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I started thinking about what I wanted to do after Boston months ago. Training was going so well and I was having such a good time that I decided I might as well take advantage of the fact that I’m not pregnant and train for as many races as possible. So I signed up for [...]
I feel loved when someone sends me an article or a recipe they think I will enjoy, or tells me something they think my kids would like. I feel loved when someone asks me to do something small for them – to watch one of their kids for a minute while they change a diaper. [...]
I wore normal running shoes this week. To run in. Which I haven’t done since before Squish was born. It was a little weird and I didn’t love it. In fact, I didn’t even like it. I would, in fact, go so far as to say it was the worst run I’d been on in [...]
I’m a compulsive journaler, a habitual record-keeper. I knew this about myself already, but it wasn’t until my sister-in-law asked me this week about my journaling methods (and my madness) that I had a chance to confront the problem in detail. This is what it looks like: I’ve been keeping a hand-written journal daily since [...]
Micah and I used to run together a lot. It was our thing. We’d go out with the boy(s) in the jogger before work, or on a Saturday morning. We’d do speed work and long runs side by side. We’d talk through the long laps of the park and distract each other from the cramps [...]
Just before bedtime the other night I read this blog post about maintaining that loving feeling in marriage. They say it takes a lot of work. Making time for each other, talking to each other, staying out of ruts or getting caught in routines. Couples should support each other in their interests, the article says, [...]
We’re ditching the kids today. Going to see Les Mis. Eating at some fancy pants restaurant. Picking out something new to wear. Treating ourselves to something cold and sweet at Jeni’s or Graeter’s. Because it’s been 8 years since we got married and that’s worth some serious indulgence.
I just got back from that speaking engagement I mentioned last week. That one where I was supposed to talk about raising grateful children. I don’t really know if I addressed the topic at hand, or even what I said at all, but I thought I would share what was on my mind as I [...]
Last night Micah met us at a free/abbreviated showing of the Nutcracker after work. He walked an unhappy Little Miss around the World Financial Center while the boys and I watched the ballet. Then he took the train with us until he had to transfer to go to a late meeting. He didn’t get home [...]
Our hopes were resting on Manchild and his bike. With three kids and only two seats in the jogger, our weekend habit of a family run down to the park for a lap or two around the loop or some ultimate Frisbee could have been history – unless Manchild could ride there. Last spring he and [...]