Saturday, September 29, 2012

Robbing the competition...

Adult Costume Contest at my parents campground. We're cute, right?

I tried to bribe the judges, both with a cute baby and money, but apparently having parents as owners disqualifies one. Whatever.

(Totally kidding, the actual winners were quite deserving!)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

If I die...

I love you all.

I ate Burger King for dinner last night.

My stomach is literally gurgling, loudly.

I feel like I'm going to throw up.

And out.

Both ends. Same time.

I feel like I may die.

I probably deserve it, too.

Week 4 Day 3

Shhh. I cheated, don't tell.

After talking to an awesome running friend (also known as The Internet), I decided I could skip a week of C25k.
I know, I know...follow the program.
But, I also know myself and I knew I needed an actual challenge.

So I skipped forward a week. And it was a challenge!

I'm visiting my family in NJ this week, so I don't have my normal jogging stroller. I have an all terrain jogger here, or "hulking heaving huge heap of oh my gosh so heavy," as I called it yesterday. I took Bree down dirt roads, but she screamed and seemed uncomfortable, so I took her back to my sister so she could keep an eye on her for the rest of my run.

I absolutely got that challenge I was looking for. And then some!

And apparently, I'm halfway to 5k. Still looking for a race, though.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Copy, paste, repeat.

Turns out that the "perfect" 5k actually isn't. It would be, but Husband has to be available since one of his assistants will be away. Boo.

Finding a stroller friendly race takes a lot of work. It involves going to the event website and checking the registration form to see if it says "No strollers" or "Strollers Allowed." It may, or it may not.

I'm in the process of sending the following to every race coordinator for the weeks that will work.

Can you please confirm if the whole course is paved? Also, will you allow strollers in the back start?

Thanks in advance!


Copy, paste, repeat.

Who knew it would be so hard?

Friday, September 21, 2012

I'm not trying to brag...

But I totally will.

Today's run was awesome! We ended up running to a park on the waterfront about 2 miles away. We played in the grass, shared a banana, practiced standing alone and got bit up by biting flies.

We're actually headed back there tomorrow for the green market and a baby wearing meetup.

Now onto the exciting part! On the way back Aubrey started getting fussy in the stroller and I didn't have a carrier on me. I was feeling great so I decided to run some more.

I ended up running the rest of the way home. I ran a mile, nonstop. (Except stop lights, but I did that stupid run in place thing you see runners do and roll your eyes at, so I'm counting it.)

Remember my 3 month goal? Well, I did it like 6 weeks early. If you'd like to shower me with accolades now would be an appropriate time! I'm super proud of myself!





Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow...

I'm moving on to week 3 of the c25k program.

Super duper excited!

I think I found the 5k I want to do, it's pretty perfect and allows strollers which is awesome. It's near our families in NJ, so we can make it a whole weekend trip. I think it'll be really fun! Plus it's ten days before my 31st birthday, so that's pretty cool.

Just waiting on my amazing husband to see if he can get some time off. The man works nonstop. It's sweet that he's willing to work so hard so that I can stay home with Bree. I think it takes a special man to do that, especially when it wasn't his idea, and I'm so lucky to have him.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

/couldn't pick just one!

Runners High

Guess who just ran?!

Meeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

And Aubrey too, I guess.

That felt so good. My ankle is alright, no real pain but I'm going to RICE it just in case. Man. I can't stop saying that and smiling.

I am so happy to be back! I totally understand "runners high" now!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pardon the interruption, please.

I'll resume my regular nice persona in just a few minutes. Promise. I've just gotta get this out there before I explode.

Why must people make it so damn hard not to judge them?

Facebook Friend posts pictures of her "home cooked" meals. It's all processed garbage; instant potatoes, packaged gravy, hamburger helper. I haven't ever seen a real vegetable, canned or frozen or otherwise.

I don't really care if that's how you eat. But I'm sick and tired of her getting 10+ comments per nasty pic about how good that looks and her offering the recipe.

Bitch, it's on the box. Stop acting like you're the next food tv star, and make your kids a freaking vegetable.

/end rant

I'm still unable to run, and I'm really angry about that. Like, seriously angry. Why did I have to go walk down the hill I did? I could have walked down the other side, but nope, I didn't. It seems like a cruel joke that I would actually fall in love with a physical activity and then get injured!

I see that jogging stroller sitting in the play room and it just taunts me. So unfair.

But, I'll stop whining now!


Monday, September 17, 2012

My people.

I went to a Holistic Moms Network meeting this past weekend. It was a lot of the same moms as in my baby wearing group.

It felt like home. Is that corny? I know it is, but it's true.

Before Aubrey, my life consisted of drinking too much and the "greenest" thing I did was using reusable bags.
Then I got pregnant, and became almost hyper aware. Literally overnight, I started making my own cleaning products and researching cloth diapers. Buying local and organic. Avoiding processed foods and GMOs when possible. I was babywearing, and breastfeeding, and cosleeping. I felt a bond to all the mothers before me, and a duty to my child to leave her an earth and life that would allow her to have that same experience.

I never thought this is the person I would be. Never saw it coming. I am just doing what feels natural to me, knowing it's not what most others are doing.

But, I'm really excited to have found "my people!" I'm excited to learn more and hopefully become more holistic. I have a lot to learn, but I feel like Aubrey deserves it and I owe it to her.

I don't think I'll ever give up meat or dairy, but if I can make small changes to give her a better life I have to do that!

Girl is as cute as they come, right?!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Running...on empty.

I'm still sidelined. My ankle started doing this weird popping thing now.

I walked our 2.5 mile route today, and felt pretty good***.

Minimal swelling, no
real pain.

I'm at a loss. I don't want to push it, and I certainly don't want to take so long off that it becomes an excuse!

I get to walk the very same 2.5 mile route tomorrow, so we'll see how I feel.

Why will I take the very same route?

That's where the *** come in!

I've been in NJ, so I needed to get our menu plan and food shopping list for the next week. To do this, I hit up 6 grocery stores for the sales flyers and prepare before shopping. (Total perk of being a SAHM and living in a big city!)

So I do that. Meet husband for dinner at this awesome organic restaurant that serves locally grown foods (I'll post more about it tomorrow, it was awesome! Bree even got to eat there!) and head home.

I pull out all the flyers, make the menu and then realize...

...it's Thursday. The last day of the sales week. At 10pm.

Yay, me! So now we get to do it all again tomorrow.

I've gotta be one of the dumbest people whose blog you read. I'm certain of it.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Today was a good day!

We went to NJ to visit our families, and went with my in-laws to an auction house. We got a major score, snagging a high chair for just $1.

No, I didn't forget any zeros. I really meant 1 dollar. 4 quarters. 10 dimes. 20 nickels. 100 pennies. And any possible combination of the preceding denominations which would total one dollar.

But that's not the most exciting thing to happen today! Little Miss signed "milk" to me, and actually meant it! It was the absolute coolest parenting moment I've experienced thus far, minus the physical birth.

It was amazing! I am so, so happy that I decided to teach her sign language.

Today was such a good freaking awesome day!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Why am I so lucky?

One of the ladies on my birth board has this quote in her signature, and every time I see it I cry. Seriously, every single freaking time.

"No one will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you're the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside."



Monday, September 3, 2012

That totally happened.

Went to a renaissance faire. Fell down a hill. Hurt my ankle. Sucks.

Yes, I am wearing sexy lingerie...covered pj pants.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Appreciation.

I completed week 2 of C25K today! It was 2 minute runs, and 2 minute walks. I shoved my sausage feet into my shoes and headed out the door, blisters and all.

I'm super looking forward to running days. It's weird. And awesome.

I had my first group of cheerleaders today!

I ran past three men and they all clapped. "Keep it up!" "Great job!"

I was so excited!

I told my husband who said, "They were just watching your boobs bounce. A group of 3 men? That's all."

Whatever, man. Appreciate, don't hate.