09 March 2012

a few other things

Just some random stuff that we're up to around here.

Here is Henry excited to see me come home. He also gets excited when Dan comes home or when the brothers come home.

Here were Sam's efforts on marshmallow toothpick structures one day.

Here Luke asked me if that was a mole on his tortilla.

Here I got to go out to dinner with just Jack. He talked about video games the whole time.

And here is a little update on the band. We recently got a microphone. As soon as it was hooked it up - Charlie started singing We Built This City on Rock n Roll by Starship. He does not get sick of it. Maybe he'll be our lead singer.

Here is my view from the drums, but usually I can see Dan. We've been trying to practice more (since I have no idea whatsoever how to play the drums). And Dan has compiled a set list called "the set list.

The Set List

1. Mental Obsession by Tullycraft
2. Here Comes Your Man by the Pixies
3. 1st Things 1st by Phantom Planet
4. Boys Don't Cry by The Cure
5. Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying by Belle and Sebastian
6. Whenever You're Around by The Ocean Blue
7. Pure by Lightning Seeds
8. Confetti by The Lemonheads

We are actually getting okay at the Ocean Blue song and Here Comes Your Man. My fave on the list is 1st things 1st.

07 March 2012

new for me

I have never enjoyed running. Ever. I've run one real 5k race and the only reason I wasn't last is because Dan let me hit the finish line right before him. The person who came in last had gotten an injury. Dan read the paper the whole time. It wasn't fun.

Recently I lost weight. I actually lost 40 pounds last year (I did have a baby right before that too). And after I lost the weight I decided that I wanted to become more active. A friend told me about an upcoming race and I started training that week. I signed up for the race with some friends and I've been training for 6 weeks now. Last Saturday I ran 5 miles. On most of my runs I push my 35 pound toddler in a crappy stroller.

Can you tell I'm proud of myself? I'm proud that I haven't missed a run in the whole 6 weeks. I'm proud that I've made it 6 weeks. I'm proud that I keep going even though it's snowy and windy and cold. I am not the most consistent person on the planet, but I know I am capable of being more consistent because I have done this.

This is the training program I'm doing. When I'm done with it - I'm going to start the half marathon training.

I also read this book while I was pregnant and I felt like bursting out the door to go running. Even if you don't enjoy running at all - it is the most interesting book I've ever read.

Also - favorite song on the ipod while running - Daft Punk is Playing at My House - LCD Soundsystem.