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.


  1. Oh Dolly, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Bella. I read your previous post about her and know how much she meant to you. Lots of hugs and yes, all dogs go to heaven.

    Congratulations on 16 years!! That is amazing Dolly. To me, you seem like newlyweds.

    You continue to inspire me with your running and running while pregnant too. I have no doubts you'll do just fine pushing single strollers or a double. You always find a way to do what you love with those you love.

  2. That photographs from 2009 absolutely steals my heart!!!
    Gwendolyn and I love Bella, just by seeing her photograph. I feel that superseding our connection over that Olympic Runner is our connection over dogs.
    Oh, dogs!
    I hope you are doing a bit better; but I will understand entirely if you are never 'better' for the rest of your life. I shan't be, when it happens to me.
    When Gwendolyn's eye fell out, in 2009, I bought a jogging stroller (she wasn't allowed to walk for almost 3 months). It was a lot of fun for her. Her presently active Burley Tail Wagon (attaches to my bicycle) can morph into a stroller, so when she's Grandma Gwendolyn, our excursions shall not decline in intensity. :) Are you registering for your second human baby?
    You are so pretty! I'd love to know that you're happy with your body someday.
    I shall never be happy with mine, most likely.
    Thank you for your friendship.
    x x x