7:30 AM: 3.75-Mile Run w/ Celeste “a/k/a Solemate” – COMPLETED
You know how much I love running (or working out — though more running) on the 1st of every month. It leads me to believe that I’m starting the month off on the right foot (until I get home and stuff my face with ice-cream!). It’s down-pouring and Celeste and I beat the rain. Oh yeah…
Purple Team – Check
We were so excited to run this morning, we couldn’t stop talking about it the night before. All we were missing was Kristina. But she had a Tim McGraw concert the night before so her bed was calling her name. We don’t blame her.
Quick Weekend Recap:
Saturday: Woke up bright and early and HYDRATED. I think I over-hydrated because I ended up having to pee 7x before leaving the house and then 5-minutes after driving, I had to pee AGAIN! UGH. I didn’t want to cramp from not being hydrated but I didn’t want to have to pee every single second — OH well… It took us about 20-minutes to get to the race site and luckily, I got a tip that there was a bathroom in one of the buildings. Thank goodness. I saw one porta-potty and didn’t know how I’d get Lili in there with me. GROSS. After I used the ladies room, we headed over to pick up my bib and then hung out waiting for Celeste and/or Kristina.
Celeste and her Sis, Rita, showed up and registered. It was going to be her sister’s first 5k. Exciting.
Sisters that Run
Before pic with Celeste. It was our first 5k together since the Hangover 5k. Seems like ages ago.
Before & After
Funny story. As I was putting my bib on, Lili looked down at her shirt asking for her bib. I debated a bit but wasn’t sure if I wanted to dish out the $30. So I ended up passing this time around.
The good thing about this 5k, it started RIGHT away. The bad thing about this race, it was GUN TIME… no start mats so of course we were in the back. No biggie. About half a mile in, Kristina scared the crap outta me — our little Bandit. She had just parked her car and jumped in. HAHA
Overall the race was good and there were LOTS O HILLS. I tried to kick it in the end so I could either beat the last 5k I ran and/or under 31 minutes but no dice. I came in right at 31:00 minutes. It was good though. I had a great time.
Bandit & Solemate
Afterwards, we chit-chatted for a few before heading back home. I ended up doing a load of laundry and P did the food shopping. We just hung around the house hanging out, etc.
Sunday: I woke up early and ran 5.10 miles on the tread. The run went well and it was the first time in a long time that I did not feel pregnant — except when I looked down.
When I got off to pee, I saw Lili with my shoes on and hopping on the treadmill with her, “Mommy, I run!”.
Shortly after, I jumped in the shower, got dressed, got Lili dressed and P got up to shower. We were meeting his parents for breakfast at the diner. After breakfast, we came home and Lili was exhausted. She ended up taking a nap while I tried to finish up writing out my recipes and using my new book from Allie. Ever since Lili’s been talking, I need to start writing down the memories before I forget them.
My Quotable Kid
She really does talk a lot including counting to 15 by herself, singing the ABCs. She’s learning letters and pointing to them. It’s amazing how much info they can retain.
When she woke up for her nap, we played a bit more and Pedro got on the treadmill to walk/run. Then I started dinner. Spain was playing Brazil, so I decided on a Spanish theme. I heated up some chorizo on the pan and then made Arroz Con Pollo and Tortilla Espanola.
It was so good. Unfortunately, the game was not so good. Spain ended up losing terribly to Brazil. I was at least happy that someone (other than my husband) went back for seconds on dinner.
I have to say that the Arroz Con Pollo came out the best ever since I’ve been making it. I know, a bold statement, but I think I was just in a zone. On another note, isn’t Lili hilarious with her eating habits? She eats her rice like she’s taking a shot of tequila.
I ended up eating half of the tortilla. It’s so good. What’s not to like? Eggs + Potatoes + Onions + Red Peppers + Chorizo. It’s perfection.
Lili showed how much she loved dinner by leaving me a love note in her diaper. Don’t worry. No pictures will be posted. I ended up giving her a bubble bath and then we did some more playing and arts and crafts.
I love you thissssss much.
When you ask Lili how much she loves you, she really does open her arms all the way and says, “This Much.” I thought this was perfect for Pedro to put on his desk at work.
After arts and crafts, she was ready for bed. So off to bed she went. I followed shortly after but then got nauseous and vomited. Good times.
Oh yeah, and I’ve officially entered the THIRD TRIMESTER!!!! Is that crazy or what? I’m like, huh?!? What? Really? No way… AHHHHHHHH… The last two days, I swear, this baby is trying to escape. PUSHING its way out… Maybe s/he’s just working out in there.
In case anyone wants the recipes to the two meals above, here’s the link:
Arroz Con Pollo
Anybody else have an incredibly short week? Half-day Wednesday and/or not working both Thursday and Friday? Any big holiday plans?
I think I’m jumping in on another 5k on Thursday then relaxing the rest of the weekend. You know how much I love my Twilight Zone Marathon.