Naptime Rambles

Um, since when is it the last day of November? Where did this year go?? How will I have a one year old in a mere matter of weeks?!

I honestly feel like I was still pregnant a few weeks ago. It’s totally cliche to say it, but I feel like I blinked and the Wee Bairn is practically grown up. (Cliche and hyperbole for the price of one!) That’s a bit of an exaggeration but still. He’s crawling, cruising, walking while holding onto us… he’ll be off running in no time!

Speaking of time flying, I recently hit my Larry Bird year:

Source: Wikimedia

Say what, now?! The world needs to slow its spin, dude. Two minutes ago I was in my early 20s. What the heck. 

I had “planned” on running a race on my birthday (“planned” because, well, read my post-baby running posts for context), one that my run club was going to have a massive presence at. And I think it was that run club connection that kept me from running it in the end. It was a 5k, and I still haven’t run more than a mile post-Bairn. Even though my club is full of supportive, wonderful people, I couldn’t get over the thought that it would take me forever to complete those miles, long after everyone else would be enjoying post-race beers. I’m just not ready for racing yet, as much as I’m dying to get back to the fun race-day atmosphere. It’ll happen one of these days. 

So instead of running, I opted for a family walk at the pond. It was surprisingly chilly, so it was s quick walk, but it was nice to get out and back down the pond again. 

Going against my better judgement, I bit the bullet and signed up for a spring half marathon (!). I need a goal to work toward and a reason to get out the door running again, and this one will also provide a reason for a family jaunt to western Mass. We’ve got a little cottage booked via Airbnb and I’m looking forward to an adventure with the Bairn!

Speaking of, I hear him waking up, so it’s time to cut these rambles off! Til next time, whenever that may be…

What have you been up to? Tell me something rambly!

6 thoughts on “Naptime Rambles

  1. Hey hey! Long time, no see! I honestly can’t believe the Bairn is almost one. I feel like it was just yesterday you announced you were pregnant. Man, time really flies! Glad to hear you signed up for a half. I bet that will be good motivation to get back out there πŸ™‚ And if not, at least you get a nice little family vacation!

    • Seriously!! I feel the same. I feel like I just announced my pregnancy yesterday. It’s surreal! And yes, that’s what I figure about the half… even if I can’t run it, or even if I do and it’s terrible, it will still be a fun adventure with my little family! πŸ™‚

  2. Yay for a motivating half! And a getaway! You’re motivating me to dust off the treadmill! Literally. It’s like a spider resort right now. Whoopsie! Xoxo

    • Woohoo, travel time! I’m jealous of your treadmill… not that it’s covered in spiders but that you have one! 😜 xoxoxo

  3. A spring half, nice! I should probably do something similar because I’m woefully unmotivated lately. Either way, I look forward to hearing about it!

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