Thursday, September 23, 2010

Three Things Thursday ...

1. I am currently in taper mode. I cut my weekly mileage (kind of. It's a fallback week in marathon training), added a rest day and will not run again until Sunday's You Go Girl! Half Marathon where Tall Mom will be pacing me to an a**-kicking PR.

I am so ready to run fast. I feel strong. My training has been spot on. The temperature is going to be ideal. And did I mention Tall Mom is pacing me? Seriously. It is going to happen.

2. Since Tall Mom is pacing me, we kind of need to be in the same place to make that happen. So, tomorrow morning, I am headed to Seattle for a fun-filled weekend with bunches of Seattle bloggers. The schedule appears to be jam-packed. And I'm sure I will have oodles to report when I get back on Tuesday.

3. I am not sure what I am most excited for - the trip (I've never been to Seattle and I dream of living there), the blogger meetup, the race, or 4 days away from my parenting responsibilities.

Hmm. It's close, but now that I think about it, I'm probably most excited for the last one. The past few weeks have been super hectic and I need a break. But, I am sure going to miss the crazy things my children say. Like when Dizzle asked me about skin color earlier this week:

Dizzle: "Mom, does everyone have different color skin?"

Me: "Yes. Everyone has a different amount of brown in their skin. Just look at Doodle. Her skin is much whiter than yours. But it doesn't matter what color it is, it's all just skin. Think of it this way. If one day you wear pink socks and the next day you wear white ones, they still do the same thing regardless of what color they are."

Dizzle: "Oh. OK. Well, I want chocolaty brown skin."

Me: "Dizzle, it's a little late for that now."

Doodle (who is listening in, but not very carefully): "No, Dizzle! You can't have chocolate egg skin. Chocolate eggs are only brown on the INSIDE!"

Where do they come up with this stuff?

34 comments:

Keri said...

Good luck in your half marathon and have fun in Seattle!! Your girls are too funny...

MCM Mama said...

Have a great time in Seattle. I'm jealous on so many levels LOL. And I'm thinking about rocking my running skirt in your honor on Saturday...

Silly Girl Running said...

Have fun in Seattle! And that PR is going to happen!

Emily said...

Oooh have a blast! Mel will be SUCH a a good pacer! Can't wait to read all about your race. And enjoy Seattle! It's an awesome city.

Rae said...

Have a fabulous time! I can't wait to hear all about it! Rock that PR!

S Club Mama said...

it's a little late for that...lol too funny

Have so much fun! I cannot wait to hear back about your trip and the race. :D

Bethany said...

Your kids are awesome, seriously.

I'm starting my taper this next week as well. Although I've still had more mileage this week, though (I think), because instead of abiding by yesterday's 'rest day', I got up and did my 30-day shred dvd (Level 3!) and went on a fast two-mile run (fast for me.. 10min mile!). Then I did my normal training run this morning, which felt great.

Good luck with the You Go Girl! See ya in Indy in a few weeks!

Carly said...

Have fun on your trip! I'm sure the race will be awesome.

Anne said...

Have a BLAST!!!!!!!

Love the kids comments :)

Michelle said...

Have a great time in Seattle!!

And I love the conversation with your kids! Too funny!

Alison B., "Runbuggy" said...

I'd love to meet fellow bloggers! Let me know whenever you are near New York City or Long Island. Have fun tapering!

Julie said...

Great kid story. I love that my kids think in shades of tan and brown. They really just think some friends have better tans than them.

I want chocolaty brown skin, too, Dizzle! It's beautiful, but so is yours - just the way it is!

Elizabeth said...

Have fun in Seattle and good luck with the race.

Julie said...

Have so much fun out in my neck of the woods!! I'm about 2 hours south. You are going to KILL that half. Excited for you. have a great trip....and your kids??? too stinkin cute!

Marlene said...

You are going to SMOKE it this weekend!!! Have a fantastic time in Seattle!! THe Seattle bloggers rock... and so do you!!

Runners Fuel said...

Seattle is great! My brothers live there. Just be prepared for rain.

track coach and adorable wife said...

While I must admit I would also be excited to have four days away from parenting, I am super excited to meet you! (I hope she likes me!)

Emz said...

Enjoy the race & yay on your pace team!

I dream of living in Seattle too. It's just a little different than AZ. ;)

Rock it!

Katie A. said...

I am so excited for you! I can see the PR already! Plus, you get to hang with a one of the coolest bloggy peeps (besides you!) this weekend and enjoy a really great city!
Have a blast! I'm going to text Mel on Sunday when I'm done- I'll want a text back on how you ladies did!!!
P.S. you girls are...awesome ;)
Is G going with you?

Becka said...

PR?? Of course you can!!!

I love it! See you Saturday for carbo load :D :D

aron said...

so excited for you!!!! you are going to kill that race! can't wait to read all about it :) have so much fun!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Sounds like an awesome trip. I'm jealous! Can't wait to hear about the new PR...

and as for the kids, really, absence makes the heart grow fonder. I always miss the time away, but feel a renewed energy when I return.

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Have fun in Seattle! I know what you mean about needing a break from parenting duties. When I did my RRCA class, although they were long days, it was nice to have the time to myself-ya know?

Laurie said...

Enjoy your time in Seattle... the Pac NW is awesome!! Rock your race, you'll be great! PR PR PR you can do it!

Leah @ Chasing Atalanta said...

Good luck!

FruitFly said...

Have a great time in Seattle!! The Pacific Northwest happily welcomes you!
~RR

Kris said...

Have a great time in Seattle! I know you are going to crush that pr and I can't wait to read about it!

Meredith said...

Good luck and have fun in Seattle!! I'll wave at you from a couple hours south!

ajh said...

Have a blast. You are doing so many fun things!!! Enjoy!

Wifey said...

How cute are your kids! Um, but a break is always nice - ahem.

Good luck with your race and have fun with Tall Mom! I'm sure you'll both rock it.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Alma F. said...

Look forward to meeting you this weekend! I'm sorry to say that fall has arrived early. Pack some layers :(

Kadie said...

Yay! It will be great to have you in Seattle! Can't wait til Saturday night!

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N.D. said...

that is too cute and I love your explanation. A 4 day break sounds amazing! I am feeling a little burnt out!