“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Monday, December 12, 2011

Rainier Training: Week 6

Quick Look:
# of Workouts: 6
# of miles ran: 11.48
Weight: 200.8 (Down 0.2 lbs from previous week)
Chest: 42.0" (Down 1" from previous week)
Hips: 52"  (Down 1" from previous week)

Tuesday: 40 min ST with Adam; 1.3 mile TM run
Thursday: 40 min ST with Adam; 3.1 mile Hope Endures Virtual 5K with NOBO, Recap
Saturday: 3.08 mile run with NOBO
Sunday: 4.0 mile Holiday Run, Recap
I lost 0.2 lbs last week, what a joke!  HA!  I will not beat myself up about it though because a couple of things probably affected my weight that won't be an issue in future weeks....and going out to dinner, which involved lots of fried pepper jack cheese, the night before my weigh-in wasn't the wisest of choices (although it was a tasty one!).  

On the upside - I lost an inch each on those hips and chest!  YAY!

Training was kind of eh this week - I sprinkled in quite a few rest days, which I needed. It was good for me, and my quads actually don't feel too bad this morning!  I had planned today to be a rest day after two days of running, but maybe I'll do a swim instead.  :D

Avery also had a weigh-in and measurements today - her 4 month checkup!  She passed with flying colors!   She's now 13 lbs, 4.8 oz and in the 25-50th percentile for both weight and height!  (Up from 10%).  She's not even measuring as a preemie anymore...on milestones or weight/height measurements!  WTG Kiddo!   I was told that we could start introducing solids.  Yikes!  People with kiddos always tell you "they grow up fast," but this is the first time I've experienced it for myself.
4 months old - compared to the heartbeat bear.  She's finally bigger than it!
Avery and the same bear at 2 weeks old.
She got 5 vaccines today, 4 shots and an oral.  She was VERY displeased and cried non-stop until we left the doctor's office and had the soothing feeling of sucking on a paci while riding in a car.  She promptly fell asleep, so....not gonna lie...I stopped at the store for rice cereal, little bowls and little spoons on the way home.  LOL.  For some reason normal things made little for babies is super cool to me this morning.
Munchkin bowls
Tommee tippee spoons.

How did your week go???

What are your plans for this week?


  1. Your daughter is so cute!

    I definitely sprinkled in way more rest days than I meant to last week, too. It's a new week, though. Wahoo!

  2. I love the pictures with the bear and how much your little one has changed! Hope the cereal goes well.

  3. I had a good week and totally enjoyed it but seriously fried pepper jack cheese, I am not going to lie, that sounds amazing!

    The picture of Avery is too cute! I miss when my Avery was that small!

  4. If it makes you feel better, O'Charley's gave me a little bit of heartburn. Worth it, though. You are seriously one of my bestest friends and I had fun!

    You should let Keith come feed Avery. He needs to learn where the splash zone is!

  5. Your little cherub is the cutest thing ever! Congrats on your loss of inches and her gain :)

  6. I ended up with 2 forced (because of work) rest days last week too. I was mad but got over it. My week was good and went by super fast - as this whole year has! I would seriously have to buy every color of those spoons & bowls!

  7. Nice week, Mandy. I think you did great.

    It is amazing how big Avery is getting!! WOW!

    Enjoyed this update - she is a beautiful little girl! :)

  8. Congrats on 4 months! She is beautiful. Shots are so sad, but I did enjoy the extra sleepiness that resulted from it... by the way, if she's not into food at all yet, don't worry about it. Many babies start getting more interested at 5-6 months, and we waited til about 5 1/2. It's a really fun new stage!

  9. Oh my gosh, she's getting so big!

    Starting solids is fun because it's a huge mess and the don't actually eat ANYthing, haha.


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