I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
Back to School and Blogging and Bad BacksLiza
I love my boy, but he is not the most photogenic fellow. Here’s the best picture I got for his first day of first grade this morning.
Doesn’t he look a bit like this emoticon?
I’m not a big fan of emoticons, but I find that particular one pretty useful from day to day. It might be something for my headstone when I die…
Eliot’s back went out last week, which was not fun for either of us. And I might not have been the most compassionate 8-month pregnant wife while he spent his days convalescing on the floor. (You try and put somebody’s socks on with a large watermelon strapped to your belly with the air conditioning set to an economical 80 degrees — and get back to me about your compassion levels.) I even gave Eliot a hard time about eating a large chocolate bar (“This is not part of the new anti-imflammatory diet that keeps you off the floor!”). I was promptly struck down by the God of Symphony Bars and Compassion and managed to pull something in my own back running out at Bandera on Saturday. (Dang watermelon!) I spent yesterday hobbling around the house like an 94 year-old granny. Who would have thought not being able to run on a garage treadmill could make someone so grumpy? (Certainly not Eliot — but then he had hydrocodone, steroids, and high dose ibuprofen to mitigate his pain.) I’m on the mend today and I’ll venture out onto the mill in about an hour. And I’m counting today’s run as Sunday’s run — because I was looking forward to crossing off my 45-mile weekly mileage goal almost as much as I’m looking forward to delivering this baby in October.
Have any of you used a balance board to increase ankle strength? And anybody used Petzl’s NAO headlamp with its “REACTIVE LIGHTING technology?” “The rechargeable NAO headlamp adapts its two high power LEDs instantly and automatically to the lighting needs…”