Gluten Free Running Mama

Gluten-free runner and mom, taking it one step at a time!

Gluten Free Running Mama - Gluten-free runner and mom, taking it one step at a time!

Grocery shopping was my workout

So, I’m pretty sad to say this, but grocery shopping was my workout today.  It really was.  Not because I was dealing with the 5 year old who HATES to grocery shop (I dropped her at a friends house), but because I was wearing the baby in a carrier.  A Moby wrap, to be precise.

My friend leant me her Moby wrap to use at the airport, so since I still have it, I used it at the grocery store.  But when I first put her in it, she was crying and acting hungry, so I slipped her out and sat in the car to nurse her before going in to shop.

I managed to get her legs bent this time (she is supposed to be in froggy position, with her legs bent), after only a small struggle.  I feel like I’m trying to get a horses leg to bend, like Sandra Bullock in 28 Days- have you seen that movie?

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Tough decisions are tough

Tough decisions are tough.  They are.  And it sucks.  Big time.

I have 2 suitcases packed.  2 backpacks ready.  Snacks and entertainment all ready for a flight.  That I just cancelled.  It sucks.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m very grateful I can cancel a flight with no penalties (thanks Southwest!), but I hate that I had to cancel it.  We were headed to visit my family before I go back to work in a few weeks.  I managed to find an affordable flight for me and the girls, and I just cancelled it.

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Training wheels, big sister love, and a toad

Training wheels, big sister love, and a toad.  What do these three things have in common?  They sum up my week :-)

It’s hard to believe my baby is already 6 weeks old! These weeks have flown by! We’ve tried to stay busy, and keep my older daughter active so she wouldn’t feel jealous of the baby at all.  My husband has been awesome about this. He takes her places and plays with her non stop!  He can’t really do much for the baby, since I’m her source of food, and she eats a lot, so he does what he can to help with Annabelle instead.

One of my husbands goals this summer was to get my daughters training wheels off.  He tried last year for awhile, but she just wasn’t ready.  So this past weekend he decided to try again.  It took two days of practicing and she was off on her own!  It was amazing really!  I was in my room feeding the baby and he came and and told me to get the camera and take a video of her riding alone.  I was shocked and amazed!  But I shouldn’t have been surprised.  This kid gets things when she’s ready and it just clicks.  It was this way when she started walking, swimming, reading…it’s just the way she is. It’s like she practices it in her brain when she’s not actively practicing and that helps her.


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Norwex saved the day!

Let me tell you a little story about how Norwex saved the day today :-)

The baby was sleeping (finally!), and I decided to go change the laundry.  So I go to the basement and start pulling clothes out of the dryer.  After a few things, I notice that there are red marks on some clothes.  I thought “what the heck?”

As I pulled more out I realized the inside of the dryer was red!  Holy moly!  What did I massacre in the dryer? I’ve told you about how I’ve destroyed 2 kitchen appliances with spoons right? I at least knew that this was not done by a spoon!


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First Post-Baby Run!

Halfway through the day today I got the urge to run.  I told my chiropractor I wanted to run and she said go for it, but take it slow.  So today was my first post-baby run!

I texted my husband and let him know I wanted to run when he got home.  I told him I would probably last ten minutes…so of course when he gets home he says “your school is only 1.2 miles away…” as I’m on my way out the door.  I ran in that direction, naturally, and stopped when I got there.  I ran the first 1.2 miles!  It was slow.  It was awkward.  It was fantastic!

My daughter was riding her bike when I went out and she wanted to come along, but I told her I would see her when I got back.  I needed some alone time! After 4 weeks of holding a baby almost non-stop, I needed some space and alone time with my music!

My running shorts were a little tighter.  My legs were a little less muscular.  My form was probably very sloppy!  But I had so much fun!

I brought along one of my water bottles from my fuel belt and I should have brought more!  It wasn’t that hot out, but I am feeling so out of shape!  And I don’t want my running to negatively affect my milk supply for my daughter, so I have to stay very hydrated.

I did not take any fun selfies today (well, I did take a sweaty one but I only send those to my sister :-) .  But I did get in some stretching while talking to the baby when I got home.


And of course as I took this, Annabelle said “why did you take a picture without me in it?” Lol!  So we had to do another one:

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