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Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Running | 12 comments

One of Those Days

Today was one of those days.

One of those days where I sort of woke up in a mood because I felt overwhelmed by our crazy schedule this week.

One of those days where I realized we were out of wipes in the middle of changing Atlas’ diaper.

One of those days where my straightener broke and my oven burned the cinnamon rolls (yes, it was the oven’s fault. not user error. Our oven is jacked up). Stupid appliances.

One of those days where Atlas peed all over the bathroom wall when I was getting him out of the bath and then proceeded to spit up all over me right after I got dressed for the day. Okay…so this one is actually most days.

One of those days where I sat down to respond to the same e-mail 3 different times and 3 different times Atlas screamed at the top of his lungs once he realized he had been set down. The e-mail has yet to be sent and all I have is a headache to show for my response efforts.

One of those days where our groceries were delivered…only our frozen items got lost in transit. Of all the items to not make it…the ice cream!

Today was just one of those days where motherhood was getting the best of me. One of those days where I felt defeated and inadequate.

And then Dave came home early, took Atlas & told me to go for a run.

So, that’s exactly what I did. I ran.


It was my first run in 6 months. And my first run in NYC.


And it was just what the doctor ordered.

My Garmin died 2 miles into the run, but it wasn’t until my Garmin died that I felt free to stop worrying about my pace and just run.


It took 3 miles, but now I can say today was definitely one of those days…

One of those days where I’m reminded how blessed I am to have a husband who comes home early because he can read the subtext of my texts when I’m stressed.

One of those days where I’m happy my baby boy sleeps 7 hours straight during the night…even if he doesn’t nap during the day.

One of those days where I’m thankful for the fact that I’m always one run away from a good mood…and I can FINALLY run again.


What a difference 3 miles, a loving husband and a sleeping baby can make.


  1. I know exactly what you mean when you say “one of those days.” Oh boy. And you described it perfectly too—-how everything goes wrong…and/or the baby NEEDS you rightthissecond when you want to get something, anything done. Hah.

    And that email thing? SO me lately. Lily wants to be bounced & walked around with, not held while sitting. Ever. hah!
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    • So glad you can relate, Annette! I try to remind myself when Atlas wants to be held and bounced that one day I will want to hold him and he will not want to be seen in public with me, so I better savor the time with him now. haha

  2. Oh I love this post and I love Dave for being such a good husband to you and daddy to Atlas. And I love YOU for being such a good mommy and taking care of yourself. Way to go on your first post-baby run. I’m sure it felt amazing to get some fresh air and have some alone time, if only for a few minutes <3
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  3. Ashely:
    I’m relatively new to your blog (your were pregnant when I “found” you) – but I have loved getting to know you a bit and hearing about your transition to NYC and motherhood. I noticed in this post the FSU shirt? Nice!!!
    What a season we are having, right? Fantastic. Did you and/or your hubby go to FSU?

    Anyway- sorry for the trying day. Sounds like you took it all in stride and handled it beautifully. Hope today is better.
    Best, Jessica Locke

    • Hey Jessica! Thanks for reading! 🙂

      Dave is a die hard FSU fan so we haven’t missed a game in this house! They are on fire this season. Dave puts Atlas in his FSU gear every Saturday and calls him their ‘lucky charm.’ I actually went to UCF so first and foremost I root for the Knights, but I root for the Noles since I married such a big fan…and since the Knights aren’t really in the same league. haha

  4. Sorry you had a tough day. I’ll be there in one week and I’ll help while I’m there. Thank you Dave for being so sweet. I’ll bring my straightener and you can have it I have another one. You know what they say. .. Someday your the bug, and some day your the windshield. I love you all.

    • You’re so sweet, Mom! Dave already ordered me another straightener – should be here tomorrow!

      One week! YAY!

  5. I am a firm believer that running and my husband are the only reasons I made it through Luke’s first 6 months!! I am so glad you have both in your life to help you with those days!! And I am super jealous you have the awesome NYC views on your run!!
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  6. 🙂
    Welcome to The Mama’s world, Girlfraaaand 😉

    You will learn to see the beauty in those moments….or to lock yourself in the bathroom with s**tload of candy when you can’t.

    Yay for a sweetie pie hubby and precious boy (7 hours!?!?! What, what????)
    I’ve been missing the blog updates. Glad you are back on my blog radar!

    • Thanks, Amy! 🙂 I’m glad to be a part of the mama’s club!

      And there have already been times (yes, multiple) when I’ve closed myself in the pantry to just eat a Reese’s in peace. No shame.


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