No good stories for you today, but here's a couple of tidbits from the weekend so far...
*It finally stopped raining today so it was beautiful on our ride. My bikes have been SO DIRTY all the time the past few months. I feel like I've cleaned each of them at least once/week and always wonder why I even bother? They're just going to get dirty again the next day, you know? But I do think it's important to get the sand out of the chain every once in a while.
*Speaking of 'why bother cleaning?' Not sure why I bother cleaning the kitchen on the weekends either? You can be sure that as soon as I do my husband will just go make himself something and fail to clean up after himself. Why are men incapable of cleaning up after themselves once they're married? I know I am not the only one with this problem, but come on.
*It appears that my calf is now 100% healed. I haven't felt even the tightness that I had been feeling after running, and that gives me some confidence that I can push the pace a little more here and there. Nalani and I worked the last mile of our brick run today and I felt strong and solid and ran a decent pace, even uphill. Now I feel like I can really write a good training plan for myself. Up to this point everything has been contingent on how my calf feels.
*After tomorrow's run, I'll have 38 miles this week. That's the most I've run in forever so clearly I can't claim injury anymore.
*This afternoon I took Moana to a little pond across the street to feed the fish. She got a kick out of dropping bread into the lake and watching them jump all over each other fighting for it. We also saw a duck (up close!) and a chicken and a cat and a lizard. She's really a lot of fun to hang out with these days as she gets older. Call me crazy, but I don't miss the 'baby days'. Glad I had the experience, but I'm happier to be playing with an older daughter who can interact with me and listen and express her opinions (even if sometimes that means major fits).
*We're doing better with the eating thing with Moana. The key for us has been for me not to try to feed her all the time based on when I think she should be hungry. I keep her busy and distracted and then when she's hungry she says 'eat' while doing the sign (hand to mouth). When she does that, I know she's actually hungry so she'll eat a good meal and then I won't have to try to force anything.
*We don't have Daylight Savings here, but I'm still glad the time is changing on the mainland. For us all it really means is that The Daily Show is on at 8:00 instead of 9:00, which is great because we'll get to sleep earlier after watching it.
*First triathlon of 2010 is next weekend! I'm excited to race! But I'm more excited to watch my local athletes let loose and rip up that course. It's just a sprint, so it'll be fast and furious and it's anybody's day. I think there will be a bunch of fast women finishing within 2-3 minutes of each other. How fun!
*I'm gonna have to get some decaf coffee. I find myself craving coffee all the time now but I don't generally want the caffeine after morning has passed.
*Lastly, do not, under any circumstances, let a Kirby sales guy into your house. They come to your door and pretend that they just want to clean a part of your house... all innocent and promising that they're not going to give a sales pitch and that it'll just take 10 minutes... That is a complete lie. 2.5 hours later you'll be kicking them out of your house after you've driven yourself mad repeating that you are not going to buy their $3,000 vacuum cleaner.