V is pushing me to consolidate all of the various blogs I fiddle with into one. 🤔
Just registered for the 2018 @austinmarathon. 😱
I ran in the 2017 Austin Half-Marathon last weekend. I hadn’t done a distance race since the 2015 Austin Half as the final race in the 2014-2015 Austin Distance Challenge’s Half-Marathon track. That year, I was training for a full marathon, but the twin’s early birth and NICU detoured me to the half track, which still included three half-marathons (including one I ran while living at the hospital).
This year’s run was warm and muggy and, frankly, I forgot about all of the hills during training. If the 13.1 miles were just around the neighborhood, I think it would have been a pretty fine race, but with the hills and weather, I wasn’t ready for it. Mile 8-9.5 were pretty darn painful.
But, Clif gave out free gel shots and Austin Beerworks gave out shots of beer at mile 13, so I had enough pushing me forward. My time was right within a minute of the other times I ran that race solo.
The finisher’s medal had a removable ribbon and doubles as a belt buckle. I can’t say I wear belt buckles often, but I definitely did to church that evening. 😁
I’m toying with the idea of starting a running blog (or category here) to track building up to 26.2 miles.
Photo taken at: UT Turtle Pond
I feel like there is a solid current events metaphor here. Or five or fifty. Just going to let you, fine reader, pick your own.
Photo taken at: TownLake YMCA
I’m stoked to pour this one, but going to wait until I can share it with some folks. I’ve yet to have anything from The Bruery that wasn’t great.
This missive from the parents of 12 kids is, all in all, a very interesting roadmap for raising a family, but I reject one particular portion.
We did not have snacks between meals. We always had the four food groups (meat, dairy, grain, fruits and vegetables) and nearly always had dessert of some kind. To this day, our kids are not afraid to try different foods, and have no allergies to foods. They try all kinds of new foods and eat only until they are full. Not one of our kids is even a little bit heavy. They are thin, athletic, and very healthy. With 12 kids, you would think that at least one would have some food allergies or food special needs. (I am not a doctor.)
While I encourage kids to try different foods and provide a balance meal, the insinuation that children with food allergies have them due to improper parenting is wrong. [Read more…] about Food Allergies Aren’t From Bad Parenting