Wednesday, May 12, 2010

It's hard to feel gloomy on a day like today...

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, baby geese are everywhere and so are all the wildflowers. I never knew that lilacs came in so many beautiful shades of pinks and purples. They looked so beautiful growing on the bay trail, mixed in with the licorice plants, mustard, golden poppies, thistle, and tall wheat-colored grass. So inspirational.

I miss running. It's hard being so largely pregnant at the height of running season. I'm walking a sad 16min mile listening to my running music. On the inside, I don't feel pregnant. Its only when I try to do something outside of my current range of ability that the pregnancy makes itself felt. If I try to jog even for a 1/4 mile, my hips remind me that is a bad idea for a couple of days. I'd love to get a jog in, but between cooking, cleaning, shopping, packing up our condo and trying to get some basic cardio in, I just don't seem to have the energy.

The non-pregnant spiritual me on the inside is running ahead of me on those walks. She remembers the freedom of running light (without the extra 30+ lbs I've gained so far) and the feel of the wind on her face. She remembers the runner's high at the midway point of a marathon and how good she felt after a nice fast 5k.

Today I'm going shopping for a hat and some do-dahs to decorate the hat for my baby shower. It's an Alice in Wonderland themed baby shower. I need to get some ribbons in "Alice-Blue" for my hubby's hat and I need to pick up a nice red topper I saw at Hats of Berkeley yesterday. Then its off to Berkeley Bowl West for some light shopping and back home to work on my baby book.

At some point I hope to get some knitting done between all of this and making dinner.

Aya! So much to do! Pictures will be coming soon. I have so many things I am working on right now!

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