Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The boy has been coughing since before hockey tryouts last weekend. It's gotten worse and worse, and frankly, it's grossing me out. Plus, he needed a physical for his Scout trek in a few weeks. So, we hit the Doc-in-the-Box and got him checked out. He doesn't really feel this pathetic - it's just that he takes every opportunity to lay down. He is 15 after all!!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Marathon training starts in six days. This is the race of a lifetime, even though it will be marathon #9* for me. I've waited four years for this opportunity, and I am going to soak in every step and enjoy the ride. To be able to do so means I am going to have to work like a dog this summer and really, really hit all my training runs so I can reap the benefits of that work on November 7. Bring it!
*I originally posted that this would be #8 for me, but I had to stop and think about it before I remembered that I've done the full at Cowtown twice. Both were nightmares, so I guess I blocked them out of my consciousness!! But, this will be #9!
Monday, June 28, 2010
Hockey tryouts, part deux. Because he didn't get a contract with Dallas Stars Selects for the fall, we had to find an alternate team for Sandro to play with. Luckily, we have some connections and were able to get a one-on-one tryout with one of the Mansfield coaches, so he will be playing high school JV hockey this year.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Sunday is long run day, and I had the chance to meet up with one of my running buddies, Kris, out at White Rock Lake. It was not as hot as last week's run, what with the breezes blowing off the lake, and we had a lot more shade. We ran about nine miles, and ended the morning with pancakes, every runner's favorite post-run treat (if it's not, it should be!!). It was a great way to start off the day!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Much like Thursday nights are reserved for speedskating practice, Friday nights have become gymnastics nights. Boys Gold class is on Friday night, and Ben's group works on the same type of things that the boys' competitive team works on. He's almost ready to move up to Team, which means our lives and schedules are about to get all kinds of crazy!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
One of the more stately properties in Arlington is an attorney's office up near the school, in an older part of town. I run by here at least once a week during my sons' Scout meetings, and I'd never stopped to appreciate the beautiful grounds and fountain in front of the building. Until tonight, when the mid-90s temps had me searching out any liquid and coolness I could find!!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Since Sandro is back into inline skating full-out now, he's heading out before indoor practice to outdoor sessions. It's the best way to build endurance that will help him with the indoor racing. Plus, it's the best way to enjoy the Texas summer!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
In celebration of Flag Day today, one of my son's Scout friends led a flag retirement ceremony. For his Eagle Scout project, he collected hundreds of old, torn and worn-out flags, of all sizes, which the boys meticulously folded and prepared for an honorable and fitting disposal.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
A boy & his cat, visiting my office during my workday. Both are spoiled rotten, constantly hungry, wander the house at night & are certain they see ghosties in the walls. It's true.
*and yes, I know. I posted it Saturday morning, but I took it on Friday afternoon. I just forgot to post it Friday night. Sorry!