my weekend in photos

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friday night with the girls, tijuana flats, donut king, and wine.

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dessert is served!

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playing headbanz!

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ten miles with the girls on saturday morning.

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a ghost clip in july… why not?

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monkey see, monkey do.

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pool party!

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watermelon and rain break.

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these two have been friends since the infant room and now they’re off to kindergarten.

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it was so great hanging out with these girls this weekend. i definitely miss it!

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these kids had so much fun together. we loved seeing charlie and margot!

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we had a busy weekend full of friends. how was yours?

Crosby’s Nautical Room

Crosby’s nautical nursery has evolved into a big boy room over the last two years. We put the finishing touches on his room recently so I am excited to finally share it with you.

nautical boy room

nautical boy room

I can’t believe I haven’t even shared a picture of his twin boat bed. He moved into the bed about a year ago after sleeping in a toddler bed to help ease the transition from the crib. Greg and I found the bed on Craigslist so long ago and had been storing it until he was ready to use it. It is absolutely perfect for his room and we just couldn’t pass it up at the time. I believe it was originally from Toys R Us. Greg added the rails on the sides of the bed which are real boat rails. The bedding, sheets, and throw pillows are from Land of Nod in the High Seas series. As soon as I saw the life preserver throw pillow I knew this was the perfect bedding for the boat bed.

nautical boat bed

nautical boat bed

nautical boat bed

A while back, we found the life preserver on sale, so we replaced the neutral pictures to add some more color to the room. The most recent addition is the nautical flag banner. The flags are individual so we made two separate banners out of them. There has been something missing in his room and these flags are it. I love how they complete the room and fill in the gap below the tall ceilings.

nautical flags

nautical flags

Another new addition to the room is the personalized oar. We got it at The Boathouse in Disney Springs. Majority of the other decor has been in the room since he was born. It feels so good to have his room complete!

nautical boy room

nautical boat bed

Ahoy, matey!

Marathon Training {Week 5}

On October 8th, I will be running the 40th Chicago Marathon as part of team Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Monday

I’ve been going strong with my Monday workouts. I hopped on the spin bike again at the Y and continued to read for class.

Tuesday

It was another speed work day with a total of six miles. I tried a new workout and did well, but not great.

1 mile warm up
800m
90 second recovery
repeat 6 times
1.3 mile cool down

My target pace for the 800s were 8:00-8:30 and my splits were 8:02, 8:18, 8:28, 8:29, 8:44, 8:38. I hit the first four and missed the last two. I did a good job of running on each of my 90 second recovery splits though so I was pleased with the workout overall.

Wednesday

Rest day!

Thursday

I attempted another marathon pace tempo run and didn’t do well for the second week in a row. My splits were 10:38, 9:54, 10:17, 10:53, 10:43, definitely not consistent! My goal for this coming week is to hit all of my tempo miles within 10-10:10.

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Friday

Heather and I caught up while we rode the spin bikes at the Y.

Saturday

The much anticipated long run was here. I picked up Michelle at 4am and headed to Oviedo to get on the trail. The first group started at 4:45am and we did 4 miles before heading back to meet up with the rest of the group. Once we were all there, we got on the trail to go out and back for the next 14 miles. After our first 4 miles, it was hard to get into the swing of it. The trail is great since it’s shaded, but it’s also pretty boring. We finally got into our groove at some point in the run. Our first check point was at McDonald’s so we had a potty and water break. Afterwards, we pressed on until our turnaround point where we still had 7 miles to go. We stopped at McDonald’s again which was good since my Camelbak was completely empty. Plain, ice cold water tasted so good at that point. We headed back, chugged along, and finished out our run. I ran 18 miles! I was certainly feeling it by that point, but overall it was a great run.

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Sunday

I slept in and met up with Michelle and Amanda for 5 recovery miles. We ran, talked, and did a little bit of walking. It was good to get my legs moving as much as I didn’t want to.

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I am looking forward to shorter runs this week!

my weekend in photos

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the kids went to parents night out at the y on friday night while greg and i ran errands and had a sushi date!

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mid-18 mile run with the girls on saturday.

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pool time in the clear blue water.

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starfish!

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how is he so old?

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my little lego lover.

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back to school shopping with my girl.

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so much sass.

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double date at cooper’s hawk.

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5 mile run then a much needed coffee afterwards.

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we had a good rest of our sunday including seeing despicable me 3!

how was your weekend?

Marathon Training {Week 4}

On October 8th, I will be running the 40th Chicago Marathon as part of team Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Monday

I went to the Y and rode on the spin bike while I read for class. #multitasking

Tuesday

Speed work was on the agenda. I did my first ladder workout for a total of six miles.

1 mile warm up – 10:17
400m – 8:09
90 second recovery
800m – 8:21
90 second recovery
1200m – 8:26
90 second recovery
1 miles – 8:38
90 second recovery
400m – 8:21
1.75 miles cool down – 10:30

I hit or exceeded all of my goal paces for my workout and I felt really good.

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Wednesday

Rest day!

Thursday

This was supposed to be a tempo run, but it definitely did not turn out that way. My splits were 10:10, 9:48, 9:27, 10:10, 9:16. After the first four miles, I knew I wasn’t consistent so I picked it up on the last mile just so I could be done. It was a struggle and we were all really happy to be done.

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Friday

I took an extra rest day this week.

Saturday

My alarm went off at 3:42am for our 4:30am start time. We ran a route from Oviedo that took us through two different counties. Overall, I was really pleased with my run. It was better than our 14 mile run last week and we added on two miles! The last two miles were definitely hard and my legs were feeling it, but I ran my longest run ever — 16 miles!! I also found out later (the hard way) that I had some pretty bad chaffing, so I’ll definitely be taking measures to avoid that in the future.

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Sunday

I slept 10 hours Saturday night and it was much needed. I got in a five mile recovery run and shared two miles with Kenley while she rode her bike. It was hot!

my weekend in photos

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crazy girls at camp on friday.

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it was an early night for us on friday as my alarm was set for 3:45am on saturday. we got an early start for our 16 miles and still finished with the sun blazing down. overall it was a great run!

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we headed down to legoland for a few hours during the day. it was hot but we had a great time.

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getting pumped for the ninjago movie.

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after a busy morning, we spent the afternoon in the pool with popsicles of course!

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family movie night! we watched pete’s dragon.

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i was slacking on the pictures this weekend, but we had a good one!

how was your weekend?

Marathon Training {Week 3}

On October 8th, I will be running the 40th Chicago Marathon as part of team Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Monday

I was able to go to the spin class at the Y on Monday since I had some extra time in the morning because the kids didn’t need to be dropped off at camp. There were only three of us in class due to the holiday and class was hard! My legs were so heavy after my weekend of running and piyo, but it felt great to start the week with a good sweat.

Tuesday

For the 4th of July, I headed out to run an overpass with the girls for our hills workout. We were able to start a little later at 6am since no one had to go to work. Our hills workout was one mile warm-up, four miles of hills, and one mile cool down. I absolutely crushed this workout! It was hard, but I felt so good afterwards. My pace was also considerably faster than I expected it to be. My splits were: 10:03, 9:06, 9:44, 9:33, 9:32, 10:00.

Afterwards, we took a family trip to the Y and I did some strength training (arms and abs).

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Wednesday

Rest day! But I’m also calling it a cardio day based on how much we walked after the Metallica concert at midnight.

Thursday

I opted to sleep in on Thursday morning since I didn’t get into bed until almost 1:00am. I headed to the Y after work to get in my 5 miles. Running on the treadmill is certainly not as fun as running with friends, but I did a fast 5 miles while I listened to a podcast.

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I did run into these ladies after they finished piyo!

Friday

I met Heather at the Y for some time on the spin bike. I hadn’t seen her all week so we caught up while getting our workout in for the day.

Saturday

Our long run on Saturday was from Oviedo to Winter Springs on the Cross Seminole Trail. My alarm went off at 4:10am and I was out of the house by 4:30am. It was so great to run in a different part of town and I just love the trail. We got in 14 miles! This was my longest run EVER! The last couple of miles ended up being tempo at a faster pace since Michelle had to get back to go home. Surprisingly, I was able to do it and it felt good. Painful, but good.

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Sunday

I had 4 miles on the schedule for my recovery run on Sunday. I ran 1 mile, then picked up the rest of the crew for a family fun run. I pushed Crosby’s in the stroller for 2 miles and we stopped at Starbucks to get coffees for later. I ran the last mile without pushing the stroller. It was so hot and a hard run, but I was thankful to have some great company!

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