I haven't had a chance to write about my first Mother's Day, so this will be about 4 posts in one. For those who don't follow me on Facebizzle or Twittzer, well... I understand why you don't because of my embarrassing need to make words sound remotely un-gangsterish. Though I do post fun things there, including my latest post for What to Expect.
I really wanted the title for this to be "How to Make Sure Your First Mother's Day Doesn't Suck", but I relented and went with "A Letter to my Husband on my First Mother's Day". Take a gander if you'd like.
Just before my first Mother's Day, I got an email telling me I had been chosen as one of three new Mom Power Team members! This is an amazing group of Moms who kill it in the gym and manage to find time to do everything else in life. Apparently I fooled them enough to make them think I do the same.
The best part about the run? My Dad throwing out his back.
Wait, hear me out. My Dad is a runner and threw out his back the week before the race. While this is terrible, my Mom actually decided that she would take his bib and DO THE RACE herself!!!! She's never done a race before, and I was really pumped and proud that she did it. She is notoriously a walker, but ended up doing a run/walk and finished in 1:16! Basically faster than a shit ton of people who ran alone. She is cray cray. I was so proud.
|My Mom, Sis and I. We were napping.|
I was pretty proud about my race. Running has been, for me, the most difficult to "get back" after having a baby. It's great to get out and listen to music and be with myself for a while, but to get back to my regular pace has been harder than I anticipated. That being said, I was really happy with my run. My legs felt heavy the entire time, but I did it, and I felt great about that.
I finished in 53:33 (my PR is 48:25, but this was a great run for me!) and my hubby and baby boy were at the finish line waiting for me. It was an amazing feeling... especially since my husband had to change what I'd estimate to be at least 2 diapers.
|Just like winning an Olympic medal.|
We went for a greasy spoon lunch at Wvrst where I got my favourite chocolates, a Lulu gift card, and came home to this.
How was your Mother's Day? What did you get your Mom? What would be a great gift for you to receive?