Time for blogging had to be reduced since I picked up a freelance contract that’s kept me pretty busy. It’s also made working out a little more difficult, but I’m trying to keep up. Mostly I just want to log miles so that I can increase my running base–and doing that means running more than three days a week. To do that, I am running easier and adding short mileage on a fourth day. Once I get that down, I’ll add another short day, etc.
I am reading The Hansons Marathon Method right now (because, hello, I have a girl crush on Desi and she runs with the Hansons).
It talks a lot about running physiology and building mileage, so this is very helpful. Also very helpful, Karsen is starting read more and more. Yesterday, he read the settings on the washing machine. He did really well until he got to “delicates.” That’s a hard one for a 4-1/2 year old. He sounded it out, but then I showed him that he already knew one of the words within the word: “cat.” We sounded it out again, and he shouted out: “Delicate cats!”
I don’t know why I think that’s so funny. But a “delicate cat” setting on a washing machine cracks me up. I remembered to take video toward the end, but I can’t figure out how to get it to upload. So here’s this instead:
Afterward, Karsen and I watched a more professionally made video while I did a core workout and then ran 3 easy miles on the treadmill. We watched Puss in Boots, a film about a rather tough cat.
Neither of us had seen it before. I thought it was pretty good, but I had to explain a lot of things to Karsen. For one, I am a terrible mother (I realized) because I haven’t read him all the classic nursery rhymes. So I’m not sure he got the connection between Jack and the beans and the goose that lays golden eggs and all that. Oh well.
Today, I’m going for a long run with Mel and her hubs while our boys have a play date. Happy running!