Monday Musings {Big News!}

Well it’s time for another round of Monday Musings! Steph’s brain on a page, if you will.


We’re going to muse today in list form, because I’ve loved lists ever since I was a child. True story: my family still makes fun of me because I used to use up just about every piece of scrap paper I could find by writing lists on them, and they would always, always be titled “List of _____ that I know”.

List of animals that I know.

List of colors that I know.

List of people that I know.

I’m not sure why I did this, maybe I just really wanted people to see the things that I knew? Maybe I was really adamant that people knew I wasn’t just making things up on these lists? Who knows, but man, I wish I had a book of them today. There would probably be some gems in there.

So today’s post is going to be a list, because doing things for old time’s sake is always fun. And so we have….

List of the top 10 things on my mind (that I know..)

10. I’ve kind of become a tea fiend.

Hot tea, iced tea, green tea, black tea, that’s what’s been in my mug lately. I’ve kind of fallen off my coffee game but I’m surprisingly enjoying this whole tea phase, it’s refreshing! Not to mention that my office is ridiculously hot most days, so a nice cold iced tea takes the edge off way better than a coffee ever could.

9. What is wrong with you?

It’s too bad that patience is a virtue, because I’ve had none of it lately. Not very virtuous, I guess. Although it’s not patience in the general sense of the word, it’s really just patience for petty drama and things that I’ve realized really don’t matter. Let’s all just breathe and move on, please!

8. Easter came at just the right time.

No, I don’t celebrate Easter as the holiday itself, I’m not a religious person. But although I don’t realize how Easter transformed into chocolate and bunnies (thanks, Hallmark?), I do appreciate the time of year when my favorite chocolates are lining the shelves in every single store. Cadbury Creme Eggs, while probably made with nuclear waste or something just as toxic, will forever be my weakness. You better believe I indulged in a few this year!

7. Where is the warm weather?

I know, I know, it’s only April. But I’m ready to move out of warm pants and sweaters and into some light, comfy flowy dresses. My summer uniform = comfort all the way.

6. Give me all the oranges.

And grapes. I can not get enough of these two things, and eat one (or both) of them sometimes multiple times per day. I’m salivating just thinking about green grapes right now. Is that weird?

5. Oh these tears? Just ignore them

I’m a cryer. I’ve always been a cryer (I blame my mom for the overactive tear duct genes). But lately the tears have been a little out of control. I may or may not have cried when my favorite got voted off of American Idol last week. Am I embarrassed that I’m 33 and crying over American Idol? You better believe it, but I can’t help it. It is what it is.

4. Just let me breathe.

Besides the tears lately, my lungs have been a little bit wonky. I would say that their capacity has diminished by about 50%, which means that I’m a heavy breather right out of the gate some days. All this means is a few rest breaks during runs is a necessity, and sometimes I just need to listen to my body when it tells me to slow down a bit. My workouts are still killer, fear not, but I’ve come to appreciate rest intervals a little bit more!

3. Wine tasting, anyone?

I haven’t had a good glass of wine in a while. No ‘Rose All Day’ for this gal! And you know what else I haven’t had in quite some time now? My favorite, a Boston local, Bantam Cider. Damn, that stuff is good.

2. Excuse me while I…. Zzzzzzzzz…..

Sorry, nap time is calling my name..

1. If you haven’t figured it out by now…

If the lack of coffee and wine didn’t give it away, add in the exhaustion and crazy tear inducing hormones and yep… We’re having a baby!!! 


I’m currently just over 14 weeks along, and Baby R will be due in the end of September. We are over the moon excited for our first little one, and I cannot wait to keep you all updated on the progress. I have another post coming soon talking about the first trimester and how this has changed my life so far (spoiler alert: things are changing pretty fast!), so stay tuned for that. For now, I’m off for a quick workout (yes, with a few more breaks than I am used to taking). Have a great Monday everyone!

For all of my readers, please know that I realize that you signed up to follow this blog for certain content, and throughout this pregnancy and beyond I intend to keep up with that content! There will be talk of pregnancy and babies, no doubt, but this will not become a mommy blog — as, you know, I know absolutely nothing about being a mommy! I’ll just be figuring it out as I go along. So please stick with me here, and if you don’t want to read about the baby stuff, just skip over those posts. I promise to keep up with fitness, bad ass strong women, and smiles, just with a little bit of real life sprinkled in. 




16 thoughts on “Monday Musings {Big News!}

  1. As I was going down the list to like 3 or 4 I was like man sounds like when my wife was pregnant’. Ha congrats!

  2. Congratulations! I look forward to reading his your pregnancy goes and how you are making modifications as it progresses. :). Hopefully the fatigue will soon lift.

    1. Thank you!! It’s starting to lift, but I’m still waiting for that 2nd tri burst of energy people speak of!

  3. Congrats!!!! Looking forward to reading about babies and real life, along with training.

  4. YAY! so so so happy for you two- Even though i’m not ready to have a baby yet, I do enjoy reading about people’s pregnancies and things like that because it’s helpful for preparing me for whenever that day may come! And I love that announcement photo- SO cute! Looking forward to hearing more. COngrats!

  5. Congratulations !
    Would love to know more about your workouts in the first trimester..changes, modifications etc .

    1. Thanks! And I’ll try to keep you all updated — I just put up a post today with some changes but I can certainly go into more detail if you’d like!

  6. Ahhh congrats!!!! So so happy for you guys! 🙂

  7. I´m a long time reader but normally never leave comments…But today I have to! Congrats, I wish you all the best!!

    1. Thanks so much! I love hearing from people who don’t normally comment! 🙂

  8. This is really very big news. Congratulation and i am so happy of you.

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