Days Until Due Date = 7
Hello week 39! I honestly didn't think I would go this far. I thought the baby would be like her mom and be uber early for her birthday party. She's not uber early, but there's still a chance of her to be early. I just hope she's not late. And if she is, she'll be "fashionably" so.
Today started off good. I got back to the gym since I didn’t go yesterday. Did 35 minutes on the elliptical and a short (very short) arm routine. When I hopped on to the elliptical today at the gym, the girl next to me was like “dang girl, you must be close!” I replied, “one week!” which prompted her and the girl next to her to be like “dayum good for you!” Then I joked about how I really hoped to not go into labor while at the gym. She told me that she worked out until her 7th month of pregnancy and then her doctor put her on bed rest. Thank you Lord I did not have to be on bed rest. I would not like that very much.
Yesterday I found myself doing the ultimate teenage multi tasking - lounging on the couch finishing Lauren Conrad's book Starstruck while catching up on episodes of Pretty Little Liars on Netflix streaming. Wow, this is what happens when you don't work. I've turned into a 17 year old.
I finished LC’s book and it was just “eh.” Usually her books are so good and entertaining, but this one was just “eh.” The story line was a little bit of a bummer (all the characters had angsty problems in this one) and it was just okay to me. But it ended really well, paving the way for a pretty good book three in the series. I checked it out and the next book comes out in June!
Now I’m going to read some grown up books. All morning I have been reading my “textbook” from my Gift of Motherhood class which describes (in all its gory detail) the labor and birth process. I want to know exactly what I am in for, so I read it all again. I feel enlightened now and totally ready for what’s coming my way in the next week (or so). Although I know no delivery is exactly “textbook,” but at least I know what my body is about to go through (yeeks!).
After that I am going to take a cue from Sarah and read a non-fiction book (something I did not do last year). I have a couple I want to start. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin - to help me get happy and organized in 2013; MacBook For Dummies - to help me understand my new computer; and either The Courage to Start or No Need For Speed by John Bingham.
John Bingham is an avid runner who looks at running for fun instead of winning - a “slow and steady” advocate (I like that!). He’s written many books and has a column featured in Runner’s World that focuses on the fact that he’s a penguin or a tortoise when it comes to running, and that it’s totally okay to be. I embrace this and appreciate this since I am such a slow poke. Sarah (my reading buddy, although I could never surpass her yearly book total) is reading The Courage to Start right now, which focuses on starting your journey to becoming a runner. Here’s a blurb about the book from Amazon:
Has the idea of running crossed your mind, but you haven't acted on it because you don't think you have the body of a runner? Have you thought about running but quit before you started because you knew that you would be breathless at the end of your driveway? Well, put aside those fears because you can do it.
Yes and yes. With 11 half marathons under my belt I’m not exactly a novice runner, however, I have been out of running now for almost a year between my tendinitis and my pregnancy, so I feel like I am going to be starting from scratch when I finally get out there again. So a book like The Courage to Start might be great for me. Because yes, at this moment I feel like, a) I don’t have the body of a runner; and b) I feel like I am going to be breathless at the end of my driveway (and I’m sure I will be). So this might be just what I need to get back into the running game - something I am so desperate to get back to. I think I’ve just found my next book...
And now I’m gonna go download it to my Nook with my nifty gift card I got for Christmas from Hubs and get started! I hope you’re having a super Thursday, talk to you tomorrow!
Questions for you …
- Are you a runner?
- Have you read anything by John Bingham?
- Are you a fast runner or slow runner?
A “fast runner” to me is anyone who runs faster than me. And I run a 12-13 minute mile, so I’m pretty sure that’s everybody! :)