And I needed some inspiration. I have had a set-back in my running since we have moved to Denmark. Basically because of a knee injury and less time. Yesterday SR and I ran for just over 3 hours and it was SO hard. A few months ago I could run that long with seemingly little effort. But I'm not complaining. It is spring, my knee is better, and a new running season is upon us. AND in May I start a schedule with 2 18 hour shifts a week and the rest off! So I should be able to start to get longer runs in while The Lorax is with his dagplejemor (daycare mother).
Here some of the bigger runs were planning:
Midnight Sun Marathon in Tromsø, Norway on June 20th
Voyageur 50 mile in Carlton, MN on July 25th
Trans Alpine from Germany to Austria to Switzerland to Italy from September 5th to Sept 12th.
Instead of a song, I've got a...
Quote of the day (in response to an editorial in the NY Times http://warner.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/02/why-i-dumped-the-pump/ that asserts women shouldn't have to be subject to using the breast pump just because some say breast feeding is healthier)
I really wish this were the credible argument for womens’ rights that it is trying to be. “Hype” about breast milk is laughable when you consider what the formula lobby has done over decades to cause women to stop trusting their bodies, and themselves. Why are we arguing about a machine or chemically processed food for our babies and not about the right to reasonable paid leave from work, affordable day care and the necessity of almost every family to have two incomes to provide a decent living and education for those children?? I will be thrilled when the discussion becomes about the real reasons it is so difficult to mother today. Until then, topics like this muddy the issue and do a great disservice to women.— E. Woodhouse