Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Miami Zoo Run – Recap!

Last Sunday I had the opportunity to participate in an inagural run at the Miami Zoo. One of my fitness dreams for this year was to run in an inagural race, and I got to run in TWO (so far).  The first one was the Tutu 10K relay and the second, of course this one!

My thoughts!

Packet Pick Up
They had packet pick up at a local running store, and everything was super organized. I was in an out super quick, and even had a chance to check out a new running belt.

The Event
We arrived at the event nice and early, found parking and headed to the start line. Note to self, porta-potties are gross. Porta-potties when you’re pregnant are unbearable! (Runner Problems) Anyways!! The event started on time after a moment of silence in memory of September 11th, as well as The 2013 Boston Marathon. I had tears in my eyes as a crowd of 2200 runners + spectators stood silently reflecting on freedom.

The course was great, and who wouldn’t love running through the zoo?  One of my favorite aspects of running through the zoo is the amount of families who run together. When I think of zoos, I think family and memories. When I think zoo runs … I think healthy active fun for families!

The Post Event
After the run there were several vendors, bounce houses and activities. I certainly enjoyed walking around eating all the samples. πŸ™‚

In addition to all of the samples, bounce houses and other fun activities the zoo was open for everyone to enjoy!

Pregnant Running
Wow! Running while pregnant is not easy. I ended up walking most of the 5K – but I did manage to complete my goal.

My goal was to complete the 5k in under an hour and my time was 52 minutes and 4 seconds.

Question: What has been your most recent fitness goal that you accomplished? 

Weight Loss Journey – Non-Scale Victories

Since I’m expecting, I no longer get the pleasure of standing on a scale and celebrating when I lose weight. In fact, when I lost weight during my first trimester there was NO celebration.

So, I thought it was time to celebrate a non-scale victory!

What is a non-scale victory?
It’s reaching a goal, or noticing a healthy change in your life and celebrating it!

My Non-scale victory?

Last October I had to buy a new suit for work. I bought a beautiful suit, that “fit” but was a little snug. Since I was losing weight I figured it wouldn’t a problem. Since I got pregnant I haven’t exactly tried the suit on.

Until… Tuesday.

Tuesday I had to wear a suit to work and guess what …

Not only did it fit.
It didn’t look horrible, and was even a little lose in some places and not too tight around my bump!


That was my non-scale victory!

What’s your’s? – What are you celebrating right now?

It’s a Girl – Our first Baby!

If by chance you missed it … We are having a GIRL!

Prince Charming and I found out on August 29th, but we had to keep it a secret until my parents could come into town for the big reveal! So, our dear friends opened their home and allowed us to invite our families and friends over to announce!

Prince Charming and I went over to our friends house (in the pouring rain) early on Saturday morning to decorate. I was dropped off to decorate and Papi went to party city to get the final supplies for the reveal ready!

Our guests arrived, and voted!

We then had an “Old Wives Tales, Gender Prediction Trivia”. It was fun to gather all of the old wives tales from google and create the little trivia cards. We had 7 general questions, and then 3 questions based off of my pregnancy!

The bonus Round!
1) What is Baby Jimenez’ average heartrate? (140)
2) What has been Erin’s number one craving? ( Peanut Butter / Cuban Food)
3) What day did we find out we were expecting? (Chris’ birthday)

It was fun to listen to everyone shout out answers, and try to make me blush.

Directly after the trivia we moved over to the voting board and split into teams!

Team Mustache and Team Bow!

The two teams were given clues and had to run through the house searching for the answer. The final clue read:

He or She? 
Come to the Dining Room and be the first to see! 
Once in the dining room everyone waited with great excitement to see what was going to happen next (It was great!) Then … out appears my husband with a giant bouquet of dark balloons!! 
Confusion, speculation EVERYTHING you can imagine was being whispered as he slowly made his way through the sea of excited people and got everyone in a circle. 
First, he gave a balloon to each grand parent. Then one by one the aunts and uncles recieved a balloon and each couple also got one. 
At the count of 3, everyone popped the balloon and out exploaded (EXPLOADED!!) Pink, Purple and Silver confetti!! (a few seconds later) out popped screams of joy as people realized that even though BOY was the popular vote, Baby Jimenez is indeed a girl! 
We are very excited, and feel very blessed that both Baby Girl and I are healthy.