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Mileage Monday and Week in Review

It seems to be easier to just combine the two posts, mostly because my mileage isn’t really too noteworthy, and I’ve been slacking on taking pictures for my week in review. If I combine them, it’s a bit more meaty.

I ran 50 miles this week, which is great. I think I definitely could have squeezed out 60 but I was confined to the treadmill and just didn’t feel like being on that thing for that much time. Plus, I run so much slower now so really I’m probably running for as long as I used to run when I was running 60-70 miles/week while only running 50 now. Make sense?

Monday– I’m 37 weeks now, so let’s take care of business. Seven miles on the treadmill.

Tuesday– I picked up the pace a bit for this one. 8 miles on the treadmill at an 8:30 min/mile pace with the last mile at an 8 min/mile pace. It felt good!

Wednesday– 6 miles at 9:40 min miles with the last mile divided up into quarters of 9:13, 8:30, 8, and 7:30 pace for 7 miles total.

Thursday– Another early morning 7 treadmill miler at about a 9 min/mile pace.

Friday– I did an interval workout on the treadmill for 8 miles total, with the fastest at a 7:30 min/mile pace.

Saturday– Well… I didn’t run first thing in the morning and I didn’t run on the treadmill, and those two decisions were bad ones. I barely ran and I contracted nonstop the entire time in the middle of a trail in the middle of nowhere. NEVER doing that again.

Sunday– Oh man, that was a slogfest although much better (and safer) than yesterday’s run! I stuck to the treadmill for 5 miles and then ran the last 2 outside. I’m probably going to run/walk some more today but not enough to really document.

Alright, so as far as the week went in other areas of life besides running, it was pretty decent. Katie was at camp, Freddy stayed at his friend Gabe’s for a couple of nights and I was able to finally get some sleep at night with the help of Gravol. It’s an anti-nausea medication that the doctor and nurses told me to take to help with the constant (useless) contractions. It worked, but it made me feel really groggy during the day. On a positive note, I was forced to lay low and just take it easy which is probably what my body needs right now.

I don’t really venture too far from home, but we did go into Fort Langley one day and it was so cool because the trains that Callum loves to climb on were actually open to the public! So we toured those bad boys while Freddy and I sipped our coffees. Callum and Freddy are best buds right now. I love it.

We picked Katie up from camp on Friday (Freddy came with me for the drive up) but by the time we got home, Callum was asleep so he didn’t get to see Katie until Saturday morning. But boy, oh boy did he ever make up for lost time. He didn’t let Katie out of his sight! I stuck a video on my Instagram story of Katie holding Callum in the rocking chair, and he’s sprawled across Katie’s lap, clinging to her for dear life. It made my heart melt. The two of them pretty much spent the entire day latched onto each other like koala bears. Well, Callum did, and Katie was nice about it. She’s amazing like that.

Here’s a random throwback picture of Jake holding Harley, my favourite cat in the whole entire world. Jason bought him for me on my 16th birthday. I miss Harley so much. Jake is two-and-a-half here, and he’s turning seventeen next month. WHAAAAAT?!?

Okay, I guess that’s about it. I’m sad now though. If I close my eyes I can feel Harley’s fur and hear his purr-snorting in my ear, his kisses against my face. WAHHHHH!!!

Thanks to Meghan from Clean Eats Fast Feets for hosting this week’s Week in Review! Muah!

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of nowhere and panicked? How did you deal?

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Where do you clip your toenails? In the bathroom? On your partner’s side of the bed?

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  • Meredith @ the cookie chrunicles August 20, 2017, 12:56 pm

    I thought of callum today and his love for trains when I was with my cousin – her youngest is obsessed with trains too and right don’t callum’s age! i miss my poodle Cindy. She died before her 16th bday back in 2003. I never got another dog.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 21, 2017, 7:21 am

      Don’t bother getting another dog. I have been trying to replace Harley for 12 years now and keep screwing it up. I JUST WANT HARLEY BACK.

  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile August 20, 2017, 2:29 pm

    Your mileage is still so impressive, especially considering all you’ve been through! I know it’s weird but I’ve just never been an animal person. My parents had dogs when I was in high school but I never got attached. Luckily Rob isn’t really an animal person either so we will never get a pet!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 21, 2017, 7:20 am

      Andrew isn’t an animal person either. I don’t think it’s weird. I love dogs but not in my house, or the ones that aren’t trained and jump up on me or give me an internal exam with their nose. And I don’t like non-furry dogs where I can constantly see their anus. I just don’t feel right about that.

  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home August 20, 2017, 4:58 pm

    I have moments when I am running and suddenly I come out of the zone and am like where am I? That’s a little disorienting–I imagine that is what dementia feels like. God help me from having that!

    Hang in there! 50 miles per week and that baby isn’t coming out? Ok then.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 21, 2017, 7:19 am

      I feel like my body is standing right on the edge between pregnancy and birth and all it’s going to take is a little nudge and it’ll be a screaming car ride to the front door of the hospital.

      Oh–I put a bag of frozen veggies in the pantry the other day! We all have our moments.

  • jade August 20, 2017, 9:20 pm

    I love the pic of Jake holding Harley. We had a cat named Felix and the kids would haul him around and the expression on his face was exactly the same. 🙂

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 21, 2017, 7:18 am

      I could weep. Cats are the best.

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe August 21, 2017, 4:20 am

    I never get too far off the very beaten and paved path, so I’m ok there, but there were a few times when I was in Europe when I was a little apprehensive about my route.
    Living in a city with a grid system helps.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 21, 2017, 7:17 am

      Yeah–Chicago is flat, so that helps. You can just stand on your toes and look ahead 10 miles to see where you need to go. HA!

  • Amy Lauren August 21, 2017, 4:59 am

    Woohoo for your mileage and glad you had a good week. The pic of your belly and you running on the treadmill is pretty badass, too.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 21, 2017, 7:17 am

      THANK YOU! Sometimes I feel badass and other times I just feel… awkward.

  • Ana August 21, 2017, 6:30 am

    50 miles is pretty impressive!! I still say the baby will be born running! Stay awesome!!

    When I was pregnant years ago, I got lost while driving. For about 5 minutes, my brain couldn’t recall 1. Where I was, 2. where I was going, or 3. Where I was coming from.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 21, 2017, 7:16 am

      That’s total pregnancy brain!!!

  • Marina @ Happy Healing August 21, 2017, 8:39 am

    Wow – that first photo is so inspiring!! Solid week of workouts. And Harley is too cute – I want a cat!

    I clip my toenails over the toilet 😉 love that question lol

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 21, 2017, 2:01 pm

      I love that you answered that question! You’re the only one! I sit on the toilet and clip my toenails and then I scoop them all up and put them into the toilet and flush them.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets August 21, 2017, 10:57 am

    Harley looks like an awesome cat, especially since he’s letting Jake basically dangle him around. Dangle is a funny word huh?

    You are my pregnancy fitness inspiration, not that I intend to get pregnant again. I’m just amazed y your ability to get it done, and I’m so glad you’re getting some sleep again. Absolutely necessary pre-baby.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 21, 2017, 2:00 pm

      I’m embellishing the sleep part for the sake of staying positive. I barely sleep and when I do, I dream that I’m in labour the whole time because oh wait… I AM.

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes August 21, 2017, 11:56 am

    I lose my shit into a mess of tears whenever I think that some day I won’t have Charlie or Ollie. Like, I’m tearing up just typing that. Harley looks like he was an awesome pet!
    I’m glad you were able to get some sleep and miles in!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com August 21, 2017, 2:00 pm

      I feel upset thinking about our world without Charlie and Ollie too. Let’s not talk about it.

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