|There was no "Cooking and Cleaning" section of the vows, right?|
I've decided to apply the low expectations rule to my workouts now that I'm gestating a tiny person in hopes that I can be less cranky about the days when it doesn't go well. It hasn't really worked so far. I'm not really good at telling myself that I'm a superstar for just trying. I'm much better at mentally yelling at myself to suck it up and run. I did have one decent run this weekend and one crappy one, but at least I ran twice? There, that's the ticket.
I had a failed run day on Friday (allergies and morning sickness combined to kick my butt), so I had fresh legs for a group run early Saturday morning. Six women (plus my crazy dog) were in the group and we kept a nice conversational pace and did a little over 9 miles. It's nice to run with other people who are pro-walk breaks! It was warm for the run, even though we went really early, so I appreciated the walk breaks so I could cool down a bit. I think it might be getting close to the time of year when I need to leave the dog at home (she has a thick black fur coat), but hopefully we can get another month in before that!
|Can't I just leave my coat at home??|
I felt pretty good for the whole run and got home in time to grab breakfast and then take Faith to her swim lessons. It's fascinating to me how much she has advanced in just a few classes. She went from clinging to me for dear life to willingly dunking her head under water and blowing bubbles on command. By the time I got the kid back home (I swear dealing with a toddler in a locker room should be considered an athletic event), I was more than ready to eat and then shower...and then nap. I had been up with Faith at 3:50am and then after I calmed her down, she had a party in her crib with bouncing and giggling until 5am, so I was pretty tired in addition to my normal level of fatigue.
That afternoon I drove all the way to McDonald's to get a vanilla milkshake and their machine was broken. I swear I earned a pregnancy gold star for not crying and just getting a McFlurry instead (it wasn't the same AT ALL). It's almost as bad as last week when I got a vanilla milkshake at Chick-Fil-a (who wants to guess my latest craving?) and they didn't put the cherry on top! I seriously almost backed up to the drive-through window to get my freaking cherry. I had to buy myself a whole jar of cherries at Target today just to right that wrong.
This has been your weekly installment of "First World Pregnancy Problems"
Today has been pouring rain all day which never seems to light a fire under me to do anything other than lounge. Since my short dictatorial friend doesn't like to let me lounge, we went to Target instead to get groceries and more giant size onesies since someone keeps taking off her diaper during the night if she's not wearing a garment that prohibits her access. Finding 2T size onesies is not an easy task! We had to settle for 24 month size, but it seems roomy enough (even though other 24 month size stuff doesn't fit? I guess I just won't over-think baby vanity sizing)
|Have you considered that my butt NEEDS TO BREATHE?|
My husband is doing grad school work all day today, so I ran during nap time. I thought that I had more time before this started, but my hips are already starting to hurt. It's hard to describe it (unless you've been pregnant) but your hips just get this deep ache and impact doesn't feel good. I ended up walking a fair bit, but I did cover 4 miles (another gold star for me, right?). The hip pain is the kind of thing that you have no matter what you do (it's the worst at night when you're trying to get comfortable for sleeping), but if running starts making it worse, that's a good indication for me to start seriously cutting back. I need my hips to be in good working order because if you haven't noticed, my first kid had a huge head (97% percentile!) and that shit doesn't just slide out.
If that paragraph just scared you away from wanting to have kids, here's an adorable video of Faith feeding her stuffed lion macaroni and cheese (don't worry, it's organic...phew) that should make it all better.
In your opinion, which fast food place has the best milkshake? I like Chick-fil-a's for the whipped cream and cherry, but McDonald's has the superior shake in my opinion.