Monday, August 26, 2013

My Weekend Re-cap

Hello friends and Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Mine was relaxing, well, sort of. I took Thursday off from work because my hubby got oral surgery which required me to be his personal chauffeur and assistant  drive him to the dentist's office and then run some errands for him. Needless to say, I played nurse that night because he was completely sedated and in pain. Luckily, he woke up on Friday morning feeling a lot better. I did the usual that morning and I ran 8 miles at an easy pace throughout Coconut Grove. I felt fantastic!
Later that day, I got a much needed manicure. I was feeling fiercely red. 
When I returned home, I found a package by my door. Finally, my maternity running belt had arrived! =)

I eagerly tried it on and it was a perfect fit!

When the hubs got home that night, we decided to stay in and cook dinner together. I prepared the salad while he cooked the lobster tails. It was delish!
Arugula and romaine leaves, cucumber, onions and tomatoes.

Hubby cooking the lobster tails.
The perfect dinner for two ;)
On Saturday morning I woke up bright and early and got ready for the long run of the week. I excitedly put on my new maternity running belt only to be disappointed by the comfort, or lack thereof, that it provided. My belly felt support, but it applied too much pressure, which caused me to run (even faster) to the bathroom in the middle of my run. Yes, another one of those shitty stories.  It was horrible. I just couldn't control my bladder and bowel movements. I blame it on the belt! =/
Anyway, despite the discomfort, I ran 13 miles under the warm sun. My day was fulfilled =).
After my run, I enjoyed a cold Vita Coco. Yum!
I ended my weekend by going to church on Sunday morning and then visiting my parents during the afternoon. My dad whipped up a very typical Cuban meal that consisted of, congri (black beans and rice combined), yucca, corn tamales, roasted pork and avocado salad. I opted to skip out on the traditional meal and ate a piece of chicken breast with avocado salad.
Have you ever used a maternity running belt? Share your thoughts on it.
Gratitude Journal: I am grateful for NetFlix. It has made my nights more entertaining since I've been pregnant.
Quote: "Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Positive Affirmation: I am the star in my own movie. I am also the author and the director. I create wonderful roles for myself. 

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  1. oOOoh it is good to know about this maternity running belt (for the future when I am pregnant-- God-willing, of course-- and running).
    And a nice, cold Vita Coco after a run sounds awesome!

  2. If you decide to use the belt while pregnant, you may or may not like it. Some women have told me that it worked for them, but others said it didn't. For me, it was a strange combination of the two. I felt the support on my belly, but the pressure it applied to my bladder was too much for me to handle (if you know what I mean). =)