I love alliteration!
Sunday was my first official race post-baby. In fact, it was my first official race since the marathon in November 2009! I was happy to join my friend‘s team and race for a good cause. Plus it gave me the motivation I needed to start running again. I’m a big believer in having a goal to work towards. It really gives you the kick in the pants you need sometimes. While I’m more of a jogger/shuffler than a runner, I was satisfied with my time in the race (it was a 6k and I finished in 38:45 according to my Garmin). Even Annmarie participated in the race!
My friend’s wife was kind enough to walk Annie through the course. Here’s everyone admiring what a ridiculously adorable baby I have:
And here’s what Annie really did throughout the race (a whole lot of sleeping):
I’m still continuing my running on Tuesdays and Thursdays (at the gym on a dreadmill, unfortunately, but the gym has daycare!) and in the great outdoors on Sundays. I’m also still keeping up with the p90x strength training on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.
I really need to get my fashion mind focused on work stuff but it is just so difficult when Spring and Summer styles are all over the stores. I just keep daydreaming about fabulous sunny weather and beach vacations. Here are some things I am loving (as listed in People Style Watch magazine):
I adore that caftan in the upper left corner. But I’m a bit thrown off by the term “caftan”. But seriously – how cute? This line is coming to Target May 1st.
I think this dress is such a cute summer dress and you can’t beat the price. However, I can’t remember the last time I stepped foot in a JC Penney. Anyone ever buy this brand before? Any good?
I’m super into this striped boatneck tee trend right now. This is a part of that whole nautical thing I’m loving. But alas – I need to focus on tops that are easy to nurse in.
I love the dress on Lauren Conrad but I also really adore that striped blousy top from Alloy. But again – can I nurse in it?
This week has been a rough week. It hit me that I am down to the last month of my maternity leave and I am riddled with guilt over it. I was walking in the park today and saw a ton of parents with their small children and was hit with a wave of sadness. Soon – I’ll only get a limited amount of time with my baby and I just can’t shake how awful that makes me feel. However, I don’t know if I can hack it as a stay at home mom either. Oy – the guilt.
Annie also had a bit of a growth spurt this week. Wednesday was particularly rough because she wanted to nurse every hour to hour and a half. My nipples felt like they were going to fall off and I felt like I couldn’t leave the house at all. Then I felt rundown with housework. My friend asked me if I felt like I had to be productive everyday since I’m at home and I told her that I do but not because Jeremy makes me feel like I should. I just can’t stand a messy home. When things start to accumulate (dust, laundry, dishes, miscellaneous stuff out of place and crap on the floor) – I start to feel CRAZY. But because I was just feeling so worn down, I just had a mini meltdown and pity party for myself.
But then Jeremy sent me these:
with this note:
… and I felt like the world’s biggest bitch because I had literally just snapped at him minutes earlier on the phone when he told me that I should relax. He sent the flowers prior to my admittance to a pity party so these were really just sent just because he wanted to make me smile. Have I mentioned how awesome Jeremy is? But I’ll admit – while I was touched by the flowers and note, during my pity party/meltdown evening I was annoyed that I had to deal with flowers on top of everything else. Have I mentioned that I’m a super bitch sometimes?
Now that I’m down to my last 3 weeks of maternity leave, I’m going to try to make the most of it. Friends – let’s meet up for lunch! Or walks around the neighborhood. Or shopping trips. Or whatever! I know that when I go back to work, I won’t be going out anymore because I’ll want to spend all of my free time with just mah baby.