Life: first race with Tony

It took me 10 days to write this post, a living proof of how busy I have been. On 9/17, Tony, Sarah and I run the Clarendon down hill 5k. First time running with my favorite people!!! It was so much fun. But first let’s see what else have been happening lately

Lizzy is as cute as always!!! 🙂

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We leave the house around 7:45am. If I want to run, shower and change, then it means no time to have breakfast at home. So I’ve been having oatmeal in the office, in peace, slowly, without rushing. Love oatmeal in a jar

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specially when there’s plenty of PB in the bottom

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I went to a seminar about how to connect with your kids. Quite interesting.

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with Lizzy I only need to connect through touching and milking … heheh….

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on Saturday 9/17, Tony and I went alone to the race. It was his first time ever running a race. I was super excited… maybe even more than him. So happy he’s sharing my passion for running.

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and what a great way to hang out with my good friend Sarah. We’ll be running/racing buddies for many years to come.

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I didn’t plan to run fast because I was still recovering from the half. But the route was all down hill, so I just went with what my body felt like. And I went fast! I finished with 24’15”, that’s almost 2 mins down from my PR. Wooo!!!

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That weekend Sofia had two birthday parties. One at Little Gym

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in which kids had organized activities and free play

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then the next day we went to her favorite playground for another of her friend’s party

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oh… someone turned 5 months on 9/18!

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I almost forgot to take pic that day, so by the time we took it, it was her bed time already, so she didn’t give us a smile. But… she’s lovely nonetheless, especially when all she wants to do is turn/turn/turn.

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Time tracking day 7

4:15 awake and couldn’t fall back into sleep 

5:25 got up. Pump 

6:00 8 oz out. Went to nurse Lizzy 

6:15 oatmeal and small cup of decaf 

6:45 out the door for long run 

8:15 back home after 8 easy miles. Felt strong 

8:20 prepared Sofia to go to swim class 

8:30 shower / compression socks 

8:45 breakfast (breads with guacamole and eggs)

9:00 nursed Lizzy 

9:15 put ingredients into the bread machine to make buns for parents 

9:20 organized the house a bit post party 

10:10 Sofia was back 

10:20 went out to do groceries 

12:00 back home. Made lunch (another quinoa salad with Japanese sweet potato)

1:15 nursed Lizzy 

1:45 napped

2:30 got up. Had some cereal and mixed nuts 

3:00 change/ make up for the photo session 

3:15 changed Lizzy and Sofia with grandmas help 

3:30 out the door 

4:00 arrived Costco. I went to buy with Sofia while Tony got gas 

4:25 heading to the photo session place 

5:00 photo session 

5:49 way to home. Lizzy was quite annoyed by then since she didn’t nap since 1:15 

6:15 bath Lizzy, nursed her

6:45 dinner (sautéed zucchini with broccoli with olive preserve, water melon)

7:20 rest a bit while Tony took Sofia to buy cake for tomorrow‘s party at class 

7:30 took off makeup / put Pj

7:45 ate kabocha 

8:00 Lizzy woke up screaming, nursed her again 

8:20 read a book with Sofia, song, kiss and hug 

8:40 chocolate milk in bed 

9:10 transferred Lizzy to bed 

9:20 time with Tony 

10:00 zzzz

Time tracking day 6

5:45 got up 

5:50 water, pump 

6:10 nursed Lizzy 

6:20 pumped  

6:30 put 8 oz of milk into bags and freezer 

6:35 MUTU 1 and core 1

7:20 played was Lizzy and Tony on bed 

7:45 prepared breakfast for the family 

8:00 breakfast together

8:45 started organizing the house and preparing for the party

9:00 take Sofia to buy paper plates and cups, balloon and nail polish for her 

10:00 back home and painted her bail 

10:40 rest. Was feeling tired from the day before

11:00 nursed Lizzy and played with her while had apple and cereal 

11:30 made empanadas with mom

PM

12:20 lunch time . Empanadas and sweet potato for the family and another salad for me.

1:15 nap for all 

2:15 got up 

2:20 hungry again so I ate a corn and chocolate milk 

2:40 nursed Lizzy 

2:50 set up the table, drinks, last minute arrangements 

3:30 change and put on some makeup

4:00 party!!!

6:30 cleaning and eating. I was starving 

7:00 nursed Lizzy and put her to sleep 

7:30 gift unwrapping 

8:45 sing song to Sofia 

9:00 still hungry so I had kabocha 

9:30 in bed, exhausted and excited how well the party went 

10:00 zzzz

Time tracking day 4

2:50 up and checked Lizzy. She was again awake eating her finger. Back to sleep 

3:00 back to sleep

5:25 got up

5:30 water, pumped while having cereal and coffee 

5:55 done with pumping (8 oz) and went to nurse Lizzy. She was awake all this time but didn’t make any noise 

6:20 changed cloth

6:25 elliptical for 45 min

7:10 prepared breakfast for Sofia and Tony. Finished packing lunch for Tony and breakfast for me (oatmeal with Pb)

7:20 change/ make up / had half muffin 

7:40 out the door 

8:20 drop Sofia at the daycare while Tony parked the car 

8:35 met tony and way to see podiatrist for him 

9:30 finished the appt. goodbye kiss and walked to office 

9:50 oatmeal and coffee ricotta cheese 

10:30 pump 6.5 oz while working 

1:00 lunch meeting with A friend who got caught up in a meeting so I got a lame salad and ate at desk

2:00 work

2:30 pump 6 oz

3:30 hungry again, had oatmeal with PB

4:30 went to get ice because I forgot the ice pack. Got a cereal bar too

5:30 left office 

5:45 picked up Sofia with tony. Terrible traffic

6:45 home finally. I was starving!!!! I asked tony to do bath alone with Lizzy because I needed food!!! I had rice with sautéed cabbage and tilapia cooked with soy sauce 

7:00 nurses Lizzy 

7:15 pack lunch for tony for next day. 

7:20 ate corn, then 2 slices of bread with laughing cow, ricotta cheese and some Aduki bean. I don’t know why I was so hungry! Maybe is the breast feeding, maybe the lame salad.

8:20 read a book with Sofia, kiss and hug and told her she was my life.

8:30 transferred Lizzy to bed and nurse new minutes 

9:00 in bed with chocolate milk and runners magazine 

9:25 zzzzz

Time tracking day 5

5:20 got up, water, pump

5:50 Lizzy was making noise so I went to nurse her 

6:05 continued to pump, coffee, cereal 

6:30 out the door for easy run

7:20 back home / prepared breakfast for Sofia 

7:25 shower 

7:30 prepared breakfast for Tony and me. I had two slices of Ezekiel with two fried eggs and laughing cow 

7:45 nursed Lizzy 

7:55 out the door 

8:30 dropped Sofia and Tony 

9:00 arrived shoppers, got things for tomorro’s birthday party 

9:40 arrived trade joes for more 

10:10 whole food for kids juices 

10:25 home and started the preparation. Made biscottis, Aduki cake, mini cheesecake, apple pie, magic cake 

11:45 nursed Lizzy and continued the baking 

1:30 lunch (greens, cherry tomato, quinoa, chickpea, guacamole, roasted pepper, heart of palm, dressed in Balsamic) soo good and filling 

2:45 nurses Lizzy 

3:00 head to Hmart for buy fruits and eggs

3:45 back home and started baking the cake 

5:30 Tony texted me that metro is in delay, he might not arrive the daycare on time. So I was on my way to daycare

6:15 Tony arrived on time so I waited close to office and they walked to me

6:30 heading home 

6:55 arrived home and dinner. I was starving so I asked Tony to bath Lizzy alone while I ate. I had chicken soup with black fungus, vermicelli, and sautéed cabbages 

7:30 nursed Lizzy 

7:45 cake assembly 

8:00 ate a corn and some fiber cereal 

8:40 sing song to Sofia.

8:50 transferred Lizzy to bed. 

9:00 on bed with chocolate milk and exhausted!!!!   But glad that I did everything planned 

10:00 zzzz

Time tracking Day 3

AM

3:00 checked Lizzy, she was up and crying a bit but fell asked by 3:20

3:45 back to sleep 

5:30 up and prepared to pump

5:45 Lizzy was up so I went to nurse her

5:55 continued to pump while had coffee 

6:25 8 oz milk done, freeze. Pack lunch for Tony and change  running outfit 

6:35 put squash into the oven. Out for a run – hill work 

7:20 back home. Took squash out of oven. Prepared breakfast for Tony. Packed breakfast for me (oatmeal with PB) and snack (baked delicata squash)

7:25 shower/change cloth

7:35 nursed Lizzy 

7:45 left the house. Did make up on the road.

8:30 dropped Tony at metro, arrived daycare, say goodbye to Sofia, walked to office. No phone on the way but focused on smiling and observed other morning commuter. So much variety of expressions.

9:00 arrived office. Heat oatmeal. Chatted with a colleague while my stomach was grueling for food 

9:30 breakfast finally 

10:00 work

11:00 pump while working (6oz)

PM

12:30 lunch with a friend 

1:30 back to office. Coffee. 

2:00 dentist 

4:00 back to office and pumped 5 oz

5:00 heading to pick up Sofia.

5:35 pick up Tony on the way

5:55 arrived home 

6:00 dinner (porridge, sautéed romaine lettuce and green bean)

6:20 bath/nurse Lizzy 

6:50 pack lunch for Tony tomorrow 

7:00 ate two corns. Dinner left me hungry.

7:30 lie on the coach with tooth pain and headache. Took 2 ibuprofen. Had some cereal and chocolate milk.

7:55 personal care

8:10 read two books with Sofia and good night kiss and hug

8:30 transferred Lizzy to bed, nursed her a bit

8:35 zzzzzzzzzz

Time tracking day 2

AM

3:00 woke up, realized that slept from 9:30pm until now without waking up! YAY! checked Lizzy on the monitor. She was awake looking at camera. So cute. She turned and fell asleep.

3:30 back to zzzz

5:45 got up, went downstairs, started pumping. Checked Lizzy, she started to stir.

5:50 went to nurse Lizzy

6:00 back to pumping while having cereal and coffee

6:30 changed and got ready for the run

6:35 run. Today was 4 miles easy.

7:20 back home. Prepared breakfast for Sofia and Tony. Finished packing lunches for me and Tony.

7:30 shower/change

7:35 nursed Lizzy

7:45 left the house. While Tony was driving, I did makeup.

8:30 dropped Sofia at the daycare and walk to the office.

9:00 breakfast time finally. Banana oatmeal with PB.

9:30 “work”

11:00 pumped 6 oz while looking at video and pics of Lizzy my mom sent me. Snacked brown rice cereal.

11:30 finished expense tracking, wrote yesterday’s post

12:30 went to the cafeteria to get a salad. I brought two eggs, beets and 1 delicate squash to complement. Browsed through pinterest to find the cake I’m gonna make for Sofia’s birthday

PM

2:00 “work”

3:00 pumped 5.5 oz while reading about running

4:00 snack was an apple + 1/2 granola bar

5:00 checked with Tony about his leaving time

5:25 left office to meet with Tony at the metro station

5:35 walked to the daycare while catching up on our day

5:45 picked up Sofia. Way to home.

6:30 Lizzy was waiting us at the door step. So cute as usual. Since she was up since 5, we went to do bath/feeding with her first while Sofia started dinner with grand parents

7:00 dinner. I had bok choy with tofu, green beans and black fungus

7:30 had a steamed corn while checking blogs

7:40 strength workout

8:00 writing this post

8:15 night routine with Sofia. We read two books, sing a song and night night.

8:30 personal care (take off make up, brush teeth, change to Pj)

9:00 transferred Lizzy to bed and nursed her

9:15 chocolate milk, log workout. Tony came to bed and we chat.

9:50 zzzzzz