Monthly Archive: May 2009

First. 12

First.

Today is my first long run of my half-marathon training. It’s just four miles since I’m doing the novice training which starts assuming you’ve at least made it to the 5K level. Which I have. Barely. So, the first long run is 4 miles. I’ve taken Hal Higdon’s 10-week half-marathon training program and extended it to give me must more reasonable transitions between distances. The 10-week program worked fine for me last time, but I don’t have as much confidence this time. So today? Four miles. The weather is going to be great and I have a running partner this...

Boo! 12

Boo!

Look at the eyes of the toy vacuum he’s sitting on. HYSTERICAL. We had AndyZ’s 12-month check-up and Shotfest yesterday. He did okay with everything, even the shots which had him screaming while the needles were in his legs, but he stopped immediately afterward. The pediatrician is sending us to an ENT to look at his ears because she saw some white “stuff” around his eardrum that didn’t look like an infection and he had no water around his ear canal, which might also indicate an infection. She sat down to talk to us about the referral and said, “Does...

Another Public Service Entry 3

Another Public Service Entry

Two days ago, out of the blue, I stopped receiving email notifications from WordPress. As in, I was no longer getting emails with each comment. Therefore eliminating my option to reply to commenters in email instead of in comments. This KILLED me. I Googled, I submitted forum threads at WordPress.org, I twittered about it – I did everything short of begging the internet to MAKE IT WORK ALREADY. I found several places on the WordPress forums where people had posted the same issue, but there was never any useful resolution other than insistence that the blogger had changes something. I...

Avoid Bleeding Nipples At All Cost 22

Avoid Bleeding Nipples At All Cost

I finally succeeded in something I’ve been trying to do for years. I talked someone into running a half-marathon with me. I’ve felt like I could use some accountability in my training and haven’t really found anyone even remotely interested. But then I ran into a certain someone at the 5K on Saturday (not literally, although it could have been considering how clumsy I am) and thought, “Hmm. Maybe she’ll be up to it.” Turns out? she is. So now that I can’t back out – (Right Sarah? I can’t…Can I?) I’ve been thinking a lot about the things I...

Yes/No Equality 16

Yes/No Equality

I think about this entry a lot. Sarah talks about working on saying, Yes to her kids more. No is an easy thing to say. It usually buys us time, “Mom, can we go outside?” “No. Not right now.” It sometimes keeps your house cleaner, “Mom, can I play with the Play Doh?” “No. It’s too messy.” Often it just allows us a few more minutes to do whatever it is we’re doing at that moment, “Mom, can we go to the park?” “No, I’m trying to do laundry right now.” I say No a lot. I’ll admit that. However,...