May 2014

May was another fabulous month! This year is just amazing and we have such a blast exploring the world with our little one. Summer is here and we are having fun getting out and doing fun things!

Here are the highlights of this month:

  • I’m back running with my running group! We met for 4 miles on my favorite trail and afterwards went back to my house and my husband made us all Eggs Benedict. Perfect comeback!

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1mo and 2mo

  • We celebrated our first anniversary! We got married May 24, 2013 and a year later we celebrated this special day with our daughter at a local winery. What an amazing first year we had!! Sometimes I need to pinch myself, I’m soo very lucky to have found the man of my dreams and we are blessed with a healthy and happy little girl.

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How am I doing with my 2014 goals?

  • Running:

    • go on nice walks with my girl and start running when the doctor gives us the green light – CHECK!
      • I started walking and by the end of April I also ran a couple of miles.
        April Total miles: 25.5 (miles walked: 19.5 – miles ran: 6)
      • May: Total miles: 42 (miles walked: 7.5 – miles ran: 34.5)
    • get a gym membership with daycare – CHECK!
      • We signed up end of April, when Zoe was 6 weeks old. She was allowed to go to day care and I was cleared by my doc.
      • classes taken at YMCA this month:
        • Kick Bootie (kick boxing class) x 1
        • Zumba Toning x 1
        • Yoga x 1
    • run a few local races (5k, 10ks, …) and a fall half marathon
      • planned races: local 5k in September and half marathon in December

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  • Family:
    • Breast feeding at least for the first 6 months:
      • We made it 2.5 months now. So far so good! It definitely gets easier the longer I breastfeed.
    • find a mommy/play group: CHECK!
      • This is going great! I joined 2 mom groups and I’m loving it.
        • One is organized by a lactation specialist from the hospital and is for all local breast feeding moms. We are meeting every Tuesday morning. Great group and great support for breast feeding moms. So important to have this support, especially in the beginning.
        • The other group is a local group called “2013/2014 babies”. We meet locally for walks and lunches or any other fun activities. Everybody can suggest meetings. It’s very low key and stress free. Love it! This month we did:
          • a 3 mile walk
          • a Zumbini class (Zumba for mommy+baby)
          • picnic at the local park
          • pot luck at a mommy’s house

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    • start baby swimming:
      • found a free class! We are planning on starting end of June! So excited!!
    • learn to cook:
      • I do prepare dinner everyday, but this month I haven’t tried anything new, just the usual basics.
    • creating a budget and stay on it (we have to adjust from 2 incomes to one)
      • so far we are doing good and stay within out limits

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How did May turn out for you? What was your best moment this month?

6 Comments on May 2014

  1. Christy Hales Buhr
    June 1, 2014 at 11:51 pm (3 months ago)

    Where did you find your mommy /play groups? I can hopefully find some through my church, but either way I think it’s a fabulous idea!

  2. Jenny
    June 2, 2014 at 5:41 am (3 months ago)

    excited your transition back to running has gone so smoothly!

  3. The Running Chef
    June 2, 2014 at 7:42 am (3 months ago)

    Looks like a fantastic month! Especially with 3 days of mothers day, you are a lucky lady…but well earned :) I loved so many things about my May, but watching my athletes run well was the highlight :)

  4. Sarah
    June 2, 2014 at 2:11 pm (3 months ago)

    So glad you’ve found a couple of other mom groups! And you reminded me that we need to get Drew back into more swim lessons!

  5. elizabeth
    June 4, 2014 at 6:02 pm (3 months ago)

    May…happiest moments were my PR and my love life :) :) seriously love seeing how balanced everything is for you!! it’s inspiring!

  6. runwiki
    June 5, 2014 at 9:15 am (3 months ago)

    I am so happy for you! What a beautiful family! Happy Anniversary and a huge congratulations on your baby beautiful baby girl!

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