Grama Barb & Alice. May 9th, 2012.
Earlier today I took a bouquet of peonies to a friend for her birthday and those flowers reminded me of a picture I took when Alice was just six weeks old. Since I take a lot of photos, I often like to look back through them to see what I was doing on this exact date in previous years.
It's hard to believe that, two years ago today, I had only been a mother for just a few short weeks. Seeing Alice so small and so helpless feels like a lifetime ago. Looking back at this photo, though, I can see my little girl in her newborn face and it reminds me that, no matter how old she gets, she will always be my baby.
I haven't been able to stop thinking about this tragedy since I heard about it earlier in the week. It makes me sick to my stomach to think about what his parents are going through. And it's a reminder for me to never ever take a moment with my baby for granted.
Weekly Workouts: Monday - Run! 4.2 miles/39 min/403 ft elev gain. Tuesday - CrossFit! Strict shoulder press 40 reps @ 65% 1RM (5 strict pull-ups for every re-rack of the bar) 60lbs, 15 pull-ups. WOD: 5RFT of: 400m run + 20 wall balls (14lbs) + 15 push press (65lbs) = 23:49. Wednesday - Rest Day! Thursday - CrossFit! Skill Toes-to-bar (still hurts my hip flexor!). Strength: 3 RM overhead squat (65lbs). WOD: 7 min AMRAP of: 5 OHS (45lbs) + 8 T2B (K2E for me) + 20 double-unders. Friday - CrossFit! Skill: Handstand push-ups... I did FOUR kipping HSPUs in a row without any ab-mats! WOD: Chelsea! 30 min EMOTM of 5 pull-ups + 10 push-ups + 15 air squats = 28 rounds (blue band, knee push-ups).