Holiday Review

Did you have a good Thanksgiving holiday? (For those of us in the US!) I did, but I didn’t at the same time.

The Good:

  • I got to see my brother, his wife and their two kids.
  • I got to see both of my parents, my grandparents and my aunt & uncle.
  • I ate yummy pie. (And other tasty things, but the pie really stood out for me this year.)
  • We survived our first trip out of town with the dog and the baby.
Jade The Boxer in the back of the car
Jade wasn’t very impressed that she had to be in the far back on the car now that the baby gets the backseat.

The Not-as-good:

  • I had a lot of anxiety about the trip.
  • Our car’s battery was giving us grief.
  • When the Thanksgiving meal was ready, Alex needed to eat. So I ended up eating my meal as everyone else finished, so I didn’t feel like I was actually part of the dinner experience.
  • My hubby was sick. Seriously, the Man Cold is awful.

My head was in a pretty negative space. I’m assuming it has something to do with my anti-depressant prescription running out so I have had about a week without taking it regularly. I was feeling pretty good, was thinking I didn’t need the pill. But I knew I couldn’t stop taking it cold-turkey, I did that when I found out I was pregnant and I almost completely fell apart. I HATE that I have to be on that, I wish I didn’t have to take either that or Synthroid and could be prescription drug-free. But I don’t think that’s a reality for the immediate time-being. Don’t worry, I have a doctor’s appointment RIGHT NOW. I’ll get my meds all squared away again.

I did get a four generations photo taken with Alex, me, my mom and my grandmother. We had one of these taken when I was a baby with my great grandma when I was just about a month older than Alex is right now.

Four Generations

I have decided that I’m going to stop doing the Core Challenge for a while. I’m not entirely sure if it’s true or not, but I’ve read that some of those exercises actually exacerbate abdominal separation. I would like to HEAL that, not make it worse. So instead my core work is going to focus on stomach vacuums for a while.

I think I may be fully acclimated to zero-drop shoes for running now. Every run I do in my Altra Intuition is great, I feel fluid and strong. But if I use any shoes without a zero heel-to-toe drop, I just feel awkward. And the other shoes that I have are ones with a 4mm drop, I don’t have any traditional running shoes anymore. Nonetheless, the ones I do have still feel clunky. Interesting…

I registered for the Zion Half Marathon this week, so it’s official! I’ve got a half marathon on my agenda now. I’m excited about that!

Did you do anything fun for the holidays?

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