Happy Friday! I hope yours is happy, or at least I hope it will be come about 5:00.

I have a tendency to go a little overboard on things, as I’m sure we all do. And here are a few things that have gotten me a little carried away recently.

Obsessions of the Day

  • I need to find E a new car seat. I’m sure I have a few weeks before we neeeeed it, but I want it. I want it now. The one I want was back ordered on Amazon, so I’m hitting Babies R Us and Buy Buy Baby today to see what I can do. Wish me luck!
  • Vegetables. I’ve eaten like a slob the last two days, and I feel gross. Just give me veggies! (Side note, I’ve had fried okra the past two days, so I’m leaning against the fried variety today.)

friedObsessions of the Week

  • Running. It kind of takes over your brain, doesn’t it? I have another long run this weekend, which is kind of exciting. But it’s the 9-mile run, and that’s the length that got my hips all in a tizzy during training for my last half. Fingers crossed this one goes better!
  • Orange is the New Black. Kev and I have been binge-watching this, and I’m so mad we just finished season 1 without season 2 to dive into. Ahhhh, the suspense is killing me!

orangeObsessions of the Month

  • Saving money. I have failed miserably here, but I’m trying… kinda.
  • The Sixties. Before starting Orange is the New Black, Kevin and I were recording this show on CNN. We obviously didn’t live through the 60s, but we didn’t learn much about it in class either. (Neither of our history teachers got that far in the textbook before summer break, so it’s all new and interesting to me!)
  • Mom friends. My non-mom friends have invited me to a few fun events recently, but I can’t attend hardly any of them! I’m really happy to be invited, but I’m also really happy to be meeting more mamas who understand the need for 4pm parties (as opposed to 9pm!!)
  • Ethan’s first birthday. Never mind that Kevin and I have birthdays next month, it’s all about little E. His big day isn’t even until October, but once I get an idea in my head, everything must be planned, and it must be planned this.very.instant. (BTW, he had blueberry oatmeal this morning.)

ethanWhat’s making you crazy right now?

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Hellooooo Summer! Okay, I know it’s been summer for a while now, but yesterday felt extra seasonal. Ethan and I squeezed in a stroller run in the morning. It was 76 when we left the house and already 80 upon our return. Whew!

play dateLater in the day, we met Elliot and Kelly for a play date in her kiddy pool. Yup, the mamas squeezed in too! Ethan and I then went straight to my parents’ house for dinner.

cobblerThe fam went to the farmers’ market before we arrived, so they had all sorts of summer goodies, corn on the cob, fried okra, and my favorite – blackberry cobbler!

Even though yesterday’s stroller run was warm, it was pretty good. I don’t think I’ll be getting a workout today though. Only time will tell. I’m going to try and get a nap while E naps this morning. He had me up twice last night because of a new tooth cutting through, so I think we could both use a little rest.

Stupid teeth.

  • Have you done anything seasonal lately?
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A Good Day

Yesterday was a good day. Nothing special or extraordinary occurred, but it was just plain good. We had baby time, mama time, and nap time, so I couldn’t be bad, right?

wiawLet’s go through it WIAW style, shall we?

Breakfast: plain Greek yogurt, strawberries, and Kashi cereal

parfaitEthan likes Cheerios, but raspberries are a bit tart for his taste.  Ha, this kid.

raspberryAfter we both took a morning nap a while later, we went out for a 3-mile stroller run, hit the shower, and then barely made it to baby story time at the library. 20 babies!!

babySnack: pb rice cake on the way to story time

Lunch: roast beef and avocado on a wheat English muffin and veggies, followed not much later by a dark chocolate square (E had avocado in his yogurt, apparently a winning combo)

lunchSnack: apple and Gouda… then tortilla chips just before dinner (appetizer?)

snackDinner: chicken, onion cauliflower curry topped with a few cashews

dinner  dinner

Dessert: ice cream! Breyer’s lower fat cookies n’ cream (oh, and the pic below is E’s dinner of Gouda, cauliflower, a food pouch, and a little oatmeal)



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Race Update

Rain rain, go away! Ethan and I run an errand every day between his two naps. He needs to see people aside from his mama, and I need to prevent cabin fever. However, the weather had other plans for us yesterday.

fortTorrential downpours kept us inside, and Mr. Fussy Pants wasn’t happy about it. He fussed when I picked him up, when I put him down, or when we tried to play. I even made him a fort, which I believe he crawled through all of once.

fortLuckily the clouds had a silver lining. The rain let up long enough for us to enjoy a little car time (his favorite) while I talked on the phone. I got a call with some good news, I’m now a brand ambassador for the Race 13.1 race series.

carHooray!! I’ll be running the upcoming half marathon in Fayetteville, NC on Sept. 7. If I’m feeling up for it, I’ll also do the one in Raleigh on Sept. 20. There are other races though, and they plan to add one for Charlotte in 2015. Care to join me? (Please say yes!)


fayetteville NC half

In other news, I left these two alone last night while my girlfriends and I went out for sushi. One of my dear friends (and old college roommate) was in town on a business trip, so I was lucky to get some time with her.

boys   mom

Apparently this is what I look like in real clothes when not holding a baby, except my arm is forever stuck in baby-holding position.

  • What’s on your race calendar? Want to run with me?!?!
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Happy Monday! Okay, so “happy” might be overdoing it a bit, but it’s certainly not a bad Monday, at least not on this end. It’s going to be a busy week for me, which is a pretty good thing. Other good things (or shall I say, marvelous) include events from the weekend.

MiMMOn Friday, Ethan and I briefly met friends at the park. I then had game night with the ladies.

parkWe were mostly on our own Saturday since Kevin was busy with class, but we enjoyed some retail therapy before he got home for dinner.

fondue daddy

I headed out for my long run on Sunday, and it was great. I expected to get rained on but stayed dry, except for the pouring sweat. I completed 8 miles in just under 1 hour and 10 minutes, which included a run into a grocery store for a quick drink from the water fountain.

run run

Instead of cleaning or being productive during E’s afternoon nap, I was definitely needing some ice – lots of ice! We wrapped p the weekend with some low-country boil… and ice cream. Of course.

ice dinner

  • How was your weekend?
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