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!