Saturday, March 28, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Courtney, Billie and I run our trail run that we have been training for next weekend. I am sure there will be pictures to come. We ran the pinnacles today in Berea and oh my hills! I just hope I am not sore for our long run tomorrow because I haven't been that out of breath in forever - it was challenging.
To get to Berea today we went the backroads way and took the Valley View Ferry across the river - this was Kennedy's first Ferry Trip (thanks for taking the picture Billie).
It's just funny to see the river right outside her window!
There isn't a whole lot else to share right now. I can't believe our trail run is next weekend - it feels like just yesterday that we started talking about it. I can't believe we are so far into our 1/2 training schedule either. Where does the time go?
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Oh the "special" Mommy moments (Warning: if you are squeamish you may not want to read this posting)
Today started out well and we left Charlotte and she was asleep before I hit the interstate. I was actually jaded enough to think she might sleep for the entire trip to Charleston since she slept so little last night. WRONG! I got one hour out of her and then she wanted "EWMMO" as she calls it = Elmo. Again - although she didn't sleep as I had hoped, she stayed silent as a church mouse and happy as a lark.....until about 10 minutes from our destination. Once into town the plan was to go and eat lunch with my friend Allison. 10 minutes out she starts screaming and honestly I figured she was tired so I turned Elmo off an told her "night night" which typically puts her to sleep with in minutes (amazingly so). She wouldn't give it up - she just kept fussing and crying. She was getting more and more irritable and I started to get kind of worried. Luckily I have a little one who really doesn't get worked up about much and when she does get worked up it's typically short-lived. For whatever reason she was not happy today and I was frankly getting a little frazzled with it all. So...when we got to Allison's I went around to get her out of the car seat and when I did I realized her eyes were swollen, she was sweating and she wouldn't bend her legs. What in the world, I thought? I took her inside and tried to console her - NO GO. Finally I asked her if she wanted to go to the potty. I thought maybe she was constipated????? I put her on the potty and she immediately started pushing....pushing so hard that you could see her little toddler 6 pack. My goodness....she is constipated, what now? Here I am in my best friends house who hasn't seen Kennedy in like a year and she is screaming uncontrollably and I have no "remedies" to help her. Ugh! I was just about to get her off the potty and try to get her moving to hopefully work things out when I heard her making some kind of choking noise and before I knew it she was puking up her goldfish she had just finished in the car. The poor child pushed so hard she puked for pete's sake. I can officially claim mommyhood because I caught the vomit y'all - gross!!!! Almost simultaneously as she puked - she pooped. To avoid major TMI let's just say it was large and in charge and my poor baby was just hurting from being in that car seat and needing to get that out. She was an absolute peach the rest of the afternoon. Poor Allison watched this all unfold and then looked at me and was like "whew...wow....speechless". Ha! Oh the "special" Mommy moments!
The rest of our afternoon was spent playing on the swingset at Grandmommy and Big Jim's with Anne Hensley and playing with Charlie - Grandmommy's new great dane AKA "big doggie". It's going to be a fun week!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Training updates: Chelsea ran her first seven miler last weekend and she did AMAZINGLY! Other than hills (which she hates) I heard no complaining. I am so impressed that she hasn't even been running an entire year yet and she did seven miles last weekend and we are scheduled to do 8 tomorrow. It's just awesome. Billie joined us for our 7 last weekend and Courtney and Billie will accompany us tomorrow. I love running even more when you do it with friends - it's becomes a social gathering rather than a calorie burning sweat session you know?
Billie and I did a trail run at Shaker Village on Sunday and although it was insanely hilly, it was beautiful and we plan to run there lots more in the future. We did accidentally get off our trail and end up on some old crazy dog breeders property (you had to be there) so chalk up one weird experience we have now had together. Ha!
Last training info (I promise): Chelsea and I did speed work this week - basically short sprints with lower than usual pace jogs in between. We did 7 400 meter sprints to be exact and we were whooped. We both pushed ourselves seriously hard and decided that Asbury Seminary keeps there gym way to flippin' hot up in there.
Other updates: Kennedy has decided that her favorite fashion statement as of late is her pull-ups with no pants and her snow boots with furry tops from her Nana. I just can't tell you how hilarious the combination of the two is. You really need the visual to grasp the hilarity of it all and unfortunately I can't download pics at work so I will have to share that with you later.
Lastly, I had my month long birthday celebration wrapped up on Sunday with a super sweet gathering of friends. Billie and Abby made dinner for myself, my hubby, their hubbys and my two other friends Janine and Chelsea on Sunday evening and the meal was TO DIE FOR. We had salad, spinach wrapped chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans and a plethora of desserts. The food was so delicious but mostly I was just humbled that they would go to all that trouble for me. I just felt lucky to be surrounded by people who care about me and who I consider true friends. To cap of the evening they gave me a gift which I also can only do justice with a picture (coming soon). They custom made me a purse with a special pocket that mommy's need (a diaper and wipe pocket). I was going to buy the purse because I so love their creations, but they gave it to me instead and I was so super pumped. I have been rocking my purse every where I go and I have gotten lots of compliments. So...if you would like to see what the girls can do, check out their website at www.abbyandbilliedesigns.com.
So...this has been a hodge podge posting but it's because it's been too long. I am off tomorrow to go to Charleston. My friend Jennifer had a little boy yesterday and I can't wait to see him and hold him while I am home. My sister Angel and her daughter will be at home too so it will be fun to be with loved ones.
Until next time...