Monday, 22 March 2010

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Mothers Day

My first Mothers Day as a Mummy! Our beautiful baby girl is 15 weeks old tomorrow. She loves to do a great big smile when she makes eye contact with you. She's finding her hands and will hold a toy if it's handed to her, but she can't reach and grab on her own just yet. She can hold her head really steady and support herself if she's looking over your shoulder. She' s an alert little baby and always interested in what's going on around her. This week she's sleeping in her cot, in her own room. She loves to make happy gurgley cooing noises, the first attempts at laughing I think! Just afew of her developmental milestones.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Back into running

I'm loving being able to run again since Eden was born. My first run was when she was 4 weeks old, just a gentle 20 minutes and I set my expectations for the run very low, but I surprised myself with making it round without needing to stop and walk. It doesn't seem all that long ago that I could barely make it to the end of the road before needing to walk (my uni days when cycling was much more my thing).

Since that first run when Eden was 4 weeks old, I've been for a handful of runs, slowly picking up the pace (subconsciously, but it feels easier). I've bought a new pair of running shoes, and am back to tracking my progress with my Nike Plus, which I've always found very motivating. I've also entered a 10km race in May, and will again set my expectations for the race low. The main reason I've entered is to have something to work towards, and if I can get round in under an hour I'll be happy.

One of the most difficult things about running these days is finding a good time. I'm still breast feeding Eden, so mornings arn't a great time, daytime is pretty much ruled out because of looking after her, which leaves evenings. I like running in the evening anyway, especially when it's dark, so I've found a good time to go is immediately after she's gone to bed, around 6:30pm-ish, and then I can come home and have a big meal. I've always loved the me-time that running gives me, even more so now that I'm a busy Mum!