I wish this post were about a running race.
But it's about a husband and a wife who have gotten in a bit over their heads with work, research, running and parenting.
Above are photos for our TransAlpine Run passes. The run starts September 5th. Unfortunately, we haven't had much time to train for it.
Instead we've been trying to plan this huge party/Danish wedding we're having in two weeks. And my job has gotten crazy with the planning of my PhD project and working full time in my regular job. Plus SR's job has not become less stressful and he continues, understandably, to be quite affected by every "you're dying" conversation he has with his patients and their families.
Sometimes I wish we could just relax with a duck and a good book.
There have been some highlights in the past week, though.
-SR and I got in some practicing with him pushing my butt as I run uphill. This is one of our tactics for the TransAlpine race. We have no mountains here, but make do with these steep but small hills around here called Åse. (I also love running with my new Gregory Wasatch backpack and I'm looking forward to using it at the TransAlpine Run )
-We were invited to participate in a 5k relay by a friend who's company is going to sponsor us!!! In the race, all 4 participants run 5k. Not only is the race paid for, but we get clothing, too. Our first sponsor. That race is next weekend. The great thing about a relay, of course, is we don't need a babysitter.
Running Songs of The Day:
The Flaming Lips - Race For The Prize (Sacrifice Of The New Scientists)
The following song has pretty lame lyrics, but I love running to it: French Navy by Camera Obscura
Photo from Mount Royal, Frisco, Colorado.
"Children are fascinated by the ordinary and can spend timeless moments watching sunlight play with dust. Their restlessness they learn from you. It is you who are thinking of there when you are here. It is you who thinks of then instead of now. Stop. Let your children become the teachers and you the student" - William Martin