Friday, May 23, 2008

Half Marathon Weekend and other updates

This past weekend we went to Fredericksburg, VA for the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon. This was the inaugural run. Marc ran the half marathon and came in just under 2 hours. Sofia and I ran the "Semper Fred"2 mile fun run in 21 minutes (just 30 seconds shy of my pre-baby average pace per mile). I've posted some pictures below of the proofs they sent from the race.

Pre-race looking for our friend Michelle.

Sofia and I on the Semper Fred.

Marc on the race course.

Marc crossing the finish line.

And one of Michelle crossing the finish line.

If you click here you can see a video of the race start. Marc and Michelle show up at about 1 minute 20 seconds. Marc comes up on the right edge in a blue top and sunglasses. Michelle is to the left in a dark tank top. They are right behind a guy in a maroon top and white hat. (See the picture below.)

Sofia is sick again. She and I keep passing a cold back and forth. She apparently never healed from her previous ear infection (or it came back) and she's losing weight. She was down 2 weeks ago from her 6 month check-up weight and then she was down again today from her weight 2 weeks ago. (Awfully early to start yourself on diet, geez!) We got stronger antibiotics and instructions to feed her whatever she'll eat while she is sick just to get the calories in her. We also were instructed to buy "good bacteria" (like in yogurt) to put in her bottle to help with the side effects of the antibiotics. (Hard to gain weight when you get diarrhea.) We go back in 2 weeks to make sure the ear is better and she is maintaining or gaining weight.

Hope everyone has a good Memorial Day Weekend!


JustMelanie said...

Go Lauren!!!

Hope Sophia gets better soon.

Jenny said...

You're my hero! I hope to be able to do that sort of stuff with Mattie eventually (although it'll probably be more along the lines of a 5K...).

Andee said...

It's a,azing to me that you can run and push a stroller at the same time. :-) It's not something that I can do.

Poor Sophia. I hope that she gets better!