Mother's Day was a good time. Hope all you mamas out there had a nice day. We went to the Susan Komen run/walk in Philly. It was a ****show as far as running it. With baby in tow, we got there a bit later than usual, and I wasn't able to line up near the front. There were all these walkers lined up but the walk started 10 minutes later. I was pissed! But I was laughing hysterically at what effort it took to try to run, it seemed like 80% walkers from where I started. My first mile was 8:35 as a result. On the official clock (no chips) it was 11:00. Good to know for next time, get to the start way in advance and move up to get an official time. So, I ran it in 25:32, about 2 minutes + from my best time, but I am not going to count it. I was considering not handing in my bib# thing, my clock time was around 28:00. Annoying.
Bill (and Nick) gave me a really sweet photo book with all of these memories, sweet and funny things in there. It was a great idea and heartfelt gift - I got all teared up!!
The rest of the day we had a brunch with my parents, Bill's parents and my Uncle +kids. Ended up making a lighter version of the egg casserole, with multigrain pancakes and strawberries - so options. The men did not get up and attempt to help. I thought that was pretty lame. Bill was helpful but not the others. After everyone left I was glued to the couch. Exhausted.
Update on WHAT IS THAT?
I think it is wheat germ. I have oat bran and flax in my cupboard so wheat germ is my best guess. I'll have to look up its qualities to see if using it in oatmeal is helpful or if I should bake with that stuff.
I'm tired. And my feet still hurt. I was reading that some other people have foot issues after pregnancy just from a google search, but it is annoying. My knees are hurting a bit too, so I did some Jillian Shred today and kickboxing. It is hard to take an easy day when I feel like I need to sweat it out and drop some poundage, but running today wasn't going to be a good idea.
Snacks: I'm really trying to eat well, today I am trying to really be aware of what I am eating and how much of it. I always measure the oatmeal in the morning but that is it. So today I measured out my cereal and oatmeal, and the cranberries. I think I am pretty good at eyeballing it anyways. Latest favorite snacks: Kashi Go Lean w/ cranberries and almonds, the chickpeas with honey and cinnamon toasted - gotta try these!, apples & sometimes a banana (these aren't my favorite but they are good for me), sipping green tea. I think I could just fall asleep and take a nap today. No sun out.