Hey Sparkletruck, I'm in deeeeeep east Texas (
) But i think I'm ready to run again. I got pretty burned out but I started lifting weights in January and there must be some connection between weights and running b/c it's like all the muscles yearn for a run. When I do run, it feels great. Only my heart seems to be out of shape.
So I'll keep lifting and doing yoga but now I want to think about a race again, that is as long as it's FUN and doesn't feel like WORK, at least not until racetime is near.
Penelope, I plan to be in Boston, but not till the end of July. Bumma. I'd love to meet you.
Plady, oops - I thought at first it was you who mentioned dh looking for work. It took me a minute to remember that you and Penelope are not the same. How are you? How are those Vibrams?
Geo, lots of good ideas. I'll never forget the time a good running friend asked me a few personal questions about my childhood and before I knew it we had completed the half-marathon. She seemed genuinely interested but now I wonder if it was a strategy. So, personal childhood questions. For me, anything about books, libraries, bookstores, nature, camping, travel and education would work. There must be a pedestal/soapbox in there somewhere.
JG, sounds like my now 10yo. He just needs a ridiculous amount of touch. Ridiculous, to me, but it's truly his need. My kids both slept with us and eventually it got too crowded, so dh went to their bedroom which also has a big king-size bed. We've switched and moved around a lot but bottom-line is my 10yo needs to be in contact with someone when he sleeps. My 7yo prefers the space and no touching. He often enjoys the single bed, near our king, by himself. We take turns now in our house. One boy has an even-numbered birthday and the other has an odd-numbered birthday so we make all our decisions based on that. (I really just needed an easy, diplomatic way to make quick decisions about who gets to decide, go first, etc.) Anyhow, when it's my 7yo's turn to sleep with me, he will often choose the single and I get the whole bed to myself - ecstasy, I tell you. But my 10yo can't yet sleep alone. He sleeps with his dad or me. Last night, we had a date and I came home to find him in bed with his brother. He happily slept with him, too. The younger will often get annoyed b/c the 10yo has to be ON TOP of whoever is in bed with him. I really don't care what it implies b/c he is a very happy, well-adjusted, centered and thriving kid. So at some point, pretty soon perhaps, I think he will wake up and be a bit embarrassed to be in bed with us. HTH.