Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Happy March!

Everything is pretty much a blur here lately, so it's pretty hard for me to believe that we are already in March.  I have to think reallllly hard to recall the last couple of months, or even the past month.

I was generally feeling a lot better about life in the second half of February, partly because I got to finally race again.  I've been sleeping a bit more lately, which makes all the difference in the world.

For Valentine's Day, was a bit industrious and made tea sandwiches, biscuits, and chocolate-covered strawberries for "The Ukrainian" and Tuesday.  Well, the baby ate the blueberries and some plain strawberries instead of chocolate, but he enjoyed the tea sandwiches and biscuits that were made with him in mind.  If you're wondering that that means, it just means that I used relatively healthy bread and no raw veggies or overly salty things.  I find I barely touch the salt shaker anymore since I've started accounting the baby into my batch cooking.

Cheatersville: Desserts were purchased.
Thought this would be more scone-like, but that's what happens
when the recipe comes from a Canadian site.

Tuesday's Valentine's Day playdate -- it was just a coincidence, as
their mommas were home alone that way.  Tuesday and Baby K are
three weeks apart.
February had also been unseasonably warm... to the point that we all got nailed with a cold and my clothes are in disarray because of the temperature fluctuations.  I know illnesses are caused by germs and not weather, but somehow I find there is a correlation, even if it's not a causation.

In this warm weather, I've had a chance to try out these Umara Z-Trail Sandals by Xero.  I really like this sandal because it's light and stays on my foot because of the back strap.  I've actually been wearing this on errands mostly, but it does help to have something breathable and flexible for when I'm running after things without flapping around everywhere on my heels.  See below for my not-so-dainty foot, made worse by pregnancy.

On the topic of my "case of the runs," I ran 19 more miles in February than I "needed" to in order to reach my 366 mile-goal (one for each day) in 2016 and already have two miles logged for March, so I'm a day ahead!  I'm moving slightly faster these days, though the whole weight thing has been kind of stable, unfortunately.

March has always been a ho-hum month for me because it's long (31 days) with no holidays or special occasions... plus I need to tackle some rough stuff this month, but there's at least my nephew's second birthday to look forward to!  It's always fun to have a glimpse of the future when I see how big he's gotten. =)  I'm hoping I will continue to build my running base and make some headway in books I'm reading and studying that I'm doing.  Oh, and I need to catch up on movies that I haven't been able to watch due to my sleeping much too early. 

Here's to what I hope will be a great March!

FTC Disclaimer: I was provided a sample of Umara Z-Trail Sandals by Xero and was not otherwise compensated to provide a positive review.


  1. Great job on beating your goal thus far. That's got to feel nice.

  2. You always have the comfy-est feet wear.