"Becca, are you sure you want to do a 5k when you are three days overdue?"
The past few weeks have been pretty busy! Mike and I are both working, and there has been a lot going on otherwise. Last Friday (9/9/11) I ran my first official "race" and was pleasantly surprised. I've been running for quite a while now, and have been running fairly long distances but had never done anything official. I ran the Palo Alto Moonlight 10k with Tyler (Becca did a 5k with her pregnant friends), and I enjoyed the overall experience. I was nervous to run in front of/with so many people, but I just did my thing, chatted with Ty, and enjoyed the fresh oranges at the end (coffee cake isn't really up my gluten-free alley). It was a lot of fun. I used to "hate" to run, but now I can hardly believe that! It really is energizing and refreshing. Especially when it isn't a punishment for dropping a ball or missing a serve. T&B were nice to drive me up to the city after the race, and the whole time we were all hoping Becca would go into labor.
Saturday morning Mike and I enjoyed gluten-free crepes with farmers market fruit and homemade yogurt...so so delicious! During the afternoon we went to the chocolate festival at Ghirardelli Square. We had heard some good things about it but it was utterly disappointing. We didn't even end up buying passes because nothing looked too appetizing or worth the long lines.
Saturday night we went to Spruce, my favorite San Francisco restaurant! We were going to go on my birthday (I'm a quarter of a century old!) but I was sick that day and you just can't go to Spruce unless you are ready to enjoy the goodness. I made Mike cancel our reservations and watch something stupid and girly with me at home that night instead.
It was definitely worth the wait!
All day Saturday I harassed Ty and Becca to make sure I knew exactly when my new nephew would arrive. Luckily their little bundle of joy made it into the world on a very fun birthday--9/10/11--and Mike and I got to meet him Sunday after church.
Let's all hope that we can look half this beautiful the day after giving birth to our first child.
He is quite perfect. And tiny.
I have four nieces and nephews now! I can't believe it! We were so happy to go meet the little guy and see Tyler & Becca at such a special time.
In other news, I made my first legitimate curry this week and it was a huge success. I felt very fancy shopping at the Indian grocery store (I had some serious spices to buy), and I loved stringing cardamom pods to add that extra somethin' somethin' to the dish. My only regret is that my apartment still smells a bit like Indian food even though I have had the fan on for about 30 hours total over the past three days.
I joined Pinterest (addicting) and have seen my husband before 9 pm two nights in a row. Every time he walks through the door that early I feel confused and wonder if he has lost his job. Don't worry, he hasn't.