August 13, 2012

back at it

It is time.  Time for me to get back in to a groove.  I've been a little out of sorts this summer, not posting as much as I like, and just in general not accomplishing as much as I hoped for.  So I decided bringing back 'a day in the life', as well as 'move it monday' would be a good start.  So although it is a little later in the day than I hoped, I hereby declare this 'move it monday' once again.  You'll have the opportunity to link up next week.  Get your posts ready!  Please, at least one person play along with me?  :o)

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Even though I haven't been talking about it, I have in fact still been working out and running.  June and July were a little rocky, because it was HOT.  And there is only so much treadmill I can take.  I had grand plans of training for a marathon this fall, but, well it isn't going to happen.  It's alright, I think I'm more of a spring marathon type anyway.  Give me long runs in the dead of winter over sweltering heat any day (and remind me I said that when it is super cold and I don't want to do a long run).

I've still been getting in 3-4 runs every week, and keeping my running mileage around 14-18 a week.  A couple of days a week I just walk, and sometimes I tack on my new favorite, the stationary bike.  Which is only my new favorite simply because I can whip out 5-7 miles a lot faster on the bike than on the treadmill, and it makes my weekly mileage a lot higher on daily mile :o).  Stupid?  Yes.  Do I care?  No.  I'll put in an hour on the bike each week if I get to add 14 miles to my total.

Go figure, I have 100% slacked off on weight training.  Occasionally I'll make myself do some push-ups, but other than that strength workouts have been pretty few and far between.  Must must MUST change that soon.  I had been doing so good!  I need to get back to my barbell class.  The only problem with that one is that it goes until 10:15, so if we have a playdate scheduled I have to either leave class early, or we can't be anywhere until closer to 10:45.  That doesn't always work out.

Now even though I'm going to opt out of the marathon this fall, I still have my sights set on another half.  But for this one I won't be going for a personal record, and training has been just a little bit different...



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Baby J 2.0 coming February 2013!

50 comments:

Kelly Janowski said...

Congratulations on sweating for two! I'm looking forward to linking up next week then.

storiesfromatx.com said...

Oh my goodness! Congrats! For some reason I had a sense you were pregnant again.

I'm super impressed you're able to work out so much during this pregnancy...I haven't run since I was 10 weeks because my low blood pressure was getting in the way. It's going to be painful once I start running again after baby girl comes...

Brenna said...

Awesome awesome news!!! Such a cute idea and I am super glad you are back cause I need some motivation myself to get back at it!

Sarah and Derek said...

YAY for baby #2!!! So proud of you for still working out. Wish I could say the same thing about myself...

Elle said...

Congratulations!

Mimi said...

Aw, what a great way to post your pregnancy announcement. Congratulations mama!! I can't wait to read all about your new baby and Ryann as a big sister.

Also, I'd love to do a day in the life post for you. I'm so glad you brought them back. I really enjoy them!

Amanda said...

Congratulations! I had a hunch that maybe you were not posting as much because you were pregnant!

I am very excited for you and your family! Prayers and lots of well wishes your way!

The Bignon Family said...

YAY!!! I was wondering when you were going to announce!!!! Welcome to the 2nd trimester! I can't believe how little you still are! No fair! So excited for you!!!

And PS- any chance you will be going to St. Simmons for Labor Day weekend?!!! Just found out we are going!!

Kristal said...

Yay!! Congrats! I've been waiting impatiently for this announcement...I've seen you around the bump and knew it was coming!!

tracy said...

congrats! how exciting!

kyna... said...

Congratulations!!! I kind of had a feeling you would be announcing this soon! I have no idea why, I just felt like baby #2 was in your future very soon! :-)

Bri {collected} said...

Yes, I was hoping this was why you weren't posting! That was so what happened to me last summer!! Congrats!! February is a great month for babies!! :)

Amy said...

Yeah!! That is awesome news!! And I love the tank! Congratulations!

Kate said...

Congratulations!!

Jenny said...

I knew it!!! Well, actually, I did know it because I've seen you on the Bump as well, but I kind of had a feeling back when you stopped doing Move It Monday.
Anyway, congrats!!! I'm really looking forward to baby-related posts, seeing the new nursery & big girl room, and seeing how Ryann embraces her role as a big sister.

lindsay said...

I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The quiet crickets around here just gave me a hunch that was the case ;0) Congrats! So very excited for you and can't wait to see your journey :)

Libby's Life said...

Congratulations! So excited for you to add another little one to your family.

Rachel said...

Yayyy congratulations! xx

Carrie said...

YEAY! congratulations! i actually found you on the bump a few years ago and have been following your blog ever since. i loved your weekly pregnancy posts because i was just a few months behind you last time. this time i'm at 20 weeks right now and have been totally wishing you were pregnant right now too... so i'm with the others... i can't wait for you to start posting about pregnancy and baby related stuff! and my energy for blogging went way down in first trimester too but has totally came back around 15 weeks or so, so i'm excited for you to be posting more now. congrats again!

Jenn said...

Gah! So excited for you! Also... I'd love to do a day in the life post :)

Megan said...

That is so awesome! Congrats. If you can run preggo, I can surely run not preggo!

Ashley@MarriedLane said...

So excited for you! I'll definitely be linking up next week, too... So proud of myself for finally having an exercise routine (and also running an average of about 8 or 9 miles a week at this point!).

Amy said...

I knew it! Yay! Congratulations and welcome to the land of 2 kiddos!

Sandy said...

Yay!!!! That is so awesome! Congrats!

Mallory Crain said...

YAY!!! I had totally guessed #2 must be on his/her way! Mostly because blogging (and pretty much life in general) has taken a back seat since I found out I was pregnant...just one month behind you (but shhh no one knows yet). So happy for you all and glad you are back to blogging :)

ebbenton05 said...

Congrats on baby #2! Also excited about the Move it Posts & Day in a Life coming back.

EmilyE said...

Congrats!

Carey said...

CONGRATS Momma!!!! So excited for you!!! :)

Michelle said...

Congrats! Very exciting news! Wishing you a healthy rest of your pregnancy since you will be halfway thru soon! :)

Nikki said...

Congrats on baby number two. Ryann is going to be a great big sister.

Katelyn said...

congrats! can't wait to see what ryann says about it :)

Genevieve said...

Congratulations Ashley, so thrilled for you guys!!! :)

Hope and Justin said...

Literally just let out an "oh my gosh!!!!" So excited for you and your growing lil family! =) P.S. How do you look so amazing while running?!? I'm doing good to leave my house with my hair brushed ;-)

Valerie said...

yay! Congrats!! I feel like all my blog friends are due in Feb 2013! So excited for you!! I love reading your updates, even if you have slacked off.. that just makes the ones you do post that much more exciting to read!!

Danielle said...

Congrats!!!!!!! So excited for you and all the posts to come!
There are very few blogs I still follow, but yours is by far my absolute favorite :)

Scott and Alisha Jo said...

Congrats! I don't even know you (but feel like I do from stalking your blog!) but I'm excited for you! I loved reading your pregnancy posts when I was pregnant so I look forward to how pregnancy is different with a little one already around!

Tara said...

Like a few others have said, I feel like I know you from reading your blog and am so excited for you three. Here's wishing you a happy, healthy pregnancy!

Melissa said...

I've been waiting for this announcement!
I hope you're feeling well!
I'm THRILLED for you guys!

Southern Belle Mama said...

Congratulations!! You are the 4th blogger I read that I've found out is pregnant in the last few weeks! I'm due with #3 in December. I just wish I were as active as you are!

Hope you're feeling well, and congrats again!

christa said...

Congrats! Looking forward to move it monday's again, and I will link up!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! My dd was born March 2010 and my 2nd is also due in Feb 2013!

Aja said...

Congratulations!!

Olivia's Mom said...

Congratulations! I've been following your blog for a while now. Found you on bump.com a few years back, in fact I think our daughters were born days apart(Olivia b'day 03/30/2010)...in any event I'm thrilled for you! I often wonder if Liv will ever get a sib...I'm quickly approaching the closing of my baby making window ;)

Meredith said...

Wooooo!!!! Congrats! And go you for continuing to work out during pregnancy! It's still a daily battle for me, ha!

MommaBird said...

Congrats! I love your posts on Ry and so happy to see that you are preggers with #2. Way to go on being so active

Sharstin said...

this is darling!

Kristin {Sea Cow Circus} said...

1. You're adorable. 2. This post is awesome. 3. I knew it I knew it I knew it! 4. SO, SO HAPPY FOR YOU! :)

Love reading your weekly pregnancy posts and look forward to reading more throughout your half-marathon training and the next few months!

Amber said...

WOW!!!! CONGRATULATIONS :)

Julie S. said...

AHHHHH!!! YAY! Congratulations!!!

leah @maritalbless said...

Finally got around to seeing it here! Congratulations!