Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bye Bye Suckie-- Weekend In Review

I'm pretty sure we picked the worst weekend to get rid of London's suckie. I came down with a cold/flu on Thursday and London started getting sick the next day. Still, after weeks of pushing it off we knew it was time to just stick to our plans.

We had been telling London we were going to be giving his soothers to a baby for weeks. So, Thursday night, we Skyped with his brand new baby cousin and told him we would be sending them her way the next day.

He soaked up his last night with a suckie and I did too. To be honest, sometimes these milestones are tougher on me. My little boy isn't a baby anymore!

Friday morning we put all of them in an envelope and walked (he ran) to the mailbox. He was a little hesitant but didn't get upset.

Surprisingly, he has done GREAT this weekend! He only asked for it a few times but then quickly remembers "I sent them to baby Brooklyn!" I find him even more (it that's even possibly) chatty and funny without it! I'm glad we made the transition! Potty training is next!

Friday night, we headed to watch our local men's University hockey team play.

Of course, that's all London wanted to do when we woke up Saturday. I had an 11 mile run planned but this cold was kicking my butt. I skipped Marathon club kick-off. We bundled up and headed outside for a bit (no sick days for moms!)

When London went down for a nap I snuck out for a run. The weather was absolutely gorgeous this weekend (17 degrees in January?!) so I knew I needed to take advantage of the fresh air!

After nap, we headed to the movie theatre to see Paddington. We had some time to kill so we played in the arcade first.

London made it about half way through the movie before asking to leave. A success in our eyes!

His dad had a party, to go to, Saturday night so London and I just relaxed before he passed out, on me, about 30 seconds after we crawled into his bed.

Sunday, we all slept in until 8. It was wonderful! We had a big breakfast before heading out to get groceries. Once again, I took advantage of nap time and the nice weather and did a quick run outside.

The rest of the day was spent doing laundry, relaxing, planning our week, playing hockey outside, washing our cars and watching Boyhood. If you haven't seen it yet I highly recommend it! It was filmed over 12 years! 

I hope you had a great weekend! 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thinking Out Loud #1

I've decided to join the cool kids and link up with Amanda for "Thinking Out Loud." If you don't know how it works check out her first post. Basically, it's a chance for you to get all your random thoughts out and then link up with others doing the same.

1. The title of this linkup reminds me of the Ed Sheeran song. I'm slightly obsessed and listen to it while I get ready in the morning. I'm a hopeless romantic and love the lyrics.

2. I'm contemplating signing up for Run For L'Arche but can't decide between the 5 mile or half marathon. I would love to run a half marathon every month in 2015 but I haven't signed up for one this month and don't want to push it before Phoenix if I am trying to PR. My 2015 Race Calendar is already getting pretty full.

3. Bachelor Nights with my girls are so good for my soul. Every Monday, I get together with about 10 of my closest local ladies and we eat good food, drink Sangria and watch a trashy (but so good) reality tv show. Having some girl time is exactly what I need to kick off my week. 

4. I entered the lottery for the NYC Marathon last week and I've never wanted something (running related) so bad. I never thought I would run a full marathon but I know this is the right time and I want to make my first one a big one! Fingers crossed I get some good news March 3rd!!!

5. I am a new Aunty (baby Brooklyn was born last week) and my friend Leigh just welcomed a beautiful baby girl. Now, I just need Quinn (my best friend Courtney's little girl) so get here and then I need to go visit them all to get some baby cuddles. I have serious baby fever right now.

What's on your mind lately?
Does anyone else watch the Bachelor? I LOVE Chris!!! 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Training Tuesday: Phoenix Half Marathon Week 4

I can't believe the race is only 38 days away! I'm working my butt off to hopefully PR but I'm also excited for a mini vacation and to see (and meet) some of my favourite people! Not only is Jen and her husband going to be there but, I just found out today, Leana is coming too! Phoenix is going to be one big party! Just search #itsgoingdownatPHX if you want to see the list of bloggers/runners that are coming to run! 
I wasn't sure if I was going to recap my training, or not, but I know I like reading training updates so I figured why not. As I mentioned earlier I'm following a NYRR training plan that was customized for me. 
I'm currently doing a run streak so I am using my rest days (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) to complete, at least, 1 easy mile. I'm not doing as much strength training as I would like but I am trying to incorporate something on my easy run or rest days.
Monday, January 12th
3 RR (Regular Run) Miles:
This should say Day 44
Tuesday, January 13th
5 I (Intervals) Miles:
Thursday, January 15th
3 ER (Easy Run) Miles:
Saturday, January 17th
10 LR (Long Run) Miles
 Are you training for anything right now?