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April Miles Bring May Smiles

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I hope your weekend is off to a great start! Our little Eisley is 21 months old now and must be going through some sort of mental leap, because her sleep routine is lost in space! It’s been on and off again for a few weeks now (a month? I don’t know), that I’ve gone in her room multiple times throughout the night to sing, soothe, and possibly nurse before relocating our sleep party to the extra room in attempt to get some half-decent sleep. Last night, after lots of crying and comforting, I ended up co-sleeping with her again in the guest bedroom around 4:00am, leaving me feeling slightly delirious most of today. Anyways, it’s the last day of April, so I wanted to write about my training and mileage.

Week 1: April 1-2: Rest days
Week 2: April 3-9: 31.6 miles including the Honeywagon Half Marathon
Week 3: April 10-16: 25.27 miles
Week 4: April 17-23: 19.59 miles including GBRC (Greater Bellingham Running Club) track practice
Week 5: April 24-30: 28.84 miles including GBRC track practi…

The Start of a New Adventure!

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Hello readers, welcome to PNW Mother Runner! The idea of starting a blog has been in the back of my head for quite a while now. Between running, exploring, being a stay at home mom, and cooking real food for my family, I couldn't imagine having the extra time to write a blog. Luckily, I can manage to squeeze some writing in during the little one's nap, when she's independently playing, or after I put her down for bed.

As a mom, it can be easy to fall into the trap of routine. Wake up, get your little one ready, feed your family, pack up for a play date, come home for lunch, put your child down for a nap, clean the house, go to the park, cook dinner, read books, snuggle before bedtime, try to relax, go to sleep, wake up all night because your baby is "still" nursing, repeat. What is wrong with this picture? When is it time for YOU to take care of YOURSELF? Our daughter was six months old before I slowly started to exercise and focus on my own well being. I felt gu…