Lily and I ran 20 miles and finished by 9:15 am. I had time to clean up, change, stretch, and punch in to work. I hung out there for about 10 minutes until my manager pointed out that my shift was tomorrow. So essentially I got up at 4:30 am on Saturday for no reason. Still, it was nice to have the run done early.
My Garmin seems to be permanently dead, and I forgot to charge my Nike + watch, so I went in to a 20 mile run with no watch. I didn't even throw a tantrum, and somehow I survived.
It meant I had plenty of time to buy wine and make these. Nutella pretzel brownies, with a pretzel crust.
Unfortunately, Eric had to work, so I had a few friends over on my own for "Game Night". We never ended up playing any games, partially because we were frantically catching up after weeks apart, partially because my friend Sarah brought a new friend over.
|Harper, born 7 weeks ago|
Ok, I can honestly say that if someone had wanted to bring a baby over when I was hosting a gathering I probably would have said yes only out of politeness. But now that I'm an aunt, I was actually excited to get the text that Sarah was bringing little Harper, and as soon as they arrived I was right at the front of the pack, throwing elbows to make sure I got my chance to hold her.
Is there something in the water with new mothers lately? I've been led to believe that they are supposed to be sleep deprived and carrying baby weight. I always knew my sister would be an exception to this rule, she's always been exceptionally gorgeous. I had no doubt that as soon as I was holding Harrison in my arms, she'd be looking like a world class model again, and of course that's what happened.
Then Sarah has the nerve to show up at my house looking beautiful, fit, and fresh as a daisy only 7 weeks after having a baby. I get one night of barely any sleep (taking the red eye from San Francisco on Wednesday) and I look horrible and can't even manage to show up to work on the correct day. I've heard this new mother thing is pretty tough, but according to my Facebook feed, they all look fantastic.
Sunday, I made it to work for my actual shift, then did a 12 mile run downtown along the water after. I finally managed to get brave enough to run with a watch now that I'm back in the slow, hot state of Maryland. My average pace was 9:12, so slower than California (of course) but not terrible. We'll see what happens once I get back to those lovely 5am runs.
Anyone else noticed this "new mother looking better than me" trend?