Sunday, September 20, 2009

Red Top Bubba Goat

Seeing as we've have nothing but downpours this past week, I guess I didn't expect today to be any different. We packed up the car - which it takes twice as long because we seem to have twice as much stuff we have to pack, including our little munchkin. At the last minute, I decided to run the short Bubba Goat course (8K) while Chris did the long course (12K). After completing the "short" course, I'm really glad I didn't do the longer one because the short was plenty long and I got a mother of a blister on my heel that tore open and was shooting fire up my leg every time I had to run up a steep hill. I ran pretty clean - a few less than optimal routes since I was getting annoyed at having to whack through vines, ivy, and small pine trees and one entanglement with a nasty thorn vine, which left me with holes in my tights, shirt, legs and torso. I did make the mistake of NOT skipping one control (which you were supposed to do - I'm blaming it on sleep deprivation) so I ended up being out there a few minutes longer than I really needed to be. Still came in right behind Goble and made him work for the last 50m as I tried to run him down. Felt good...could keep up with Chris, Anna, and the other fast people until our two courses split.

More rain forecasted for tomorrow, so it may be another day on the trainer unless we get a break in the weather that coincides with one of Jayden's naps. I hate to say it but I wish I could at least ride at Blankets, but it has been closed all week due to the massive amounts of rain we've been having. Hopefully the sun will shine again soon!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

National Orienteering Day

Yesterday Chris and I took Jayden to her first orienteering meet. Sure, she slept most of the time, but we're confident she'll be running the white course by the time she's two. It was good to get out and run around in the woods, even if we were a little bit sleep deprived. I felt pretty good jogging without the extra 17 lbs of baby, and it was certainly nice to make it an hour and twenty minutes without having to go to the bathroom.

The next National Orienteering Champion!

Sunday I got out for a short ride at Blankets...that's pretty much as far as I can go in between feedings at this point. I definitely felt lighter and faster, and it was nice not having to worry about crashing. Oh, and no more pedaling with my knees out and my jerseys fit again. Ah, all is right with the world again!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Welcome Jayden Corinne Randall!

Our new little bundle of joy, Jayden Corinne Randall

Born September 2, 2009 at 1:44 pm

6 lbs 10 oz, 19.75 inches

Mom, Dad and baby are doing very well. Chris and I are getting 6 or more hours of sleep per night, although mine is in small chunks as I have to get up often to feed her. The delivery went without any complications and I am recovering very quickly. I feel good and do not have any soreness or swelling, so I should be able to start doing some easy riding soon.

In the meantime, Chris and I have been going for walks at night to keep the blood flowing to the legs. Jayden has been very good so far, with fairly minimal fussing and lots of sleeping. It has been fun hanging out at home with Chris and doing the mommy and daddy thing. I can't wait to get her out in the Baby Bjorn - maybe at National Orienteering Day next weekend.