Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mommy ran a half!

A half marathon, that is. This past weekend Alex gave me a break by permitting me to go to Los Angeles and run a half marathon with my friend Lorraine; and what a wonderful break it was! It was so nice to reconnect with some friends, have some relaxation time (I had hot chocolate and read a magazine, in the middle of the afternoon!) and get a good run in.

Ready to Race (Though, I don't look ready!)

Enjoying the Run

A few things come to mind when I look at the above photo:
  1. I think I have running on the Berkeley, CA hills to thank for those thunder thighs.
  2. I need a haircut, ASAP!
  3. Pink top and purple bottoms? Am I color blind? What was I thinking!?!
Happy to be Done!

While in LA, my friends and I discussed some of the many similarities between taking care of a toddler and taking care of a dog. The biggest one being the emphasis on burning off as much energy as possible so the toddler/dog sleeps - a lot. In a funny coincidence, Alex showed me the following movie when I got home. No need to watch it all; you'll get the point very quickly =)

Baby Fetch

Finally, no post is complete without a cute Noelle photo. Here she is half-way through a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on Monday. Things only got messier from there!

Yummy Peanut Butter Goodness!


  1. hot chocolate, luxurious! You look great in pink and purple, and v. happy in these photos ;)...