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Getting Started

September 10

My first vlog! Sorry for the poor audio. I’ll try a couple things to improve that for next time!


Training so Far

August 29

Well I’ve gone out a handful of times. I’ve walked a total of 3 1/2 miles and rode my new bike 1.44 miles. Typically with one or more kids in tow.

Realistically, they slow me down with them wanting to hunt Pokemon and go to Poke-stops but I enjoy the company and the chatter.

But let me tell you, when you take 4 kids with you, the chatter gets to be a bit much! Jalapeno & his GF, Pookie & Mario all went on a 2 mile walk with me and oh my goodness(!) the chatter! lol

If I could get Apple to ride in the jogging stroller, I’d gladly take him though. He doesn’t chatter!

Also, on that same long walk with the 4 kiddos, I got a bug in my eye! Man does that hurt! I’m considering safety glasses just for walks at sunset now.

On today’s schedule: Walk for 30 minutes.

Learning to Run Again

August 28

So if you didn’t figure it out from my post about the book, Running Like A Girl, I have decided to take up running. But at this point, I’m just walking.

To motivate myself & to keep myself motivated I’m going to start talking about it on here.

I’ve also checked out every book that the library had available, because that’s just who I am. I research. Because I’m a nerd lol.

I’ve got Marathon by Hal Higdon, Nancy Clark’s Food Guide for Marathoners by Nancy Clark, The Runner’s Diet  by Madelyn H. Fernstrom, and Triathlete Magazine’s Essential Week-by-Week Training Guide. 

And I went on a spending spree on Amazon.com, too. So, I bought Runner’s World Complete Book of Women’s Running by Dagny Scott Barrios, Running & Walking for Women Over 40 (because I’ll be there in the next 8 months or so) by Kathrine Switzer, The Non-runner’s Marathon Guide for Women by Dawn Dais, The Non-runner’s Marathon Trainer by David Whitsett, Kara Goucher’s Running for Women, & Triathlete Magazine’s Complete Triathlon Book.

Also in other news, Daddy bought me a bike. A gorgeous new road bike.

Welcome to Life in My House. My husband and I have 14 kids, 8 of which live at home. Plus my parents live with us, too. The age range in our house is 10 months old to 80. My husband and I both work full time and it truly does take a village to raise a family when you both work. Join me to learn what it’s like to have this many kiddos, share my joys, my frustrations, and watch me figure this whole working mom thing out.

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