Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Couch to 5k - Week 1 Day 1


-How was your run?

I ran. Whoooosh. My throat hurt, and I'm wondering if they make a sportsbralike-contraption for my ass, but I survived. I pushed too hard on the first couple of runs, and had a harder time recovering during the walks, but I figured out what I CAN do, and finished the workout. Felt woogly when I got off! I know I can do this!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I Should Really Try To Blog Harder

Well, it's been over a month since I set thoughts to blog. Since May 1 (which seems to be my most recent post), I've had my 25th birthday, we (MamaPow, DaddyPow and BabyAwesomePow) have---

Oh jeeze. Did she hear Blogger open? How does she DO that? Well, Naptime is over, hopefully I'll be back to finish this sometime later this day/weekend/month. Sigh.  2:46pmEST

So she's up now, being a fuss-face on her playmat. Not sure what her deal is, but until she shows me/I figure it out, back to blogging.

We're in Charleston visiting friends and family, not necessarily in that order. We left Honolulu on the 15th of May, a Sunday evening, flew to Houston, laid over 12ish hours (it's Monday now) to visit with DaddyPow's parents and his brother, then flew the remaining leg to Charleston. We rented a car for the duration of time DaddyPow would be in Chas (6 whole days, thnxNavybai), and visited our little brains out. Then DaddyPow wooshed off back to Hell-waii, and work, and Baby Awesome and I stayed here. But not for long! Monday the 23rd, we wooshed on a plane to Charleston West Virginia via DC-Dulles to visit my brother and fam, our ultimate goal Marietta, OH where Grandpa Forbes lives. That's a total of 4 plane rides so far for BabyAwesome! Yay!

She did really well on all of the flights, even the 8hr one to Houston from Honolulu. Minimal fussing. All I can say is thank god I breastfeed.

Visiting family up north was great! My sister (who is an AwesomePow herself) even got to come into Marietta for visiting. So great to see her and acquaint her with my spawn. Sadly, it was a short visit to the hinter-lands, and BabyA.Pow and I flew home (add 2 more flights onto her tally) and we've been house sitting in Mt. Pleasant (an area of Charleston) since we got back.

But! The adventures kept rolling; we had arrived back in CHS on Saturday afternoon, and were only given a brief respite (what a great word: respite), before one of my best friends from 8th grade-present came to visit for a week! We pretty much sat around the house and went out to eat at delicious Charleston places that we'd missed since we each moved away (specifically; Hyman's Seafood, Wild Wings (we ate there 3 times), Kim's Steakhouse, and I dragged her to Chick-fil-a at least 3 times that I recall). We also did a bit of shopping, we went to the pool (BabyA.Pow's first pool experience!), walked downtown Chas, went to Barnes & Noble, oh, and got tattoos.

She left on Tuesday, and since then, it's just been baby & me at the house. Well, plus the two dogs, two cats, parrot, and various cacti I'm sitting. Have been coordinating with Granny Bonn for a bit of babysitting, and plenty of visiting (though not enough visiting for her tastes, sigh). We'll be here for a little less than two more weeks, and then I get to wrangle Baby(will hopefully remain)Awesome across the continent and most of the width of the Pacific Ocean via airplanes. I'm sure we'll be fine. I can always Beco her, and walk the plane. For 8 hours.

Love & cuppycakes,