Tuesday, May 31, 2011


We enjoyed our long weekend, although we didn't really do anything too exciting.  On Saturday, Brian and I went for our "long" training run of the week.  We were scheduled to do 8 miles.  I secretly had it in my head that I would be happy with 7 miles, but I didn't inform Brian of that until we were around mile 5.  He tried to convince me that I should push through and do the whole run, but I had no intention.  The run was hard.  I slowed to take a couple walking steps a couple of times.  And one time I full-on stopped and caught my breath for about a minute.  I really feel like I was low on energy and would have done better with some running supplements (goo, sports drink, whatever).  I ate a few dried cranberries that I had brought, which did seem to help a little.

We brought Braxton along on the run in the stroller.  It was pretty cold out - we could see our breath - so we bundled him up in double jammies, a swaddler, a blanket, a hat, and another blanket over his seat.  He stayed plenty warm, and didn't fuss until the very end, which gave me an excuse to head home.  I ended up doing 7.35 miles.

We did lots of organizing in the garage, and some yard work.  See?  Not too exciting.  We did slip away for a date to Starbuck's on Sunday night.  While we were there we fell in love with a house we found on the MLS.  Turns out there are already a few offers on the house, so we don't think we are going to try to pursue anything.

Oh I almost forgot, on Sunday morning Emma's church choir had their last of four Spring performances. They did great!  Despite being somewhat shy at times, Emma loves to perform, and I am so proud when I get to watch her.

On Monday morning I met some girlfriends for a run along the river.  It was a beautiful morning, and it was great having their company for the run.  We did about 4.2 miles, and it again kicked my butt.  But I finally realized that I was getting sick (sore throat, stuffy nose), so hopefully that explains why my last few runs have been so hard.  Next week I will fly, right?

Braxton hit the two-month milestone last week.  Now that he is feeling better and growing, he is so much more active and engaging.  He even fusses a little now and then, which is fine with us!  He is just barely starting to give us occasional smiles (on purpose), one of which I caught on his two-month "birthday".

This boy blesses me so much.  I just adore him!


Anonymous said...

Very Sweet!!
Love Grandma Barb

Grandpa Jim said...

It is soooo nice to see THESE kind of posts now, isn't it? See you in 22 and a half days, Braxton:)

wendy said...

Oh my goodness is he ever adorable!!!

Renee said...

He is gorgeous and you are amazing!!

You are rocking the mileage!!

Anonymous said...

Sweet baby pics!! [:-)

Rachel in Idaho

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Kevin said...

Very sweet and cute baby !

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I think god made your baby in rest not in hurry.Really so sweet baby.

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