Friday, September 28, 2012

92 degrees in Las Vegas is a really nice day

This last month has gone by in the blink of an eye.  I haven't been too motivated to blog about running much. I was really in a funk for about three weeks over losing my beloved dog.  If I thought about it enough I would start to cry.  I have a lot of good memories of her and I think I have turned a corner with my grieving.

Being a couch potato
This picture is from 2009 and is one of my favorites.

Flashback from 1996
In other news I just celebrated another year of being married.  My husband and I reached the 16 year mark last weekend.   We got married so young and we have grown up together over the years. Most people are shocked when they hear how long I have been married. We celebrated by going out to dinner while a babysitter watched our son. 

Since this is a running blog I will return to regularly scheduled programming and tell you about my running.  We are finally out of the dog days of summer.  The day time high out here is still 94 degrees but, when you go from 105 to 95 it really does seem a lot cooler. I have been running/walking with the stroller. It has gotten so much harder to push my son around. He weighs 27lbs and with the extra weight I am carrying it is much harder to run.  I was debating on weather or not to buy an actual running stroller or maybe even a double jogger. But, the thought of pushing two kids at the same time seems scary right now. I think my son may be too old by the time I'm ready to take the new baby out running. So, maybe I will just buy a single jogging stroller and take turns pushing each kid.

These mountains are so pretty
With my back to the mountains
I did manage to get a few solo runs in this month. At the beginning of the month I ran 5.5 miles around my neighborhood and it was wonderful.  It was pretty early so the sun wasn't out in full force. I took my time and I even took a few pictures.

The other day I went out for another 5.5 mile run. I had been getting discouraged because stroller running had gotten so much harder over the course of the last month or two. I was worried that  my running days were coming to an end until I deliver the baby and recover. Instead I was treated to a great run. I was able to run the whole 5.5 miles. I only had to stop at red lights and I only needed one bathroom break. I was also thrilled to be running at 9:30 pace.

Last but, not least I am now 21 weeks pregnant. I still feel pretty good and I'm trying to stay as active as possible. I'm starting to feel the baby wiggle around and it makes me so happy.