1 day post 5k - holy crap, I am sore. I have shin splints and my hamstrings and quads are sore!! I need to get training faster! I walked a bit today w/ Nick & my sister and her dog, and was seriously breathing heavily walking up hills (What?!) and swam 3000 yds. I'm still waiting to see if I placed in my age group on Sunday, it was a small crowd. The results aren't posted yet.
Thanks for your help with the tri questions - a tri is in my future, but not sure when/where yet. I always said I'd do a tri in waters like Hawaii. I might look for an indoor one for now, or just a local one that is cheap.
I decided I'm bipolar in terms of how I feel day to day about being home. I want to be working and doing what I love, but I know that that means leaving Nick, which I don't want to do. Sometimes I think about how by next September I'll be dying to go back to work and sometimes I think it will be impossible to go back after being home for a year and a half, and impossible to leave Nick and I consider the thought of taking as much time as possible to watch my kid(s) grow up while I can. Other days I think how can I minimize the time that I am not working. Some days it is hard to leave Nick in the gym daycare for an hour and other days I need the life that I used to have. I think I am struggling to make the connection that although I'm the same person, my life is totally different. Some people can go on working and resume their old life, but for some people, the old person ceases to exist and the baby changes everything. I'm somewhere in between and seeking some balance and I'm getting there (most days).
I made more hummus today. This weekend I made stuffed peppers for the first time (with bulgar, parmesan cheese, and mushrooms) - these were really good! This week's plan is to make some black bean brownies. I haven't found the recipe that I want to use yet - there are tons out there. Let me know if you have seen a good one!
I made Nick homemade brown rice cereal today (thanks Mama Simmons for some help with that). He seemed totally into it! I was pretty excited to give it to him. THe video is too long and wouldn't upload.