Monday, September 1, 2014

Never going to be completely ready

I'll admit I am burying my head in the sand a little.
I wish we were more ready but really we are.
They have clothes, shoes and backpacks. I spend an arm and a leg to cover snacks for lunches.
I just don't feel like we are ready. maybe it will be fine because there is no big fanfair. We get up and head out to work and the babysitter everyday by 7:30 anyway but now I would like their hair brushed before we leave.
Tonight we will get it all ready and waiting and start the first day of Fifth and Third Grade.
I am not sure who is more worried me or them?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

This is what I want to be and be around.

This article and many more like it can be found here:
www.elephantjournal.com

for the women.

Warning: F-Bombs ahead!

This is for the women who don’t give a fuck.

The women who are first to get naked, howl at the moon and jump into the sea.
The women who drink too much whisky, stay up too late and have sex like they mean it.
The women who know they aren’t sluts because they enjoy sex, but human beings with a healthy sexual appetite.
The women who will ask you for what they need in bed.
This is for the women who seek relentless joy; the ones who know how to laugh with their whole souls.
The women who speak to strangers because they have no fear in their hearts.
The ones who wear “night make up” in the morning or don’t own mascara.
The women who know their worth, who plant their feet and roar in their brilliance.
The women who aren’t afraid to tell a man to get the fuck out of her heart if he doesn’t honour her heart.
This is for the women who rock combat boots with frilly skirts.
The women who swear like truck drivers.
The women who hold the people who harass or wrong them with fierce accountability.
The women who flip gender norms and false limitations the bird and live to run successful companies giving “the man” a run for his name.
The ones who don’t find their success a compliment just because they have a vagina.
Women like Gloria Steinem who, when she was told, “We want a writer, not a woman. Go home,” kept writing anyway.

This is for the women who drink coffee at midnight and wine in the morning, and dare you to question it.

For the women who open doors for men and are confident enough to have doors opened for them.
Who use “no” to be in service for themselves.
Who don’t give a damn about pleasing the world, and do sweetly as they wish.
For the superheroes—the single moms who work three jobs to make it. I salute your resilient, cape-flapping, ambitious selves.
This is for the women who throw down what they love, and don’t waste time following society’s pressures to exist behind a white picket fence.
The women who create wildly, unbalanced, ferociously and in a blur at times.
The women who know how to be busy and know how to plant their feet in the earth and get grounded.
These are the women I want around me.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Should I do it ??




Don't ask why but I am really thinking about this race. I have been seeing it on my news feed over and over. 
I have signed up for a 5K at the end of September and if I can keep on track I will do it. 
It is at the butt ass crack of dawn but seems like it will be beautiful....unless the weather turns bad but we won't go there. Positive thoughts. 
I jumped back on the Couch to 5K in week 2. I was already running 2 minute spurts so I figured I could. By the time I do the 5 K in Sandwich I should be on week 5 of the program. 
Meaning just graduating by this race October 26th.
Am I crazy? I like crazy goals. 


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Waterfire with a side of roller derby!

Somehow the stars lined up that a full Waterfire happened to be on the same night as a Providence roller derby bout and the best partner in crime for adventure was available.
Sure I say, Let's do it.
I don't know why but I love the city, any city really, at night. Walking the streets in the Summer just feels good. Add the smell of fire, great street food and I am a happy girl.
This fire was pretty packed so maneuvering around was a challenge but I am happy I finally made one this year. It is on my Summer bucket list every year but last year I did not make it.
Back to roller derby. After hiking around the same block about 4 times we found phone GPS sucks and we were across the street the whole time. Cool thing-It was an outdoor rink so I got to enjoy the evening outside even more as the sun set.
The people watching was awesome. Derby's attract an interesting and diverse crowd.

After a tough battle and a 1 point lead the Mob Squad won. Phew!! It was a last minute decision while the referees made the decision.
Found GREAT Mexican food that kept me in the food I need to eat and then a stroll.





Pirates Cove Date Night


Every time I turn around these 2 are growing up and busy little ladies. I feel like I haven't seen them in too long so I planned a golf date. Last time we attempted Pirates Cove it was pouring by the time we arrived. This time was great weather but the place was jamming. 
Ava killed time by firing cannon as you see about and just being her regular silly self. By the last hole I was happy to hear  Mom, this is the greatest night of my life. She got a hole in one right after this which scores her a free game in the future so I guess we will be giving her the 2nd greatest night in her life sometime soon.







Monday, August 18, 2014

It's Done!!


These are a few of my co-workers who ran the race as well. It is a couple hour wait from the time the bus drops you off in Woods Hole to start time so it was great to have these fabulous ladies to send the time with. Got some great support and advice from Lois. 
This photo is as we were making our way to the Start line. You can't really describe the event to people, you need to be a part of it.


I know it is tacky to be stopping and taking photos so I walked but I have to take this one. it is my favorite view. Exceptional day.


Hey just passed mile 5 and did NOT need medical. Success in my book!!


Not going to liw, tears well up when I run under this flag. You did it, YOU DID IT!!!


The clock is never right as I started about 35 minutes into the race so I looked down at my watch and just burst! I only added 6 minutes into my time. No training just did it. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Falmouth Road Race 2014




I am doing it.
I always sort of go through this process of scared, excited, fuck it and then we settle on a calm.
I am currently in denial to hold off the fear.
I wish I was better prepared but it just didn't happen. I need to do it for the accomplishment for myself. If the time sucks so be it. I am not at home watching TV I am participating in one of the coolest things on Earth.
I never felt better about myself than the first year I made it across that finish line.
I can't wait to feel it again.
Any time is better than no time right?

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44

05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05

6/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26

6/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05

7/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52

08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31

08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30

10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10

05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17

05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50

08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37

10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00

09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31

10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20

8/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24

5/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25

6/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04

8/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04