Monday, May 9, 2011

A Little Bubbly on Mother's Day

First, let’s recap last week’s workouts:

Monday: off
Tuesday: 50 mins outdoor run (~6.5 miles)
Wednesday: off
Thursday: 35 mins treadmill (@ 6.8, 2% incline), 35 mins elliptical
Friday: 30 mins outdoor run (~3.75 mi)
Saturday: 9 mile outdoor run (~8:20/mi pace, wore the garmin)
Sunday: 45 mins treadmill (7.0, 1% incline), 25 mins elliptical

How was your week?

Since last year's gift was the treadmill, that means Mr.Blondie has a free pass for the next 10 years or so when it comes to Mother’s Day. All I wanted this year was a couple hours to myself on Saturday morning to go for a nice run outside and get some stuff done around the house.

One of my good pilot-wife/mommy friends came over for lunch later that afternoon with her snuggly little baby boy. Emily was totally enamored with him. Maybe we’ll give her a little brother or sister to play with soon…or her maybe we’ll just have to have baby Conner over a little more often, teehee.

Mr. Blondie surprised me with flowers, and the three of us went out for a casual dinner on Saturday night. He also bought all the ingredients to make pancakes with fresh raspberries and whipped cream for breakfast on Sunday. However we slept in a little too long and were short on time, so I ended up preparing them while he got ready for work. I appreciated the thought, and the fact that he negotiated his way through a grocery store all by himself. I’ve got a keeper :)

My mommy is on her way down to Atlanta later today. She’s staying for a few days to help out, since Mr. Blondie will be out of town a little longer than usual this week for some airline stuff. Even though I’m now a parent myself, I still enjoy being a kid sometimes. I’m so excited to see her!

While I wouldn't have minded a having a flute of champagne in my hand too, I certainly enjoyed this type of bubbly yesterday

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12 comments:

  1. Happy mother's day! So nice that your mom can come pitch in. Great for everyone.

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  2. Happy Mother's day! I think you would be great with a #2! Twice the fun IMO. =)

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  3. OMG, the "bye bubbles" was the cutest thing.ever. Emily is adorable!

    Glad you had a nice Mother's day!

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  4. Loved the video. So cute and precious! Sounds like a nice day.

    Looks like you had a good week of training.

    obviously, not good timing at all for my 5k experiment, but I knew that going into it. the speed work will pay off this fall either way. My plan is to do the 8 wk training now, and then either pick it up again in the fall, or late winter and do another round. I definitely need cold weather to run my very BEST, but I figure if I run well in the heat, I will run even better later when it cools off again. Im enjoying the challenge of trying to run well as the temps rise.

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  5. That video, wow, I loved when she waved bye to the bubbles. This is a coincidence because yesterday I busted out bubbles for my Emily. She's only one though and she made odd faces and can't quite grasp the concept. She was bored. hahahah!

    Do you take Emily on all your runs? How cooperative is she? I've taken my Emily a couple of times walking and she gets antzy after about 30 minutes.

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  6. Sounds like quite the enjoyable weekend! And yes - time to ourselves is SO precious as a mom and probably the best gift out there. Hope you are enjoying time with your mom. :)

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  7. Fortunately Emily loves the stroller. As soon as she sees it she gets excited and tries to climb in. I have NO IDEA what I'm going to do if she starts rebelling.

    We start off with a snack and a sippy cup and she usually dozes off after that. If we go first thing in the morning when she's wide awake, I'll put my iPhone on speaker and play music. She really likes that as well.

    We've been going since she was 8 weeks old, so It's just been part of out routine. Picture books and any type of light up toy occupy them nicely too. Hope your Emily does the same!

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  8. Wonderful video! Happy Mother's Day Blondie. Sounds like a great weekend. :-)

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  9. Sounds like quite the enjoyable weekend! And yes - time to ourselves is SO precious as a mom and probably the best gift out there. Hope you are enjoying time with your mom. :)

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  10. That video, wow, I loved when she waved bye to the bubbles. This is a coincidence because yesterday I busted out bubbles for my Emily. She's only one though and she made odd faces and can't quite grasp the concept. She was bored. hahahah!

    Do you take Emily on all your runs? How cooperative is she? I've taken my Emily a couple of times walking and she gets antzy after about 30 minutes.

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