11:45 AM: 3-Mile Run – COMPLETED
Past Easters, I’m always training for a half marathon/marathon and am scheduled to run 16-18 miles right before early Easter dinner. Today was going to be much different — I’m 31-weeks and 5-days pregnant, still running just fine, but not long distances. Ever since my half marathon a few weeks ago, I decided to take it easy with the running – no more long distances until post-baby. I also decided that I needed to incorporate more cross training. So I am spinning 4-5x a week and running 2-3x a week. I am running a fun 5-mile race next Sunday with my girlfriends, Courtney (who is also pregnant, 4 weeks after me) and Emma. So that should be fun.
Being in my final trimester, I’ve been getting some symptoms from my first trimester. Feeling queasy with certain foods and a bit tired. I’m still an incredibly early morning riser, but I’m starting to feel very tired by the day’s end. For example, last night, I was exhausted by 6pm and fast asleep by 6:45. I was tucked into bed by 8 and didn’t wake up until 7:30 this morning. Is this how it’ll be for the next 8.5 weeks? It’s crazy that in two months I’ll be a mama. I’m just hoping I get some energy.
I was able to get two loads of laundry done last night and some baking.
I found a Brownie recipe that I thought I’d give a try. It’s fairly easy to make and has a homemade frosting recipe to go on top.
In the oven for 25-minutes.
And top it off with frosting while still warm.
It’s pretty chocolately, per Pedro. I didn’t taste it.
I woke up this morning, but was off/on with my sleep pattern and figuring out what I wanted to do. First, I washed all the dishes. Then I washed my strawberries and chopped them up.
Pedro was talking about how I never make pancakes ever. In fact, he didn’t know that I knew how to make them. I’m pretty sure I’ve made them before for him.
P was still sleeping, so I ended up making myself some pancakes and putting the batter in the fridge so I could make his with bacon when he woke up.
It was good. But after, instead of getting up, folding the last of the laundry, and getting my run in, I went back into bed. HA. I finally peeled out around 11, when Pedro did same. Made his breakfast and hopped on the tread for 3-miles while watching Grey’s Anatomy. I didn’t realize I was behind on some episodes. I better catch up before this Thursday’s show. I hate watching it on ABC’s website. I keep going in and out during the good parts.
We had Easter “early” dinner at his brother’s house. I forgot my camera, so no pictures. But there was ham, fillet mignon, roasted potatoes, corn and broccoli. I had one plate filled and called it a day. When desserts came there was lemon cake, ice-cream cake, double trays of brownies, strawberries and whipped cream. I just had a plate of strawberries and whipped cream. Why? Because I bought this bad boy yesterday and was saving it for after Easter dinner — when I got home.
Yes, Carvel ice-cream bunny. Well, the bunny has no ear now, thanks to yours truly.
Oh, and today is not only Easter Sunday, but it happens to also be my father-in-law’s birthday. Wishing the best father-in-law a very Happy Birthday!
Okay, it’s 9pm and I really need to get my things ready for tomorrow’s work day. I’m not really feeling like going to work — this 3-day weekend went by way too fast.
Hope everyone had a very Happy Easter!