Happy Mother's Day! It's a little intimidating now that I'm officially applying for the job. Luckily I've had some time to study the world's best role models.
It's been an unusual week of Instagram worthy photos, and when you don't have children, pets, and are against gratuitous selfies, that's kind of a big deal.
On Wednesday, we celebrated our healthy baby BOY in the best way - with tons of food. Our absolute favorite food ever is Ethiopian, and we had been saving a Groupon for a new place downtown.
|Doesn't look appetizing, but bread is the utensil. Enough said.|
|I got lemon custard, no chocolate?!|
|You get pirate outfits, pirate tattoos, and pirate photobombs.|
|Birthday girl and Eric manning the cannons|
Since I'm done racing for probably the rest of the calendar year, I spent the rest of the weekend living vicariously. My BFF Casi ran her first marathon today!
She ran the Delaware Marathon, along with her cousin. I ran it last year with Kari and Ashley, and we all had awful races, so I had no qualms about staying on the sidelines this year.
|2013 - so happy...before. Also, so skinny, compared to our most recent get together.|
|2014 - so happy.... the whole time.|
The race began at 7, and my alarm went off at 5:50. I woke up, then realized that one of the many advantages to cheering, not running, was getting up at a normal human time. I went back to sleep until 8.
Kara came up with this genius sign idea.
I knew it wasn't for everyone, but I was going for that "OMG AMAZING" reaction from the runners who do make good choices in life and entertainment. It turned out that describes exactly one Delaware marathoner. Based on the likes I got on FB and IG, something doesn't add up.
|I made the other side "normal" when I wanted a break from the confused looks.|
Despite a crazy hot day after a long, cold training season, Casi looked great and finished strong!
That fueled us enough to do a 30 minute run. I don't know how the marathoners did it, that was more than enough for me. I'm starting to understand the side eyes I get when telling people about my hobby.
I get a lot of grief from my friends, coworkers, students, strangers, etc for my devotion to sunscreen, even those in the medical profession! Well, it's not just for fun. Check out what happens when I miss a spot.
|Now I'm striped.|
Since my own child is only halfway cooked, I was counting on next year being my first official Mother's day, and just focused on celebrating my own mother and MIL. But I got some sweet texts and Eric surprised me with a really thoughtful card (he's more the funny card type, so it was notable). He also got me two little gifts.
|This was one.|
What's your favorite ethnic cuisine?
Sunscreen - yay or nay? Call me crazy, but skin cancer sounds terrible.