The Weekend We Got a Pool

Okay, the title is a bit misleading. Why? First, we didn’t get a REAL pool. Just a kiddie pool – but still a big one! Second, we didn’t just get it this weekend – we ordered it on Prime Day and are just finally using it because it’s been relatively cool the past few weekends!

With temps projected to be in the upper 80s to 90s this weekend, we knew it was finally time to blow it up and relax.

Here are a few highlights from the weekend:

Friday night included homemade pizza! B and FW made some pizza and we ended up eating it on the porch.

Saturday morning, B and FW went to get donuts and I stayed in bed (see aforementioned comment about feeling sick). When I did finally get up, I hung out with LM on the porch, made some cookies with FW and then we chilled in the pool.

Saturday night, we already had tickets to the Indians game, so B, FW and I went downtown to cheer on the Tribe (Grandma came over to babysit LM).

It was fun to hang out with just the three of us and I know FW enjoyed being the center of attention for a little bit.

Sunday was another pool day! This time, we invited Dave, Anson and their kids Celia and Maura over for some fun in the sun. We enjoyed lunch, pool time and some wagon rides.

Sunday ended – as usual – with dinner at B’s parents’ house. FW got in some good cousin time, playing games (including dominoes!).

Notice anything missing from our usual weekend activities? A run! I woke up feeling sick Saturday, do I played it pretty low key and only got in a few walls (which tired me out). Hopefully I’ll be feeling better soon!

Some questions for you:

  • Do you have a pool?
  • Do you have any weekend traditions?

I’m linking up with the weekly wraps!

Sick Week= Little Running

Welp- if you couldn’t guess from the title of this post, I got in nearly no miles running this week as I’m down for the count.

This cold has got me breathing through my mouth and barely sleeping. And since FW has it too (who do you think I got it from?), I’m not only tired from being sick and tired from being 25+ weeks pregnant, but I’m tired from him being sick too!

I know, enough first world problems. I’m just super glad that B is home this week and it’s *fingers crossed* just nasty cold for us.

So- don’t be surprised by the lack of runs here. And truth be told – the two “running” days here were actually run WALKS with the emphasis on the walk.

Here is how the week panned out:

I’m still sick so this week probably won’t be much better. Plus- the idea of going for a run in the cold and ice when I can’t breathe well doesn’t sound too appealing. Maybe if it were humid out ūüėĀ #excuses

Some questions for you:

  • Do you run when sick?
  • Do you consider a walk/run a run?

Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs

Training Tuesday: Long again

This was an interesting week running-wise. I started the week strong with a feel-good 9 miler. Got two days later I could barely make it 4 miles. My body was SORE from the 9 miles for way more days than it should’ve been. Still, I managed to end the week with¬†27 miles from five days of running.

By the way, ending my runs with hugs from this guy is the BEST.

Here’s how the week went:

Sunday: 9¬†miles.¬†That’s right, I got in 9 miles outside and I felt GREAT during the entire run! I ran about 5 of them with Mary, and the weather was about 48 degrees, which was perfect for the run. I finished feeling strong and great.

Monday: 0 miles. I woke up so so so tired and sore that I decided to stay in bed and sleep longer. Good choice!

Tuesday: 4.5 easy¬†walking and running. This run was a struggle. I was so tempted to skip it. I didn’t get much sleep the night before and was up with FW. When I did make it to the treadmill, my legs and feet still sore from Sunday. I decided to stick it out and do a combination of running for a little and walking for a little until I got to 4.5.

Wednesday: 8x400s to 5 miles. I did the 400s at 7.7 and walked in between.  With my cooldown and warmup I ended up with 5 treadmill miles.

Thursday: 5.1 miles on the treadmill. 4.21 running and then a cool down.

Friday:¬†3.5 or so (didn’t¬†have my GPS on) miles outside. B and I were home since daycare was closed, and went out for a run with Mary. We didn’t have much time, and I forgot to turn my running app on, but I’m pretty sure we did 3.5 or so miles with FW in the stroller.

Total-  27.1 miles!

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Hooray for getting in a “longer” run, including 2 outdoor runs!

Questions for you:

  • How many outdoor runs did you get in this week?
  • How long does it take you to recover? Do you take days off between long runs?

Disclosure: As a Cleveland Marathon Ambassador, I receive complimentary race entry AND a free race entry to give away! I also get a cool shirt (see above!)and invited to some special events. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!

Training Tuesday: Recovering from Being Sick

Yay! I¬†am back and running again! For those of you following along, I had a pretty slow and low mileage week last week due to first vacation and then being sick. But now that I’m on meds, I’m on the mend and BACK!

But first, some non-mileage highlights of the week!!

I got my Cleveland Marathon Ambassador shirt!! Don’t you love it? I love sporting this around and representing the race.

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AND speaking of the Cleveland race, they released their course maps! I’m excited that it’s going to be such a different course – it’s nice to try something new. AND I’m excited for the no Shoreway ending! It will still be tough – there are two relatively big hills within the first 6 miles or so, but overall I’m pretty pleased with the course!

Also, this week the Cleveland Marathon introduced their shirts – they are GREAT! I am seriously excited to see these in person. Such a great color and design!

Now, onto the runs for this week. In terms of mileage, this week was ¬†miles– appropriate,¬†still not 20+ (my goal), but seeing as I took a few days off to rest and recover, I’m okay with it!

Sunday: 0 miles. Sick!

Monday: 0 miles. Sicker! I ran a 102 fever Sunday night into Monday and so I spent most of Monday in bed, fighting off fever, chills, etc. and trying to get some medicine!

Tuesday: 3.25 easy walking and slight running. I finally started to feel better Tuesday evening and was dying to get in a run or some movement. I tried out the treadmill and was happy to be able to run/walk a few miles!

Wednesday: 4.1 treadmill miles

Thursday: 4.65 miles on the treadmill. 4.25 running and then a .4 mile cool down.

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Thursday: 3.65 miles on the treadmill.

Friday: None – rest day!

Saturday: 6.66 miles outside!! It  20170218_111701

 Total- 19.58 miles!

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Hooray for feeling a little better and getting my runs back!

Questions for you:

  • Do you run when you’re sick?
  • What do you consider a “long” run?

Disclosure: As a Cleveland Marathon Ambassador, I receive complimentary race entry AND a free race entry to give away! I also get a cool shirt (see above!)and invited to some special events. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Linking up with My No-Guilt Life, Marcia’s Healthy Slice, and MCM Mama Runs!

WIAW: Will 2 Apples a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

I have no idea what day it is. I’m in the middle of a cold fog (you know, when you’re sick and not sure which way is up?) and also a fog from taking care of a sick baby who is not eating and suffering an ear infection. Oh what? It’s¬†Wednesday? Well there you go – glad I could resurface just in time for¬†What I Ate Wednesday.¬†This was¬†Monday’s eats. Right when I really started feeling sick.

The day started off with … some meds! Yup, we had a trip to the doctor in store for FW so all I had time for was some medication.* For me, and for FW.¬†Lame, I know, but even though my morning started earlier (the baby was up at 4 a.m. instead of my usual 5 a.m. wakeup) and the doctor’s appointment wasn’t until 9:30, somehow the morning went by too fast and that’s all I had time for. Deal with it.

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*I learned that if you’re breastfeeding, there are also very few actual types of cold medication that are approved. Which also is probably adding to my sick-head-fog…lack of meds!

When I got into the office, I had time to eat a muffin and an apple (this is apple #1) before heading into meeting after meeting.

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I had meetings through lunch, but luckily I had made some energy balls so I had a few of these before my afternoon of meetings.20161024_112949

When my meetings were over I ate this salad. I didn’t realize the photo was so blurry, but it was spinach, roasted sweet potato and delicata, tomatoes, some broccoli rabe and leftovers from a salad I had eaten over the weekend – chicken, edamame, feta, corn.20161024_153506

Afternoon snacks included another apple (apple #2!) and some almond butter.20161024_153740

AND this delicious drink I made with the Swanson apple cider vinegar Рit was water, apple cider vinegar, fresh ginger, cinnamon and some truvia. 20161024_173901

Dinner was taco night!  We had leftover veal breast from an amazing dinner B had made Saturday and we decided to use the meat for tacos.

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This was my taco salad. I may have had a few extra bite after this salad as well.20161024_192623

BUT I still saved room for dessert – ice cream! It felt good on my sore throat.

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And that was my What I Ate Wednesday eats!
Some questions for you:

  • What do you like to eat when you’re sick?
  • Have you ever had any spicy ice creams?

 

WIAW #37 – Sick (but still good eats)

Can you believe it’s WEDNESDAY already? I really can’t. Mostly because my week has been a little crazy and out of ordinary – I’m sick. I came down with a cold late last week, and then a sore throat and then .. pinkeye. I know. Gross. I didn’t even know that adults can really get pinkeye – but I assure you (and the nurse assured me) – they can, especially if they already have a cold. TMI?

Anyway, between work, going to the doctor, and catching up on much-needed sleep, I¬†still¬†managed to find time to share my WIAW eats ūüôā This is Monday’s eats – the day I went to see the nurse and found out I really did have pinkeye.

The day started out like any other. B made me breakfast and I enjoyed egg whites with hot peppers, spinach and other veggies. I also had a cup (or 2) of herbal tea and honey. It felt so good on my sore throat!

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I also figured I should have some Vitamin C, so I had a clementine.

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Around lunchtime I headed to the Minute Clinic to see what was up with my throat and my eye. It took 2 hours to be seen, so I was HANGRY when I got out of there. I scarfed down my lunch. B had made me a salad and a veggie burger, and I topped it with leftover tomatoes/eggplant that I had cooked for dinner a few nights earlier. Plus some hummus. May sound weird but it hit the spot.

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I also had a tiny bite of leftover carrot cake from B’s mom’s house. B had taken home a slice for himself and saved me a bite. ūüôācarrotcake

Snacks during the afternoon included some cooked delicata squash with cinnamon and sugar.

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And some pre-cut fruit (I’m lazy) from the West Side Market.

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For dinner, B made some roasted chicken and saut√©ed broccolini, bok choy and other veggies. If you’re counting, that’s THREE MEALS he made me on Monday. Whoops. I swear I’m a grown adult and can take care of myself.

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After dinner I snacked on some snickerdoodles (maybe more than one) and a few bites of pecan brittle I had picked up in New Orleans (cue last week’s WIAW).

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And that was it!

Some questions for you:

  • When was the last time you had pinkeye?
  • Does someone make your meals for you?