Working on My Paces + Diaper Judgy (#TheClueIsInTheBlue)
|October 7, 2013||Posted by Presley under Baby, Life, Running|
And just like that, another Monday is in the books. Nothing much interesting happened today except for learning that our favorite froyo spot has dividers. Is that not genius? I knew you’d be excited, too.
So, yeah, not much to report on for the day. I decided today was a rest day after having a killer headache all afternoon. I wish I could blame it on something else, but I’m willing to bet I just forgot to drink enough water. Apparently, I’m a fish and need multiple gallons a day. Last night, I did run, though. A bat almost ate my face off, but I thwarted his attempts.
Anyway, I’m finally realizing that I need to focus on slowing my “long” runs down this time around the ol’ half marathon training track. I haven’t officially started training for ZOOMA, but that day is rapidly approaching. Like I’ve mentioned before, I’m really going to put some serious effort into it this time. Part of that means that I need to train a whole lot smarter. I’ve pretty much always been a 8-9 minute miler. I’ve never gotten faster, because I always push myself to maintain that “speed” during every single run. How dumb is that? I mean, I’ve read over and over that I need to slow it down during the majority of my runs if I want to ever improve my times or increase my mileage. I just never listened.
Yesterday I tried to see if I could run holding 10:00 minute miles pretty steadily. For the most part, I did. I still think I might need to slow it down even more if I want to be able to really push myself on my “fast” days.
Ultimately, I want to run the half in under 2 hours. I know I can do it, and I’m actually interested to see just how much further below that I can get. Maybe 1:58? Oh, snap. Y’all, I know that’s not very fast but it will be mentally tough for me. Just making it through 12 weeks of training will be an accomplishment. I know I’ve said this over and over again, but I always quit. I have plans for the paces for my other runs, but I’m just not exactly sure I’m doing it right, ya know? I think it’s going to be a trial by fire type thing. Any tips on getting faster would be very much appreciated.
In addition to being pretty set in my running ways, I’ve always been set in my diaper ways. I’m totally diaper judgy. Weird, right? The rest of you moms might understand where I’m coming from here. Since becoming a mother, people have told me that Luvs were not made for boy parts. I never really understood why they said that or what that meant, but I fully believed it. And I mean, I can’t have a cool kid like mine wearing the improper diaps, now can I?
Then, eventually, another mom said that they tended to leak. Well, that sealed the deal. I went with another brand. Only, those leaked, too. Let’s just say, Maddux drinks a lot of milk. Like, a lot-a lot. I never wanted to try Luvs, because I just assumed the few moms I talked to were right. You know what they say about assuming…
Luckily for us, I recently had the opportunity to try the new and improved “overnight” Luvs out on Maddux. You don’t turn down free diapers. You just don’t. I was sent a cute little package from them through SheSpeaks in exchange for a review. And review them I shall.
First up, they didn’t leak. At this point, we could probably just end the review. What else is there really to say, ya know? Well, I guess I should explain the campaign hashtag, #TheClueIsInTheBlue. It means that you can trust all of the specially marked Luvs packages to keep your sweet child from peeing all over themselves in the middle of the night. Because that’s the worst. It’s no fun for them. It’s no fun for you. It’s just not cool. The packages with the blue droplet that reads “super absorbent” are the ones you’re looking for, got it? Good. They are 15% more absorbent than the other Luvs, can be found at Wal-mart, and are incredibly reasonably priced (<-So important to me. Hi, furloughs! I’m lookin’ at you…).
Secondly, Maddux has had no complaints. His butt is dry. His clothes are dry. The diaper fits. It’s soft. It has a monkey on it. You know the drill. It’s a keeper. I really want to scream from the rooftops that whatever Luvs did to improve their diapers, well, worked. I was going to take a video of me pouring blue liquid into the diaper and then I realized this isn’t a cheesy feminine product commercial. Just trust me on this, guys. It retains a crazy amount of baby pee. The end.
**Disclosure: This was a sponsored review for Luvs. All thoughts and opinions are my own and 100% honest. If Maddux could talk, he would say the same thing.**