Wednesday, August 01, 2007

No....not August....

So I always get a little sad on the first day of August.

For teachers, that means school is a reality. It's kind of like when you were a little kid and you knew school was coming. We get the same way. And I really, really do enjoy my job...but there's just something about relative freedom every summer that rocks, you know? We're quite spoiled that way. That's why we make the big bucks.

:)

Anyway, I am feeling so good this August 1. Why is that? I just got back from my doctor's appointment...

  • Weight has leveled off! I have no idea what it is, but it leveled off! Yippee kay yay!

  • Glucose test came back totally normal!

  • Blood pressure is great!

  • Cervical measurements from last ultrasound are perfect! I have no idea what that means, but rock on!

  • Baby Z is measuring a little big...SO, what that means is that the Baby's growth spurt was most likely what caused mine! Would have been nice to hear that last month instead of that it was MY fault...but hey, live and learn! Also means Baby Z could come a week or so early...hey, FINE WITH ME!

So I am actually, for once, in a good mood after an appointment. Yahooooooooo!

I headed to Raleigh, NC last weekend to visit Kim and Jeff, the bro and sis-in-law. We had a great time! It was so nice to spend time with them and see their adorable place. I thought we'd be a little closer to the ocean than we were (try 3 hours away--oops) so no open water swimming for me. Bummer. But, we got to eat some tasty Mexican, relax a lot, and go see a free concert in downtown Raleigh where the "headliner" was....ready for this?....NIGHT RANGER! Haaaaaaaaaaaahahhahahahahaha

Sing it with me, now..."Sister Christian now you're time has come.....and you know that you're the only one....."

I don't know the rest of the words but it involves something like "MOTERHEAD."

On our way back we stopped at this AWESOME Bed and Breakfast in Wytheville, VA, to sort of celebrate our anniversary and have a little "babymoon." It was SO beautiful. Everything is renovated to look Victorian but is brand spankin' new. I even mentioned it was our anniversary next weekend and they surprised us with a little heart cake in an antique cake holder! So cute. It was very nice to get away and relax.




This weekend, I'll be volunteering at the Burning River 100 Race. I'm so excited for this! I've never gotten to see an ultra race...let alone one that's 100 miles. Rootsrunner Lloyd, Ultra Runner Extrordinaire, is the leader of our aid station. We're at miles 30.3 and 36.3. Espeed, DaisyDuc, and some other friends will be manning Mile 91. Man. I can't even imagine what people will look like when they see them. It should be an awesome race and a fun way to see my Soler friends. Wish I could join them for their AM run on the Towpath, but I'll have to wait a few more months for that. Best of luck to all 175 runners who will start the 100 mile race Saturday morning!

Then Saturday is my first baby shower. I'm getting pretty excited to see my friends! The following weekend is our first of 2 baby classes in the AM, and then my niece's 3rd birthday party. We're really pumped about the gift we found for her. :) It involves Spiderman, because she LOVES Spiderman. Then, Saturday night, we have Matt's grandpa's 80th birthday, and the following day is another baby shower with our families. Busy, busy, busy. The downside of this is that I won't be able to help out at the GCT expo OR go cheer on DaisyDuc and my buddies. :( Oh well...I'll be rooting for them the whole morning!

Speaking of Daisy, I had the opportunity to swim with her yesterday and we had a blast! We had to dodge the occasional old lady or wayward kid, but we got in a nice distance at my local pool in the sun, so we can't complain about that. She's training for her first 70.3 so go to her blog and give her some love. She was looking strong and steady in the water, and I know she will do well. She's gonna have a fun day picking off all the bikers and runners with her blazin' speed, that's for sure!

For now, I'm going to head up to the pool for another swim...I felt really good yesterday, so we'll see how we feel today! I'm definitely slow, but I find if I do steady, slow sets of 200s with a minute or so in between to catch my breath, I feel like I could go all day. My goal of at least a mile every time in the pool helps keep me motivated. Baby Z seems to love it.

I think for these last few weeks I am going to start blogging pregnancy related stuff on a new blog that will take me into Baby Z's first few years. I can then focus on training here and try to keep the pregnancy blabber to a minimum. I'm going to password protect it, though, because I'm a little afraid of psychos in cyberspace. :) If you'd like me to add you to the password list, just post here and I will (if I know you)! No offense if I don't, please...you just gotta protect yourself, and your kids, you know? I'm gonna call it, "And Baby Z Makes Three." That's about as creative as I can get.

Off to the pool...happy training everyone!

27 comments:

Kurt said...

I was in Raleigh NC last weekend also! Visited my son while I was there.

Go ahead and add me to the baby z blog. Always enjoy a good blog!

Glad everything is going well for you and soon Baby Z will be here to begin the next step in your life cycle.

DCTriGirl said...

TriSara, one of my good friends is running (bib #70). If you see him, tell him that Sara (DCTriGirl) is pulling for him!

Also, I'd love to keep reading about the adventures of you and Baby Z. Even though we've never officially met, I'd love to be able to hear more about your experiences. Hope you consider me someone you know :-)
-DCTriGirl (Sara)

Pharmie said...

Of course I want to be added to your new blog! I wanna see pictures of that cute little Z when it finally makes its appearance!

qcmier said...

You're motoring!!!

greyhound said...

Baby Z is gonna be a strapping young lad . . . or lass. Sign me up!

Michele said...

I would love to be added to your baby z blog. It will be so cool for him/her to be able to see some day.
My dad is very upset with me for using my kids names and pictures on my blog, I try ot keep it at a minimum just in case.

Matt McSkimin said...

Hey Sara- Add me to your prego-blog. Thanks- Matt

JenC said...

Count me in on the baby blog. I'm going to need all the help I can get when it is my turn.

Great news at your doctor appointment! Your shower is Sunday at noon, right? If it is Saturday, then I'm in big trouble and will need a lesson in attention to detail.

anne727 said...

I'd love to be added to the baby blog. I have only commented a few times on your blog, but really enjoy reading about your experiences as I try to stay in shape and am due to be a new mom soon as well. None of my friends exercise, so it's nice to at least see that others in cyberspace do!

jbmmommy said...

Glad to hear that things are going well. I completely understand that you might not want to add me, being a relative stranger, but I'd love to keep up with the adventures of Baby Z if you'll add me.

Laurie said...

You sound so much happier now then you did after your last appointment. I am glad things are turning around for you and just in time for you to go back to school!

I definitely want to keep reading about all of the baby drama. The blog name is very cute too. Add me to the list chica!

TxTriSkatemom said...

OMG!! my first concert EVER was Night Ranger! at Astroworld in Houston! A very long time ago, but still!!

I would love to be added to the Baby Z list, if I could. I love your writing style and can't wait to hear all about your new adventure!

Triteacher said...

Oh, the woahs of August. I hear ya! No more taking off for spontaneous bike trips. Boo! Yes, I too love my job BUT.

And please count me in on the Baby Z blog.

Run for Chocolate said...

My weight did the same thing with all my pregnancies, it was like I got pregnant in my butt first and then it went to the baby as needed or should I say "ass" needed! Sounds like you are having a great summer.

DaisyDuc said...

So good to hear baby Z is doing well.

I had such a nice time swimming with you the other day. You are so fortunate to have such a nice place to swim!

Thanks for the shout out and I will see you Sunday at your shower!!

Wes said...

That's great news T! Raleigh a little bit closer to the coast? LOL. Ummm, no :-) We know this is your Ironman blog, but don't totally leave us out of baby Z? K? LOL. Nice to hear the excitement and bubbling enthusiasm in your voice (post) :-) Rock on!!

jkrunning said...

I'm 2 hours away from Raleigh (but 2 hours closer to the beach :-) I love going there.

I would love to be added to Baby Z's blog.

Kim said...

YAY YAY YAY for your doctor's appt going well! that baby z is gonna be one healthy little athlete!

i would LOVE to be added to your baby blog...while i can't emphasize with waters breaking and the booby pumps, i still am so interested in hearing all about it!

TriBoomer said...

Oh yea. I'm in. Sign me up.

This is gonna be cool.

Stay tuned...

TriShannon said...

You know I want in on the baby Z blog!

RunBubbaRun said...

Night Ranger, they played at my High school Gradnight event, dang they are still around..

Glad everything is going great with the doc appointments...

I wish I was running the 100 Ultra, then again NOT, just to see friendly faces at the aid stations would be way cool and helpful..

Have fun out there..

Wil said...

TOTALLY add me, Baby Z, or what kind of aunt would I be?

Yeah I could do that all day...

Cara said...

"No...not August" is EXACTLY what I thought when I woke up on Aug. 1. Actual teaching doesn't start until the 20th, but xc starts early, so I have to there every day anyway.

I'm glad your appt went so well! Did you find a new doctor?

I would love to be added to the Baby Z blog! Do you need my actual email address? I don't think I have it posted anywhere on my blog.

Try@thlete said...

Glad the checkup's showed things to be fine.

I don't dread the start of school now that I've left it. In fact, since I mainly teach 1-1 and in small groups, I actually look forward to school starting up. But teachers who have to face up to big groups of kids, rowdiness and red tape have my respect.

Keep well!

Rae said...

Yeah for all the good baby news, and add me to the baby blog, too! How do you set up a password blog here?

Hope you had fun at the showers and all the other fun stuff!

Lana said...

Yay!! for feeling good after an appointment!!

Definitely, add me to Baby Z's blog!

Can Baby Z PLEASE let you do IMFL '08????

RawTriGirl said...

Ok - so I come out of lurkdom to request to be on the baby z blog! I'm a mom of 2 boys ages 4&6 who does sprint tri's and will hopefully work my way into an olympic next year. Kids definitely change your life! I've been reading your blog since IMMOO. You are a great writer! Thanks!