Baby Germain is the size of a Grapefruit- (Raise your hand if these fruit/vegetable sizes are not making any sense to you!)
This week's craving: (See mom! I put in the apostrophe! If you're a grammar police, my deepest apologies... this is a one and done type thing. Minimal editing) Well... Other than that one night I REALLY craved a burrito, I craved a break. A big break. I had a really challenging work week and although I'm not able to do the more physical aspect of my job, it was emotionally draining nonetheless as my strict daily schedule was interrupted repeatedly. I had no time to crave food. I craved a break.
This weeks' aversion: The phone and running. Food aversions are a thing of the past it seems... My back was sore from the half, so running was the thing I really REALLY did not want to do day in and day out... and guess what?! I don't have to!
MONDAY- 75 minutes of Yoga: I got back to yoga class at Metrowest Yoga. So Sooo Nice. And very much needed after the high stress work day, personal day, and just my body feeling fatigued after the windy half marathon.
Bathroom Breaks: 1
TUESDAY- 5 easy sister miles!- It was a pretty nice day and we had cold weather coming in. My back is still SO SORE at this point from the half without a support band (#fail!) and I thought this would give me a chance to loosen up.. Buuut that didn't happen. Not good. It was a nice run with Caroline though
Bathroom Breaks: 0 But that's only because there was no where to stop.
WEDNESDAY- OFF: I just didn't feel like running. I'm fat, sore, hungry and tired... and again, and extremely demanding work week. I had my ultra sound in the morning and I was just pretty focused on enjoying that after work since I rushed right from ultrasound to a student reevaluation meeting at work. I was super frazzled trying to catch up on the hour I missed in the morning and barely had the chance to take in the precious moment so I soaked it up on the couch when I got home. Raea was particularly snuggly and that was way more important use of my time.
Bathroom Breaks: sadly, none.
THURSDAY- 3 Fun Run miles with Steve, Figy and Barbara: Just stuck with the traditional Sandy Bar loop at Sneakerama. Steve continued to tell me how careful I should be and how all this running stuff is great but nothing is more important than family. Made me feel really good about my choice the previous day. Another snuggly night with Raea
Bathroom Breaks: 0
FRIDAY- 4 Miles after work with Cat. I met her at her house since I get out of work before her. I bumped into my old friend Caitlin so I was able to tell her I dropped my phone... again... and have a new number.... again.... and lost my contacts.... again.... If you're reading, Cait, I'm looking forward to that Corner Grille date.
Bathroom Breaks: 0
SATURDAY- 5 miles with Chrissy and Caroline This was my best run of the week... I was tired, Raea has a tiny cold, and it was freezing rain... but meeting people makes it easier.
Bathroom Breaks: 0
SUNDAY- Nothing! I'm writing my blogpost so late because I kept thinking I'd run. But instead I cleaned crazy amounts in the house. Rearranged rooms, restructured closets, emptied desk drawers of all things I don't need, moved furniture to the garage, built shelves... Does nesting start this early? I just HAD to do this today.... and cleaning with Raea made it wayyyy easier... (said no parent ever)
**TOTAL MILES: 17ish*
Ugh, I suck this week. Does carrying around a grapefruit in my belly count as additional training?? C'mon, it feels WAY bigger than that!
1. Unlike when I'm NOT pregnant, I don't really feel bad missing runs right now. Guilt free laziness is nice.
2. Running is always easier with friends! (I didn't do a single solo run because running was my aversion this week)
3. For every one hater, there's dozens of people who love you.
Looking Forward To: A break still! All the countdowns to Boston are little countdowns to my vacation!
Gender Prediction: We had the ultrasound and although we didn't find out the gender and I didn't see anything suspicious (the tech turned off the screen at that part) I watching the baby move I feel much MUCH stronger towards BOY now.
Movie Watched: Patriots Day- I was there, I wasn't sure how I felt about reliving... but it's like a Boston Runner requirement. It was well done. Very well done. Eerily accurate. I remember everything so clearly.... Ugh, the Watertown scene... I remember waking up to tweets as people were somehow listening to the police radio station. Horrific. Lots of F bombs, as you'd expect from Boston (yes, it really is like that around here)... and I'm pretty damn excited for Boston 2018 now. If I watched this in the beginning of the week instead of the end, maybe the week would have gone differently (but probably not)
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I've recently been diagnosed with CECS and fPAES and had it treated with BOTOX of all things... So I suspect to see more and more people looking for answers with that in the future and hope to continue blogging so there will be easy to access follow-ups as that was helpful for me.
NOTE: Apologies that some of the pictures incorrectly load sometimes. I try to keep up with the glitches, but can't always! Hope it doesn't impact the blog experience for all the PAES visitors.