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still here! SF Half 6/16/13

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Hey all!

The kids have been keeping me super busy! Mia is now 8 months old and almost walking! It's crazy how fast this year is going!! I am now at my pre pregnancy weight again, but still have a ways I want to go!
I ran my 2nd Half in March 2013- and turned around and signed up for another half in June! I'll be running in the San Francisco Half 6/16! I can't wait! I ran my first in SF, and I fell even more in love with the city, and SO in love with Running! I can't wait to go back!!! So I'm about 5 weeks away and just training! I'll get on here and update

Summer is coming, and hopefully I will have a little more free time to hop on here every once in a while!
Spark on Friends!!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BANKER-CHUCK 8/2/2013 11:54AM

    It has been a while since I checked in on you. Sounds like you are enjoying SF more and more. Hopefully you still remember Portland.

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GAYEMC 5/10/2013 8:16PM

    Glad to see you back. Way to go on the getting those halfs done! Hard to believe it's been 8 mos since Mia was born. You should post some new pics.

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CBAILEYC 5/8/2013 6:01PM

    Good to hear you're doing well!
We've been fortunate with the weather late - I hope you've all been able to get out and enjoy it together.

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JSTETSER 5/8/2013 5:40AM

    I'm glad to hear that all is going well for you.
Thanks for the post!
Today I'm moving Mt. Monadnock!

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Its been a while!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

So I have been missing spark so much! There doesnt seem to be enough time in the day!

Mia is doing great! She will be 3 months next week already! Hard to believe! We are getting our Christmas Tree this weekend, and taking our Santa pictures, I can hardly wait, I have 2 precious little dresses she will be wearing. My sons 6th Birthday is coming up in January, I cant believe that either, where does the time go! We moved to Portland from Sacramento,CA when he was 18 months, the time has flown by!

I started running again about 6 weeks ago, I have already ran in 2 5k's and a 4 miler, O how I missed running! Its so nice to be able to tune everything out for a little bit, and just have some me time! I have made my running list for 2013 the races I will be participating in. I just turned 26 in October, so my goal for this year I want to run a FULL marathon! I already have tackled the 1/2- Its time for another challenge! Im excited! It will help me get my pre baby body back! (that I am missing so much)

All is well other then that! Thanksgiving was great, and Christmas is already here! AHH! Have you been thinking of your resolutions for the New year yet?

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GAYEMC 11/28/2012 2:00PM

    Glad to see you pop by and give us an update. I hope you post holiday pics of Mia. Great that you are back to running and getting in some "me" time.

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CJANNESS 11/28/2012 11:25AM

  Thank you for the wonderful encouragement ladies! Its hard to not be bursting with happiness when a new baby is born! emoticon

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CBAILEYC 11/28/2012 10:20AM

    Great to hear from you, and to hear how well you and yours are doing!
Congrats on getting back into the groove and running. I think for me, my biggest resolution is going to be not to lose sight of how much I really do enjoy running and to stick with it!
Enjoy the coming holidays.

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SPARKONSKATES 11/28/2012 7:01AM

    Congrats on the birth of your new baby girl. Time goes by so fast. SP is a great place to come to get back that spark and back in shape. Great job on your running and getting back out there to race. Your so inspiring !! Keep it up ! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Im back!

Friday, September 28, 2012

While Mia is sleeping Im going to quickly write a little update!
She is beautiful and 3 weeks old already! She came on Sept 6, at 8:06 am! 6lbs , 8oz. I am so in love! I def forgot how much work having a newborn is though! My son is almost 6 and pretty independent, so this has me relearning everything! Im tired, but its Oh so worth it all! Here are some pics of her!

Arent those the cutest pics?!

I get cleared to begin working out again Oct 12- so back at it I will be! I have about 15 lbs to loose, and quite a few inches. I keep telling myself it took 9 months to gain- and probably going to take 9 months to get back to normal. So Im ready to begin!

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PUMPKINPHD 10/2/2012 6:37PM

    Congratulations on your daughter! The pics are adorable.

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CJANNESS 10/2/2012 12:53PM

  Thank you guys so much! My parents are here right now visiting and soaking in all of her beauty! Ill be around a lot more soon!!

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CBAILEYC 10/2/2012 12:44PM

    Oh honey she's gorgeous! Happy congrats to you and the family on your new addition.
I agree with Gaye, 15 doesn't sound bad at all. It's great to hear from you, I'd been wondering how you were doing.

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GAYEMC 9/28/2012 2:17PM

    Mia is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations! 15lbs doesn't sound too bad after a pregnancy, I'm sure you'll loose it in no time. Don't forget to take care of yourself too.

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COOP9002 9/28/2012 12:55PM

    Welcome back! Thanks for sharing pics of your gorgeous new daughter.

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August Goals!

Friday, August 03, 2012

We are winding down a month from Aug 5th, Im due! FINALLY! I feel like I have been pregnant for years! While Im trying to soak in the last month and just relax, get some rest, and enjoy possibly my last time being pregnant I cant help but count down the days until my body will be mine and MINE alone again!

What a difference a healthy pregnancy makes! My first was terrible, gained 60 lbs, had no energy AT ALL, was depressed, it was horrible! This time around completely opposite!~ I Firmly believe you can have a healthy active and enjoyable pregnancy! I am still working out, and eating a healthy diet, I have gained the perfect amount of weight I am supposed to thus far, and really have no aches or pains whatsoever! Not even swelling! Knock on wood I still have 4 weeks left! :)

My August Goals-
Take one day at a time- counting all my blessings!
Stay consistent with my water everyday
Walk everynight
Yoga 4-5 times a week, as usual :)
Squats, light weights and lunges

I wont be able to work out for a few weeks after, so Im going to press on now- knowing I did everything I could up until that point!

I hope you all are having a great summer, we are finally in summer here in Portland! Im so thankful I didnt have HOT weather to deal with! Only a few days which I can handle! :)

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GAYEMC 8/6/2012 4:21PM

    I hope you surrived this weekend's heat. I'm looking forward to you posting new baby pics soon.

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CBAILEYC 8/4/2012 1:09PM

    So good to hear you're feeling so great! The countdown really is on now isn't it?

Stay cool this weeked. Here's to the coming days being all you wish for, and to the healthy happy arrival of your new lil bean.

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FLORNH 8/3/2012 7:54PM

    Sounds great!

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Check in- 71 days left until she is here!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hey all!

Just wanted to check in! Im all on track.
Im eating well! thankfully I have been craving fruit and orange juice this pregnancy! Occasionally a chocolate milkshake or a chocolate bar donut, but I have gained exactly what I should have this time around! (sigh of relief) Previous pregnancy was so different I was SO unhealthy, and gained 60 lbs on top of that, puttting me at 40 lbs overweight for 3 years! ( I lacked MAJOR discipline, and was so extremely unhappy!! Thank you Lord for Spark!!)

I have been consistent with exercise, getting ready to get back to the gym. I have been getting in walks or going late to the gym for the machines, but I miss my regular classes! My husbands work schedule is falling a lot later than it used to- He now gets home around 630-645 where as it used to be 5 exactly. When he walks in we eat dinner, and then by the time cleaning the kitchen comes around and bathtime, its already 8-830. All my energy is depleted, and Im ready to relax on the couch and spend a few hours with my hubby. This hasnt been working out for me- I need just that little bit of time to refocus, and do something for my body! I have found the solution! Today Im just going to go get the month pass for the Kids Club, so that way my son and I can go anytime we want during the day- and I can go back to some of my fav yogas and zumbas I have been missing O SO MUCH! Man life was easier when summer break wasnt here!

Im in the final stretches! I simply CAN NOT wait until she gets here! 71 days left! My Dr told me last week we will be scheduling the C section a week earlier than her Original Due Date, so now the new one is Sept 5th!!!!! YAHOOOOOO

First thing I do when Im cleared to workout again is signing up for another half! This will be my 2nd!! My life feels so incomplete without training and a goal!!!! I have been reading up on training and all the things I will be able to do again, and Im so Excited!!

Anyways, have a great day all!! Spark on!
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GAYEMC 6/26/2012 5:05PM

    Love the baby bump pic! Glad to hear you are doing well with eating and exercising.

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CBAILEYC 6/26/2012 12:30PM

    So good to hear how well you're doing! It's great that you'll be able to get to the gym earlier in the day with your son. Where there's a will and all that!
Here's to a wonderful 71 more days!

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