Thankful Thursday

It's been a while since I've done a Thankful Thursday post. It's not that I'm not thankful for things, it's just that I'm too tired to blog most evenings.

Today I'm thankful that my kids love being active! Robert is playing baseball this spring and he had another practice this evening. He's doing great! Ryan is helping coach the team. While they were on the baseball field, I went for a run with Thomas in the jogging stroller. He laughed and giggled and clapped his hands and said "Yay!" while I was running. Then when we were done, he was signing for "more"! I guess he likes running with mommy!

Marathon Monday

This past week was by far my best week of training!! I'm really excited to report that I actually got all 4 of my runs in!

Monday – On the schedule (OTS): 6 miles
                What I did (WID): 6 miles – This consisted of 2 miles in the morning as part of my PT test (during which I scored a 298 out of a possible 300; my highest score ever and the highest score in the unit!) and then another 4 miles in the afternoon with the Soldiers that are on special PT.

Tuesday – OTS: Rest or XT (cross train)           
                 WID: We had our weigh in for the PT test this morning, so no workout, but rest is good!

Wednesday – OTS: 7 miles       
                      WID: 7.2 miles – It felt great to start my day with a nice hilly longish run!

Thursday – OTS: 5 miles
                  WID: 5 miles! Another awesome start to my day, although it was a little chilly.

Friday – OTS: Rest or XT
              WID: Rest. Thomas had his 18 month well baby doctor visit (Doctor deemed him perfect!) and then at lunch we had a hail & farewell luncheon to say farewell to 3 outstanding Soldiers and welcome several others to our unit. I had to go back to my office for a little bit in the afternoon after I got Thomas down for a nap (we kept him home all day after his appointment since I knew the departing Soldiers would like to see him).

Saturday – OTS: 17 miles
                  WID: Slept through my alarm clock – didn't wake up until almost 8!! The sleep sure was nice!

Sunday – OTS: Rest or XT
               WID: 14 miles. I got up and ran before church. Although it wasn't the 17 that was on the schedule, I'm really happy that I was able to get a good long run in.

Total miles for the week – Scheduled: 35, Actual: 32.2. It was my first week ever of running more than 30 miles in the week!!
Total miles run for this marathon training cycle so far – 197.4

5 weeks to go until the Country Music Marathon and I'm feeling pretty good! I'm still nervous about the marathon, but hopefully I'll feel a little better after my 20 miler in 2 weeks.

Fist bumps are wonderful!

Apparently our Garrison Commander visited the Child Development Center (CDC) today, and visited Thomas' classroom. Well, Thomas likes giving fist bumps to everybody and anybody, and if you're leaving the room or he's leaving the room, you'd better be prepared to give him a fist bump. So the ladies in Thomas' room at the CDC said the Colonel was saying how cute Thomas was and everything and they were getting ready to leave and Thomas went up to him (the COL) and said "Bu. Bu." (Which is Bump. Bump.) The Colonel was like, "oh how cute" and the ladies in the room said, no, he wants to give you fist bumps. So the Colonel bent down and gave Thomas fist bumps!! Oh to have been there to see it! Thomas is definitely getting quite a little personality and he's such a joy to our lives!

Wednesday Wrap-Up

It's been a crazy week and I didn't get my Marathon Monday post done, so I'll call it Wednesday Wrap-Up this week. Same post, just a few days late!

My running this past week started off ok and went downhill from there. But life gets in the way sometimes and some miles are better than no miles! Here's my recap of this past week's training. . .

Monday – On the schedule (OTS): 5 miles
                What I did (WID): 3.6 miles – I didn't get up with my alarm so I ended up running after work, and I only had time for 3.6 miles before having to do end-of-day mommy duties.

Tuesday – OTS: Rest or XT (cross train)            
                 WID: My friend/CrossFit trainer had been sick and didn't make it to the gym. Since I was there, I decided I should still do a workout and I got on the rowing machine and did 2500 meters in a little over 12 minutes. Nice short total body workout!

Wednesday – OTS: 7 miles        
                      WID: 4.5 miles – Again, I didn't get up in the morning and I ended up having to run after work again.

Thursday – OTS: 4 miles
                  WID: Nothing. Again. I haven't gotten a Thursday run in for almost a month.

Friday – OTS: Rest or XT
              WID: Rest. We had a ceremony with an early formation and then work got crazy and I didn't leave the office until almost 1 so I didn't get to go to the gym.

Saturday – OTS: 17 miles
                  WID: Sat on a bus for 3 hours, marched a short parade, ate lunch, and sat on the bus for the 3 hours home. Formation was at 0430. Once we got back, we had family fun time and went bowling.

Sunday – OTS: Rest or XT
               WID: Ran 5.8 miles. I wanted to get at least something in this weekend. I had planned on getting up and getting a couple hour run in before church, but that didn't happen so I ran in the afternoon after we got home from church.

Total miles for the week – Scheduled: 33, Actual: 13.9. Yeah, not so good, but again, some miles are better than no miles!
Total miles run for this marathon training cycle so far – 158.4

I'm ok with how this week went training-wise. I'm starting to finally get it through my head that life gets in the way sometimes and you do what you can when you can. I still have 6 1/2 weeks until my marathon.

Tuesday Trivia

Did you know that. . .

My cat loves to sleep in cardboard boxes?? Yeah, go back and check out last week's Wordless Wednesday to see for yourself.

I love watching The Biggest Loser? That show inspires me. Yes, I'm fit and in shape, but that show is just amazing to show what you can do if you put your mind to it. And it shows that losing weight isn't a matter of the "right diet", but it's a lifestyle change. If you want to lose weight, you have to change your lifestyle – how you eat and your amount of activity.

It's true about things happening in 3s? I have 5 friends that are pregnant and I was wondering who #6 would be to round out the second group of 3. Well, I found out today who #6 is. (And NO it's NOT me.) I'm super excited for all 6 of them, 3 of whom are going to be first-time moms, 2 will be second-time moms, and one is working on #4!!