Why? Well, remember quite awhile ago when I mentioned that I was doing a half-marathon? Ah yes. THAT half-marathon. Well, that was Sunday morning.
I was originally planning on running at least half of it, but I somehow sort of forgot my training a bit and slacked off. I had a good reason. I mean, my body was building a baby, come on!
I was also told by two different OB's/doctors that I shouldn't try running it. Walking it would be fine, but running might put too much pressure on my body. Especially since I have never ran that far before. It actually worked out well because my mom was going to walk the whole thing. So I had a buddy!
My mom and I walked the whole thing while Nick and my aunt ran the whole thing - they are beasts! So proud of them. I should also mention that I was a little extra lazy the week or so before the race so I almost went into the whole thing cold-turkey. Or at least it really felt like it.
Long story short, mom and I made the 13.1 miles in about 3 hours and 40 minutes. I limped the last 4 miles because all of my leg muscles were throbbing in serious pain, but I didn't give up. So THAT'S why my body is destroyed and I'm still having to waddle a bit to move around the house and such. I did stretch a lot AND take a hot epsom salt bath, so that was nice. I think tomorrow I'll have very little sores. Fingers crossed!
Continuing on, I think I'm going to dedicate Tuesdays to mostly baby things. That way you can come back on Tuesdays if you just want to hear about the babe.
Today's topic: pregnancy/baby thoughts
-- My first pair of pants don't fit. How awful is this? ESPECIALLY when I don't even look pregnant. Sometimes I actually don't even feel pregnant. Except when I have to eat just about every hour and a half and pee every hour. I am excited, though, because my mom bought me some belly bands to wear with my pants. Now I can walk around with un-buttoned pants ALL DAY. Yes! Thanks mom :)
-- I had my first hormonal moment. I got extremely emotional (tears and all) about some grocery shopping thing that Nick was doing. Poor guy was pretty confused when I apologized about 5 minutes later. I'm trying not to let that crazy side out too much, but sometimes it's a little hard. I'm sorry Nick.
-- I'm dying to find out if we're having a boy or girl. I just want to buy things and make cute decorations for our baby, but how am I supposed to do that when we don't know what we're having?! And, I have to wait until about mid-April until we find out. Patience is a virtue, I know...
-- I bought my first cloth diaper and sleeper the other day. Oh yes, we're cloth diapering. I'm excited. It's going to save us SO much money and our baby is going to look incredibly cute.
-- It still feels surreal to be becoming a parent. Having to start thinking about all these mommy things just seem too crazy!