I have a new Skye update! 10.2 weeks and all of my thoughts about pretty much everything (especially why this time is so much easier)—> HERE!
Skye is helping me to get out the door and start exercising early which is nice. She likes to eat early and falling back to sleep in the morning is rough for me so why not just get in some exercising?
We got some more snow on Tuesday morning! If you can see, there is nice little layer of ice under the new snow so there was no way I was going to chance it by running on it. After my dad’s head injury from falling on the ice, I am SO much more careful on ice. PS I am very happy with how well our new car (we got a Toyota Highlander) drives in the snow and ice. Driving in the snow is super scary to me but our car makes me feel much more safe now.
I did my first yassos in about A YEAR! They were really hard and felt more difficult than my mile repeats last week! I started off with a 1.5 mile warm-up and then started my .5 mile intervals! I did 6 total and did a jog for .25 (11 minute mile pace) miles before starting the next interval and a 1 mile cool-down for a total of 7 miles.
Splits for each .5 mile interval—> 3:10 (I realized after my first one that was too fast), 3:14, 3:14, 3:14, 3:13, 3:13. The beauty of basing our workouts off of effort rather than speed is that we can feel very proud of ourselves at the end regardless of numbers if we know we gave a great effort. It doesn’t matter where our pace was for the workout (or comparing it to where our pace used to be)… You know you gained fitness during those miles because according to your effort, you rocked your workout.
And about an hour after finishing my yassos = a bright red face still so I know I put in a good effort.
Bangs Friend sent Skye the cutest new outfit. She is just like us—> A new outfit that makes you feel like a million bucks just makes you want to smile all day:
We cheered on Andrew for his speed workout yesterday. He is just starting up again with speed so we did 10 minute w/u, 6 x 1 minute @ 8.7 mph with 1 minute recoveries at 6.0, 10 minute c/d. He rocked it. Both of us were even hungrier than normal due to speed work… it revs that metabolism UP!
My sister told me that I needed to go try out the new Zao Asian Cafe that opened up near us and she was right, it was delicious.
I was telling Brooke during lunch that I’m sure going to miss our afternoons together when she is in 1st grade and in full day school and she replied, “don’t worry mom, there are a lot of holidays and Sundays so you will still get to see me plenty.” She is very logical these days.
And this was pretty delicious too. All stocked up at Costco now.
We also had to stop at Target and I have to confess something, I don’t get all of the love for these. I think I used to like them more but I don’t really think they are the best like a lot of people (I am surprised Megan D is still friends with me due to this opinion of mine).
Afternoon (some days we go through three different outfits).
Something is not right about this picture… how he does not freeze is beyond me.
Talk about consistency!
For dinner we had a new thing from Costco, chicken coconut curry! Look at me eating curry again;) We made some roasted broccoli too and it all tasted really good!
Beretta is not loving this treadmill weather (she always goes running with Andrew)…
but Andrew makes sure to get her out at night for some fetch each day too!
Nicole asked me if my milk supply has dropped from running longer distances now (up to 9 miles wahoo). I talk a little bit about it in the baby post that I put up yesterday but I thought I would share a little bit more here. PS as I was typing this I had to laugh because I share the most random things on the internet for anyone to read, just letting you know all about everything.
This time around I have not had a supply drop as I am increasing my mileage and I pump about 5-10 extra ounces a day to freeze. With Brooke, at this point my milk was dropping a lot. I’m not sure if that drop was because I was pumping only, because I jumped back into training hard too quickly or if it was because my life was really stressful at that point. With Skye, there are a few things that I think have helped me to have a good supply—> I didn’t run for the first 6 weeks after having her, I did some walking but that’s it and I think when I was breastfeeding Brooke, I put a lot of stress on my body from running too early and it was hard to get a good supply going for me personally. I fed Skye all of the time for the first 6ish weeks… now we are on more of a schedule but I felt like I was feeding Skye 549 times a day for the first little while and I think that helped my body to get going on producing more than enough. I am eating/drinking plenty to fuel feeding her and my activity each day. I’ve only had two kids but I kind of know that my body just doesn’t drop the last 10ish pounds until I stop breastfeeding (my sister is the same way but I know this is not the case for many women!!!) and that eating less calories than I am burning is going to lower my milk production. Now is not the time that I think about losing any more weight because I think my body needs to hold onto a little extra something in order to keep making milk. With Brooke I think I dropped a little too fast and that didn’t help my milk supply at all. So, here is my ‘I am not a health professional and I am just only talking about my own personal experience’ reasoning for how I am keeping up my milk while increasing my training. I’ll keep you updated but so far, so good! We can train hard and breastfeed at the same time.. we just have to figure out the right way to do it all for our bodies because we are all so different!
Andrew and I were talking the other day about how our bodies react to stress. A few weeks ago Andrew had a HUGE test that he was super nervous about because a lot of the people in his program did not pass. The result of all of this stress—> Canker sores and that happens every time he gets really stressed! For me, when I am really stressed I deal with IBS issues and other GI problems. What about you? How does your body react to stress?
For those of you that breastfed during your training, what helped you to keep up a good supply?
What are your feelings on the Cadbury mini eggs?
If you could have any food delivered to you right now and magically appear in front of you, what would it be?
-Donuts from Stan’s in Northern California.