Friday, February 11, 2011

Meli Melo

Rest Day today like that was not enough to drive me a little nuts..the kids also had the day off!! BOTH OF THEM!!  I love my boys but they are in a phase where they fight over the air they breath.  Really...This morning I had to listen to this : "Mom! Will is looking at my DOOR and I don't want him to!!"  It was 7:49 am.  I almost went to the gym.  Instead I was a good mommy and I took them to see Gnomeo and JulietWe get to the theater and it was packed!  A huge line at the ticket counter.  I did not get it.  All this for a movie about GNOMES??????  Well no.  It was for that Canadian kid...the Bieber. I am so grateful I don't have girls.  I don't think I could do the Bieber thing.   Jonathan kept yelling to everyone listening "he sings like a GIRL!" Yeah we did not make any new friends while waiting in line!!!

My basketball practice got canceled because the gate to the school yard was locked.  That sucked.  Big game tomorrow with very little preparation. 

If you have been reading all my blah blah since the beginning you know that my family thinks I am crazy for taking on running and my age (that is what they say).  Since my weight loss they all think I will break if I exercise.  They mean well, I think, but they also drive me crazy and their comments are sometimes very negative. After my half marathon they were hoping I would say "never again" and praying I would not say "ready for the marathon".  There was no good job or anything that comes close to that.  My dad asked if I was done.  My mom said I looked terrible on the pictures, meaning really tired.  I told her it is normal to be tired and to look tired  after running over 2 hours.  My brother who has always been very active (and who is 6'5" and maybe 170 lbs on a good day) thinks I should just take some yoga class and give up running because "it is too "extreme" for me and I don't eat enough calories in a day for all the running I do."  This coming from a guy who as not seen me since September of 2009!  So I called them today, my parents and then my brother and I told them I am running another half marathon in May.  This is what I got at the other end of the line:...............................................................
Silence.
And then when they finally talked both my brother and my dad said the same thing and this is on separate calls: "Why would you do that to yourself?" Well that made me a little sad and a little mad at the same time but it is OK.   The 3 most important adult guys in my life  have something in common.   See for yourself...There is Bill, my husband, my brother and my dad.  




Thank God Bill only shares the lack of hair with my brother and my dad and that he does support me in my running adventures!   I am planning to do a race in Quebec when I go in June and those other 2 are NOT invited!

Did you visit Kovas blog today?  I agree with him Chris K deserves one of these entries from the SUAR giveaway...he did promise world peace AND on my personal advice, he promise to wear an Athleta running skirt...don't you want to SEE THAT PICTURE?!!!!

13 comments:

Miss Teacher said...

My students were all a-buzz about the Bieber movie today! In fact, one was in tears this morning because her dad said he wouldn't take her to see it! I can't tell you how many times a day I see things like "I <3 Justin Bieber!" scrawled on notebooks...*vomit*

How was Gnomeo & Juliet?? I thought it looked so funny!

(PS- my family thinks I'm crazy too for running, and every time I have running aches and pains, they shake their heads and tell me how bad running is for my body...so irritating!)

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I like your new blog title, especially since your Canadian family is not supportive of your running.

RockStarTri said...

I like the new blog title.

My immediate family supports my athletic misadventures completely. Most others including my parents look at me as crazy. Their loss.

My girls have adopted an active lifestyle. That alone makes it worth it.

Chris K said...

"Will is looking at my Door" Cracked.me.up. Maybe your family is secretly jealous. Please keep it up. I've never heard that continual exercise is bad :-) Thanks for the shout out. Start skirt shopping.

Amanda@runninghood said...

Ahhhh, fighting. I'm going nuts over here with the fighting. My kids are at each other's throats all. day. long. And my middle daughter knows exactly how to get my little son going. All day long I hear screaming and running around and fighting over the stupidest things ever!

Amanda@runninghood said...

OH, and good for your for being true to yourself and setting big goals for your life to help you be a better you! Hopefully your family will realize what it means to you and if not then I'm so glad that your husband supports you!

Anne said...

I'm sorry to read that your family continues to criticize you for your running. Good for you for doing what feels right to you. Hugs ((()))

Do let me know which run you plan on doing in June...maybe we could meet up :)

Christine said...

My family and friends in Germany are not supportive at all either, their response is usually "I could not do it, this is too crazy" "you must be crazy"... I never get to hear the good job. It is frustrating, but then I just focus on my boyfriend here and my running friends and how awesome they are. Try to forget the negative thoughts by remembering the support you get from the important people. It's tough sometimes, but there is no reason you should feel sad. You enjoy what you do and just be proud of it!! :)

Shawn said...

I sympathize....sometimes my family does not get it either...follow your own heart as it will never lead you astray!!!!! Dg your heels in and be selfish, I am!!!!!

mindysmarathon said...

I'm sorry on the lack of support from your family. BUT you have the three best supporters EVER: your husband and boys. Plus the entire blogging community. You will rock your next half, and that's a fact!!

Teamarcia said...

Just found your blog. What a gorgeous heade!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

I'm stoked for you traqining for and running your next half!! WE supoort you--I sorry that your family is questioning running--they should visit you at your next event and see its more than just exercise.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I think he sounds like a girl as well

Another reason why we blog, because you know we understand you and support you wanting to race more, its so hard for family members to understand us