Since I knew I needed a new shoe, I wanted to actually go to a store and try on different shoes instead of blindly ordering one that "should work" online. We took a family trip up to Annapolis this morning so my husband could get a new suit, which luckily was right by running store so I could get get fitted. I almost felt bad for the kid helping me because he was like "Uh, you can walk on the treadmill to see if you like them" and I said "Ok, but I think I'd rather run" and he just looked shocked and said "Sure...if you can". I'm guessing not many pregnant chicks come in for new running shoes! He also asked "So, can you just run until you pop out the baby?" and that made me laugh. Yes, it just pops out one day as you run.
This is what I ended up choosing: Mizuno Wave Inspire 8:
I'm really excited to run in them tomorrow. I realized that if we had a running store where I live that I'd be spending way more money on running gear. I wanted to buy one of everything in the store. I did score a free pair of Balega socks from my shoe purchase, so that took the sting out of the shoe price tag (a bit).
Faith had a fantastic time both suit shopping and shoe shopping. Taking a toddler into a store is an aerobic endeavor, so after we had lunch, I took Faith for frozen yogurt next to the suit shop while my husband got measured for tailoring. At least a squealing toddler blended in better in a frozen yogurt shop than a men's suit shop playing smooth jazz!
Once we got back from Annapolis, Faith took a short nap and then we went to a birthday party at a neighbor's house. At first, Faith was a grumpy mess:
|Mommy, this is SO boring!|
|I might die of boredom. Don't you care??|
My husband tried to help get her to loosen up:
|Coors Light? Really Daddy? How do you drink this piss water?|
The next thing we knew, this was happening:
|I have the gun, I have the power!|
|Dance puppets, dance!|
Faith didn't want to go home, but it was bed time so I had to dash in there to snag her. Of course, she aimed the sprinkler thingys right at me and my husband laughed and snapped this pic:
|Mommy! I'm not done!|
So now Faith is exhausted and Peanut is pissed at us. In Peanut's defense, she has to stay home alone...pretty much never. No wonder she's angry, but I'll make it up to her tomorrow (and probably every day after that).
The only other noteworthy event this weekend was that I ran early on Saturday morning and it was freaking hot. Phew, it's good that I have a blog so I can make note of my crazy adventures. I covered about 34 miles last week with two complete rest days, so it was a decent running week. This week marks the end of the second trimester, so I may start cutting back on mileage even more but it depends on how I feel day to day.
I've been spending a lot of time this weekend watching the Olympics. The opening ceremonies provided me with a lot of laughs, but this was the cherry on top for me:
What's your favorite Olympic sport to watch? I'm mainly trying to see the equestrian events and track and field, but once I park my ass on the couch, I'll pretty much watch anything that's on.