Random things

  • 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.

It really doesn’t get much better than that

  • 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.

A classic bathroom mirror shot. Pregnant or fat?

Happy running!


  1. says

    You look awesome! Enjoy your trip to Hawaii and don’t worry about how far along you are. It’s so tough to keep track of things once that second baby is on the way.

  2. says

    You look adorable! And even I, who loves summer, will admit this one has been a bit steamy! It is probably so much harder to take when pregnant.

    Have a fantastic trip!

  3. says

    I am soooo ready for fall too!! The leaves, all things pumpkin spice, scarves – let alone actually being able to run outside again. Bring it on!

  4. says

    I also forget I am pregnant a lot of the time, but I don’t have the excuses that you do! I don’t have any other kids and I definitely have a belly @ 31 weeks, haha! Only when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror or my reflection while walking by a window do I remember that I am definitely pregnant. You look great though!!!

  5. Jamie Miles says

    When I was expecting my second, I could never remember how far along I was either.  My 1 year old kept me very busy and distracted.  It doesn’t make you a bad mom.  Once the kiddo is born, you’ll never forget how old s/he is, I promise. :)

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