It's July 4th, Independence Day. I have a 7 mile long run to get in today, but it's been raining and I'm watching my kids. I can't leave them alone, even though they've proved capable of taking care of themselves, sometimes. We just did three 5k in three days. And we're now trying to cram … Continue reading Marathon training: Week ??
Category: Parenting and running
"I can't believe I left my costume in the car," my daughter said between sobs as we speed walked across the bridge that leads to the main land and a bus stop. "It will be OK," I said trying to reassure the 9-year-old who was adjusting to life at a new school. "No it won't," … Continue reading It works out in the end
I didn't spend a lot of time in the hospital or doctor's office as an child or adult. Then I had kids. It seems like almost once a month, someone has something that needs medical care beyond my chicken noodle soup. This past week, I received a call from school to pick up Mountain Kid … Continue reading Celebration run
Song of the post: "Demons," Imagine Dragons The news came over over the police scanner. A funnel cloud was sighted in the county, everyone was encouraged to take cover and brace for a tornado. My kids heard the news on their way to pick me up from work so I could use the car to go … Continue reading Finding a happy place
"Come on, leave your mother alone." "I'm using the bathroom, I don't need your help, dog." "Can I have some privacy?" Not even the bathroom is safe in my house. I'm an introvert by nature, and sometimes I just need some space. I often found peace while I used the restroom for baths, extended potty/Facebook … Continue reading Privacy, please … Maybe
Songs: "Brave," by Sara Bareilles; "Rusty Cage," by Johnny Cash DAVIS, W.Va. -- After going to bed at two in the morning, I was roused from my sleep a few hours later by a thought. Will I race this morning? As a runner, I value a good night's sleep before a race. Heck, I value … Continue reading Race recap: Run for It 5K
My kids are crazy. It seems like almost every minute or so, there is some fight or crying that has to be taken care of. Most of the time, they pretend to get along, but those other times ... well, they're no fun for anyone. So I decided to take my kids running before school. … Continue reading The experiment, week 1 review