Are you guys having awesome weather, too?  Spring has definitely sprung in Charlotte.  I just hope it lasts!

It was so nice outside yesterday that I skipped my planned indoor workout (spin class) and went on a run.   My legs are still shredded from this weekend’s half marathon!  I thought I was back to normal, but then I started pushing a 45 pound jogging stroller up a hill.  Hah…


So – it’s time for an Ironman March check-in!  Ironman March is my quest to run, swim, and bike the Ironman distance over the entire month of March (here are more details, including the training plan).  Here’s how I’m doing so far.


As you can see, Week 1 was entirely run-focused because of my Half Marathon (and traveling and the fact that Henry was sick so I couldn’t put him in gym childcare).


So far this week, in addition to yesterday’s short run, I went swimming.  I went into the pool planning to do 1500 meters… It was quickly knocked down to 1000… and then I settled on 750.  LOL.


It was nice to be back in the water, as I haven’t gone swimming in a while.


If you’re doing Ironman March, too, how’s it going?  I gotta make up the cycling – it can get nasty if you get too far behind on that.  112 miles is a looooong way.


Thought of the Day:


And here’s your smile of the day!


To preface this video, Henry was telling me about what happened the day before.  We were all in the car, and Kristien saw a deer on the sidewalk (yes, in the middle of urban Charlotte!), so he shouted, “DEER!!!” and leaned on his horn.  I’m always amazed at the 10-second moments that Henry focuses on and remembers… it’s a good reminder to try to be a role model all. of. the. time.

Happy Wednesday!



  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 12, 2014, 7:57 am

    LOVE the quote, and the Henry video! You just made the start of my Wednesday awesome. I know it’s belated, but congratulations on the half marathon! I’ve got 3 on my calendar this year, plus a bunch of shorter races, and I’m really looking forward to get outside to train after having been on the treadmill allllll winter! 🙂

  • Erica { } March 12, 2014, 8:14 am

    I’m not doing the ironman march but it’s such a cool idea. I’ve been toying with the idea of doing Tri’s for the last year. I just need to get access to a pool and buy a bike! When those two things happen I’ll definitely be doing an ‘ironman in a month’ like you are.

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs March 12, 2014, 8:15 am

    Henry is too cute — and getting so big! What a handsome little man 🙂

  • foodandfarm March 12, 2014, 8:37 am

    That video is too cute! My daughter is obsessed with Deer! Except, she just found a freckle on her finger and now says, “deer bit me.”

  • leatitia March 12, 2014, 8:45 am

    Henry is adorable. I love hearing my toddler telling me stories. It’s crazy everything they remember! Every night we have this routine before bed, where I lay in bed with my 2yo and we tell each other stories of what happened during the day. I love when he tells me about things he did at childcare and sometimes he tells me stories from way back. Being a mom is awesome. 🙂

    • leatitia March 12, 2014, 8:48 am

      Also, I’m so jealous of your gym childcare! we don’t have any in my city and that makes it impossible for me to go (being a single mom, working full time). But I’m moving from a second story apartment to a house I just bought (!OMG!), I’ll be able to buy a treadmill and run in my basement, omg joy joy! *proud grin*

      • Melanie March 12, 2014, 3:10 pm


  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun March 12, 2014, 9:04 am

    Awww how awesome! Kids are so great! Sounds like you off to a great start with Ironman March!

  • jillian March 12, 2014, 9:29 am

    OMG! Love the video! SO cute! 🙂

  • Ali March 12, 2014, 9:42 am

    No spring here – it’s snowing. Yay.

  • Kelly D March 12, 2014, 10:28 am

    My “baby” boy turned 17 last week, this video made me laugh and cry at the same time! Enjoy every moment because as cliché as it sounds, they really do grow in the blink of an eye!

  • Rebecca March 12, 2014, 10:44 am

    Well, we HAD Spring. For a couple of days. It’s back to jumping between 20s and 40s for a while. The 40s feel amazing after negative temps for so long!

  • Patricia March 12, 2014, 10:46 am

    Your baby is soooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m dying!

  • Reenie March 12, 2014, 11:04 am

    OMG….. Henry is absolutely adorable. I couldn’t tell you what the rest of your post is about!! 😮 HA!! Seriously ~ we need more Henry videos!!!

  • Brooke @ sweats & sweets March 12, 2014, 11:21 am

    Henry is the sweetest little baby nugget around!

  • jen March 12, 2014, 11:40 am

    too sweet! 🙂

  • Elizabeth {Positively Healthy} March 12, 2014, 1:31 pm

    Ironman March is going great! Love the challenge! Spring was here yesterday and now we have snow and snow and more snow 🙁

  • Lynne March 12, 2014, 2:09 pm

    Aw, that is such a fantastic video of Henry. His facial expressions as he tells the story are wonderful 🙂

  • Erin March 12, 2014, 3:02 pm

    This post made me angry as we are currently getting a foot of snow where I live. But the adorable Henry video made up for it 🙂

  • Nan March 12, 2014, 5:03 pm

    Ok…. so that video of Henry is amazing!!! He is so cute and so smart!!!

  • Amanda @ MoveLoveEat March 12, 2014, 6:59 pm

    I love the idea of ironman march!

  • Mary March 12, 2014, 9:17 pm

    Oh man, that Henry video is TOO CUTE. I love his little voice and your translations, lol.

  • Kinnereth March 12, 2014, 11:34 pm

    Awww! Henry is super cute!

  • Autumn March 13, 2014, 9:17 am

    It is 3 degrees here. So sad. However, the high tomorrow is in the 50’s. What weird weather.

  • Dana March 13, 2014, 1:25 pm

    Love Henry videos! He’s so cute.

  • Courtney! March 13, 2014, 3:30 pm

    Henry stories always make me smile 🙂
    My original plan was to complete it all in order (swim it all, then bike and then run), but now that I have completed the swim, I’m not so sure about doing all of the biking in a row 🙂 1/3rd done!

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