Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Funny That

Isn’t it funny? Only last week the good lady wife called me completely mad for running 10 miles to deliver a letter, and what did she tell me yesterday? “Thomas, I’ve got this urgent letter, and this less urgent one too, would you like to run to Killorglin and post it in the morning?” How quickly attitudes change!
Well, I declined because the schedule called for only 7 miles today, and anyway, I’m not her personal delivery boy.
Unfortunately, the baby (well, he’s nearly 2) came to our bed at 3 am and kept kicking me awake for the rest of the night, then at 4:30 the 4 year old came, kept me awake, too, and at 5 am he actually demanded some breakfast. I went back to bed afterwards but try as I might, I could not get back to sleep, so, at 5:50 I gave up and decided to do the 10 mile post run after all.
I made two more concessions to the cold, namely long sleeves and gloves, and boy was I glad about that. It was cold. It was freezing. It was …. , well, really cold. (No, I’m not a poet). When I got back, I had little bits of ice sticking to my hair. But I got my workout done, and delivering the letters should make for some marital brownie points.

23 Nov: 10 miles, 1:20, 8:00 pace

11 comments:

  1. Funny about the kids. I am looking forward to that in a strange way when my daughter graduates from the crib.

    Thanks for the comment yesterday and good luck with your training.

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  2. I gave up my early mornig runs, when it became apparent that I would never again sleep through the night, and that no matter what I tried...my toddler wouldn't either. Both my husband and I are looking forward to the VEgas marathon because WE CAN SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT....AND DAY since we are leaving the baby with grandma and grandpa.

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  3. Good Lord, man, what have you gotten yourself into? She'll have you fetching her slippers and filling her bathwater before too long!

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  4. Ha, I have an 18 mnth old daughter, we have our time when she refuses the crib.
    Nice blog there...

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  5. You are a good man - a crazy one but a good one!
    I hear the postmen are being useless in ireland at the moment so maybe you can give them a run for their money - no pun intented!

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  6. "Thomas, your mission, if you choose to accept it..."

    I love little icy bits stuck to my beard (I'm usually wearing a stocking cap when it's that cold).

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  7. Little icy bits - how fun!

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  8. Great post Thomas. It is funny how kids have no qualms about asking for what they want, regardless of the hour. My 3-year-old routinely (even this morning) wakes up between 4 and 4:30 asking to "read books quietly in the living room." We let her do this once, maybe 4 months ago, and she still remembers.

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  9. Fetching her slippers and filling her bath water is not all that bad! Great run!

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  10. Are you sure you didn't start out overdressed? Just kidding. I remember my granddaughter doing that when they lived with us for a bit. Funny she always came into our room and not her mom's! I guess I make a better breakfast...lol.

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