Thursday Thoughts

1. Since my last post my son has officially fought off his 7th fever in 5 months and his second bout with strep this season.  Luckily he is a trooper but geez I need a break.

2. My coworker sent me this awesome article:  Does Exercise During Pregnancy Lead to Exercise-Loving Offspring?  My favorite excerpt from the article: “a mother’s physical activity during pregnancy likely affects the physical activity of her offspring”  The study was  conducted on mice and not humans but it made me feel good about all the effort I have put in this pregnancy.

3. Allen Iverson – Really? Have I mentioned how much I love the internet.

Allen Iverson

4. This past weekend my running group was talking about this crazy ultra marathon that was happening called the Barkley Marathons.  It’s a 100 mile race in Tennessee.  Its limited to 40 runners, in nearly 30 years of the race taking place only 14 runners have finished it.  It’s a 20 mile unmarked loop with no aid stations except water at 2 locations one of which being the race start.   The unmarked course is navigated by copying the course from a master map and during the race the runner must find between 9 and 11 books, and tear out the sheet corresponding to their bib number to prove they were there. This year there was one finisher and this was his third year finishing.  Bad ass.   There’s a documentary I need to watch!

5. Tomorrow is my hubby’s 35th birthday.  Woot Woot!  Happy Birthday!!!

Thursday Thoughts

1. I read NPR on the daily but what I love more than the articles is the amazing internet trollers that comment and berate each other.  Recently the former Toronto mayor, Rob Ford died.  He was known for admitting to smoking crack cocaine in “probably one of my drunken stupors.”  He died of cancer at 46 but was overweight and obviously did not care for himself.  Usually when there is a death the trollers are better behaved but all of the comments focused on how much older he looked and how his death was the result of his own actions.  Yeah I know, cruel.  But then this gem of an exchange caught my attention:

NPR Trollers

I laughed out loud.  I think we all know the gym rat type that ALWAYS brings the conversation back to themselves.

2. Special shout-out to my brother and sister in law who sent me this ridiculously awesome onesie for the baby

100% Guapo

It’s especially funny because my husband has my nephews call him Tio Guapo (Uncle Handsome).

3.My hubby is back and things are starting to get back to normal.  Our house is still under construction.  The bathroom is close to being completed and this warm weather is making me want to spring clean. Not to mention we have a little human joining us in less than 2 months and he does not have a bedroom yet, well its there its just not set up.  AND I still have to do our taxes.  No Bueno. Here’s to a productive weekend!

Thursday Thoughts

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

1. Facebook is a place to be social not to try and convince people who they should vote for.  Posting hateful messages about any group regardless if you are a Republican or a Democrat it’s just unnecessary.  The best thing about our country is that we are allowed to think and believe in whatever we want.  Don’t insult someone if they don’t believe in whatever you believe in.

2. I have officially gained 25 lbs so far this pregnancy and I am not so excited about it but I have done everything in my power to remain as active as possible so I am not going to feel bad about it. I have actually been more active throughout this pregnancy then I was the first time.  Pregnancy is rough and staying active when you have a full time job, a toddler and a house to maintain is no joke.   Lately all I want to do is lay on the couch.

3. I have the utmost respect for single parents this week.  My husband is on a well-deserved climbing trip in California and luckily my mother was available to visit for the entire time he is away but it’s not the same without him – so I am not even officially a single parent.  But being woken up at 5 am when your kid has his 6th fever in 5 months and you have a head cold with wicked sinus pressure and your 8 months pregnant on a day where you’re in charge of a client event for March Madness with 300 clients/guests in the afternoon into the evening.   I just need to put my head down and get through the day.  Wish me luck.

Tommy climbing
This pic made me poop my pants a little but I know he doesn’t climb something high unless he is confident he can.