Saturday, March 6, 2010

Six Things Saturday

1. Last Saturday Rich and I drove to Savannah for the Race For Preservation 10K/5K, we were signed up for the 5K. It was chilly, and none of my pants/tights/long sleeved tops fit very well so I had to wear Rich's big fleece over my gear to hide the fact that my tights kept rolling down and my top kept riding up. Not the most comfortable thing to run in, but it worked. It was very poorly marked and actually ended up being 3.5 miles for the 5K. The mile markers I saw were 1, 2, 2, 5, 6, then the finish line, wtf? Rich had the Garmin, and according to him it was a grand total of 3.5 miles, so yeah...confusing. But it was the longest/furthest I had run in a couple months and it felt like a great, albeit painful, accomplishment. Afterwards I wasn't feeling Lucy move much so I convinced myself that I had deprived her of oxygen and harmed her, my rational mind knew this wasn't how things worked but the bigger non-rational part freaked out a little. In actuality, the 45 minutes of jogging probably just lulled her to sleep since of course my body's priority is to make sure she is fully oxygenated and letting me have what's leftover. That didn't stop me from poking and jiggling my belly the whole 2 hour drive back to Charleston trying to get her moving though. All is well and she's moving up a storm every day.

2. I've been looking at some races for post-baby and I think the plan is to start training for the Little Rock Marathon in the fall (to run it March 2011) and to run the Memphis Marathon's half marathon next December as a training run. I'm really looking forward to getting back out for some long runs. I miss the anticipation, planning, actual running, and feeling of accomplishment afterward that you just can't get with walks/short jogs/gym workouts. Just cross your fingers for me that Lucy likes her jogging stroller and is content to ride while I run!

3. I'm at work right now, and am working 7 days straight from yesterday through next Thursday. So not psyched about that.

4. While I like purple, it's not necessarily my favorite color (that would probably be blue) but I just noticed that I have a purple phone, purple purse and purple umbrella all with me. I look like Barney, and I think it's time for a new purse. Although I'm holding off because the diaper bag I got is really cute and looks purse-like so I'm thinking it'll do double duty as Lucy's bag and my purse. Moms, do you carry a diaper bag and purse or just one bag?

5. Next Saturday I'll be in Arkansas for our baby shower and I'm so excited to see some friends and family that I haven't seen in a long time. I'm going to try to find a cute dress to wear since I'm not loving anything I have right now. I need something that maximizes the baby belly and minimizes the butt/hips/backfat/armfat...wish me luck.

Have a great weekend, and good luck to all you peeps racing this weekend...get some PRs!

15 comments:

Shannon said...

Glad the baby is okay!

The LR Marathon next Spring... You'll have to let us know if you do it and we'll meet up!

Heather said...

Let me know if you find a cute dress! I am not loving anything I have now and my shower is in 2 weeks and I also need something cute to wear!

The Bells said...

Let that baby girl sleep and quit poking her! Ha! When Zane was a "baby" baby (aka itty-bitty) I carried a diaper bag. A big one. I got a new purse for christmas that's pretty good sized and lately I've been carrying that. These days I usually just grab a diaper, wipes, and a sippy cup, so it's much easier. If I know it's going to be an all day outing, I'll take the diaper bag so that I can fit more than one diaper, snacks, and a change of clothes (just in case there's a blow out!). For some reason, it seemed to me that the smaller they are, the more they require!

Brandi said...

Glad the baby is ok and I can't believe you are still out there running. That is great!

So when are you guys moving back? Once you get settled in, let me know. Would love to meet up in person!

kilax said...

Lucy is going to LOVE running. It will be in her genes!!!! I am super excited to hear you are already planning out your post-baby races!

Ugh. It is so frustrating when races are longer than they are supposed to be. But oh well, right? 3.5 is awesome to get in with how far along you are! Happy Lucy enjoyed the race, after all ;)

GeorgiaSnail said...

That 5k was a little long! I wish I would have had a chance to say hello to you and Rich after the race, the crowd was small, maybe next time.

Megan said...

It depended on how old the girls were on what I carried. When they were tiny, I had a wristlets purse I put the bare essentials in and shoved that in the diaper bag. Babies need more stuff. When I didn't need to carry food anymore I would shove a few diapers and the wipes case in a lg purse with the diaper bag in the car. Then at about 18mo I just left the diaper bag in the car.

kristen said...

How fun to start planning for post baby marathon!! Good girl. I would totally do the same.

nice job on the 5k (or whatever distance that was supposed to be?)!

Jess said...

Yeah, I think that running just rocks the babies to sleep in the womb.

Marlene said...

Congrats on the "not really 5K" (what's up with that?)

Good to see you planning some post-baby races!

Aka Alice said...

If you get a red bag and wear purple, I think you'd be La La, the tellie-tubbie (don't worry, if you don't know what that is right now, you will soon enough).

My SIL just carries a diaper bag. It makes me crazy. Her husband got her a Coach bag for Christmas and she still carries the diaper bag.

I used to carry a purse and a diaper bag.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Awesome that you're already looking forward to your jogging stroller runs and post baby races! :)

Abby said...

You're setting her up well for long trips in the jog stroller :)

Jeri said...

Oooh love the post baby racing plans. :) Glad Lucy Lou (my new nickname for her :p) did well in "her" race! :)

Lorian said...

Sounds like you are pretty motivated if you are already planning post baby runs. Good luck!