bec, I have been so lucky to have had well-matched partners for LRs in the past, and I know how sad and hurt I'd have been to be told it wouldn't work. Since those days, running became more solitary and less social--out of a greater need for solitude in my case--and then the LRs dropped off. I am sure if I tried to run with most of my old partners, I'd at some point be told, "this isn't going to work." And I would probably feel very rejected and cry. Remember, the comment's not about you, it's about what the RP thinks she needs. She may be right, she might not. Any way you can get more out of the LR alone anyway?
mommajb, you're running a half. Which part of that is inadequate? And yes, I know what my parents would do too. Probably don't do that. At least not first.
Plady, I am so pleased for you. And now every time the wind blows sand into my eyes, I think, "if I only had a cool pair of steampunk goggles..." Anyway you rock.
Lofty, I do dream still of a writing retreat. Someday.
Gaye, be sure and let me know when FS gets back. I'd have expected him to arrive by now, but I guess we will see. Of course, he went to school, not you...
Another really full day here before the weekend begins. I have had an irritated week, probably a combo of being shut in due to weather, dealing with outside commitments, and also still being in this country. It is a thing; one needs to break it up in order to not become rather just like the people who drive one nuts. So this week I gave a kid a talking-to in a checkout line, and then almost threw a shoulder at a woman who refuses to learn how to board an elevator. FTR, I didn't raise my voice (much) or actually throw the shoulder. But self-centeredness as a culture is just... Not a native culture, to be clear, but what has evolved out of this pseudocosmopolitanism.
Anyway I have an errand to run on foot this morning. Will do so while the kids do a lesson. Then we have Arabic, each kid for an hour and me for two. And after that an insurance conference call. Thank goodness the fun ends after that. I am hopeful dh heard my plea for help last night and will afford me some alone time this weekend. I just really need maybe a sauna and some alone time with my Word doc.