|On a scale from 1-10 where 1 is "I look really sexy in these sunglasses" and 10 is "of course we are joking", where does this fall? And are they naked?|
But that aside...
Parents are just good people, aren't they? I mean, being a parent is so hard. I am sitting here blogging with 4 kids going wild around me. And I'm supposed to be trying to find a job/residency spot in the US in my time off, you know when I'm not working on my PhD and not running or cleaning or cooking or comforting a sick child. Blah, blah blah. Seriously - every parent must feel like they work harder than every other parent and their spouse, don't they? But they don't. We all just work really hard and then sometimes we're lazy.
Are people who fall in love seriously meant to have kids together?
Sometimes SR and I get glimpses of the way life used to be. For those who don't know, I was dating him for 3 months before I got pregnant. We went out on a 9km run together on Saturday, at 4.40 min per km speed (had to get a training run in) while we discussed the history of the Republican Party in the US. It was great. We even added some fartleks as a sort of race. (okay, not like we can ever really race each other)
The next day we tried a 15km at this same pace and I started screaming at him when he told me to stop looking at my Garmin. I was probably just "hangry" as Danni would say. I wish I had more time to just tell him he's a good dad and that I am thankful for his help. And that we could go on a running vacation together, just the two of us. But people make choices and we chose to have kids. And we love them.
I was contacted about writing for a website called "Über Mother Runner" http://ubermotherrunner.wordpress.com/. It's about mothers who take on ultimate running/exercise challenges and write about it. I applied to be a writer and I thought it would be awesome if some of my favorite bloggers would write for this site, too. Only 1 article every 3 months. That's doable, right? It would be fun to have a resource for likeminded running moms.
As long as we're talking about writing, I've been meaning to establish some
1. Do not write like an expert trainer, dietician or coach if you are not (or if you are). ie. skip the posts where you try to give advice and please just tell your story. Humor is encouraged.
2. If necessary, look up the word "random" and realize it can never be used before the word "thoughts" as nothing we imagine could be random. Please only use random when referring to coin flipping or the numbers specifically generated by a computer program in a random fashion.
3. Please do not! overuse! the exclamation point! ie. blog title "Today I went on a run!" or "Friends!"
4. Please do not be beautiful or look professional or have sponsors. I realize this may be hard for some of you...
|I am talking to you Candice Burt who gets 3rd at HURT|
And please do not be from Sweden and win races like the Pikes Peak Marathon and look this good while doing it. And don't you dare get sponsored by Salomon.
Do we have a deal?