Thursday, February 23, 2012

Three Things Thursday

Three Things for Thursday...

1. I love the 5 a.m. run! It makes the day so much more enjoyable and it feels wonderful to know that my run is finished for the day. I've also enjoyed the run because I've gotten to catch up with people that I don't get to see very often because life just gets in the way.

2. I did a seven miler this past weekend and plan on doing a nine miler this weekend. Hopefully I'll be as prepared as a pregnant woman can be for this half marathon at the end of March. I know I won't be busting out a sub 2 hours or anything, but I would like to finish with an overall pace that is less than a 10:00 mile. I know that doesn't sound very fast for some of you, but believe me, it's pretty good considering how much my pace has slowed due to the pregnancy. I'm very excited about this race for several reasons. One being that this is only the second year for this race, which means that so far, I've run this race every year and plan on making that a tradition. Secondly, my mom, sister, and I have decided to make a girls trip out of it. Yes, it's only about 45 minutes away, but we've decided to go up the night before, get a really nice hotel room, do some shopping, and have a very carb-filled dinner. Then, off to the races! (I say that because this race will begin at Keeneland, a famous horse track in central Kentucky, the horse capital of the world.)

3. Last but not least, I am so very grateful for my husband and how supportive he is being during this pregnancy. Jeremiah, as many of you know, is my very best friend in the whole world. And I wouldn't want to share this experience with anyone other than my best friend. He has been understanding of my fatigue, patient when I've been moody, and brought me anything I needed when I needed it. I honestly couldn't do this without him! And most of all, he's supportive of my running with baby. Thank you Jeremiah!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Specifically Random Headband Review and Giveaway!

I came across Kelly's shop, Specifically Random - Unique and Vintage Inspired Headbands That Fit! one day while I was browsing on Etsy. I absolutely love the headbands on her site. Visit her site HERE to see what she offers.

She was gracious enough to send me the one in the picture. It looks a lot better on the girl in the picture than it does on me, so I used this picture instead. She offers wide cotton headbands, wide bandana headbands, extra wide headbands, kerchief headbands, etc. Her shop is absolutely amazing!

As far as the headband I was sent, Kelly let me choose the style and fabric I wanted. What's really great??? She makes them according to what size you need them based on a measurement of your head, so it's specifically sized for you.

I love my headband. It's comfortable and feels like there is nothing there. It does it's job without being uncomfortable. It doesn't slip and it holds every single strand of my hair in place. I love wearing it while I run or just when I don't feel like fixing my hair. It's the perfect accesory for every girl to have.

Now, for the giveaway. Kelly is willing to offer the winner of the giveaway the headband of her choice. Here are the giveaway guidelines:

1. Become or already are a follower of my blog and comment.

2. Visit Kelly's Etsy page HERE and comment and let me know what you just have to have.

3. Post this giveaway to your blog and leave a comment letting me know.

4. Post this giveaway to your Facebook and leave a comment letting me know.

This giveaway will end on Friday, March 2 at 11:59 p.m.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Training with Baby Satterly!

Well, here is the first official picture of Baby Satterly! And, Baby Satterly and Mommy have gone on fifteen miles worth of enjoyable runs this week!

Monday was the first day that running has felt good during this pregnancy. I literally have been such a lazy person for the past two months, and when I have run, I don't even want to know what I looked like as people passed, because I know what I felt like!

It's been frustrating because I'm not used to not wanting to run. So it was very refreshing to enjoy my 5 miler Monday before school. It made me want to get back out and run again after school! To be honest, I was getting a little worried about running the Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon on March 31, but after this weeks runs, I feel fine! Could I have run 8.1 more? YES! YES! YES! And I can't wait for this half marathon! It's on like Donkey Kong!

Do I have a goal, you ask? Of course I do. I have a goal for every race that I run. I would love to set a time goal, but I know that's not something I can focus on. My goal is to finish and say that I finished! My goal is to be able to say that Baby Satterly finished his/her first half marathon while helping Mommy train! How many people can say they run like this, let alone while pregnant? We should all be grateful that we have the means to run, no matter how fast or how slow. And I'm so thankful to be sharing this experience with my little bambino. It might end up being the slowest half marathon I ever run, but it will definitely be the one that means the most to me! It's kind of hard to beat the feeling of finishing sub 2 hours, but finishing with a baby on board might just take the cake.

Totally on a different note, my husband and I have a very humorous relationship. We have so much fun together and we love spending time together. We love to poke fun at each other and are very good sports about it. Well, my funny for the day? My husband has a couple new nicknames for me now that I am developing a belly. He now calls me "Tank" or "Bucket"! :) Do I mind? Absolutely not! I will always know that he thinks I'm beautiful, no matter how big my tank gets! And it's growing rapidly. The picture below is my 3 month picture. WOW! Things do change quickly.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

BIG NEWS! And need some advice...

Yes, we are pregnant with our first child! We are so thoroughly excited!
I am still running, but haven't been as much due to being so tired. I'm hoping that can pick back up when I'm through my first trimester. Everything I've read tells me that my energy will pick back up, so we'll see! Hopefully it will because I'm scheduled to run a half marathon at the end of March.
Any advice on running pregnant?