Is it already RVA Half Marathon time? This Saturday I’ll take the streets with just about everyone who lives in this city. It is called the “Friendliest Marathon” so if you live in RVA and you AREN’T there, consider yourself unfriendly 😉
My only goal… try to creep as close as I can to last year’s time…
2013 RVA Half
If anyone has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do on Saturday, you can track me HERE.
My lack of training worked surprisingly well for the Hershey Half, so let’s see what even more well-rested legs can do for this flatter course. And I say even more well-rested because I’ve done even less running in prep for this race than that one thanks to the littlest Miss and her developing sleep skills at 12 weeks.
Here I go jinxing it, but she has started sleeping through the night… MY definition of sleeping through the night 8PM-6/7AM. Who ever considered just 6 measly hours sleeping through the night?
For anyone curious, I used Babywise with both girls and added in a little of 12 Hours of Sleep by 12 Weeks old for Sutton (can you tell my desperation for getting my zzz’s by round 2?). The basic concept behind Babywise is E-A-S-Y
Eat (feed the baby)
Activity (keep the baby up)
Sleep (put the baby down to sleep)
You time (sleep yourself… ignore dirty houses, cooking… the dog.. etc.)
And the basics behind the 12 Hour Method are to gradually reduce the amount of midnight feedings. Because I switched to formula, it was easy for me to do this. Sutton went from 4 oz in the middle of the night, to 3oz to 2oz and then just eliminated it altogether (fingers crossed). If you want more info on these methods I’d be happy to share what I know, although I’m by no means an expert.
I’m also a cry it out mama… once Sutton made it to 3AM without eating, I held her to that. She didn’t scream for hours if she woke up before then, but I sucked it up a few nights and kept reinserting the paci (damn that thing) until 3AM. Again, I’m jinxing it, but this worked for us.
Daytime naps… those are another story.
So what does this have to do with race training? Well when Sutton was waking up at 4AM to eat, I’d put her back down and run. I knew I had a good 2/3 hours before she’d wake again. Well now that she’s waking during my running time, I’ve had to get runs in when both her and the tornado are awake- at the gym.
I lose all motivation to work out post 7AM. That’s chai tea and massive bowl of oatmeal time.
But sleeping in is growing on me.
Speaking of massive bowls, what’s your vote for my Thanksgiving side dish contribution?
Justin and I have decided to go as gluten-free as we can… I’ll be sure to do a post on this in the near future so this post doesn’t turn into more of a novel than it already is!
Next post will be my RVA Half recap and another Kids Cook Monday!
How did you “train” your baby to sleep?
What’s on your race calendar?
What’s on your menu for Thanksgiving?