Chug-along-chica! Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Sun, 17 Jan 2021 09:22:16 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Tue, Jul 17, 2012 <p>Man, it felt uber hot for only 7 am.&nbsp; I let my boys sleep this morning.&nbsp; I was thinking about all the lovely places in the world to which we could move to avoid July and August in many!&nbsp; </p> <p>In lieu of awesome running to report, I will tell you something cute my son said.&nbsp; He came back from 11 year-old scouts (where he learned to cook bacon on a camping stove) and announced &quot;I'm a MAN now, mom! I need a hammer.&nbsp; Men love hammers.&quot;&nbsp; Then ran off to check the tool box.&nbsp; Heh.&nbsp; Bacon = man.&nbsp; Love it.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 06:00:00 Mon, Jul 16, 2012 <p>I haven't been blogging, but I have been exercising.&nbsp; My toe healed up and I started walking super early in the morning with my awesome friend D'Net, who is highly lovable.&nbsp; She has recently lost like 40 lbs. and is very disciplined about getting up waaaaaaay too early to walk and jog.&nbsp; So I've been hanging out with her at like 5 am, totally groggy, just hoping some of her awesomeness will rub off on me.&nbsp; We mostly walk, but we've been doing the couch to 5K running app.&nbsp; Mostly, our phones tell us when to start and stop running.&nbsp;at intervals of like 3-5 minutes.&nbsp; Cute little app.&nbsp; I want to start running more, but all in good time.&nbsp; A good solid running buddy is well worth their diminishing weight in platinum.&nbsp; </p> <p>D'Net is on vacation, so this morning I dragged my little boys out of bed semi-early to jog with me.&nbsp; I don't take them very often, but they are still way faster than me.&nbsp; It was so funny today.&nbsp; They were all &quot;You can do it, Mom!&nbsp; Just a little bit faster...keep going!&quot;&nbsp; And I was all &quot;Not so fast...wait, come back!&quot;&nbsp; Exactly the opposite&nbsp;of just a few years ago.&nbsp;Eventually they took me by the hand and half-way dragged me through the last quarter mile.&nbsp; It was rather amusing to behold, I gather, from the giggles we ellicited from fellow woggers.&nbsp; From my perspective, kids always inject a little bit of laughter and a little bit of embarrassment into everyday situations.&nbsp; Like that time Sam told that&nbsp;unfortunate older&nbsp;man that he looked like he was probably going to die soon.&nbsp; JEEZ!</p> <p>But&nbsp;Christmas morning evens it out.&nbsp; They get so excited about every little thing.&nbsp; It is so precious.&nbsp; Kinda like today, when they saw a fish in the lake...Usually, I'm all &quot;Huh, there's a big fish...jogging jogging jogging.&quot;&nbsp; But my boys were like &quot;HOOOOOOOOOOOOOLY CARP!!!!&nbsp; A FISH!! A REAL LIVE FISH!!!! THIS IS THE BEST FREAKIN&quot; DAY OF MY WHOLE LIFE!!!!&nbsp; LOOKIT THE FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISH!!!</p> <p>May you all be blessed with equal enthusiasm today.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 06:00:00