training buddies, balance
BROWN SMOOTHIE - my smoothie was brown today.
I used more spinach than the last few days, blueberries, rasperries, blackberries, a whole banana (I like using half), some almond breeze and some silk soymilk.
I love this new stick thing Bill ordered and it makes cleanup really easy!
I had a second smoothie after dinner as a dessert smoothie - milk, protein powder (forgot it on the 1st one) and some almond butter. I think the almond butter was a waste because I could hardly taste it.
ODE TO MY RUNNING PARTNER
This morning I was able to run with Abby!! I hadn't run with her since before Nick was born. I was supposed to bring Nick but the weather was iffy, so I dropped him off with my dad who has his own business/office @ home and he watched him so I could run. I have to say she is so flexible with pace, time, etc. We ran before I got pregnant - last winter for long runs and then over the summer after I was pregnant and when I was pretty pregnant this fall/winter and wasn't going very fast. She has been awesome - what a great running partner!! Now I'm working on getting in miles and she is training for the NJ marathon in May. It was GREAT to run with Abby!
I think one thing that has been hard is finding balance between baby, self, marriage, running, sleeping, eating well and adjusting to staying home. I'm good at being a mom so far and giving time for the baby but we need to work at giving time for each other and Bill needs to work on time for himself. I'm making time for running but taking that time from naps/sleep/maintaining a semi decent house. I'm sure I'll get it together, and it has helped this week to focus on a goal - eating well - so that I'm not kind of bored and feeling like I am not doing anything. I think balance is a challenge for most of us and we find it in time.
oat bran w/ pb, wheat germ, flax, brown sugar (bad-omit)
almond butter + wheat crackers
bulgar, beans, mushrooms
sweet potatoes and potatoes