Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My little casanova.....

Since I’m not much for talking about running since I’m not, well…………..running, then I will continue to talk about the main joy (or joys) in my life. And since the title of my blog is 50% about them, I guess it’s time to write about them for a little while. Hope you run-o-holics don’t mind too much.

It is amazing to see how much my boys have changed over the course of three years. Ethan was always the lovey dovey one, always needing to be held close and taken care of. And Chase was ..... well..... a bit of a "hands-off" kinda guy, with an independent spirit and autonomous will. But now Chase has transformed into this casanova of affection, constantly wanting a hug or just to sit with me. I totally love it, of course. I mean, how much longer will I get to enjoy this? At some point they are going to really push me away, as if in a "mom, you're embarassing me" kind of way. So for now, I'm loving every minute of it. And I have to tell you about Chase's latest "feel good" moment. Here's how the conversation went:

Chase runs over to me, I pick him up and he wraps his tiny little legs around me, places his hands on my face so sweetly.

I look him in the eyes, knowing that this fleeting moment will pass just as quickly as it came and I say "I love you Chase".

He looks me fondly in the eyes, not knowing just how blessed he makes me feel and he says, in his most sincere, precious voice, "I love toast".

Isn't he just so sweet??

Happy training everyone.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I have a double what??!!!

OK, so unfortunately, I do not have a race report for the Zooma 5K this past Sunday. I'm really bummed that I couldn't do it. As you see from my previous post, I had entered into a three to four week laziness/sickness/doctorness (is that a word?) hiatus that kept me from training as much as I would have liked to. And I can't even remember what my bike or my swim suit looks like. I thought that my icky nose was simply a cold that I had gotten from the boys. I kept taking all the "over the counter" meds I could find, but nothing would shake it. So when I woke up this morning and I couldn't hear, I figured..... better go see the doc. And guess what she said...... "You, my dear, have a double ear infection." What!!?? Am I two years old?! Do adults get ear infections?! Yes, my dear, we do!

So I told myself to look on the bright side, at least I didn't skip the Zooma 5K because of plain laziness. I was really sick! And the doctor has loaded me up on all kinds of good stuff to kick this little buggy bog (does anyone watch Wow Wow Wubzy?) in its little rear-end. I really do hope to be back on track (for real this time) very, very soon.

On the mommy front, the boys had their 3 year dr appt today and they did absolutely fabulous! Every doctor visit for as long as I can remember has been nothing less than a nightmare. For two years, every visit consisted of shots (times two), poking, prodding, and the occasional naked pee fountain. When you have twins in daycare and you visit the doctor a multitude of times, it doesn't take long for a child to realize that they are entering a world where needles are a preferred method of communication. But today, something was different. Something happened. Today, they grew up just a little bit more. Today, they turned into big boys.

Happy training everyone! And please........ try to stay well.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

So, where in the world have I been? I refuse to use lazy as my excuse. I was so excited about the cooler weather coming that now that its here, all I want to do is go home, put on warm jammies, play with my kids and curl up on the couch. What??!! Who is THAT person?   I thought she was long gone.

Crap! Please don't tell me that I am already starting to hibernate. No! I won't do it! I won't listen to you furry slippers calling my name! You cannot make me ease into your warmness! I want the cold air chilling my throat as I run past the golf course trying to catch the tailwind! I even bought a shiny new Nike jacket especially for those chilly, breezy morning runs. So move over furry slippers! Nike is calling my name!

OK, shew!, now that I think I've won that battle........... Where was I? Oh yeah, where the heck have I been? Taking care of sick babies, taking care of sick me, starting back to work full time, and planning the boys' 3rd birthday/halloween party. Yikes! I can't believe they are three already! They were born two hours shy of Halloween, so they are destined to eventually despise Halloween, as every party we throw them for the next 10 years will be..... you guessed it......... a Halloween themed party. Oh well. Its all about me anyway.... I LOVE Halloween! Just kidding. Ethan thinks everyday is Halloween. He loves costumes and he wears a different everyday! I literally have to bribe him with waffles to get him to take it off so that we can get ready for school. At least he gonna be sharp dresser when he grows up.

I'm actually excited because at three they are really starting to understand the holidays. They understand that you decorate with pumpkins, ghosts and scary things for Halloween. And they know who Santa is. So that will make this year's Christmas very special!

On the training front..... I have the Zooma 5K coming up next weekend. Mimi, myself and two other girlfriends are running this one together. I've been sticking with my 6 to 7 mile training runs, so hopefully I should start shaving off time with my 5K runs.  I even ran 8.5 miles last weekend!  And it didn't kill me, haha!

I haven't been in the pool since my last triathlon and I haven't been on my bike, well...... since my last triathlon. Oops. I guess I'm allowed a few weeks of laziness, right? I'll be back on track soon. Happy training everyone