First a running update...
We ran 12 miles on Saturday morning... starting at 5am! Ick! It took us right at 2 hours and felt WONDERFUL! One of those runs where you just feel good. An "all-is-well-with-the-world" kind of run! It was fab. I feel ready for our race (a half marathon) in another couple weeks. We will do a tempo run or two during the weekday and weekend runs will taper back to just 8 miles or so. Once race day is complete it will be time to maintain a good base for the April half marathon!
I turn the big 3-1 on Saturday. I'm pretty sure that makes me "in my 30's" now instead of just 30. Is that just my logic or do others do that too?
And finally-- I am officially finished nursing baby boy as of early last week. I have actually had two cry-fests over that fact. It amazes me that something that was so hard at first, that I pretty much despised in the early weeks could turn into such an amazing time and bond that I did not see coming. The blessing of a baby and nursing all took me by surprise! I'm never good at ending chapters in life but usually future chapters are just as beautiful in their own way. That's what I have to remember.
An end to nursing has made the past year flash before my eyes and probably why I couldn't help shedding a few tears. I have pictured those first days of trying to figure out how to nurse a newborn and be a mom, watching a baby grow and change just a tiny bit as I held him for each new feeding along the way, being around for the littlest of milestones that no one but a mother would know about... it's been amazing and I will miss these days. I look forward with hope to doing it again with another child.
And I leave you with a photo or two of my little guy at 13 months old! The first is after eating beets. Yum!