Wednesday, December 2, 2009

there will be NO "walking in Memphis"

We have our run this weekend. It has been weighing on me a lot… I know that most people including my husband think I am silly, but it means a lot to me. I just feel like, If I am going to train and work at this for about 6 months, then I better do a dang good job and give it my all. That is the other thing… I don’t know if I will want to do another one, so I need to make sure and do a good job on this one cause I may have no desire to do one ever again after the pain I may go through on Saturday.



I am also a worrier by nature, so no matter what the topic send my stomach in to flip flops. Anytime anyone asks about it I get the nervous butterflies and can barley answer, and I still have 3 more days! Can you imagine the shape I will be in by Saturday?

My friend Sara is coming though to cheer me on! I am so excited that she is coming! I know I will need the support! I did watch biggest loser last night and they ran a marathon. Without a real training plan either. This makes me more motivated. If they can do it- then I can do it!!



On another note. I am at work today, and there is a girl in the break room making a salad complete with feta cheese, cranberries, and almonds-YUM. Then another co-worker walks in and comments on how yummy the salad looks. The salad eater then tells her will you will have to wait a few more months before you try this. I am instantly confused? The salad on-looker says, “yeah after the baby is born I will have to try that.”

Now I can no longer help my curiosity.. “WHY?” I ask “well”, replies the salad eater, “you can’t have feta when you are pregnant.” I am sure I look like a freak as I demand again. “WHY?”

“Because, says my prego co-worker, “Certain cheeses aren’t pasteurized and they have live bacteria and could be bad for the baby.”

I am speechless… yes I AM SPEECHLESS.

I walk back to my desk and promptly share this with my cubbymates.

They think this is crazy as well, until I get this site:

http://www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/foodstoavoid.html

This site tells me that I am not allowed to eat queso, or any other types of those yummy cheeses that are used to make up the fatty goodness that is cheese dip.

I have decided that I am still not ready for babies, if I am not able to sacrifice my love of cheese dip for my own child.
One of the other girls tells me that she thinks that have taken a lot of this stuff overboard.
I reply with a, yes, but knowing my luck I will eat some chips and queso, my baby will come out with 3 arms and I will bare a scarlet letter- C- for cheese eater! Everyone will know that I disobeyed the rules!



or..

tough choice i know...

On a lighter note, I am all the way through Twilight, New Moon, & Midnight Sun (Edwards version for those of you who are out of the loop) I have started Eclipse, but I have had to use an extreme amount of self control not to get wrapped up in it cause I have so much to do this week.
So to my fellow bloggers- keep Kelly & I in your prayers on Saturday!

3 comments:

Sara Garner said...

#1: You will do great on Saturday. You are a very determined person :)

#2: I love the last 2 New Moon pics.

#3: I also recently discovered the list of foods you are unable to eat while pregnant! Totally freaked me out too :)

Can't wait to see you!

Abby said...

you know my pick...

Hannah said...

Oh Cortney, you are going to do SUCH a good job!!!!

And the cheese thing?!?!? Who knew!!! That is very upsetting, I don't know if I can handle that sort of withdrawal...

PS... the 4th one is the best...