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August 2019 Update

I was doing a little research on the differences between HTML4 and HTML5 for a potential gig and suddenly realized that I missed blogging, so here I am.  Waaaay back in the day, I used to code my own blog, which isn't hard to do, but I got lazy -- thus, I moved to Blogger.

Some housekeeping 

I let my domain name (http://www.acaseoftheruns.com) lapse, though I think it's still on hold for me, so if you're here, you can see we are now at http://acaseoftheruns.blogspot.com.  I am not sure if I will restore it, or get a new one at some point... it's just that I didn't want to throw money into something I wasn't using.

I've given the blog a little refresh, so older posts may not appear correctly.  I don't have any plans to take care of all of those at once, but if something is bothering you, you can contact me directly, and I'll try to address it.

Some life updates

Kid 1 (previously known as Baby Tuesday) just started elementary school.  He was born in November, so he has to go to "Transitional" Kindergarten, but it's still subject to all the new routines of the new school year.  So far, he's enjoying the structure more than I expected, though on the downside, he's been waking up at night or too early in the morning.  Parenting is exhausting.

Kid 2 is 18 months and is NOT waking up at night or early.  If you told me this would happen 6 months ago, I would have thought you were pulling my chain, as I was up 3+ times a night before then.  She is starting to say a lot and understands pretty much everything.  She loves to do things that I think are not age-appropriate, like color and do puzzle after puzzle.  She LOVES books, much like her older brother.  

As for me, I'm finally starting to feel like a human again after having Kid 2, most likely because I'm not waking up as much at night and not growing/feeding another human with my own body.  Therefore, I've been working out consistently again even though it's nothing to boast about -- 20-30 minutes a day.  It's still painful for me to wake up early, so this is about as much as I'm willing to do right now, and the rest of the day isn't really an option for me.

Among my morning favorites are:
  • Blogilates videos
  • T-25: I currently do a mix of Alpha, Beta, and Gamma videos... maybe I'll elaborate on these
  • FitnessBlender: "The Ukrainian" and I just got PowerBlocks, and I'm SO excited to do more weight training, and FB is an excellent resource for that
  • Running: Yes, I have slowly been ramping up again, though in general I will only do 1-3 miles as time allows
  • TRX: I need to do more of this, but the only door I can use the suspend the thing is not in a convenient place
  • Walking/standing: I have a sit/stand desk at work, so I am up for much of the day, and I make it a point to walk during my breaks
I did the Kayla Itsines BBG program a few months back, which was 12 weeks long, and I'm surprised I held my end of the commitment (and surprised I didn't blog about it more).  I feel that doing it helped me regain strength lost with pregnancy and not working out much after the baby, but I didn't have the "bikini body" results that are often advertised with the program.  I attribute this to poor willpower and that I had just weaned.  The workouts were pretty tough, and I couldn't do some of the moves very well, even after I got stronger.

So this leaves me in... somewhat okay shape right now, just lacking stamina to go for very long because I don't work out very long to begin with.  My goal right now, honestly, is to get my "thicc" midsection down a bit.  My stomach really took a beating with this second one, and although I feel like the rest of me is approaching normal, I am very self-conscious about that area because I was once the victim of someone congratulating me when I wasn't expecting.  It was kind of mortifying, so although I know it's not "cool" these days to talk about anything your body, there it is.

I'd also like to run a half, but money and time are not infinite.  So maybe I should restate that as, "I want to be ABLE to run (or run/walk) a half."

I'll leave it at for now!  I'm hoping to drop in more and just blog about whatever comes to mind.

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