Sunday, October 4, 2015

Mini man is here!

My second son has arrived! His name is Shane Colin. 

Here are his stats: born 10/3/15 @ 9:45pm. 7lbs 10oz, 19.5" long. He's doing great in every way!

It was a very quick and easy labor. I'm doing great & can't wait to get started in getting my body back & keeping you updated on my progress (once my body is healed, of course). 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

33 weeks & still sweating

I am 33 weeks along with my second son. I'm not running too much, but I have had a ton of energy lately. I mostly use that energy to get things done before the baby arrives (before I run out of that energy).

I've been using this time to detail the car, move Lars' car seat over, prep dinners to freeze & other things like that. 

Lars is still involved in activites: gymnastics & a weekly outside play group. The gymnastics really tires me out! I think I need a nap more than Lars does afterwards.

How I've been working out is really all indoors. I'm such a baby with the heat during this pregnancy. I do a lot of leg exercises. While I do these (squats, fire hydrant leg lifts, ect), Lars practices his balance (well, kind of). 

He still does squats with me, but he didn't want his picture taken for that. 

Do you have a workout buddy? 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Color Run Fun!

On Saturday morning, some friends and I got up too early to meet downtown for the Color Run. This is an annual event for me and my friends. We look forward to it every year! 

The very first color was blue (one of my favorites). Following that, before the next k, they had something special (which we all loved!), white (aka, sparkles). At first, I was wondering how white would show up when everyone was wearing white. Then, we went through it & we were sparkling!! It was a great surprise!

You can see the sparkles on my face.

They also had pink (another favorite of mine), yellow, orange and at the finish line, purple. 

They also handed out medals at the finish line this year. Another first that I loved! Sparkles were seen from miles away (no exaggeration). It was very cool, but I wouldn't want to be on the clean up crew. 

Do you do any runs like this (non-competitive)? I love this race & can't wait until next August!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Feeling great & running at 30 weeks

Since my foot injury, I've been icing and took complet (unhappy) time off of running. Well, it worked! I went for my normal route & I feel great!!

Because of the heat, my feet have begun to swell. So, I'm trying to get my runs in as early as Lars will allow me (today was 8 am) and rest my feet and drink lots of water (never a problem). 

I have the color run 5k this Saturday with some friends and I can't wait! My foot is feeling oh so wonderful & my body can handle a (very) slow run. 

What's your next run scheduled?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Injured already

So this happened, already. I'm pretty bummed about it. I had been making running part of my weekly routine (3-4 times a week).

Nothing too serious. Nothing long. I stick around my house because I'm constantly using the bathroom (some little man pushing on my bladder). It made me happy and excited to get the stroller loaded up those mornings and head out in my out & back runs. 

I've been icing like crazy & (the worst part), taking time off of running. I need to get back in the habit of doing my in home workouts, but I'm just not motivated. This is the part of my pregnancy I need to be. There's just something about raising a toddler & being pregnant the wears you out. So, if I don't workout while he's awake, I don't workout. Maybe I can find motivation this week!

How do you keep motivated?

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

4th if July

Every year, for the 4th, we go to our friends house & have a huge firework show. There's lots of friends, food and fun. 

Hope everyone had a great 4th!!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Cheesy veggie stuffed shells

The other day, I made one of my favorite dishes...cheesy veggie stuffed shells. The hardest part of making this dish is chopping all the yummy veggies. You can use anything that's in season.

I used zucchini, red bell pepper and olives, all mixed in with the yummy, gooey standard cheese mixture. So good! I didn't even miss the meat. One of my best summer time meals (besides the heat of actually cooking the meal. 

What is a good summer time meal that you like?