Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Wednesday catch up~ marathon, the zoo, miles, and more.

"I hope that my child looks back on today
and remembers a mother who had time to play


There will be years for cleaning and cooking
but children grow up when we are not looking


Cleaning and scrubbing can wait for tomorrow
for children grow up, as I'll learn to my sorrow


So, settle down cobwebs! Dust, go to sleep!
I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep"
  A friend of mine who worked with my son Jupiter at Camp Sunnyside posted the above the other day on facebook.  I have heard it before and I don't know where it comes from but it rings true.  I often remind myself that as an old woman I will long for the mundane or the disgusting or the annoying parts of child rearing just to have a glimpse of the good ol' days again when the kids were small and mine still.  



Yesterday we went to the zoo and enjoyed the lovely fall weather. We meandered and played.  I let a bull lick the salt from my hand and I laughed at Archimedes discovering that large birds can be pinchy!  He never did let the goose eat out of his hand again but watching me feed the goose and throwing food at it made him laugh! We also stood in awe of the beauty of a round bellied pregnant giraffe whose baby we could see rolling around in her belly while she snacked on some alfalfa.

  In the evening, I ran 6 miles in 55 minutes with negative splits in the park and hung with my oldest Sam while he ran a barefoot mile. After that run I am now at 804 miles for the year.  I think that I need to make time each week for a long run of 20 or more.  An ultra running super hero friend of mine does this and I think she is definitely on to something as she is preparing to run the Northcoast 24 hour endurance race this weekend!   She is also the race director for the Mind The Ducks 12 hour timed race in May.  I so want to run this race!  I have been looking into train travel and have lovely daydreams of riding the train, running for 12 hours with friends and then riding the train home as I rest.   Anyone want to sponsor that???

  No work for me this weekend so it will be the farmers market and a very long run.  I am so looking forward to it!  Next week will be full of work with training and then working the Quad Cities Marathon for 3 days.

  The Des Moines marathon is quickly approaching but I am not nervous about it one bit.  I have made my peace with having fun with that race since I will be tired from working the expo the days leading up to the race and really can't expect much as far as times go.

  Sometimes I shine the brightest under fatigue and stress but I am going to just see how it goes. I will finish because I started it and be happy with crossing that line with my bare feet. After that will be the Living History Farms Race.  I an not however running that one barefoot but in minimal shoes. Its crazy cross country and not barefoot friendly, at least not for me!

Big things are afoot (hahahaha) and I am excited for the future(keep your fingers crossed and I will announce if I know more next week, cryptic yes, fun stuff!) and dare I say it looking forward to winter. I am looking forward to lifting weights and running on the treadmill and not being super busy for a while although I know I will be bitching about the weather come  February.
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