Sunday, March 3, 2013


So a bit of everything for this post...

3 out 4 people in the family are sick.  I am one of them.  We all have colds...thank God it is not the flu.

I have major congestion.  I blame the crazy weather.  It is cold then it is hot then cold again then 85...

I had to do my long run Saturday instead of today because Bill started to play soccer and his practice was this morning.  Of course today it was about 12 degrees cooler than yesterday.

I was miserable for my run right from the start.  I kept thinking of turning around and do the long one today.  I would have had to get up at 5:30 AM.  Was not sure I wanted to head out alone at that time...I kept going while thinking about all this and I reached mile 5 and decided to just hang in there.  It was not pretty.  I had some pain in my left knee.  Second time this is like a pinching feeling...I don't like it one bit.  It was hot...and it felt sluggish for 75% of it but I did not turn around.


This was followed by first day of spring training for minor league baseball for Will.  He was supposed to play soccer but practices were going until after 9 pm and that is too late for an 8 yrs old in my opinion!  So we are doing baseball instead.  He is not the greatest at that sport so I was a little worried but he did OK I think.



Last week was report card time for the second trimester.
Straight As for both.
Will scored 100% on all his benchmark tests for the second trimester in a row.  He is the only one who did that.
I am very proud of both of them.
We were invited to go to Disneyland on Thursday and because they did so great I accepted.
It was a short day  that was out at 1:30 so we went for the afternoon.
We got to go to the new Carsland.
It is fantastic.

This is the best ride ever... Radiator Springs.  It is a race and this is the finish line.  I look like I am crying on the picture but really I was laughing!!



PIXAR Parade!!


Because I am sick...still and also the knee pain...I decided to rest today and skip my 4 miler.
I have a half marathon this weekend; San Diego Half Marathon and I am looking forward to it and I would love to be feeling better by if it means resting more...than so be it.

I have been pretty tired lately...something pretty serious happened at the school...not sure that story belong on a the blog...that's why I have not mentioned it before....but it has brought some stress and unpleasant conversations...I know this is not making a lot of sense but I can say my boys are OK and they did not get in trouble..but one of them was involved in a situation that is serious.  Maybe more on this later...I would be curious to know what you guys think about what happened....

Anybody running San Diego?


Raina said...

Congrats on the straight A's! Not sure what happened with your son, but A students sometimes make mistakes. Would be curious to know...
Hope that knee gets better soon! I am nursing mine too.

Erica Elia said...

So sorry to hear about the colds....yuck! Hope everyone feels better soon!!! Erica

Darlene said...

Feel better. Hope the knee isnot serious. Love the ride pix. Looks like fun!

Kate Geisen said...

Congratulations to your boys on such great report cards! And nice job to you sticking out that run. Hope you're feeling better soon. Definitely a fine line to walk between getting input/sharing things on the blog and respecting the privacy of a situation. I struggle with that sometimes. Maybe if you end up still wanting input you could share privately with some friends and get their take on things.

Jen said...

Feel better Caroline.

And congrats to the boys on their awesome grades!

Amanda RunToTheFinish said...

practice til 9 it too late for me!! No way my parents would have done that either

Susan DeBruin said...

Hope everybody recovers from their colds quickly! It's been a crazy winter for those, and I'm definitely looking forward to spring too. Congrats to the boys on the great grades -- I hope that whatever drama happened at school goes away quickly for you.

giraffy said...

Saturday was brutal, I can't believe you did your long run then!!

Congrats on the grades, that's great!!

Feel better soon!

Tasha @Healthy Diva said...

I hope that you and your family feel better soon. Congrats on the grades, you must be so proud of your boys!

Anonymous said...

Very smart on resting this week. I hope you will feel much better by the weekend!

Gracie said...

Rest and get well - the weather changes will do that to you! Hoping for great weather for your race. Congrats to your boys on their marks.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I hope you feel better soon

I played firstbase!! Best position ever!! Seriously, it is!!

Coy Martinez said...

I love it when kids get good grades! It feels like you're doing the right things as a parent and that your kids understand what's excepted of them. My middle child has Aspergers. He gets straigh A's in everything but Language Arts. It's almost comical at this point. He's 10 and still has trouble grasping the concept of a persons name beginning with a capital letter. Funny how the brain works right?

Hope you get to feeling better! You have a race to run friend!