Thursday, April 16, 2009

All that matters

Every time I get down about how I'm not working out as much as the rest of you and about how busy I feel what with work and spending enough time with Andra, I just read this blog about a preemie who should have been Andra's age and thank god my little girl is healthy. I'd gain 200 pounds and never work out again if it would keep her that way.


And not that most of you don't have your own super cute babies doing stuff, but here's Andra rolling over.

I am managing to work out at least every other day. Mostly at school during the week. I have little interest in running with the BOB. I'll walk, but I will admit to just not being into running with it. I've had some good solo runs (and some bad ones). It's going to be ok. It's not ok now, but it's going to be. I have to give myself more time. I just need to stop and be patient and give myself more time. Actually, strangely enough, that's the problem - I don't have enough time. I really really really hope in 8 weeks when school ends I'll be ready to proioritize working out again. I know I'll have trouble if I don't keep Andra in some form of regular daycare (like 2 hours, 3 days a week or something). I can always take her to the gym, or have a friend or a babysitter watch her, but knowing me that just won't happen if it's not on a regular schedule. But. That's then. I need to be in the moment. Tomorrow it's supposed to near 70, and I will be out with BOB. Hopefully running, but at least doing something.

8 comments:

DC Running Mama said...

Well--working out when you are working and having a baby is HARD. That's why MOST people don't do it. You will get back to it. I have a friend who was a sub-3 hr marathoner and after she had her kids she only ran 4 days a week for 5 miles because she had more important priorities. She figures she'll get back to running some day. The important thing is being healthy and going on a walk for 30 minutes with Andra is all you need. Take a break from reading other people's blogs if it makes you feel better. I've been having a bit of a blog vacation lately and it helps.

Alicia Parr said...

Andra will be rolling over soon, I just know it!

jsmarslender said...

I echo DC Mama. It can be hard to work and keep up with running (or cooking or meeting up with friends or or or) when you've got a little one. I appreciated your post about expectations (last week?) and have been thinking about that lately.

I don't have a BOB here but might try to borrow one this summer - but, yeah, running with it might be a little tough for me yet.

You and Andra look sweet together! What a honey.

X-Country2 said...

I have no idea how moms (especially new moms) fit it all in. You're a rock star!

N.D. said...

You are doing great! And like you said all that is important is Andra is happy and healthy. I think you were a super worker outer in the past, and you are still finding time to work out and doing GREAT! You will totally get back to your crazy worker outer state in the summer! Again, you are doing awesome ! Don't be done on yourself!

Angela and David Kidd said...

I hear you about just being grateful for a healthy baby. My co-worker just came back to work after her little girl spent 2 months in the NICU and at 4 months her little girl barely weighs more than Zach weighed when he was born. I can't imagine watching your baby struggle to survive.

That video of Andra is adorable. She has such an expressive face and makes great use of her tongue!

WendyBird said...

I haven't had a rolling baby in many years so I enjoyed seeing Andra :-) Don't be so hard on yourself about not having time to work out. Andra won't be this demanding for ever and years from now you won't regret the runs you didn't make. My oldest is leaving home this summer, they grow up WAY too fast!

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