Friday, March 01, 2013


Getting there. Went to the school fitness center after school Wednesday and Friday and ran 2 miles and did core work both times. About 30 minutes total which is fine for now. Routine and regain basic fitness. Being back at school is fine...easier going back than with Andra, maybe less guilt.

My neck is in the process of being fixed by the chiropractor. The rheumatologist said I "risk paralysis" but he was speaking pretty generally and I have no degeneration in my spine so I figured it would be ok. I can actually turn my head now. I knew it was more muscular than RA related, despite my previous flares, from what the physical therapist said. Nothing he did helped but it helped me decide to try chiropractic. Hopefully it will keep improving a bit more.

Overall life is good. 5k for sandy hook Mach 23.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Back to work

Head back to work Monday.  Good thing too...I need routine.  All the time in the world while on leave (well, not really, babies ARE work, even ones like Nora) and I couldn't find time to work out consistently.  I ran a bit, lifted a bit, took a week off here and there.  I'm not in worse shape, but I'm no better.  I could run a 5k no problem, but it would be slow.  I signed up for a 5k (Run for Sandy Hook in Hartford, it will be mobbed and that's my excuse for whatever my time will be) in March.  In a month, in fact.  My plan is to work out right after school twice a week and, if the snow ever melts, to run once on the weekend.  That's not  much, but it would be enough.  I do still have a gym membership, but I don't use it much and don't plan to renew in June.  I plan instead to go to CrossFit for the summer.  Yeah, we'll see...all that free time might get in my way again...but that's the plan.  With nursing, I won't drop weight.  I am fine, but soft.  Muffin top.  Bigger boobs.  Just have to go with the flow til I have more control.  Nora is still an amazing baby.  Chill, go with the flow, nothing bothers her for long.  Love.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Making Plans

Checked the race calendar for 2013.  Ran 3.5 miles today.  Just trying to be consistent to the tune of 3 times a week. Not quite there yet, but I'm good with 2.  Nora can just go to the gym daycare now, so hopefully 3 won't be hard anymore.  Speed?  Eh...when I do a 5k this spring, I  would like to be under 29 minutes.  So, no pressure.  Just want back out there. 

Nora?  Still perfect.  Doesn't cry, barely fusses.  Almost smiling.  Great sleeper but still wakes to eat...but goes right back to sleep 90% of the time.