Thursday, July 16, 2009

Yippee!

Major working out this week. Double and triple sessions. Like Tuesday was a run to the Y (1.5 miles) with Andra, weights while she was in daycare there, walk back, and the core class I sorely needed later that evening. Wednesday, even though I was pretty sore, was a 3.5 mile run with the BOB and my friend Jessica (and her BOB) at a new beach park we found with a nice crushed gravel trail (3/4 mile, so we had to do like 5 loops), and then a 36 mile bike ride. I have to gush about the ride...it was SO FUN. Monday I had also ridden with Eric, we did 24 I think at a nice 16mph pace (not much but fairly typical for us, not killing ourselves but definitely a workout, it's hilly!). He said in 2 weeks we'd be ready to ride 40 with Bea (my former trainer, we all used to ride together but hadn't in like 2 years, and she's definitely faster than we are). So somehow 2 weeks ended up being 2 days, and it was such a great ride. Despite being sore and tired, it felt easy! We did apparently a scary hill (Mead Hill Road) that I'd done once, and there were a couple really steep parts but overall it was just so pretty (horse farms) that I didn't feel bad at all. I had to sprint past both of them on one hill, Eric tried to race me but I won (ok, he's like 52, but still...). In the end our average speed for the 36 miles was also 16mph, and though the last 3 miles I kind of just survived, the first 33 were awesome! So that just makes me feel all happy and stuff. Today was a day off, though Jessica and I took Andra and Kate to the town pool and splashed around a bit.

I had a girls night out tonight...I think the second since Andra was born, and certainly the most fun! Just 2 hours (dinner and then a drink, one was enough!) but fun to catch up. And dress up.

I made an appointment with the hemangioma surgeon for August 11 for a consultation. We'll see. I think my main question for him will be, in what situations would you NOT encourage someone to choose surgery? And to see if he would harbor a guess as to how old she'll be before the puffiness of it all would go away on its own. I think my husband is leaning toward having the surgery since it seems relatively minor (as much as surgery can be) but of course we'd have to see if our insurance would cover it, etc. etc. etc. I wish Andi would just go through a hair growth spurt or something so her bangs would cover it more.

9 comments:

N.D. said...

Glad you made an appointment for the surgeon to get your questions answered! Great job on the workouts! I remember when you were wondering what it would be like and if you would return to your normal summer workout schedule and you are doing great!

Nitsirk said...

I'll let you know about the weight loss. I manged to lose a bunch just by going back to work and I am hoping that by weaning I will have more time to workout. Today I was able to go to master's swim practice for the first time since Jack was born so I am on the right track.

DC Running Mama said...

See, now you're doing doubles and triples and I'm lucky if I can fit in one run and I'm not even working full time!

Mnowac said...

Congrats on the great workouts! Sounds like the biking was a lot of fun. I can't wait to get Harper out in the jogging stroller, at what age did you put her in it?

Sarah said...

Hi Clare, I just wanted to fill you in as you were abig help to me when I was worried about my small size while pregnant. On July 4th my son Gray decided he wanted to come into this world 2 weeks early. He weighed in at 6lbs 5oz 19 inches long. So all the concern was for not. Thanks again for you support.

Alicia Parr said...

I love a good ride in the country!

Good luck with the surgeon appointment.

Leah said...

Yay for girls' night and great workouts!

X-Country2 said...

Great job fiting in those workouts!

jsmarslender said...

Yea for girls' night (and dressing up)! After your last post I was thinking about Andra's birthmark and your dilemma. I think, as parents, you'll make the best decision. You know if people stare and if you think that Andra will notice that or not - sometimes kids are oblivious and other times they are really sensitive. And you can take your own feelings into account too - whether or not you're tired of explaining to other moms or their kids what is on Andra's forehead. Or if you're just tired of thinking you need to explain.

You know, though, you have a beautiful baby. You'll make the right choice for her and for you - let us know what you learn at the consultation - and in the end, you'll raise her to know that what is inside is better than what is outside...even if our culture says otherwise.

Also, I appreciate your honesty about trying to figure out what to do.