Monthly Archive: September 2008

Sep 30

Making up lost ground

Ever have one of those days where everything starts going downhill immediately, and even when things start to improve, you feel like you’re only just scrambling to climb out of the pit into which you’ve fallen? I was grouchy when I woke, since the last few hours of sleep were spotty; Gabe screamed me awake, …

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Sep 29

Mealtime conversations

GABE: “- AAAAAAAAH, WAAAAAH, WAAAAAAAH! I hate rice!” ME: “Yes.” GABE: “I hate rice, and I always get rice! You always give me rice!” ME: “Not really.” GABE: “Why do you always give me rice?!” ME: “I haven’t given you rice in months.” GABE: “YES, YOU DO! Because of your bad love!” ME: “Um, okay.” …

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Sep 29

Recovery and the road ahead

You know, if I was a more forward thinker, I might have sat down last week and tried to get a better feel for how I was going to handle things with Eric leaving for another work trip today. Instead, I waited until yesterday afternoon. Because of that, and how things look like they’ll turn …

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Sep 28

Komen Race Report

I’d say, “Don’t ask me how I did it,” but I’m well aware of how. Starting off a race way too fast, and knowing it, and deciding, “Ah, what the heck; it’s only a 5K!” may be a recipe for a personal best time, but it’s also a good way to get a stitch in …

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Sep 27

Runners: Open Thread

I screwed up my math this week and ran too much, meaning I didn’t have enough mileage left inside the 10% rule (don’t increase your mileage more than 10% per week) to allow for much of a long run today. Probably better that way, anyway, what with the Komen race tomorrow. Maybe I saved myself …

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Sep 27

Special day

Tuesday is Eric’s birthday, but he’ll be away on a work trip. We’re celebrating today instead! Both boys are hard at work on presents for him; meanwhile, he’s out enjoying a leisurely bike ride in the sunshine. When he gets back, we’re going to go out and celebrate, including a trip to Wheel and Sprocket …

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Sep 26

A couple questions

If you were told that an appointment at school would be from 7:30 to 8 o’clock, would you assume morning or evening? If you were told it was all right to bring your preschooler, provided they could sit quietly, would you be able to make that assumption of your child? I guessed wrong on the …

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Sep 25

Hindsight advice

Today’s Runners’ Lounge “Take it and Run Thursday” question involves giving advice on how to conquer a marathon…in 26 words or less. I have yet to conquer that marathon. Other than in training runs, I have yet to conquer the half-marathon (though I have indeed broken that 13.1 mark a few times on my regular …

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Sep 24

Singing with Gabe

GABE: “…for it’s root, root, root! Um, root…root…” ME (prompting): “- for the…” GABE: “For the Bible tells me so!”

Sep 24

This is me and my energy

My “energy,” in this case = Gabe. Everybody always uses that cliche when talking about young kids, how they wish they could bottle that energy and sell it. I know I always chuckled about Sam and said I wished I had a tenth of his energy. With Gabe, a tenth of his energy would still …

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