I run

Today, we have blue sky. And no smoke. It rained. After coffee and granola, Alice and I suited up for a long walk. I even got to wear long pants and long sleeves which the heat hasn’t allowed for months.

We walked the route we always run and when we hit the secret stash of trail that no one knows about, I let her off leash and I started running. I had been thinking about it for about twenty minutes and kept talking myself out of the idea because I haven’t run in over a month, my belly is bigger and I was wearing a very unsupportive bra. AND I didn’t want to take off my sweatshirt because I was wearing a turquoise tank top and purple pants. Hello 1984.

But I looked both ways to make sure no one could see the pregnant lady with flailing breasts running and I ran. Alice was very encouraging–running happy, long strides away from me, making a quick pivot that kicked up dirt and running straight at me and then over again. For seven minutes. And then we were back on the populated trail so I stopped and then I thought who cares and I ran all the way home.

7 Responses to I run

  1. Anonymous says:

    Eloise must have thought it was Saturday morning. Hampster Dance here we come. Such sweet feet. XOXO J

  2. Jean says:

    hahaha, the “flailing breasts”, I love that image. Hey, I can put my own face on that image.

    Sigh, some times ya just gotta run. Great story, Nici.

    And I love the sunflower shot.

  3. sarah says:

    that is great nici! one question – how do you have time for this on a work day!?

  4. Time? What is time anyway but a series of numbers and fading sunlight….he he. I usually make my posts in the morning from home before work. DON’T TELL ANYONE but sometimes I get inspired at work so I jot down my ideas and save it as a draft to finish later.

    Any other questions?

  5. lera says:

    Good for you.

    I used to walk. But I couldn’t walk early in pregnancy because of morning sickness and couldn’t walk in later pregnancy because I was old and achey. Eventually I gave up trying.

  6. TRB Holt says:

    Such a great story! I am sure “our” little Ladybug is loving
    the running with her momma & favorite four-legged sister!

    xoxo, Bug’s Grandmamma

  7. sarah says:

    haha. i meant time for running with your dog! but, blogging too. you are impressive with your time usage. :)