So I haven’t blogged in a while but I felt compelled to come over here today and catch up.
I wanted to write something about the shooting in Charleston, but I’m terrified of coming across as overprivileged, flippant, insincere, naive, pandering for page views, etc. But I’ve been reading and talking about it a lot this week so it felt wrong not to at least mention that it’s been on my mind. And I’m not religious, but when President Obama began singing Amazing Grace, I lost my breath.
This time next week, our family will be celebrating the marriage of my friends Kate and Danielle, and the SCOTUS ruling on
gay marriage will make the occasion that much more meaningful. Not only can my friends get married in Indiana, but their union will now be recognized across the country, and I couldn’t be happier for them.
Also last week, we celebrated Father’s Day and my daughter’s first birthday. If you guys have been keeping up, I make a CD for my dad and husband every year (what’s a CD?) and I’m especially proud of this year’s compilation of dad-related tunes.
And then yeah, two days later my youngest child turned one.
We had a party for her. There was even a slip ‘n’ slide. #sofancy
It was a pretty different scene than our usual parties. Instead of just a bunch of drunk people in lawn chairs, we had a bunch of kids splashing around and laughing and playing.
The whole thing was damn near perfect: the weather cooperated and we didn’t spend a fortune because we had the party at home with our own stuff.
I bought the water table off a friend for 20 bucks!
A few other things going on…
I’m OMGOBSESSED WITH Customer Service on Facebook.
Also the SketchGuru app.
I now devote all my spare time to making my photos into sketches.
Another thing that happened: I was registered for a 5k a few weeks ago but I DESUed: Didn’t Even Show Up.
My knee was still giving me trouble and my childcare fell through so I blew it off. The thing is, my knee feels fine WHILE I’m running. But if I stop for any reason and then try to start again, it buckles up and hurts. I know that’s something I should be taking seriously but I’m sort of like…maybe if I just don’t stop?
Okay but honestly I laid off the running for a couple weeks and ACTUALLY focused on strength and conditioning (as opposed to just talking about working on strength and conditioning).
I’ve been doing cycling and weights (the non-knee-fucking-up type of weights) and icing it a lot. And dare I say…it’s feeling better? I ran seven last Sunday, three on Tuesday and five on Wednesday and I feel strong. I’ll probably try to do a longer run on Sunday again, maybe seven or eight miles.
I had hoped to consistently be running 25-30 miles a week by the time I started marathon training (so first of August at the latest) and needless to say, I’m not even close to that but I’m going to draft a training plan (SOON) and just see how things go. I have a friend who is also running the Monumental and I live about 45 minutes from her but I’m hoping we can plan some long runs together.
OH! Big news: I’ve started doing pushups. My friend Kate (the same one who’s getting married next weekend) is doing that stupid #spartan30 pushup challenge and blabbing about it all over facebook and I’ll be goddamned if she didn’t inspire me to start doing it too. You do 30 pushups a day for 30 days. Except I lost count at somewhere around eight days so now I’m just doing 30 pushups forever I guess. I can now do 15 actual non-sissy pushups without stopping.
I guess that’s about it!
What have you been up to since the last time I blogged? (Since that is the measure for all time and space.) I love you guys!!1! No really. Take care of yourselves.