Let's start with the running...
So it is HOOOOOOOT here. All my week days run have been over 93 degrees lately. On the weekend I leave earlier so it is in the 80s. It is hard to run in the heat. I am over it. Bring on the California winter or for other normal states the fall!
Today I was a wimp...I decided that I have had enough of the oven and I went to the gym for 3 miles tempo. Tomorrow is rest day, I have to go help the teachers because Friday is a day off for the kids. Already. After just 3 weeks. Because it is soooooo tough being 5 and 7 and going to school so we need a little rest. Friday off means running at the gym again, it is OK. Saturday last long run with 12 miles. Do you guys do your last LR the week before or 2 weeks before the race? I see on blogs that some do their last one 2 weeks before...that makes for a really long taper...no?
Long taper that would drive me nuts I think.
OK so what happens to a 44 yrs old out of shape guy who has zero super power, who has had 2 days off since June 8 and has worked 16-21 hrs a day since then and has not been listening to his wife all this time? The answer is : He gets SICK. Just like his wife said he would. Yep Bill has fallen. He came home with a fever and achy body feeling LIKE CRAP. I got to say "I told you so" He had to take it like a big boy.
He went to bed. A few hours later I went to check on him and he announced he would get up at 4:30 to go to work. OVER MY DEAD BODY. That is the answer he got. I went downstairs and did what a good wife should do: Hide keys, phone and PC.
He did stay home today. I made sure to be the one answering the phone when his boss called. I am not happy he is not well...of course not...and do I think he will learn anything from this? Absolutely not!
On to the next topic. Yesterday when I picked Will up from school I did like I always do when we drive home, I asked about his day. He said "It was good! We learned about Neil Armstrong and 9-11!" "WHAT?????????" I almost went through a STOP sign there. I was so not prepared for this. I had just asked Bill last weekend if he thought we should prepare Will in case they discuss it in class for the 10th anniversary. He said he did not think they would talk about 9-11 in the lower grades classes. Will is 7 yrs old. I wish he did not have to know about the horrible parts of our world just now. It makes me sad that he now knows how bad human beings can be. I still have all the newspapers (NY and LA times) from 9-12-01 and the days following plus the TIMES and other magazines. They are put away so the kids cannot go and look at all those images. He had lots of questions....the main one being WHY. I wish the teacher would have informed us that this was in their school books. I get it, it is part of the history, I just would have liked to prepare him a little bit for this one. So we talked about that a lot yesterday. I still have a hard time with this myself. Will asked to see pictures of 9-11 and for now I did say no to that. He is just 7 he does not have to see all the ugliness.
In our family room we have a picture that I took of Bill from the Statue of Liberty and behind him are the twin towers. I took it on 09-11-00.