Monday, December 29, 2008

2 1/2 weeks already??

Wow. That was a fast and busy Christmas. My parents and aunt were here from Michigan, and my brother, sister-in-law and 15-month old niece from Paris/NYC (they're moving back to the states this month). It was a very full house. I tried to take advantage of the plethora of babysitters to get out to the gym (Tuesday night, Saturday morning boot camp (yay! I missed that class so much), and a run outside (2.5 miles or so) yesterday. I definitely had moments when I wanted everyone to go so I could hold my daughter, take a nap with her, just hang out. I was basically just a feeding and diaper changing machine. But I have her back now, and as a reward she slept (after a marathon feeding session where she literally sucked me dry (eww) and we gave her formula) 8 hours last night. I woke up a few times thinking I should get her up to change her diaper at least (we're using cloth and they do feel a lot wetter than disposables) but resisted.

So boot camp Saturday was great. None of my usual "competition" was there (lots of new people who hopefully won't last) so maybe I didn't push as hard, but I was able to do everything and did NOT feel out of shape. The abs were a little tougher, but I still did just about all of them! And of course I'm sore, but not horribly so. I felt good enough to run outside yesterday (60 degrees, although dreary). Just a 3 mile loop (maybe a bit under). I felt a little awkward, like my gait was off, but except for tight Achilles (normal, I have weird heel bones and the tendon rubs) the run was great. I ran 20 minutes (probably about 2.25 miles) and walked the last half mile.

The challenge this week will be to get in workouts without all the babysitters. And without being able to use the Bob...I don't have the infant car seat adapter, and if I did, it's probably too cold anyway.

Can't believe Andra is already 2 1/2 weeks old. Looking back, the first few days were scary! She was so tiny. She's back up above her birth weight now, much more alert, and we've kind of figured each other out now. It's pretty fun...

7 comments:

X-Country2 said...

Excellent work on getting out there and balancing it all at once. It's an inspiration to know it can be done.

N.D. said...

Great job getting off to the gym despite all of the chaos. How awesome is it that 2.5 weeks later you are getting back on a routine and already had the little one sleep 8 hours!! whoa! Sounds like things are going well! : )

Mama Simmons said...

Ok, where are all the pictures??

That's amazing she's sleeping 8 hours already! Moana hasn't done that yet... but regularly like 5 hours at a time now at night so that's better than it was! :)

Glad you're getting to the gym again. I'm on my way now... Moana gets to have lunch with her daddy while I lift weights! YEA!

jessica said...

boy am i also glad the holidays are winding down. i know the feeling of being so glad for all the eager baby-holders, but then reaching a limit and wanting to be back home with baby, my favorite spot on the couch, and no spectators.

those 8 hours sound nice, especially with the cloth. i've been tempted to (reluctantly) switch to disposables at night to see if it buys a little extra sleep, so it's nice to hear that longer snoozes in the cloth diapers might still be possible.

Debbie Martin-Consani said...

I'm due in 2 1/12 weeks...and it only seems like five minutes ago that Andra was born. Yikes.

Well done, in getting back out there so quickly. Any race targets for 2009?

N.D. said...

Thanks for the inspiration for boston. I'm starting to get unnerved thinking about that! and thinking I will probably be late!! How is everything going?? Glad you are feeling well!! When do you have to go back to school?

DC Running Mama said...

Good for you for getting to the gym and doing an ab workout! Great pictures!