Chase:Every:Second

enjoying every second of life and running


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Week 22!!

Holy moley how does time fly by! In the matter of a week I’m getting bigger and our little baby girl is kicking more. I love every time I feel her kick!

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Black Ponte Knit Dress – Gap Maternity, Brown Boots – Ann Taylor Loft (a million years old)

Neverfull GM Damier – Louis Vuitton

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Grey Short Sleeved Top – Merona (Target), Grey Striped Long Sleeved Top – Old Navy

1969 Demi Panel Sexy Boot Cut Jeans – Gap Maternity, Boots – Million years old, not sure of brand

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Pleated Dot Dress – Gap Maternity, White Tank – Liz Lange Maternity (Target), Grey 3/4 Sleeved Top – Limited

Brown Boots – Jessica Simpson

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Pintuck Dot Dress – Gap Maternity, Denim Jacket – Old Navy

Brown Boots – Ann Taylor Loft, Cabana Collection 2012 Damier Azur – Louis Vuitton

Running/Workouts: Prenatal Yoga class this week was a treat because my friend Natalie joined me. 🙂 We work at the same company, but she lives in Alabama. She was up for the week and was able to make our yoga session. She always has me cracking up, I wish she could go every week! In the running department I’ve had great runs and then there are days when my body just feels sore. On those sore days I just back off running, and instead kick up the incline on the treadmill and use 2lb hand weights. It’s perfect because I still get in a workout that works for the day. To help with any uncomfortable days, I’ve been wearing this maternity belt (in black). I wear it over my shirt/shorts so that it doesn’t cause chaffing. It feels like I get extra support, yet I don’t get annoyed wearing it while running. IMG_3127 Here are my latest workouts.

Monday (2/4):

4.25 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 41:49, 9:51 Pace)

Prenatal Yoga – 1 Hour

Tuesday (2/5):

4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1-2% incline, 39:15, 9:49 Pace)

Wednesday (2/6):

3 Miles Walk Hills (Treadmill, 4-6% incline, 2lb ea hand weights, 44:58, 15:00 Pace)

Thursday (2/7):

AM – 2.5 Miles Run/Walk (Treadmill, 1-2% incline, 30:42, 12:17 Pace)

PM – 1 Mile Easy (Gym Treadmill, 10:06, 10:06 Pace)

Friday (2/8):

4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 38:30, 9:38 Pace)

Saturday (2/9):

5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 47:53, 9:35 Pace)

Sunday (2/10):

6.25 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 1:00:37, 9:42 Pace)

Weekly Total:

Run/Walk: 30 Miles

Strengthening: 1 Time – 1 Hour

Home Projects:

It’s not a nursery update, but Rob updated our guest half bath by repainting it in the same shade as the nursery. The color is Anonymous by Behr.

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This coming week will be a lot of fun things: rug for the nursery should be here, Valentine’s Day, and Rob and I start baby classes!


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Week 20, 21, and Nursery Progress!

Week 20 was momentous because we got to find out we are having a baby girl! Plus, the best part is she looks healthy and everything looks good!

Here are some week 20 pictures:

5 Months!!

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Green Top – Ann Taylor Loft, Black Tank Top – Liz Lange Maternity

Black Skinny Jeans – Heidi Klum Maternity, Black Sophia Wedges – Tory Burch

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I didn’t get my picture at home, so I had to try to take a pic at a work event.

Black Rhinestone High-Lo Top – Forever21, Black Pencil Skirt – Liz Lange Maternity

Black Patterned Tights – Limited, Black Open Toe Heels – Jessica Simpson

This top was so fun I had to try to get a picture of the back.

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Black High-Low Studded Sleeve Top – Forever21, Black Leather Panel Leggings – Topshop Maternity

Black Sophie Wedges – Tory Burch

And week 21:

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Black Pointe Blazer – Topshop Maternity, Black and White Dot Sleeveless Top – Limited

Black Skinny Jeans – Heidi Klum Maternity, Black Sophia Wedges – Tory Burch

Running/Workouts:

Running has been good, when I have time to fit it in. We’ve been busy this last weekend with home projects and getting ready for the Super Bowl.

Monday (1/21):

4.25 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 41:04, 9:40 Pace)

Tuesday (1/22):

4.5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 43:43, 9:43 Pace)

Wednesday (1/23):

6 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 58:26, 9:45 Pace)

Thursday (1/24):

Rest

Friday (1/25):

5.25 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 50:28, 9:37 Pace)

Saturday (1/26):

6.25 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 59:07, 9:28 Pace)

Sunday (1/27):

4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 39:20, 9:50 Pace)

Weekly Total:

Run: 30.25 Miles

Monday (1/28):

4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 39:24, 9:51 Pace)

Prenatal Yoga Class – 40 Mins

Tuesday (1/29):

4 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 39:18, 9:50 Pace)

Wednesday (1/30):

Rest

Thursday (1/31):

2 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 19:45, 9:53 Pace)

1.5 Miles Walk (Treadmill, 3% incline, 22:07, 14:45 Pace)

Tracy Anderson Prenatal Yoga DVD – 40 Mins

January 2013 Totals:

Run/Walk: 112 Miles

Strengthening: 5 Times

Friday (2/1):

2.5 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 24:27, 9:47 Pace)

1 Mile Walk (Treadmill, 3% incline, 2lb hand weights, 14:58, 14:58 Pace)

Saturday (2/2):

Rest

Sunday (2/3):

3.1 Miles Easy (Treadmill, 1% incline, 30:16, 9:46 Pace)

Weekly Total:

Run/Walk: 18.1 Miles

Strengthening – 2 Times, 1 Hour 20 Mins

Nutrition:

During the week I made up a recipe that turned out really good.

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Washed and separated Boston Bib Lettuce for cups

Filling

Heat a skillet to medium, add 1 Tbsp of Peanut Oil (or another oil or spray would work)

Brown ground chicken

After chicken is browned, add water chestnuts and 1-2 Tbsp of reduced sodium soy sauce

After sautéed, add diced green onion (and sliced red pepper if you have it) and 4-5 Tbsp of hoisin sauce

Reduce heat to low and add shredded carrot

Fill lettuce wrap with a scoop of the ground chicken mixture and enjoy!

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Nursery:

We have some big nursery progress! First we got our Pottery Barn Princess Chandelier installed and we love it!

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Then we also got the Pottery Barn Kendall crib in simply white and the Harper bedding in lavender.

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So exciting!!! Up next more nursery furnishings and our first baby classes are right around the corner! 😀