Anyway, so after the great news, we headed to Bullards Beach, just north of Bandon, on the Oregon Coast. We reserved a nice little yurt (which really works well for our family... much more convenient then tent camping) and really had a great time. Saturday, on the coast was absolutely beautiful. It was sunny and warm (warm for April on the Oregon coast anyway) with very little wind. We had an amazing time checking out the Coquille River Lighthouse, having a picnic lunch and then playing on the beach.
|my little runner... makes my heart happy :)|
|Calvin was pretty proud of his collection of crab shells... |
|Jonny wasn't the biggest fan of the cold ocean water.|
|Emme, on the other hand swam around in it like the fish she is.|
|Calvin was a swimmer too.|
|Leona swam for a while and then got cold and found it was better to sit in the "warm pools" and cover herself in sand.|
|Leona, at this point was down to just her unders and my fleece... she was frrrreeeeeezing!|
10 miler with the double stroller. Although this is way less mileage than I would normally like to have going into a half marathon, I'm feeling pretty confident that I'll be able to finish it... which is my only goal... well, to finish it and not go into labor directly after it.
Hippie Chick Half in Portland (about 2 hours away) on the 12th. Actually, I started out by telling him that I planned to go to Portland in 2 weeks. He then asked if it was just an up and back trip... where I felt compelled to tell him about the race that will be occurring between the up and back part. He was surprised to hear that I had still been running, like really running, not just speed walking (yeah, we don't talk much at my appointments and he must not follow my blog... ha ha) ... and will most likely give me his blessing but I have to wait until after my next appointment on the 10th where he will make sure that I'm not overly dialted or anything. I do get to now carry around my OB records everywhere I go. It was fun to look over them and see what my doctor has written. I was especially entertained by the section that talked about me preparing to walk and then actually walking a 50K. I guess we had a little bit of a miscommunication when I told him about the 50K and how I would probably be running it more slowly and walking the larger hills... my doctor somehow heard, "I'm going to walk a 50K". No wonder he was surprised to hear that I'm still running well into my 3rd trimester.