Thursday, October 27, 2011

Don't Be That Awkward Runner

Things have been busy around the Hoover resident lately. I started a Boot Camp styled group work out program @ Anytime Fitness, therefore I haven't been doing much running at all. We meet every Tues. and Thurs. at 6am in the morning and do some serious working out for a hour, then we have homework to complete before the following Tues. I must say, I did not even start on my homework(which consisted of 500 push-ups and 500 squats) until Sunday, I was just too sore. This past Tues. was our first weigh in and wouldn't you know I GAINED weight!!! I was disgusted and  discouraged, so I have really buckled down on eating habits this week!!  I have also signed up for a Good Running Form class so I don't look like this:

On another note, we have been having SO MUCH FUN since Adam has a new work schedule. We went to the fair two times this year, the 3 of us both times :) Friday nights are date nights now, it is such a blessing!! Eli and I went to the corn maze with Caiden and Kailyn. We all had a blast, we went on a hay ride, cow train ride, slides and of course to the animal barn. Eli is loving having his "favorite Caiden, I wuv him" over here so much. Every morning he wakes up saying is Caiden here, can we go get him?. I have decided to start trying to list Eli's most recent sayings on here every once in a while, they are just to cute to not share!!

Recent Sayings:

Caiden and Eli are on the swings talking about going to the fair. Eli says: "I am going to ride the fire truck, but I have to put my helmet on first"

I got some business to take care of.

What ju got, ju got a sucka? (I had a lollipop in the car)

Adam and I are discussing what we are going to get from Wendy's, Eli jumps in from the backseat and says:
"I want a hamburga, no onions, I want a coke, I want apples, I want chicken nuggets I want fries."

When  he saw the school bus in the afternoon go by he said " there goes the ice cream truck"

He gets so excited about playing with Adam and Caiden outside, he often forgets to call Adam Dad and says Adam or Uncle Adam.

He asked to sleep in the cats bed the night after the fair, so we let him, HA! After all the cat don't use it, he is outside now!!

Checking it out.
Telling Kailyn and Caiden, not to shoot him!
Shooting Kailyn and Caiden.
This was one of his favorites
Kailyn, Cole, Elijah
Eli passed out after the fair
I love this!
He came out and landed on his feet and said TA-DA
                                                             Cow train ride

Hope everybody is ready for Halloween, our weekend plans include spooktacular, fall festivals, softball and of course rest!!! Eli is going to be a Lumber jack this year, we put the costume together ourselves, I just couldn't bring myself to spend 25-40 dollars on a suit he would where ONE time. Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I'm Back!

Wow it has been a while since I was able to post anything, so much has changed in our lives since the last post!! Adam has a new job, I completed my first 5k race, then 8k, and my second 5k. After my duathlon, I seriously thought that I would do a lot more bike riding than running. However, I saw that by improving my running, it will help my biking. I am currently training for my first 1/2 marathon, it is recommended to train for 6 mths before. My plan is to do my first 1/2 marathon (13.1 miles) Feb. 12 of next year, 26.2 with Donna. On Sept. 3 last month I ran my first 5k with the AIR in Fernandina, they announced at the race that on Dec. 3 AIR would host there 1st annual 1/2 marathon. If my training continues to keep going as well as it is now, I am going to go for it. Eli also did a run, he ran 1/2 mile, let me just say I am so proud of him! He is going to my little triathlete/marathoner. It took him around 10-12 min to do a 1/2 mile, he is only 2 yrs 8mths old! He ran the WHOLE thing except right at the end.This past weekend I ran my 2nd 5k, I am proud to say that I successfully beat my last 5k time! Improvement = Motivation :) As far as the month of October, I have two more 5k's and possibly 1 bike ride planned. If anyone would like to join me in training, check out my plan here. I would love to here your input and progress. I am doing all my training at my home, I am not going to Jax to train, just using there training plan.

Adam now has a new job, he works at the Wellness Center  in Hilliard. It has been so nice for him to work M-F with the weekends off. Eli and I have really been enjoying all the time we have with him. This week I have started watching my nephew, and I have to say I am absolutely LOVING it. It is very nice for Eli to have someone to play with everyday. Here are some recent pictures of one our weekends! I hope everyone is having a good week so far!!