Saturday, June 4, 2011

The week in Review

I feel like I have left a few things out about my week, it seems to have gone by so quick! Memorial Day was also my 2nd Wedding Anniversary! There was a lot of contemplation in the morning, we knew we wanted to see Hangover 2, the dilemma was, if we went to an afternoon show - there was a popcorn vs nice dinner out debate... Yes, Stephen has an obsession with movie theatre popcorn; I don't think he can see a movie without it! Anyway, we decided we'd go to a 3pm show, take it from there.

We went to Barnes & Noble first, where I picked up the book, Run Less, Run Farther by William James Pierce, Bill Pierce, Scott Murr and Ray Moss. It was recommended to me by my long time friend and Army buddy, Shawntae, who has gone from 'run when chased' to marathoning mama! Anyway, I look forward to reading that, I will start that soon but first, I have studying to do for my HFS Certification Exam which is fast approaching - less than 2 weeks!

So we went to the theatre and were a bit early, but just in time for the 2:25pm show - score! We got the popcorn and I had a slushy, that is my obsession - Oh how I love a Cherry Lime slushy! I liked the Hangover 2, some people had said it wasn't as good as the first, which is probably true, but it was still pretty funny and I did laugh...out loud... I went in with no expectations, which in my opinion is really the only way to go! For dinner we ended up at Hippo Nacho, it was alright... not sure I'd frequent it, but it was good.

Tuesday was Gabriella's 6 month appointment, I won't talk too much about it because it was emotionally exhausting. My baby girl was not feeling the doctors office, and then the shots... she was cranky all day and I have to give major props to all the SAHM's out there - it's not easy - AT ALL... At least on the weekends me & the hubs can do the hand off and help each other

Wednesday - June 1st was National Running Day! It was also ridiculously HOT! We had organized a casual meeting at 6:30pm to celebrate the day by running - makes sense right? So Stephen took the baby to Barnes & Noble (yes, it really is one of our favorite while I ran around the lake loop a few times with the other running peeps. It was hot and humid and I ran slow - but I was running faster than the person sitting home on the couch so mission accomplished! 

Thursday, well I decided it was finally time to stop breastfeeding... Gabriella is 6 & 1/2 months old now, I had set the goal of 6 months. Working full time and pumping while at work is no easy task, but I felt like I did a good job but it is time to move on. Unfortunately, nothing could prepare me for how I would be feeling physically with this decision. Let's just say Friday morning, Power90 was a little more challenging (especially jumping jacks) when your chest is full, and sore, very sore. By the end of Friday evening I had given in to all this talk about cabbage - yes cabbage leaves - in my bra to relieve the pain of drying up... At first I thought my friend Dawnmarie was just messing around... then I talked to the nurse at my doctors office and my sister-in-law - all saying Cabbage leaves... Lord have mercy, I smell like St. Patty's Day and feel like a salad bar.

Last night before heading out to dinner, I took 2 benedryl (I read an antihistamine would help with the drying process) and 2 advil (because my lady lights were hurting)... which in hindsight wasn't the best thought out plan... by the time dinner was over I felt like I was going to fall asleep in the car. So we got home, fed Gabriella her last bottle and I crawled into bed feeling like I had about a half a dozen cosmos... by 9pm it was lights out for this girl! 


  1. Hope you get some good info from the book! I need to get my butt back on a training plan or I will be hurting at these races in the fall. I loooove your blog!!!


  2. Hey there - stopping by from voiceboks - i've heard that the cabbage does do the trick. I wonder if you can pump to relieve some of that fullness and wean yourself gradually from there? My littlest weaned herself and I pumped and froze for a few weeks after that - not on her schedule - on mine just to avoid ... pain. :-) will be checking your blog out more too ... looking for my *umpf* LOL

  3. Hi! Stopping in and following from voiceboks! Congrats on making it 6 months, that's so great! How are you feeling today? I hope better.


  4. I found you through VoiceBoks and am now a follower!
    Yankee Texan Mom I never heard about the cabbage leaves before, but I will probably never forget it.