Week 5

Run Update:
Week 5 of the year is also Week 2 of 13.1 training. I think it went pretty well. I missed two workouts due to sick kids and lack of time. But it had some high notes. I completed my first long track run of 5 miles. I got over some serious calf tightness…yay for yoga and foam rolling. And I ran my first 7 mile run…on a treadmill no less.

I also tested my first round of nutrition. I gave Honey Stinger Energy Chews a try and I think it was a success. My 7 mile run took about an hour and 20 minutes. At 30 minutes, I slowed the treadmill down to 4mph and took in 5 of the chews and about 5 ounces of water. At 1 hour, I did the same. I felt great the entire run. I knew that nutrition and hydration would be the toughest part of half training, and so far I’ve been right.

House Update:
Blue has been on my butt about laundry lately. It’s his favorite household chore. As a result, I woke up Saturday with the laundry completely caught up. I try to do a load a day, which keeps me from getting behind.

Our Dyson died. The motor burned out. Thankfully right after I got the house vacuumed. So we are on the hunt for a new vacuum. I think we’ll stick with another Dyson. But if you know me, I have to find a good deal.

Brown and Blue Update:
Brown got 100% on his spelling test this week. He was pretty darn proud. He also grew about 5 inches, which makes sense considering he ate more than his half-marathon-training mama and his half-ironman-training daddy. That’s a lot.

Blue is kicking butt at speech lately. He has mastered K and G. He’s been working on F lately and is really doing well. We’re still struggling with S and S-blends. I’m so anxious about sending him to kindergarten, but he’s finally showing interest in learning his letters. Mama’s late bloomer.

I think that’s enough for now. Not really…I probably have more. But I’m hungry and there’s leftover chili in the fridge calling my name. I finally got wise and made a double batch. I guess that’s part of raising two growing boys who have endurance athletes for parents. We like food and LOTS of it!

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