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December 2012

Me and my Cooper lounging by the pool 2010 (just before getting pregnant)


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Life as a working mom is full of challenges, most of which I wouldn't change for the world. But sometimes I'd like more time for myself. I exercise when I can. I've had some setbacks when it comes to running, and I fear I will never get back to where I was pre-pregnancy. But I'm definitely stronger in a lot of ways thanks to yoga, and of course to playing with my big, active toddler.

I also try to eat healthy (although I do have a sweet tooth), and have made a concerted effort to cook and eat more vegetables so I can set a good example for my family.

My races:
6/20/09 Kalamazoo Klassic 10K 1:03
5/31/09 Dexter Ann Arbor 5K 29:06 PR
11/26/08 Lansing Turkeyman Trot 5K 32:56
6/13/08 Kalamazoo Klassic 5K 32:11
6/14/07 Kalamazoo Klassic 5K 39:36
4/28/07 Race for the Cure Lansing 41:20

Member Since: 1/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 62,647

My Goals:
-Run a half marathon

-Do more yoga

-Stay active throughout pregnancy and not gain more than 30 lbs! DONE!!!

-Run a 5K in 30 minutes or less. DONE!! 5/31/09 29:06

-Run a 10K. DONE!! 6/20/09 1:03:02

My Program:
-Run 3x a week
-Stretch every day
-Do yoga 2-3x a week
-Watch portion sizes
-Sweets in moderation
-Eat more vegetables!

Personal Information:
I'm a 32 year old higher education professional. I came to MI for college and I never left (I guess I'm a midwesterner at heart). I've been married since 2005 to my awesome husband. We got our first "baby," a rescue basset hound named Cooper, in April 2010. In April 2011, we had our first baby, Graham Douglas.

Other Information:
things I love:
movies, TV, music, reading, relaxing, laughing, sewing, cooking, road trips and of course, exercising

things I love even more:
my son, my husband, my family, my friends

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  • v AWOLF24
    Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope 2012 is going great for you!
    1732 days ago
    Oops, did I say a half next spring? I meant next year sometime lol. I ran a couple 5ks this summer with my son, but not much other running since I found out I was pregnant. No good reason why not, just empty excuses like "I'm too tired", "I'm too busy", etc. I used to run a 10min/mi pace, but I'm sure I'm much slower than that now, and who knows how far I can run at this point lol. BUT! I will get on the treadmill and see what happens. I started training for a half a few springs ago, too, but after the 8 mile mark I started HATING running, so I stopped. A training partner would really motivate me! Let's keep in touch!! (I'll have to post a pic of our Abby, oh, and I'm only 5'2" which is why you look so much thinner than I do at approx the same weight haha)
    1772 days ago
  • v ANGIE_1230
    Thanks for the comments on Natalie's pictures. She seemed to really like Santa and wanted to rub his furry collar. I didn't know how she'd react so I was prepared for the worst. I fed her right before her appt time so that probably helped a lot. How are you? How's Graham? Is he seeing Santa this year?
    1775 days ago
  • v RUNNER_TIFF_07
    I let her wimper for a bit but she's usually all-out crying within 5 minutes of waking up. She's usually looking for her pacifier when it falls out of her mouth [which I only gave her because of awful awful gas tha made her think she was hungry all day long]. I don't think I can let her all-out cry yet -- espeically not since she still has more gas than usual particulaly at night. I can't stand the idea of her struggling with her gas and me just ignoring her. I have the No-Cry Sleep Solution book and I'm hoping some of it's suggestions can help over time but I'm so tired that I'm not sure I can follow through with it at this point. I've heard about that book too. I also have 90-Minute Sleep Solution which helped me with her naps. She was doing awesome [two 1-2+ hour naps a day plus a shorter one in the evening!] until I returned to work and now won't nap for more than 30-45 minutes at a time.
    1780 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/7/2011 12:17:40 PM
  • v RUNNER_TIFF_07
    I don't expect her to sleep through the night but waking up after 2-3 hours of sleep and then every hour after that is wearing me out. It's not just a couple times a night, she's up *all the time*. I only fed her twice last night but spent like 20-25 minutes every 1-1.5 hours putting her back to sleep. I went to bed at 9pm, an hour after she did last night so that I could get 2 straight hours of sleep, otherwise my longest amount straight was 30 minutes at the most. She's never slept through the night, not even once. I'm on a Aug 2011 baby group on Facebook and it just seems like many of those babies are sleeping at least 5-6 hours for their first stretch. I'm not even hoping she'll sleep the 10-12 hours that some of those babies are; I'd be thankful for even 4 hours and then one other wakeup after that before I wakeup for the day :(. I'm not functioning at work or at home, and I'm not sure what to do about it. It makes me look forward to when I'm NOT breastfeeding [which is sad to me because I enjoy breastfeeding for the most part] because then my husband can help with night feedings without me having to get up to pump anyway. I appreciate the comment though, it's nice to know that others understand. I just wish I knew if there was something I could do to help her go from like 5-6 wakeups a night to 1-2x. (Really even ONE NIGHT of sleeping well would be great so that I can catch up on missed sleep and get over my stupid cold.)
    1780 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/7/2011 11:17:11 AM
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