Thursday, May 13, 2010

Three Things Thursday - Taper Edition

1. ONE baby: I'm ecstatic to announce the birth of my newest niece! Hailey Patricia was born at 3:29PM yesterday and she's as perfect and cute as they come. Hubs and I were able to stop by the hospital for a short visit last night and both Mommy and baby are doing great. I love being an Auntie! Congratulations to my brother- and sister-in-law!

2. TWO runs: I've been out for two easy runs this week, one with hubs on Monday and one with hubs and a couple of friends from my training group yesterday. These days "easy" pace seems to translate to goal marathon pace or slightly quicker - I know how it feels, I like how it feels and this makes me feel great about Sunday!

3. THREE more sleeps: Speaking of sleep, I've been maximizing mine this week by ensuring lights out by 10PM and setting the alarm 15 minutes later in the morning (so far, I've only been a few minutes late for work). I feel refreshed and energized - hopefully the trend will continue!


Happy Thursday (almost Friday)!

Tomorrow... training recap & race goal(s)!

38 comments:

Sarah said...

Congrats Auntie ;) Can't wait to see you finish on Sunday!

Aneta said...

congrats on being an aunt!!!
good luck sunday. i hear we are gonna have great weather. maybe ill run (or in my case, walk) into u!

misszippy said...

What fun to have a new baby in the family. Sounds like you are right on track for Sunday!

Barefoot AngieB said...

Congrats on the addition to your family! New babies are the best!
Congrats on getting more sleep too!

Denise said...

congrats, auntie!! good week for us and babies!

excited for you for sunday!! you're so ready! can't wait to hear about it.

Staci Dombroski said...

How exciting!!! Congratulations on becoming an auntie :) I love to have new babies around!!! That is great about the sleep.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Aw yes, sleep......... Just think the weekends will feel like weekends.... Congrats Auntie.

Teamarcia said...

All great things! Congrats on your new niece--such a pretty name!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Awwwww, glad mom and baby are well!! Congrats to you and the family! You sound and are more than ready to run this marathon! Go Marlene GO!

Nicole said...

Congrats on your new niece! :)

RunningLaur said...

Congrats on the new family member!

Jamie said...

Congrats on the new niece Auntie!

I'm glad one of us is getting sleep before the 16th. I seem to be issues this week :(

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

When goal pace is comfortable good things happen.. LOVE that you are feeling confident and RESTED..

I am super excited for your race.... Wish it did not cost so much for international texting...

HUGS!

Emz said...

how sad am I that before I could even read #1 I saw 3:29 and thought that was a marathon finishing time?! Ugg - I need a life.

Nicole said...

Congrats!! Sounds like you're ready for Sunday!

teacherwoman said...

At first, I thought that you were announcing that you are expecting! oops! :)

Nice work with the sleep!

MCM Mama said...

Congrats on the niece! I so wish I was managing to get to bed at a reasonable time...

runnernic.com said...

Congrats auntie!!!! I love babies!!! Ur gonna kill it this weekend!!!!! Wooooot!!

runnernic.com said...

Congrats auntie!!!! I love babies!!! Ur gonna kill it this weekend!!!!! Wooooot!!

Bethany + Ryan said...

Congrats Auntie!! will u be Aunt Marlene? Auntie Marlene? Auntie? I'm Ah-Boo. My nephew is almost 2 and I'll be an auntie again in August. My mom has always called me Boo and since Bethany is a hard name for a kid to say, my newphew says Ah-Boo (and Ryry.) Hearing his voice say ah-boo completly melts my heart! It never gets old! So fun! Congrats to your fam! :-)

destination262 said...

Yay auntie Marlene! How exciting!! And way to go on the sleep goals. It's great to get that extra bit of sleep and I am sure your body is thankful!! :)

Amy said...

What an exciting week! New neice and marathon! Good job on getting the extra sleep in, you sound SOOOOO ready!

dietitianontherun.com said...

Congrats to the new(?) parents!!! :) that's so exciting!

dietitianontherun.com said...

Congrats to the new(?) parents!!! :) that's so exciting!

Lacey Nicole said...

Hi Marlene!!!! :) congrats to the sykes fam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you'll be the best auntie ever!!

you're always in great spirits. your race is so close!! :)

J said...

Your Three Things Thursday always are so good!! Congrats on the new niece!! Hope you continue to get rest for this marathon!! Good luck and have a great race!

Char said...

Wow things are golden in your world at the moment. Congratulations on the new baby niece.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

wohoo good stuff all around!!! Sleep is my favorite training tool :)

RoadBunner said...

Welcome to your new niece!!

I need my sleep. I get 8-9 hours every day.

ajh said...

Congrats to your brother and all of you! Good job on the sleep! That is not easy!

Carly said...

Congrats!! A new baby is so exciting.

Her Name is Rio said...

congratulations! new babies are like new beginnings- full of potential and exciting! I like your idea of sneaking in extra sleep. I may borrow that tip!

Badgergirl said...

Congrats on the new niece! And good luck this weekend!

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lindsay said...

not gonna lie... when i saw baby i had different thoughts ;)

sooo close! good luck this weekend!

Jill said...

Cowbell cheers for you from Denver, run GIRL RUN!!!! You're going to do awesome, you're ready so let's get 'er done!! Sub 4 here you come!!!!

kittykat said...

Congrats on becoming an auntie, and way to go on the run, I checked sportstats and you're kicking bum!

Chic Runner said...

YOU DID IT!!!!!!!!!! Congrats. I just tracked you and that is so exciting. I totally know the feeling that you have right now and it's the best feeling ever. Congrats x 100!!!!! Can't wait to read the recap!