Life: race is on & weekend happening

After 24 hrs of deep thought! I signed up for the September 12, 2016 Park half marathon, the same one that I did 6 years ago!!! 😀 What pushed me to make the decision was great memory I have from that training, the sense of accomplishment I had after each of the long runs, support from Tony and knowing that 4 of my friends are running it too, 2 of them run with me last time. I’m super excited about it.

On Sunday I did 6 miles. My plan was to run it slow so I could increase mileage. When I finished.. I felt great, so great that I could run probably 1-2 miles more. And it turned out, I wasn’t too slow.

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There’s 9 weeks to go until the race day and I’ve written down my plan. Both for the half marathon and continuing with MUTU. Glad that I’m on maternity leave so I can spend 2 hrs per day training.

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Lizzy started to play in the playmat and she seems to like it. She could lie down there by herself for half an hour. Sofia loves to join her.

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Saturday morning we stayed at home and had BBQ for lunch

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because Sofia and I had a girls night planned. We went to see Cirque Italia

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it was our first time going to cirques and it was quite fun

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Sofia was definitely excited to watch the show

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Sunday morning was swimming class for Sofia. Then we went to have lunch at Iron Chef

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We ordered 3 appetizers: a spicy seafood soup (I had it almost all of it!)

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shrimp dumpling (mostly consumed by Sofia)

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grilled squid

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Sushi deluxe

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Sashimi deluxe

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It was a great meal, so refreshing for a warm day. Lizzy behaved real well. The trick is to time it well with her sleeping schedule. She woke up, I nursed her and left the house. When returned home 2 hrs later and she was ready to go for a nap.

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Sofia enjoys eating out and trying new food nowadays. Although she’s not very adventurous but she’s willing to try at least one, like squid, and asked for more.

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Sunday evening we went to a soccer play. Tony loves soccer but haven’t found anywhere to play. So meetup.com did the magic. We signed up on a Saturday morning and he was playing the next day. Definitely going back for more!

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while he played, Sofia played in the playground, I fed her dinner and I did some reading. Perfect way to end the weekend.

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Now that Tony started working, weekends are even more precious. Loving it!

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