Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I Need Some Motivation!!

I'm supposed to be running the SLC half marathon in about 3 weeks. Well, I haven't even registered yet, and because of this, I've been having a hard time getting the motivation to do my training runs during the week. Every night I say the same thing, "Tomorrow I'm going to get up early and go before Jordan leaves for work". I think this has actually happened a total of 2, maybe 3, times. I always find an excuse to get out of it. I'm tired. The weather is crappy. I don't have enough time. I don't know what it is, especially because I do love running and I always feel better after I go on a run, so I don't know why I can't get motivated. I'm hoping that the new jogging stroller my husband spoiled me with for my bday will help kick me in the butt. Because now I literally can go anytime of day I want. So we'll see if I'll be ready for this race in 3 weeks....

And while we're on the subject of motivation. I'm 28. I've had a Bachelor's Degree for 4 years but have never even used it. Lame. What a waste. So my next mission is to figure out what I want to do for the rest of my life. Lately I've been thinking a lot about teaching. Seriously, it's the ideal job for a mom. The pay isn't too bad for what you work, and I would have every day off that my kids do, not to mention the entire summer. I just don't know why I didn't realize this 6 years ago when I was actually in college?? So now I need to figure out how to achieve this and get a teaching certificate. I hate the idea of putting Ryder in daycare but I know it won't hurt him. An online teaching degree would be ideal but I don't know if something like that even exists. Ok, enough rambling for now. Off to do some research!

8 Months Old

My chunky monkey is 8 months old!!
Stats: 18 lb. 12 oz., 27.5 in.
He currently loves eating (everything!). His current new additions include tofu, chicken, Cheerios, and eggplant.
He's getting THISCLOSE to crawling, I'm thinking any day now. But he still has no teeth =)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Much Needed Update

Wow, I just realized it's been over a month since my last post. I'm horrible at blogging if you haven't already noticed. I apologize and promise to do better. Even though I'm sure there's only a handful of you out there!!

Anyways, the past month or so have been super busy for the Bauerle's. On February 7 I finished my first half marathon. I hit my goal time, and was actually a little under it, my official time was 1:51:40. But I'm sure the altitude change had a little something to do with that! It was such a great experience though and I totally fell in love with racing again. I'm already signed up for my next half on April 17 in Salt Lake City, and I hope to complete a couple of more half marathons and at least one full marathon before 2010 is over.

Also, Ryder and I moved back to Utah about 2 weeks ago. We found a great place to live, in a great neighborhood and we're really happy to be back living with Jordan again! We can finally be the family we want to be. Well, that's all the updating I have time for now. Ryder just woke up and will probably be starving!!