Grandma and Auntie are Here

Eek! I has been over a week since I last posted, but we have been bizzzeeee!!!

Let’s start with the best news. . . .my mom and my sister are here from Minnesota to visit for a week! That means I have a built-in babysitter, and I don’t have to get up early to go running!!

We went for a walk in the falling snow after they arrived. I think Alaska wanted to make sure it continued to live up to its reputation of being a cold and snowy state. Ha! No, actually it was really pretty and covered up our brown grass. Hopefully the skiers can get out there and do their thing now.


This morning I took my workout inside to the treadmill. I really don’t mind the treadmill for an interval workout. It doesn’t drag on, and I can blast the music and watch YouTube videos to pass the time.

11 miles total with 3 x 10 minutes @ 6:23 pace (Goal pace was 6:25, but that wasn’t an option on the treadmill.)

I couldn’t believe how “easy” this pace felt after running at 5:50 pace on Monday. Did you know 5:50 pace on the treadmill is 10.3 mph, and watching the treadmill’s belt run that fast is pretty intimidating! The view this morning was pretty incredible, so that doesn’t hurt either.


Afterwards it was time to stretch and foam roll. I’ve been trying to be more diligent about doing these things daily. The back of my knee, medial side, where my hamstring muscle inserts was bothering me at the beginning of the week, but it felt better today. I’m guessing it didn’t help that I ran 16 miles on Saturday and then went straight to work where I was on my feet all day.


I worked both Saturday and Sunday this past weekend, so Craig was on baby duty. It is so much easier to leave Cullen now. I still miss him, but I don’t worry about him nearly as much as I did when he was a newborn and infant. He loves reading books, and thinks it is so fun to crawl onto Sadie’s pet bed and read his books there.


At the beginning of the week, we were busy getting ready for my mom and sister’s arrival: cleaning, running errands, meal planning, more cleaning, and laundry. Cullen loves pushing the cart when we’re grocery shopping. And see those Cuties in our cart. . . he can’t get enough of them. I’m pretty sure he eat 4 or 5 of them every day.


Cullen is loving all of the attention from Grandma and Auntie. We’re off to enjoy more time together!



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