Stay-at-home mama enjoying every changing moment with our lil guy!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I did it!!

After having each boy, I've set a goal.  With Henry it was to run the Philadelphia Half Marathon in November of 2010 and with Thomas it was to run the Broad Street 10 miler May 6th.  Well this past Sunday came quickly and I accomplished my goal - 10 miles 3 months post baby.  
The Broad Street Run is the biggest and (voted) best 10 mile race in the country.  It starts in north Philly and end by the stadiums and the navy yard.  This year it was crazy, 50,000 runners.  The last time I did the race was in 2009 and there was only 26,500 people.  
In order to get to the start, you have to take the Broad Street line about packed!  I was lucky enough to get on the first train that I saw and made it to the start with plenty of time.  I then waited 45 minutes in line to use the restroom before running.  I didn't meet my goal time, but 1) I think I was trying to push myself too much and 2) you pretty much walk the first 1/2 mile to start running because of the crowds.  I finished the 10 miles in 1:31:and some odd seconds, averaging 8:30 min/mile.  In 2009 (before having kiddos) I finished in 1:25: and some odd seconds.
With waking up at 4:30am, running 10 miles and playing with kiddos after...I was exhausted Sunday night.  I'm so glad I did the race and I'm looking to do the Rock n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon in September.

Before getting on the subway

Showing my enthusiasm 

The race down Broad Street

With my boys

Loving mommy's medal

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New phrase...and new phase

Henry's all about wearing mine and daddy's shoes around the house!  He's actually very good at it too!  

Wearing daddy's slippers
 Henry really is growing to love his brother...thankfully!! :)  Whenever Thomas cries Henry will offer him his "drink" or his "bee bee" (binky - we're working on getting that one out the door, but he's only using it for naps and sleeping now!!)  He just loves to lay down next to him when we're playing on the floor...and he always wants to hold him and now tries to pick him up :)

He loves his brother

Blurry but here's Mr. Smiles!

Daddy's running shoes...

Big smiles

Wishing he could run in the race with Mommy this Sunday!

Such a big boy

Newest love: Corn on the cob

New Phrase: Peeeeaaaaase Mommy for everything!!!  It melts my heart!  In the morning from his crib he faces the monitor and says "Peeeeaaase Mommy, all done" or "Pease Mommy treat(fruit snacks!)".  I love it.  He's also big into telling you where he would like you to sit.

Sunday was a big day here at the Charltons, Thomas rolled over from tummy to back.  He'd been trying to perfect it for some time but always got stuck on his side, but we were all able to catch a first of his many milestones!

It's race week here 10 mile race is this Sunday which means I can't get injured before then!