Happy Monday! Happy Boston Marathon Day! Happy Tax Day! Happy Easter Week! 🙂
There’s a lot happening on this April 15th. It’s absolutely GORGEOUS in Charlotte today. After a weekend full of clouds and rain, it’s sunny and cool. I’m all dressed for a run so once Finn wakes up from his morning nap, we’ll head out. I started running with a friend every Monday morning and it’s been the best way to start the week. She’s out of town for spring break with her fam but I’m going to run anyway. The combination of seeing all of the Boston posts this morning + the weather has me in the mood.
I wish that I could say that it’s a goal of mine to run Boston…but it is not. Haha. I’m not saying “never” on another marathon but I think I’ll stick with shorter to mid-distance runs and races for the foreseeable future. (You can read my first marathon experience in this post and my second, the Marine Corps Marathon, in this post.)
It was quite the eventful weekend over here in not the best of way. WARNING: the rest of this post is mostly baby-related should you continue to read. 😉
Friday morning greeted us with Finn’s first stomach bug. It was a weekend full of vomit and the other stuff. Poor guy. Friday was definitely the worst of it. He had a fever and was so subdued. He wanted to be held all day and spent a lot of it sleeping in my arms. Ugh. So hard to see him not feeling well. Needless to say, I cleared my schedule and we didn’t leave the house on Friday.
Since it was his first time being sick like this, I called his pediatrician to check in. He walked me through how to take care of Finn at home and what to watch for.
After I got Finn down for bed, I made myself dinner. I sautéed some kale and then topped it with Spanish Right Rice, leftover roasted chicken, half an avocado, a drizzle of ranch and sriracha aioli.
Mama needed some ice cream after a long day. I defrosted two brownies from the freezer and topped them with a scoop each of caramel cone and white chocolate raspberry truffle.
Saturday morning breakfast was a pink smoothie bowl with strawberries, bananas, peaches, cauliflower rice, peanut butter, a date, plain greek yogurt and almond milk.
Finn was still not feeling well and getting sick on Saturday morning and it was time to send him off to spend time with his father. It was hard to do when all I wanted to do was comfort/cuddle/nurse him.
My first order of business was to get out of the house. I took Zoey for a run in the rain. It was my only window of time to get in a run before an afternoon hair appointment.
I actually really love running in the rain as long as it’s not pouring or cold. And Zoey doesn’t mind it either. It just made for a lot of wet dog cleanup when we got home. Between the dogs, all the pollen and stuff falling from the trees and Finn, my vacuum pretty much never makes it back into the closet. I have been vacuuming 2-3x a day in my main area for the last couple of weeks.
And speaking of vacuums, my Hoover SmartWash carpet cleaner got a LOT of use this weekend. So much laundry. So much floor cleaning.
I spent most of Saturday afternoon getting my hair cut and colored. I had plans to hang out with my friend Suzanne (who was one of my first yoga teachers years ago and I credit her for making me “fall in love” with yoga!). We did a long walk on the greenway and then grabbed a casual dinner. I had a spinach salad with lots of roasted beets, pumpkin seeds, goat cheese and salmon.
And we shared these zucchini chips that one of our friends sent out for us. He’s a server at this restaurant. These things are as good as they look and the yogurt dipping sauce is extra yum.
The rest of my Saturday evening looked like working, ice cream and TV on the couch. I ended up sleeping in the guest bed on Saturday night because it was the only bed that was made up with clean linens.
Sunday morning started with another smoothie bowl, coffee and work on the couch before heading to Suzanne’s yoga class at 11. It felt so wonderful to practice.
I picked up my little guy around noon and he was in better spirits but still not feeling great.
We stayed close to home all day. I did some baking! A variation of my carrot maple oat banana bread and Neiman Marcus cookies. I wanted to try a cookie recipe that I’d never baked before. These were really good. I left the nuts out.
We all needed some fresh air so we ended our evening with a walk. (Can you see all of the pollen fronds on the ground? They are EVERYWHERE!)
I wish I could say that the rest of the evening was uneventful but it was not. Finn really struggled to go down, ended up getting sick again and I didn’t eat dinner until after 10p…and I did so with a baby in my arms. He would not let me put him down.
Fingers crossed that we are FINALLY over the hump! He’s been acting like his regular busy self this morning and hasn’t gotten sick again.
I’m sure this is the first of many stomach bugs that we will battle. I’m just so very grateful that so far I seem to be spared. Praying so hard that it stays this way.
Okay, Finn is awake and we are going to soak up the sunshine.
Happy Monday friends! Have the best week.
Any tips for dealing with stomach bugs? Or how to avoid getting them!?
What did you do over the weekend?
Have you run a marathon? If so, do you want to run another? If not, do you want to run one?