New post on HRG BABY!!! You can find it HERE! —> 18 weeks and talking about how we came up with names!!!
I am so glad you guys liked Andrew’s guest post yesterday! He is the best for doing that and expect many more of those outtake posts in the future from him. Tuesday night my hormones exploded. I think I cried non-stop for 48 minutes (over literally nothing), had a killer headache and felt nauseated. It happens right;) I can officially say I had my first (although, Andrew might beg to differ on calling this my first;) mood swing of this pregnancy. Hormones are crazy things. Even though I knew it was probably just my hormones, I couldn’t stop crying! I went to bed at 9 and woke up feeling normal again (although still tired?).
I went out for my run much later than usual but found the shadiest places to run for 7 miles.
The most wonderful thing happened while on this run. A good friend of mine pulled up next to me on her way to the gym and had two huge cups of ice water (she agrees that 90% of the cup should be ice too). She handed this to me and told me to drink. I always have water with me but not a huge cup of ice water like this… It was perfect.
I could not find my Garmin anywhere before leaving the house so I took Andrew’s but I accidentally put it on bike mode. A 9:16 pace and his Garmin feels way lighter than mine. I have a heart rate monitor on mine so that is probably why it feels heavier but it’s always fun to try a new gadget. I remember on my first run with Andrew (our second date) I wore his Garmin for a few of the miles and felt so cool;)
His review of the Garmin 230 is here! My review of the Garmin 225 is here! My very first Garmin was the 305 and that thing was DURABLE. It lasted through everything and I didn’t mind the big ol’ screen face on it because it made it so easy to see everything.
Thank goodness, Andrew is happy to eat Subway with me at 8 in the morning. A hot dog sounded good too… at least I went for the hoagie.
We received our first baby gift:) Thanks General Mills… clothes/book for the baby and cereal for me!
Brooke was still in PJs at one in the afternoon yesterday… but they were having the time of their lives pushing each other around on this plane. Until the plane hit the wall and caused a huge dent. When evening came we went out to do our Family Night activity for the week…
The kids chose the arcade. Brooke was a little bit serious about the motorcycle game.
And he beat me again. He won 2 games, I won 1 game. I’ve got to start practicing way more.
Later on I left (always so hard to miss out on the bedtime/stalling time of the day… I kid) to go work with the youth in my area! They requested a baking night + chocolate so that is exactly what we did… chocolate covered strawberries, pudding cups and peanut butter cookies w/ Hershey Kisses.
Speaking of desserts, I found Andrew’s DREAM dessert store. This is in Salt Lake City and I need to take him ASAP. They serve all of the different cookie doughs possible. Andrew loves all dough (cookie, cake or brownie)… we will have to go.
I have yet to make it through an entire Bachelorette episode lately without falling asleep. Last night was not an exception.
PS one of my brothers is in Belgium for work and he sent me this picture from his running route at 10 p.m. (his time). Running is my favorite way to see new places.
BENEFITS of running. Usually I think about the ones we all know (stress relief, good for our hearts, weight maintenance, endorphins, confidence booster etc) but what about some of the ones we don’t think about often? I’ve got a few that I found and loved (click on the picture of the text to take you to the source of the benefit… ps I don’t know if they are all super credible sources but I agree with them:)
To go along with above benefit: “Running helps build the muscle that lower-impact workouts ignore, keeping bones HEALTHIER even as they age.” (source) “Running stresses your bones. Essential minerals are sent to the bones when under stress, which makes them stronger.” (source)
I totally agree with this below… 1/2 marathon training I rarely get sick but during marathon training I catch everything!
Yep, runners ARE TOUGH!
Also, very interesting…
I am definitely most productive after a run:
One more reminder in case you want to check out the latest HRG BABY POST!
Do you remember the very first Garmin/GPS tracker that you had?
Do hormones affect you or not so much? What about your running… how does that time of the month effect your running?
Any benefits from running (outside of the ones that we hear often) that you LOVE?
Do you get sick often? What about during marathon training?