Halloween was almost a disaster after I found out the Etsy seller I was using for Madison's costume was not in fact actually making it, my Mom is a lifesaver and put these together in less than a week! I have to say she did 1000% better than anything I would have ordered online and I'm lucky to have such a crafty Mom. Aiden's Big Bad Wolf was perfect for him, just a sweat suit with some fur and tail, he was comfortable in it and it kept him warm while we hit a couple houses.
Madison was too cool to stay with our slow trick or treating, she ran off with the neighbor and I didn't see her until dinner. We have way too much candy, last year I took it to work and put it at the reception desk - I'm giving it away to literally every person who stops by.
Oh hey Uncle Ben - take home a giant bag of candy. Madison is already asking 75 times a day if she can have a piece, so over it. Then my Dad casually came over and left 2 unopened bags of chocolate candy bars - oh hell no. I called my Mom to come over and take that crap back, LOL.
Sunday I was running the DRC Half Marathon with this girl - we both said lets just have fun and run around a 2 hour. I hadn't really trained to much for a fast half, just did a few 8 to 10 mile runs and a handful of 5 milers. I started to get sick and lose my voice on Friday, Saturday was worse, and Sunday and I felt a bunch of congestion in my chest.
So we start out with the 1:55 pacers and then around mile 6 pull ahead of them, I'm thinking - ok I'll just stick right ahead of them and finish around 1:55. Sounds good until around mile 8 when I really start to feel tired and I'm kicking myself for not remembering my advocare running fuel!!! Ugh, I was so mad at myself. 1:55 is still behind me, but I'm not sure by how much. I start having convo's in my head 'I'll just tell her to keep going, I need to slow down' 'Eff Megan don't wimp out now' 'ok, just run to the next water station' My chest was on fire for the last 6 miles, all that heavy breathing was stirring up the congestion.
Literally over and over again - talking myself into and out of a PR LOL
Mile 12 was almost too much for me - I wanted to walk SO BAD. I mean, SOOOOOO BADLY. I kept saying 'it's only 1 more mile' 'who the hell screws up a PR at mile 12?!?!' ahahahaha.
I finished in 1:54:21 and I'm so proud of myself!! It was my first time really running a race the same pace as someone else and it pushed me - might have to bring her along for another :) I had to apologize for all the mean things I said to her in my head.
After the race my stomach was pissed off which sucked because they had all kinds of good food! The rain started just as I got back to my car and continued for most of the day so we got really lucky with the weather!!
Family pictures were canceled....again. We all kinda laid around watching DIY network - we are trying to get pumped for the renovations that are about to happen.
Finally I rolled off the couch and put on some real clothes to hit the grocery store, we had zero protein in house.
Madison told me she's too droopy on rainy day, she said she needs more sleep. Aiden's getting more accustomed to sleeping in his crib in Madison's room - it was a bit dicey there for a few days while he adjusted.
Oliver finished clearing out the garage and I got about half of the dining room cleaned - Aiden managed to break my Pottery Barn glass thingy - ugh. Then he threw a fit when I wouldn't let him sweep it up. Kids are fun.