Monthly Archive: May 2010

May 29

WtRS Episode 13: Small downs, large ups

Little irritants and mishaps can’t erase the fun of the huge adrenaline high! Thanks to Bruce (Confessions of a Race Addict) for his contribution. Music on the show comes from the Podsafe Music Network. Tracks used were: 42 shades of grey – State Unsteady Jason Brock – Rule the World You can subscribe through iTunes …

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May 28

Oh, that’s my boy

Some kids just finish preschool. And yes, I cried. But only a little. Not that Gabe didn’t try to provoke, with his, “I’m sorry you won’t have a preschooler anymore. Will you be sad when you don’t have a preschooler anymore?” on the way into the building. Little stinker. But it’s hard to be mopey, …

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May 25

Happy anniversary

Thirteen years. That is a really, really, really long time, especially when you also consider that we’ll have been together for seventeen years this fall, which is half my current age. Wow. And I honestly can’t think of anybody I’d rather have spent that time with, growing together as one. That stinker got the jump …

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May 24


It can be a sneaky, sneaky thing. Yesterday, due to circumstances, I wound up not drinking any coffee, and my mood went KABLOOEY by 4PM – along with everybody else’s, for some reason – resulting in mass hysteria and early bedtimes for all. Interestingly, the time between the sentencing and the execution wound up being …

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May 21

I am not above bribery.

Been dealing with some behavior issues from Sam lately, to which I alluded when I mentioned his allergy testing. It’s nothing malicious or even mischievous, honestly; it’s just plain old, garden-variety scatterbrainedness. Talking when he should be. Fiddling with things in his desk instead of paying attention. Not participating in class, to the point where …

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May 20

Marathon photos up

One thing about doing a race for a training run: you get photos. 😉 You also get evidence that, despite your efforts to the contrary, you are clenching your opposite fist when you carry something balled up in your opposite hand. I’ll probably take the time at aid stations at Devil’s Lake to stash the …

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May 19


GABE: “Mommy, I could broom the kitchen for you.” ME: “Oh, that’s nice! Go on, then!” GABE: “But I’m not going to. I just said I could. I don’t want to.” Poor Sam, on the other hand, is still emotionally recovering from yesterday, when he had a recheck on his allergies. It’s been a long …

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May 18

WtRS Episode 12: Green Bay, I love you

Third time is the charm! Green Bay turned out to really and truly be my “Baby Bear Marathon” – not too big, not too small, just right. Thanks to Jake (Run Like Health) for his contribution. Music on the show comes from the Podsafe Music Network. Tracks used were: 42 shades of grey – State …

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May 18

Race Report: Green Bay Marathon

That. Was. FUN! We got back in last night, and I am still riding the high from the weekend’s events. Things went perfectly according to plan! I went into this race viewing it as a training run, not a hill on which to die, and that’s what I got out of it. I felt awesome …

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May 14

Okay, here we go

Gotta get through: – Laundry, packing, last-minute house prep – 2.5 hour car trip with two young kids – Kids’ race tomorrow (run with Gabe) – 26.2 on Sunday morning Really, what’s it say that the road trips up and back intimidate me as much as the actual running? Not to mention the packing and …

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