Nick

Kara

5.11.2009

Mother's Day and more

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.
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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.
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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.

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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.

11 comments:

  1. happy mothers day girl!!!! i cant believe how big he is getting already - love the pics on your other blog too. he is SO cute!

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  2. happy first mother's day!!

    seriously walkers what is up with getting to the front!

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  3. Glad yu had a good Mother's day!

    Susan G Komen events are awesome even if they are not PR opportunities. :) Take a nap today if you feel like it. You can't train a tired body. Get back on it when you feel up to it.

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  4. You asked me on my blog about your eating - I am a terrible example. I am eating whatever/whenever right now thanks to running and breastfeeding. I also am a big fan of "real" food vs. supplements and bars. I eat what I am craving. I weigh less than I did when I used to count calories. I just can't obsess about it. Life's too short and I love food too much!

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  5. Oh Happy Mother's Day to you! How exciting! Sounds like it was a great one!

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  6. I know exactly what you mean about people lining up where they're not supposed to be. I don't mind so much at an event like Race for the Cure, b/c it's all for a good cause and really the majority of people are there to have fun and not PR. Having said that, in the past year I have been in other races like women only 10k's where I line up in the 8-9 minute mile section and still end up trying to get through other people who probably should be back further at the start. But what can you do? It all breaks up as the race progresses and you can usually make it up then. Glad you had fun though and got a nice well thought out first Mother's Da gift - your husband is SO thoughtful!!

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  7. Stop worrying about food girl. Maybe less focus on it will be a +. You dont eat bad at ALL. Keep your chin up! :)

    Sounds like you had a GREAT mothers day! Post pics of your book! (if its possible) :)

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  8. Sounds like you are doing just fine eating. Don't be so hard on yourself. Glad you had a nice Mother's Day.

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  9. Glad you had a good Mothers Day!!

    I put wheat germ in my oatmeal every day. I love wheat germ!

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  10. Happy Belated Mother's Day!

    I love Kashi Go Lean but man it tears up my stomach. I'm jealous you can eat it and not be miserable.

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  11. Sounds like a lovely Mother's Day! :) Your diet looks super healthy to me, keep it up.

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