Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Baby Jack

John “Jack” Gerard Ramsey arrived Friday, January 21st at 8:00 AM on the dot during the snowstorm.  Nothing prepared me for the childbirth experience or for how much in love with my little man that I am.



Jack Day 3

Ashley's Little Rock Star

Full recap of the most intense physical endurance event I have ever experienced to come….. but now I need to go nurse Jack for literally the tenth time today. 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Things to Do When You Cannot Run…. and are waiting for a new little person to show up when he/she feels like it

Wow, that may be the longest blog title that I have ever posted!  I have not posted in over a week, but I have not had much to report or write about.  It is strange to think of posts for a blog that is titled “Running in Hingham” when the writer is not running at all nor is she aware of when she can resume running.

Since I quit running, my workouts have three variations- walking on the treadmill or with Cisco the dog, the elliptical and hot yoga.  It is interesting the looks I get when I am in public exercising.  Yes, my stomach looks like it might have a life of its own, but really… there is no need to stare!  I love hot yoga as always, but those twisting poses just are not happening right now….. but I am there and present, which is the most I can ask for these days.

Besides doing pregnant lady exercises, I have just been booking trips.  So far, I booked my hotel for the night before the NYC half, a weekend in Vermont and a week in the Virgin Islands.  My husband is not crazy about the idea of bringing an infant to New York, but if the celebrities can live there with their kids, we can visit with one. Traveling to the USVI with a two month old will be interesting, but I cannot imagine leaving the little one at home. 

On a more reflective note, I cannot believe that my pregnancy journey is coming to an end.  I am so anxious to get this show on the road and welcome this new little person into my life.   

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I Quit

I am breaking up with running for a few weeks. I have determined that since I ran right until 38 weeks that enough is enough. I really really really wanted to be that woman who ran on her due date. But, based on how uncomfortable my dropped stomach feels when just walking, it is not in the cards. For the remainder, long live the elliptical, the Spin bike and the Arc trainer (and hot yoga of course!). The good thing is I was able to watch not one but two episodes of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills while at the gym today. I have never seen this show, and for distraction value, it was highly entertaining. And, it kept me on the elliptical for that long.

The break comes right when my running club is about to start training for the Boston Marathon. It is so weird not to have a little schedule posted next to my desk and to not be thinking about miles right now. But, like any good friend, I know that running will be there for me when I am ready to meet again.