So, I havenâ€™t been doing much running. I think I did a run/walk last week, but this week, itâ€™s been all about the walk. Kristien and I have been doing a 1.5-mile stroll each morning while he pushes Henry in the jogging stroller. Each time we go, I dress like I could be going for a run (i.e. I don the one sports bra that currently holds the girls in –> here are some recommendations for other busty ladies!). But then K and I end up talking the entire time. And Iâ€™m at the point with my fitness that I cannot juggle running with talking and breathing.
Iâ€™ve been starting to think that I â€œcanâ€™tâ€ run anymore (Iâ€™m 20 weeks on Monday â€“ wahoo!), so last night, I decided to wake up early and go for a solo run. Could I run if I wasnâ€™t gabbing with my husband?
Verdict: YES! You guys â€“ I ran for 20 straight minutes. NO BREAKS. Sure, I wasnâ€™t breaking any speed records, but I RAN. It was so awesome!
Wait â€“ I lied. I did walk up this beast of a hill. But I have never ran up this hill in the two years that Iâ€™ve lived in this house, no matter how fit I was, so that doesnâ€™t count!
Iâ€™m definitely going to try to do more solo runs. It was so peaceful, so enjoyable, and so relaxing. When you spend all day taking care of someone else, itâ€™s really, really nice to have that alone time. Who am I kidding â€“ itâ€™s ALWAYS nice to have alone time! But I feel doubly lucky when I get to go on a run alone nowadays. Iâ€™m definitely going to make the effort more oftenâ€¦
Before my run, I had a banana with some almonds, and when I returned, I made this awesome breakfast:
Four eggs with corn and spinach (my new favorite combo), plus a load of sweet strawberries. I planned to share my eggs with Henry, but he kind of boycotted breakfast this morning.
Fine with me, kid. Momma never turns down extra eggs.
Other Fun Thingsâ€¦
Weâ€™re debating the best Disney song ever on the HTP Facebook page.
A woman named Megan found an Operation Beautiful note at the perfect bittersweet moment â€“ you can read the touching story on the OB Facebook page.
A reader named Lindsey sent me this article about the â€œCritical Importance of Kindnessâ€ in a marriage. I loved it so much that I wanted to share it with all of you!
How to Clean Your Home in 10 Easy Steps made me laugh so, so, so hard. Especially Step 9.
I loved this graphic â€“ and the message behind it.
Have an awesome day!