On Saturday I went for a run through the countryside and it was a great run. The course is super duper crazy hilly and I wanted six miles but I just wasn't sure if I could do it for the second time post-baby on such a hilly course. I debated the whole way and thought of all the reasons why it would be okay if I only ran the 4 mile route, but I just wasn't satisfied with any of them. I finally gave it up and ran the entire route, telling myself if I needed to walk, I could. Well, I DID NOT WALK and I felt like super woman because of that. I finished in exactly one hour and felt like super woman again because I was sure with all those hills I had slowed down more than that.
I saw 9 fuzzy caterpillars, 2 snakes (one squooshed, one slithering), 2 barns of tobacco, which smelled surprisingly good, two dogs who thankfully took no interest in me, and a herd of dairy cows that I spoke to as I ran by.
Here's a cute picture from the weekend.
Sunday was a rest day as we went to church and then drove home. On Monday my mom came and I ran 5 faster miles and then walked and jogged 3 more with my sister. Mom helped me tackle the mounds of laundry that had accumulated before and during our little trip and held Eloise while I did some other things as well. It was a very productive day and I was zonked afterward!
|Can you find Waldo?|
|Eloise's first visit to the Botanical Gardens!|
|Aunt Jane wouldn't...would she?|
|Mom and Eloise taking a break.|
|Me and my Bug...I think we were talking about hair styles here...|
|Yes, as the mom of an 11 week old, this is the size I need.|
|Running from Shelob.|
|Goldilocks and the three bears.|
|Me and my little sun flower.|