no-fun run

Yesterday I had my first postpartum no-fun run. I went running last Thursday and really enjoyed the run. However, yesterday it didn’t go as well as I had hoped. At first my iPhone started acting funny and I had to stop and fix it. That really made me wish I could run without it. I really like to know how I did and I need to listen to music or I focus too much on how tired I am, so I’m stuck taking it with me. It’s really amazing how one little screw up early on can mess up a whole run.

I don’t know about other runners, but I really enjoy looking at (and inside) the houses as I run by. I’m pretty nosy, so I claim I’m just looking inside to get decorating ideas, but I really just want to see what other people are doing. For this reason, I have curtains on all my windows and I try to keep them closed all the time. I especially like this time of the year, because people get a little crazy with the Christmas decorations, and a lot of people are proud of their trees, so they display them right by the window.

I was totally looking forward to getting to see some awful decorations, and I did, but non of my pictures turned out well. So I ended up stopping to take pictures for no reason. I think there must be something about running in the snow that makes bad decorations even better anyway.

At one point my shoulder started to hurt. This tends to happen when it’s cold outside because I shrug my shoulders a lot when I’m cold and it really bothers me when I run. I decided to cut the run short and go home at that point. Therefore, I only did 2 miles, rather than 3, which is what I set out to do.

Bad run aside, the week has been pretty good. We decided to eliminate meat at home, so I’m getting used to making more vegetarian dishes. I’m not entirely opposed to eating meat, but I decided it was better for us to stop. I was also making lasagna and the ground beef looked really unappetizing. This week we’ve been trying to eat up whatever meat we had in the freezer. Today I made myself scrambled eggs with onions, peppers, and spinach for lunch. It was pretty tasty. I hadn’t been too creative, so I have been mostly eating salads this week and I was happy for a change.

Kiddo has started constantly sucking his thumb. I’m not entirely against it, but I’m not really sure if I’m for it. It’s nice that he always has his thumbs with him and it does a pretty good job of comforting him when I can’t be there right away. Judging by how furiously he goes at it, though, it seems like it might become a problem when he’s older. It’s probably a little early to determine if it will be a problem or not. Either way, he looks cute doing it!


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