:
T is gearing up to turn 3 next week and is full of energy and spunk! She is very well versed and lots to talk. She has an excellent vocabulary and is very easy to understand too. She knows all her colors and can count to 20 (except she usually leaves out 16). But she does not know her letters yet. We've been working at it, but she seems to not really have any interest. 

P is starting to read quite a bit, and she loves it. I think it started with memorization of words, but now she is starting to sound out stuff and is starting to get it. She is rocking it out in gymnastics and pretty much can't sit still! She is also into playing games and lately UNO has been her favorite! 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Boston Marathon Training updates

So yes, it's been awhile. I'll be updating this week! :) So I've been chugging along at the training for Boston. I've hit my mileage and pacing on every run and have been fueling with homemade sticky bites (out of the SkratchLabs Portable Foods cookbook). I've enjoyed not eating gummy type things on most of my runs. The weather has been fairly cooperative after our last snow. 

This week was the biggest week of the whole plan. Totaled 57 miles this week. I have no more runs longer than 10 miles from here on out. Three weeks to go!! 

 Carrot cake sticky bites:

Taking an ice bath with snow!

Thankful for a few runs with this wonderful person:

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Snow Round 1

We got a little snow here last week. On top of that we had really cold temperatures, so what little snow we had turned to ice which just didn't melt for quite a while. This forced me to do a lot of running on the treadmill. The girls did have fun though!

We then got the sled out the next day and had some more fun!

Snow Round 2

We got another round of snow here in NC. It was about 5-6 inches of soft fluffy snow. Not super great for sledding, but great for making snowmen, and snow angels and just having fun! And the girls  (and I) had so much fun!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Boston Training Week 10

I'm 10 (and 1/2) weeks down with marathon training and it is starting to get hard. I knew this going in, but basically there are 7 pretty solid hard weeks before taper starts. I did my first "strength" workout yesterday of 6x1 mile at 10K pace. And it had to be done on the treadmill due to some unexpected snow/sleet. I normally would have run outside it what we had but because I had to do intervals, I knew I had to hit certain paces. So 9 miles total on the treadmill. Whew....that was after 9 miles last Thursday on the treadmill too. Man on man.

The last few weeks of running had been pretty solid. Hitting my times no problem and feeling good. I think this week will be the first real test of everything. As I have another 9 hard tomorrow and 16 this Sunday for a total of about 53 miles this week. We are on the downhill though of training. 7 1/2 weeks left!

Here are a few pictures to document the last few weeks:
 I managed 15 miles on a pretty cold morning:

Had some company with my BRF for most of a 10mile run:

EZ put together a motivation board for my treadmill:

Sweating it out for 9 miles on the TM focusing on Running for Another! 

Sunday, February 15, 2015


family life has been chugging along. We've of course been keeping busy with all sorts of things. Potato heads, playdoh, crafts and ice cream! Currently the girls are getting along most of the time but definitely have their moments. If I'm with just P, she is incredibly sweet and nice and everything, but once she's with T all hell breaks loose. She is doing well in kindergarten prep, is reading a lot more now and is interested in math in terms of adding/subtracting things. T on the other hand seems to be reverting to crazy baby. A lot of screaming, tantrums, throwing toys, ect. We are not sure how to deal with some of these things but we just keep saying, it's a phase, it's a phase, and things will get better!