Family dynamics and regrets

Last week during our session J told me a story about his childhood. At 4, his father took him out onto the balcony of their apartment, handed him a bunch of flashcards, and told him to learn to read. Then he went back inside and locked the door, leaving J outside, 4 years old, alone on…

The week thus far

So my plantar facia problem continues. It's like an ongoing saga that seems to have no end, but in reality it's only been a few weeks of intermittent pain and less than a week of truly youchie pain. It IS improving and getting better. The biggest problem is I am an incredible baby about the whole…

Being the center of the universe

Periodically I have these jarring reality checks where I wonder if my ego is so huge that I think everything is all about me. In truth, probably my ego is living well below its means. Maintaining the blog, writing so much about my life and times and the minutia of my day-to-day adventures feels a…

Something different

I am such a baby about this foot injury thing. Thursday it was so tender to the touch I could barely walk and yelped loudly when M manhandled touched it. The planter facia thing on the bottom of the foot is not to be trifled with, because when it gets mad it gets MAD. Yesterday it…

Fall Fitness 2015 #8 – Youchie!

Thursday was my eighth of 18 personal training appointments. Yes, that's not a typo - there was a miscommunication/misunderstanding between me and the club and I realize that where I thought my package was 20 training appointments, the contract clearly states it is 18. J felt badly about it and offered to do the additional sessions on his…

Bad days, worse days

I hurt my foot while we were in Seattle and it's been sore and tender at least part of each day since then. It's like a muscle sprain or spasm in the arch of my right foot, and while training with J this morning I did something that caused the pain and strain to flare hard.…

Back from vacation

We got home from our trip this morning about 11 a.m. yesterday. Hands down, this was the most relaxing vacation I have enjoyed in years. Part of it was being away from work, part of it was the actual adventure of the races themselves. Truly, for the first time in the years we have been…

Vacation – all I have been missing

Today was our second day at the Reno air races. Still up at the top of the bleachers all day long in my down sweater, but not shivering and feeling like there is a potential ice age about to overwhelm us. It was sunny today and that certainly helped the comfort factor. M remarked on…

Baby it’s cold outside!

We are from Northern California and have pretty mild winters compared to a lot of other people. Because of that, I am well aware of our cold weather wimpy-ness. Today I was sitting in the stands wearing 2 shirts and a windbreaker under cloudy skies and gusting wind with 60-something temperatures. Because M said it…

Vacation – all I forgot

I'm sitting in our seats at the Reno Championship air races. Breezy and cool, I'm wearing my windbreaker, a first for this event. I got home around 5 yesterday, expecting to throw my toothbrush, medication, and any other last-minute things into my bag and leaving.  M had gotten up and run in the morning, so…