- I am so ready for fall. I created the Winter 100 Challenge at the end of last year partially because I thought I needed motivation to make it through running in the cold. Apparently, I need more motivation to run through the heat and humidity. When I wake up in the morning, I check my Weather Channel app to see the temperature and the humidity. Seeing that it’s already a billion degrees and a thousand percent humidity really zaps my motivation. Half the time, I suck it up and run outside which turns me into a puddle of sweat by the time I get home. The other half of the time, I opt for a run in my cool air-conditioned basement with a fan blowing on me for extra comfort.
- I want to sign up for a race. I don’t know how I’m going to feel by October when the races that I’m eying take place so I’ve been too afraid to actually register for anything. I don’t really want to bother with a 5K because I want a 5K PR and I’m not going to get one with how slow I am right now. A 10K or a half marathon would be ideal (still no PR though obviously). I’m going to wait to see how I feel as the weeks progress.
- In 2 weeks, I’ll be on a plane to Hawaii. This will be my fifth trip to Hawaii. I’ve been to Oahu, Kauai and Maui. I love them all because each island is so unique and beautiful in it’s own way. This time, we’re just going to Oahu. I.cannot.wait. The last time we were there was 2 years ago and I remember snapping this picture on my morning run.
- I frequently forget that I’m pregnant. Don’t worry – it’s not in an oops-I-just-drank-a-beer-and-ate-a-bunch-of-raw-fish kind of way; I’m just so busy taking care of my 2.5 year old, that I can’t pay attention to all the details. When I was pregnant with Zain, I always knew exactly how far along I was down to the day and what his estimated fruit size is. Now, when people ask me how far along I am, it takes me a minute to figure it out and I have no idea what the baby’s fruit size is. I know, I’m a terrible mother. The baby likes to remind me of his/her presence though in the form of continued morning sickness and little kicks. I’m still not used to the kicks so they always catch me off guard; I love feeling them. I think it’ll be easier to remember I’m pregnant when I have an actual baby bump. Right now, you can’t tell if I’m pregnant or just fat. To ease my guilty conscience – I am 16 weeks and 5 days pregnant and the baby is the size of an avocado. Phew, I feel better knowing those details . Even though, I’ll forget them by tomorrow.