Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Been Sooooooo Busy

I have been so busy, I may decide not to use punctuation for this entry! I ran in a Thanksgiving race with my sisiter, father and future brother-in-law. It was POURING!!! I was fine until I stpopped running, then I was freezing. I had a good time and a good running time too!

Running a Santa's Run this Sunday, let you know how that goes. Hosting a runner's breakfast Sat. am also. Selling sex toys on Friday night. I don't know how I am going to get it all done. Oh yeah my three boys have basketball games on Sat. and our local high school is in the state finals on Sat. and I HAVE to go. I love watching kids play sports, it is the way it is supposed to be, with all those mistakes and then every so often a great play.

See you!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

I am a braggart

Yes I am about to brag this whole flipping entry! Last week, I only had a short time to run due to hungry kids and husband that I told I would pick up bagels after I ran, so I had to drive to my running route, run, get bagels and get home all in a hour. I decided to run a local trail at a local park. It is supposed to be 2.4 miles, but I am not sure it is that long. So I ran it last week with the pressure of having to get back for my family. I timed in at 20:34, I felt pretty good running that with no warm up and it was really hot and muggy (well, for November in New England, 60s is really hot). Wellllll, today I decided I would try the same route and see if I could improve. I had time to run a warm up 1.5 miles and timed in at 19:26 with ease. It was a normal 40s with a little wind. I felt great and was super-pumped!!

Bragging point number two, my oldest son is in eighth grade at our local middle school. There are about 1200 students in the school and he was picked to represent our region at a Superintendent's Award ceremony. So last week, our family had two nights of award banquets. I was so proud of him. He looked so grown up on that stage. I am especially proud of him that he has been so successful in school since he lost his dad at such a young age. He has overcome so many obstacles in his young life.

Well, we have a lot to be thankful this year in my family. I have new baby cousin, Isabella. I am feeling especially kick-ass as a runner lately, I hope that lasts!! And my kids are in a good cycle too! WOOHOO!

Friday, November 17, 2006

It's dark in the morning again :(

Well for about two weeks, I had a smidgen of daylight at 5:30am, but no longer. I just can not get up easily when it is dark outside. And besides, I run alone and it gets a little creepy out there. But I have prevailed and have run for three days this week anyway and felt real good while running as well. I missed my swim day though, too lazy.

Run strong (I am stealing from Wes)

Saturday, November 11, 2006

I get by with a little help from my friends!

At about 2:30am, I started in with my own version of the dreaded stomach flu and it SUCKED!! But what sucked even worse was

1. Sat am is the only time I have friends to run with and I was too busy running back and forth from my bed to the toilet.

2. My husband had committed to working a side job this weekend and that meant I had to deal with my three lovely, high energy boys. Let's just say they conveniently forgot how they were only able to lay on the couch and moan when it was their turn to have this bug.

Sooooo, I braved it, took a shower and brought them to their basketball clinic. At the end of the clinic, the BEST BASKETBALL COACH IN THE WORLD told me they could go over his house until BEDTIME!!!!!!!! I would have kissed that man right on the lips if I wasn't afraid I might throw up in his mouth! So now after lounging around undisturbed ALL DAY, I feel better enough to blog. A HUGE thank you to best coach and friend, I know you are reading this!!

Hopefully the feel-better trend will continue and I'll be able to blog about running tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Ouch, those darn leaves!

Yesterday while running I missed a lip in the sidewalk and fell flat on my face. Luckily I was entering a footbridge and I don't think I was seen!! It is so funny what goes through your mind right before you fall. You have about one second to know that you are going down and there ain't nothing you are going to do about it. The words "oh shit" are all that come to mind. My legs were pretty sore after I fell, but I was more worried about my mp3 player. It got a little banged up, but it still works fine. My shirt ripped on my elbow too, but I can live with that too, I guess.

No running today, too rainy and my little son was home throwing up all day. YUCK! I'll be out there tomorrow though very carefully looking for little lips in the sidewalk under the leaves!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

On the mend

I was lucky enough to run yesterday and today, each time feeling better. It would be more accurate to say that I jogged, because I can't really run due to decreased lung capacity! It felt great to be out there though, but it is getting cold up here- today was about 30', but it was crisp and clear and refreshing and the coffee tasted that much better when I finished!

On Friday, my coworkers and I trekked up to Amherst, MA for a training at the Eric Carle Museum for Picture Book Art. It was a blast! We talked about how to expand children's vocabulary with the use of studying art pieces and then we created some of own art pieces. It was totally fun. Then we went out to eat in Northampton, MA - a funky college town with awesome places to eat. I went to a fun mexican restaurant and I ate a gigantic spinach and chicken quesadilla! YUM!!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Woe is ME

I have had the worst asthma-y cold thing in my lungs this whole darn week. I have not run in five days, I think I am going to have a nervous breakdown. Today I turned the corner and I think I will run tomorrow morning. I am a little nervous though because just bringing the garbage down the driveway set me off on a coughing fit. But I just can not stay in bed another morning, especially since I am inhaling my children's halloween candy by the bag ful!! I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow!