Thursday, January 27, 2011

Odds and Ends

  • Kingston and I recently went on a "hike" through Nags Head Woods with some friends. It was tons of fun and I look forward to doing it again soon when it permanently warms up.
  • Nigel is in Jamaica for the week on a much-needed surf trip with some of his best guy friends. We miss him a lot and look forward to seeing him on Tuesday.
  • While Nigel has been gone, Kingston has been sick. He didn't go to Mrs. Cindy's house either day he was supposed to this week since he had a fever and was out of sorts. I think he had the croup, which is no fun for anyone.
  • I have had to get creative with my training this week (yeah, I'm training for a full marathon). Luckily, I'm only supposed to run 3 miles each weekday run this week and 15 miles on Sunday. I've got the Sunday run covered already but I had to do some thinking to get the other runs in. I refused to take a pitiful, sick kid to the Child Watch at the Y for a workout so I looked to family to save the day! Aunt Freda watched him for 30 minutes on Wednesday after we had haircuts in Manteo so that I could run. Then tonight my dad came over to stay with Kingston while I did a quick run. Tomorrow I'm going to attempt to take Kingston to the Y in the morning to get out of the house and complete my weekday runs.
  • Mom, you are not allowed to leave town at the same time as Nigel ever again. Thanks for understanding.
  • We switched to DIRECTV and now have a DVR. Oh, DVR, where have you been all my life? When Nigel returns he won't be able to complain about how much I'm on my computer. Now he will wonder if I will ever stop watching TV! I have recorded, watched, paused and re-watched too much TV in the last 2 days. Oops.
  • I watch Jersey Shore. I'm sorry, but I do. And now I can DVR it.
  • Able (the dog) ran away while the DIRECTV guy was installing. He came back, like he always does, but his time covered in poop. Great! So now I have a really annoying dog who misses Nigel, who sleeps in my bed and will not allow me to give him a bath or even wipe him down sufficiently, who smells bad. Really bad.
  • I am proud of myself. I have inspired a few people, I think! Since running the 1/2 marathon in November, I have inspired my mom and aunt to walk a 1/2 marathon here in April. I have inspired my girls Lars and Ball to run a 1/2 marathon in Atlanta in March. I have inspired my dad to get back into running after years off and now he is running frequent races and is in great shape. And I have inspired myself to run a full marathon in Virginia Beach in March.
  • That is that for now.


Rendy said...

You have always been an inspiration to me and yes....I got your message about being out of town while Nigel is gone and I will not let that happen again! The pictures of Kingston are precious as always.

Anonymous said...

You have inspired me to get back in the routine of exercising! Thank you so much. I had gotten lazy over Thanksgiving and Christmas and made up a lot of excuses! Kingston is a cutie!
Run, run, as fast as you can,