Thursday, October 30, 2008

I voted.

Did you???

Come on..... I did it this morning while not feeling great and with two little boys with me. If I can do it, anyone can! It is our right, privilege, duty.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - Fall fun at the Arboretum

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Run times

Not much to talk about today. But, I wanted to post my running times.
Saturday - 6.5 miles -- 1:11:11
Monday -- 2.5 miles -- 29:11
Tuesday -- 6.75 miles on the bike
My legs still felt bad on Monday after Sunday's run. I decided to run anyway. One mile into the run, I knew that I had made a bad decision. So, I headed back home and through sheer determination (and a little Johnson-stubbornness), I made it 2.5 miles. Running and walking. My legs were so sore and tight, it was difficult to even walk normally. Today, my schedule said to run 2 miles or crosstrain. So, I decided to ride the bike. I did that and did weights, which I have not done in a long time. So, it was a nice time at the gym. Will probably rest one more day and try for the 4 miles (on the treadmill) on Thursday.

Taking the boys outside now to enjoy the beautiful 65 degree afternoon! :)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

So frustrating

I am very frustrated today. Mostly with myself. I went to the gym on Monday and my iP0d battery died a few minutes into my run. I put it in the cup holder of the treadmill. After the run, I was tired and in a hurry to go pick-up the boys. Yep, you guessed it. I left it sitting on the treadmill, apparently. And, someone decided to take it rather than turn it in. So frustrating on so many levels. First, that someone would take it. Second, that I left it and just wasted the money. Third, that I have to do a 6 mile run on Saturday without any distraction. And, my runs will only be getting longer and longer and more painful. Sigh.
Mason was also sick last night. Threw-up twice in the night. Seems fine today, thankfully.
Eric is out of town until tomorrow night. Here's hoping tonight is a little quieter. It is, afterall, Thursday and that means Gr*y's anat0my. Can't miss that! Thankful for the DVR in our house......

Monday, October 20, 2008

It's official!

I registered for the White Rock half-marathon. On Sunday, December 14th, I will be running 13.1 miles. I am so excited. SO excited!!! :) I didn't think that I would be so excited. In fact, I have put off registering for several weeks because I was just not sure if I could do it. But, I am just biting the bullet and having faith in myself that I can do it.
So, Sunday -> 5 miles - 57:00
Monday -> 4 miles - 41:30
:) Have a great week! Mason has a make-up soccer game at 6:15, so I must go make some dinner for the boys quickly.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Getting back into routines

We returned home Monday afternoon. It has been a crazy 48 hours!
Miles missed Mason. I mean MISSED Mason. He will almost not get more than 5 feet away from big brother. It's pretty cute. Mason doesn't seem to know what to do with the lack of personal space.
Miles is also getting used to be around mommy again. For about the first 24 hours we were home (Monday night until bedtime last night), Miles wanted nothing to do with me. Again, I mean NOTHING. He hardly let me hold him - he would just fight me to get down. Very odd behavior for my little cuddler. In fact, when I got out of the car to pick him up Monday evening, he shook his head "no" to me and put his hand out to push me away. I am not kidding and not exaggerating - my dad saw the whole thing and can back-up my story. Talk about breaking a mom's heart. I just wanted to grab him up and kiss him all over. (I finally got to do that last night as I put him to bed.) He only wanted daddy and Mason. What is up with that?????

Miles is such a climber. He is going to be our first to go to the ER (well, I guess he already did the night of his seizure -- I mean for a broken bone or stitches). He will climb on anything and everything. I walked into Mason's room yesterday morning and he was jumping on Mason's bed. I actually caught him mid-jump. He can jump pretty high, so part of me was proud. :) Most of me just freaked out. There should be no doubt that he will give me a run for my money.

Mason has a soccer game tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully, we will be able to get him out on the field this time. He hasn't played in over 2 weeks, so hopefully he will be excited.

Lots of rain here today and cooler temps tomorrow. Too bad I am not in good enough shape to push the boys in the jogging stroller as it should be in the 50s and 60s all day. Would be a great day to go out on a run. I have to do 3.5 miles tomorrow.

Miles is in Mason's room crying, so I should go check on him. I promise to post pics from our trip. Just have to get them downloaded still..... in all my spare time! :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Back from Chicago

We returned home from Chicago last night.
I missed Miles. I really missed Miles. I have not ever missed a kid like I did him on this trip. I had a really hard day on Saturday, in fact.
But, enough about that.
We had a great trip. We went to the park. We went to a fall carnival where Mason enjoyed a petting zoo. He also had a great time on an obstacle course bounce house. He did such a great job on it and we had to pull him off it several times.
Eric had a great run on Sunday at the Chicago Marathon. He finished in 3:31 which put him in 2246th place overall. Considering the registration is capped at 45,000 runners and it always fills up, that is SO stinking amazing!! It was another very warm day, with temps over 80 at the finish of the race. Thankfully, the city was much more prepared than last year and had plenty of water, wet sponges, misting areas, etc. And, nobody died this year. That is ALWAYS a plus!
Seriously, I am very proud of Eric and even more excited that his training is done. At least until he starts getting ready to run this race........

Speaking of training.....
Friday: 5 miles - 57:58
Sunday: too many miles walking around Chicago chasing to see Eric run by and pushing Mason (all 43 lbs of him) in the stroller. I consider that a serious workout!
Tuesday: 3.5 miles - 35:30

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

October 8th

October 8, 1999.....
9 years ago today.....
Eric and I met.
We had our first date. Yes, a blind date.
We had dinner at Mi Cocina.
We went to SMU (where he was in law school) and walked around campus.
We went back to his apartment (at the edge of campus) for a potty break. (I immediately noticed it was incredibly clean. Especially for a boy.)
He drove me back to my apartment and we talked a while longer.
He kissed me on the forehead.

Things were so simple then. Who would have thought that we would be married and have 2 beautiful boys.
It does not feel like it has been 9 years.
So much has changed.
Then: I was an engineer. I was working at Nortel Networks. I had just started my MBA. I had my own apartment and drove a new convertible Mustang GT.
Now: I am a mom. I still feel like an engineer some days. (I had to wash the cover on Miles' car seat and let me tell you -- it took me almost a half-hour to get it all put back together. That is insane!) I have my BSEE and MBA degrees. I am a room mom, a soccer mom. I drive a Honda Pilot with two car seats (and probably many cheerios and toys) in the back.
So much has changed.
I am so blessed.
I never would have guessed how blessed my life would be in just 9 short years.
And, I look so young in pictures 9 years ago. When did I start looking old??? How did that happen???? :)

Monday, October 6, 2008

On a roll

I was on such a roll last week - posting every day. Well, the weekend always throws me off. Well, the weekend and a sick baby. Miles is still getting over his cold. He's home from school today and we have had a fun morning playing.
Ran 4 miles yesterday. Around 48 minutes. I stopped the timer I was so bummed. And hot. Eric pushed the double stroller and the boys and looked effortless (he should - he runs a marathon next Sunday). We went out around 2:30. Did I mention it was hot? Really. Really. Hot. At least I went out there and did it. I am supposed to run 3.5 miles today, but with the rain, I just don't see me getting out in that with Miles in the stroller. We'll have to see how runny his nose is and if we can possibly make it to the gym this afternoon for me to run on the treadmill.
Anyway, a blog I read often is "Life with My Special Ks". Today is her first blogoversary and she is doing a fun contest. Since I love to win things, I am linking to her in hopes of winning a fun basket of pampering things for mommy. I deserve a little pampering lately. Too many snotty noses in our house lately. I just feel gross most of the time!
Have a great week. If I run today, I'll post my time later..... we'll see if I make it!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Miles is sick

Miles seemed to feel yucky yesterday, had a runny nose, didn't eat and was generally fussy.

Last night the fever started and he didn't sleep well. Lots of coughing.

This morning, more fever (+101), cancelled all plans for the day, went to see the pediatrician. No strep, just a cold or other random virus. Yucky yellow runny nose, clear ears (thanks to the tubes, I am sure), fever not breaking, only eating snack-type foods, fussy, red, runny eyes.

He did sleep for a couple of hours late morning, so I am thankful for that.

I went through Mason's old clothes and apparently, he hit a huge growth spurt from 12 mo clothes to 24 mo clothes. He had very few 18 month clothes. How did that happen? I found a few things that will fit Miles once the cooler weather sets in (seriously - how is it still over 80 degrees in October?). We may have to start buying a few things soon though - unles he hits a growth spurt. He has not really put on any weight in the last month though (maybe a few ounces), so we'll have to wait and see on that one.

And, here's a picture of the sick boy. Look at his eyes - all red and watery. He is smiling, but that was very short-lived! And, he has 101.7 fever right now.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Two runs

Wed - 3 mi - 29:49
Thurs - 2 mi - 19:24

I have finally mentally and physically broken the 10 min/mi barrier for 3 miles. I have never been able to do that before yesterday (I don't think). So, I am pretty proud of myself today.
I put out our fall decorations this morning and hope to go through Mason's old clothes to pull out fall things for Miles. I love fall. I love cooler weather. Too bad it is still almost 90 degrees out.......... Next week, Chicago, here we come! :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

If you know Mason, you know that this is THE perfect shirt for him.

And, if you know Miles, you know that this is the perfect shirt for him.

And, here is Baby Jude. Yes, the one that is making me want another yummy little boy of my own. :)