Boston Marathon, 2012. Alice thought it was a snooze-fest.
Yesterday was a holiday here in Boston. Patriots' Day! It was also the running of the 116th Boston Marathon. Lee took the day off and we loaded Alice up in the stroller and headed out to watch the race. Good god. It was hot out there. 90 degrees! Alice was an angel and managed to sleep for the entire 3 hours we were out. Miraculous! Congrats to all those that finished the race in that dreadful heat.
So I have had a bit of a tough time when getting dressed to go out of the house. Trying to figure out what works and what doesn't work with breast feeding is sort of a pain in the ass. I've found somewhat of a solution, though. You know those belly bands you can wear while pregnant to keep your protruding stomach from poking out the bottom of your shirt? I've found that if I wear one under the shirt I am wearing, when I lift up my top to feed Alice, my belly and my back aren't hanging out, which leaves me feeling less exposed. I did find one relatively normal-looking nursing top from Gap that is pretty cute, although it looks ridiculous on the model. I mean, why are they showing shirts for breast feeding on still-pregnant women? Dumb.
And in other news... I ran today! Sort of. I'd call it more of a shuffle but it felt amazing, nonetheless. Alice and I did a brisk walk to the grocery store and on the way home, I picked up the 12-minute mile walking pace to a blazing 11-minute mile running pace and shuffled for a block or two. I am sure I'll be sore tomorrow. But I'm back, baby!