It's hard to find the words to post today. This week has been lovely, but draining. Good things in the works, changes afoot, and I'm still trying to wrap my head around it all.
I'm two weeks into my 20 week marathon training plan. Have I mentioned that I'm training for the Long Beach Marathon? Since I made it on the Ragnar Napa Valley team as an alternate, I figured I needed something else to train for in case I don't end up running with the team. It's good timing for the marathon - I have the time in my schedule to train, am in good health, and mentally I am ready for it. I'm taking it one run at a time, since I get really scared looking too far ahead (at the 20 mile runs and 40 mile weeks). For now, I feel fantastic and up to the challenge.
Amaliya has changed so much in the last few weeks. She sings all the time now, and knows all the words to a handful of songs. Tonight, she read her Eating the Alphabet book to me, and only needed help on two letters. Her vocabulary must be close to 200 words now. She's also started acting out very intentionally, and when I go to discipline her she dissolves into giggles and says, "I'm so funny!" She's not, really, but I can't help but laugh at the ridiculousness. I can't believe she's almost two, guys. TWO!
I am really loving this summer. We have lots of plans, something going on practically every weekend. Amaliya is getting to the age where we can take her places and enjoy activities together, which I have honestly been looking forward to since before she was born. As much as I loved having a baby, I am really excited to have a kid.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!