Happy 30th birthday to my brother today!!! He's in San Diego and I miss him.
the brownies I made a few days before I went into labor with Nick (for any of you who have been reading that long!)? A few months later I made them for my friend Julie and I call them labor brownies now. I didn't make them before I had Kara, but I made them again last night for Julie's second baby due any day now. Holy S*%#. I made them around 7pm last night and had one of them. I swear that my heart was racing and I could not go to sleep! These were the full fledged normal recipe - how long has it been since I've made something normal, I am not sure. My body couldn't handle it! Think good thoughts that these move things along and Julie's baby comes along this week.
FIRST SPIN CLASS this morning! I decided I need to make time for the bike, so my goal is 2x/week. I got in extra yardage in the pool on Monday and skipped swimming for spin class this morning. Wow, spinning has come a long way! Last time I went over 5 years ago at a different gym, it was just a bike. These bikes were pretty sweet and complete with a thing that tracks mileage, speed, etc. I couldn't figure out how to change from KM to miles but I was doing the math in my head. I did 17.5 km in 37 minutes. Is that decent? My legs are kind of tired, but it felt good (except my butt - I hate that)! The race in a few weeks is a 10 mile bike so I should be fine on that, I just want to work on my speed and not suck at the bike since my swim and run are strong.
Yesterday I opted to do an easy run. After 2 miles warmup though, I got bored and added in mild speedwork. I did 2 x 1 minute fast, then 4 x 1/4 mile fast, 2 x 1/2 mile fast, then 1 x 1 mile fast. It felt good. I got in 9 miles yesterday and 4 after biking this morning. For the rest of the week - an easy 7 tomorrow, swim on Friday and an easy 2 on Saturday, then Sunday is the race! I need to make sure I stretch and rest my legs the rest of the week.
I just experienced the longest and worst PMS for seriously 2 weeks. I wanted chocolate every day and I was eating weird stuff - like veggie meatballs and sushi at like 8am... knew I couldn't be pregnant with the level of intensity I've been able to do, but was thinking, what the H is going on!!