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Mileage Monday and Week in Review

Writing up a Week in Review feels like falling into a pool when I only wanted to dip my toe in. Like, there’s so much to write and so little time and how on earth will I ever choose what to note and what to leave out? Gah. Okay I hear Jesse stirring so I need to get this done pretty quick here.

Callum started daycare! Well, I should use that term loosely. We call it “play group” and he only goes once a week from 9-2. The first day was on Wednesday and he LOVED IT. I’m not just saying that. This place is like a frigging Disneyland for 3 year olds. Here’s his photo that his teacher put on his cubby:

I’ve never put any of my kids in daycare before but I felt like Callum needed a little extra time to be a three-year-old. He gets dragged around on so many errands with me, teacher meetings for the older kids, doctor appointments, all those things, that I finally decided that having him at daycare one day a week would free me up to get all those things done on that day rather than dragging him around with me.

Jake graduates this year and he got his photo proofs back. This is my favourite one:

Jesse is still as cute and as sweet as ever. My breastfeeding game is strong, and his chubby bum is proof:

Freddy had a soccer game on Saturday but Katie and Jesse and I ended up spending most of it camped out in the van. Katie helps me out so much with Callum and Jesse, but she’s definitely most adamant about holding little J. She will often say to me in a deep demanding voice, “GIVE ME THE BABY.” Ha ha ha. She’s awesome.

We went to our first Christmas party last night but I spent the majority of in the bathroom. Not because of too much tequila, no. But because Jesse decided that it would be the perfect time to blow out three diapers in a row.

Okay, so before this gets too long, here are my mileage stats for the week. I hit 70 total miles, and broken down looked like this:

Monday– A 3 mile treadmill warm-up while Jesse slept and then an 8 mile tempo run in the rain once Andrew came home (7:10 min/miles).

Tuesday– Super slow 8 mile recovery run!

Wednesday– What a gong show of a day. It was Callum’s first day at daycare (he only goes one day/week) and the teacher got sick and had us come get our kids early! So I didn’t get this run done until much later in the day. I did 3 miles before I had to get Callum and then 6 miles later.

Thursday– No school for the kids on Thursday or Friday (parent teacher interviews and profession development or something) so I squeezed in an 8.35 mile treadmill run when Jesse had his first nap. Thankfully Callum still had preschool, so it worked out.

Friday– 8.7 miles on the treadmill! Super boring, but gearing up (down?) for another 18 miler this weekend.

Saturday– I went out for an 18 miler with the front 9 at 8:20 pace and the back 9 with a 7:40 pace but I ended up running too fast at the start (I couldn’t hold back; I was listening to a podcast and then music that moved me and I got caught up in it) and then bonking at the end, slogging out the last few miles at a 9 min/mile pace. Oh well. 18 miles done, so that’s a win in itself.

Sunday– 7 slow treadmill miles to hit 70 for the week.

That’s it! I’m a lot more sore than I should be. It’s weird. You’d think I would have been way more sore after last week’s 18 mile run because 11 of them were tempo miles! I think it’s accumulated fatigue. My left hip is a little sore so I’m taking it easier than normal this week. Also, my front tooth is killing me. Apparently I clench my teeth or something and it sets off the nerve up there. HORRIFIC.

Any of you guys ever get nerve pain in your teeth from clenching them? What helps?

Have you guys gone to any Christmas parties yet?


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  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile November 26, 2017, 1:22 pm

    I have to sleep with a night guard in my mouth because I grind my teeth while I sleep. And Im pretty sure I clench my teeth during the day because my jaw gets sore and my teeth are still getting worn down even though I sleep with the night guard almost every night. Like, when I consciously think about relaxing my jaw it feels so weird.
    Callum looks so grown up in his day care picture!

  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home November 26, 2017, 4:42 pm

    Like Lisa, I sleep with a night guard too. I had to have those bone grafts done because apparently, I clench my teeth so hard. I have this thing where my jaw goes out and it’s painful. Damn it!

  • Amy Lauren November 26, 2017, 5:25 pm

    I was at the dentist once and they asked if I clenched my teeth when I ran! I don’t think I was but sometimes I make a conscious effort to relax my jaw now. I’m glad Callum enjoyed daycare even if you had to go get him early; hopefully he has fun there and enjoys being a 3-year-old instead of being surrounded by grownups. You had an awesome week of running too!

  • Ana November 27, 2017, 9:46 am

    Man!! I remember the days of the poop blowouts!! how many outfits did he go through ? My son used to pick his best outfits to poop blast, every single time!!

    Restaurants with no changing tables suck!!

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets November 27, 2017, 11:00 am

    You can get those mouth guards for sports and sleep in them. It’ll help with the clenching assuming you’re doing it in your sleep although it’ll be a pain in the ass having them in your mouth.

    You dip your toe into the WIR pool as much or as little as you’d like. No need to go all full blown lists if you ain’t feeling it. I love having you in the link up so whatever you got is perfect for me.

    Three diaper blowouts in a row. Damn Jesse. He’s a professional.

  • Allie Capo-Burdick November 28, 2017, 3:12 am

    What a week!!! Jesse may be the cutest baby EVER and hooray for play care or day care or whatever it is – it’s amazing 🙂
    My jaw sometimes is sore after a super long run because I clench it. I try to be aware of it but, you know how that goes…
    GREAT week you superstar mama!!!

  • Helly November 28, 2017, 9:26 am

    You make gorgeous kids.
    Chalk me up as another teeth grinder!! I was told my anxious personality contributes to it, LOL!!
    Can’t wait to see you!! My training countdown is also a Suzy countdown <3

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe November 28, 2017, 5:36 pm


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