Friday, May 18, 2012

My closet

DAMN my closet looks good. It is gorgeous. It isn't filled with crap I haven't worn in 6 years. Everything I see is something I might actually put on.

Why didn't I do this sooner?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

To Do List

I have had a nice string of days off. So many that I actually have whittled down the ToDo list to things that I have ignored on the list for a long time. I have gone to Target. I have filled out all the requisite paperwork for summer camps. I have purchased some new summer tops. In summary, I have done the  things that I actually enjoy accomplishing.

So, what's left on the list? Clean my closet and organize the office.

These are the things that I have left for some time in the future "when I have a lot of days off in a row." Well, here ya go. That would be today.

But I don't wanna.

I have put them off for a long time because I don't want to do them. I will LOVE having them done, but it just sounds too painful. So, I blog about it instead.

That counts for something on the To Do list, right?

Friday, May 11, 2012


At this point in time, it appears my races for the season are on hold. I am currently signed up for two Sprint triathlons at the end of June. These were supposed to be my "warm up" races. My easy races that were really just for fun. This season was supposed to be the year of 2-3 Olympic length races with the goal of getting faster each race.

Except that isn't going to happen.

I stopped running at the end of February due to a Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis - that tendon that runs behind the inner ankle bump and then down to the arch of the foot. I saw a Sports Med guy and he said to wear this splint 24/7 and stop running.

So I continued to bike and swim, as he said I could. But no dice. Still hurt. So, 3 weeks ago, I landed in a walking boot for 2 weeks with no sports at all.

Still hurt.

So, now I have pretty much just pulled up stakes. I am trying to remember to do some PT to strengthen my butt muscles (the butt bone's connected to the knee bone, the knee bone's connected to the foot bone... it's all related apparently), but I am basically languishing.

I'm out of the boot. I'm supposed to wear the splint. I have just lost my mojo. I have told my coach that I am out for the month of MAY (remember, we started this party at the end of February) and currently wondering how I get back on the horse. How long after it doesn't hurt do you let it go before testing it?


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Little League

Yup. That's my "baby." That lanky, kinda gangly 9 year old.

Given that he picked up a glove for (basically) the first time 3 weeks ago, and really has never swung a bat, he has yet to be a major contributor to the squad. And the practice schedule is pretty brutal - basically every night while school is, of course, still in session. And one of his games the other night ended at 9:50pm on a Wednesday. And he can't keep track of his gear.

But MAN does he love it. And the kicker? So do I. I LOVE watching his games. And I have pretty universally bored by baseball in the past, certainly the TV version. I love nearly biting my fingernails off when he steps up to the plate. I love cheering for his teammates when they get hits. I love that he gets to play under the lights, buy food from a concession stand and feel like he is part of a big-time team.

It is just so much fun.

So, the skills will come, the nights will be late, the homework will be rough, and the food we eat as family will be closer to the "garbage" quadrant of the food pyramid, but man will we enjoy it.