Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Ongoing Saga of Cian B.

Angie inspired me to scan this picture of Cian. Doesn’t he just look like an angel that can do no wrong? He had us quite fooled over the last few days. He hardly misbehaved at all, but of course it was just part of his cunning plan to lure us into a false sense of security. Once our backs were turned for 2 minutes, he broke into the video cabinet, and of all the tapes in there he took out the cleaning tape. He managed to rip the top of the container with the cleaning fluid (no idea how he managed that. The last time I used it, it took me 5 minutes to take the bloody thing off) and spilt the toxic content all around him on the floor. I cleaned it as best as I could, but the chemical smell was lingering for quite some time. To top it off, he managed to scratch yet another DVD - I’ve lost count on how many he’s ruined so far. He takes them out of the player, and I haven’t yet managed to train Shea to put them back into the case after he’s finished watching them.

Oh, and I managed to go out for my 9 miles run as well. I just about managed to squeeze it right between two of the many rain showers we’ve had over the last couple of days. The weather has been mad. One minute there’s glorious sunshine with hardly a cloud in sight, and 5 minutes later you’re in a deluge that you think the place will be flooded any moment now. The run went very well, apart from the same pain in my calf that I had felt on Friday. I started to feel it after about 10 minutes, but it gradually subsided and I didn’t feel it at all on the way back. I also threw in a few strides – Pfitzinger recommends them highly, but I didn’t really bother last time round. But they are also very highly recommended in Kevin Beck’s book, and I decided to be good and start doing them again. I finished the 9 miles in 1:13. I thought the pace would have been around 8:30, but when I calculated it, it was 8:06. I couldn’t believe it. In fact, I dug out my HRM again to check if I had read the time wrongly. But no, I hadn’t. Maybe I’m getting faster after all. I think the half last week really gave me a boost, but can it really have an effect already, just a few days later?

7 May: 9 miles, 1:13, 8:06 pace

15 comments:

  1. he's adorable! i can't believe he would have done all those naughty things - you must have pixies...

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  2. That boy is a terror! Aren't they all, really? Kids do have an amazing knack for being able to do an astounding amount of damage in a very short period of time. My wife made the mistake of giving our 4-year-old neice some nail polish (capped, wrapped in saran, and zippered in a purse). Within 10 seconds it was out and spilled all over my folks' new leather couch.

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  3. He's very cute and sweet! Too funny. Congrats on the speed!

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  4. oh, I love the picture!!!!

    Great job on that run!

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  5. What a lovely child!! This stage goes away I promess!! It happened just the same to me with tapes and children!!

    Nice that pain just went away soon!

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  6. Yep, this stage will pass - That's the Good News -

    Teenage years are a joy ;)

    Great runs by the way, both the 13 and 9 milers.

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  7. Yeah, those years were fun!
    Good job running there!

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  8. Glad to hear the faster pace is coming to you without as much effort as before.

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  9. Such a cutie!

    I'll say you're getting very speedy, with a time like that!

    btw-thanks for leaving a warm comment during a difficult time.

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  10. Ha, his expression is saying, "what can I get into next?"

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  11. Weather over here is a bit weird too - always feel a bit sorry for the tourists when it starts chucking it down. Sounds like you are beginning to reap the rewards after your marathon in terms of a little extra speed.

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  12. The trail of destruction that follows a child around can be incredible. It's impossible to stay upset with them when they look like that, though.

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  13. He's just a boy...a mighty adventure on little legs. He's a gem Thomas.

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  14. you must be making these stories up! at least he didn't drink the toxic cleaner...small mercies, eh.

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  15. Those angel looks are so deceiving...lol.

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