Thursday, July 26, 2012

so that fall marathon

So this November, my wife and I are running the NYC Marathon. This is a bucket list item for her, and I wanted to do it again, so we're going to run together.

Truth be told, we're running to finish, not to "race" it. This is good for a couple of reasons:
  • it is her first full (and likely my last, at least as far ahead as I can think), and anyone with marathon experience knows running to finish is a good game plan for 26.2 miles.
  • we have infant (almost toddler, omg) twins
So, in light of these issues (plus that we work full time and don't by any stretch of the imagination have enough babysitters at our disposal for childcare for an intense running schedule), we opted for a pretty basic and stretched out (eg, flexible) marathon training plan.  So far so good. I had a set back about a month ago when I strained my hip (actually i strained by back, and then I strained my hip. I can't even remember if I wrote about this but I don't want to relive it so we'll just move on). Due to some weather/timing/laziness issues, we're currently a week behind, but since the schedule has so much room for flexibility, I'm not too concerned. This weekend we need to do 14 miles. My in-laws will be visiting for the girls' birthday, so I am hoping we can knock them out all at once, sans stroller, Saturday morning.

On a related note, the race is 14 weeks from this coming Sunday. I currently weigh 16 lbs more than I did when I ran it in 2007. Should I try to lose the weight? I don't know. The biggest most ridiculous hurdle to that for me right now is I don't want to have to admit to anyone I didn't/couldn't find the motivation/whatever if I do try...ridiculous.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

almost. almost.

We are going to finish the kitchen before the 1 year kitchen-versery.

This past Thursday, we got the tile grouted. It only took 5 weeks to get around to doing a 4 hr project. Oh, life post kids...
its not really a mustard yellow....i need to learn to white balance...

My In-Laws are coming out in two weeks for the girls' birthday, so we really need to get this sealed and caulked by then - I'd love to finally hang the outlet covers!!! We also have a couple of cabinets to rearrange for practical reasons, and I am entertaining painting it a different color (right now the kitchen is the same yellow and the LR/DR and hallway).

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Old age

Today my mom asked me how old I will be at my next birthday (which us this weekend). She wasn't sure if I was turning 30 or 31. Now, granted, this was in person...i like to think she could have figured it out, especially since my dad's birthday was only 5 days ago and I'm pretty sure she remembers his age, and he is 30 years older than me (much like I am 30 years older than my kids!).

I can't help being a little insulted though. I am her oldest kid. Shouldn't she remember how old I am??

My minor confession though: I sometimes screw up my age. I default to 26 (hahaha) or my wife's age....and she is a year older than me. At least I can remember how old she is.

I think I am at that point age really is just a number that doesn't matter a bit.