I’m borrowing the song title from En Vogue because that’s exactly what is happening in my life. Last year started out strong, but fizzled with the pregnancy of my third daughter. I hadn’t anticipated I would be expecting, so it hit me like freight train. Don’t get me wrong. It was a happy freight train, but a freight train nonetheless.
Little Wonder’s nine months in the womb was a battle between us. She felt I should spend it nauseous and I had a hard time accepting I had her growing inside of me. We both fought hard to the end and she arrived just as expected in the middle of November.
In terms of my races, Baby Dylan was very gracious to me. I think it might be the only time she and I were on the same page. I ran my last race, a 10K, just three weeks shy of her birth date. I enjoyed the time with her after my C-section delivery and worked from home during my six weeks off.
After spending the holidays with my other two daughters on winter recess from school, we all went back to our normal routines yesterday. My littlest comes to the office with me and spends most of her day in her crib by my desk or in her Baby Bjorn. I’m fortunate enough to have her with me at work. It’s essentially the best of both worlds.
I received the clearance from my OB to resume running right at the new year. I went on an annual New Year’s Day hike with a good friend and began chipping away at the rust that has accumulated for months now. I tested intervals yesterday for the Rebel Challenge happening next weekend at Disneyland and found I can keep a pace well below the expected 16:00 minute mile, so I will be just fine.
In 2015, I don’t want to pigeon hole myself into stereotypical resolutions with completely unrealistic goals. Rather than say I want to spend less and save more, I will simply say I plan to be more frugal. I will also focus less on trying to be perfect because it is okay to make mistakes. I then become less of a robot and more of a human being. Lastly, I want to try and be a little more mellow in general. I think these are resolutions I can actually live with.
Are you running Star Wars Half Marathon next weekend? See you there if you are! I’ll be hitting the race with my running BFF and we’ll be rocking our usual Sparkle Athletic skirts. Go Team Sparkle!