Sunday, June 22, 2008
6/9-6/15 - Flo was gone most of this week to GA camp so no one to watch Grace sleep while I run and my restless spirit when she's away keeping me up late at night added up to afternoon heat runs that were fun but taxing.
Mon - 4miles with Grace at Cain Park
Tue - 7.5miles with Grace at Cain Park
Wed - 0
Thur - 7.5miles at AHS on grass
Fri - Mowed 3 Yards
Sat - 15 miles 2:00 at TSP
TOTAL - 34 Miles
6/16-6/20 - Another off week as I was taking my students to Trinity, Tx for a week of Collision Camp '08...great camp, but another environment that didn't lend itself to plentiful sleep. It did, however lend itself to plentiful rec that included lots of hills, ropes course, rock wall, toting a pack for a while and some decent running.
Mon - 0
Tue - 2.5miles Trinty Pines
Wed - Ropes Course and Pack Toting
Thur - 7.5miles Trinity Pines Trails
Fri - 0
Sat - Eustace Pioneer Days 5k, Eustace Tx - 1st in 30-39 Division with 19:54(PR)
Sun - 2.5miles barefoot at CRISD Football Field
TOTAL - 15.5 Miles
It's been a great 2 weeks, but a little normalcy wouldn't hurt.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Thanks Beelers for being such awesome "in-laws" and for inviting us to tag along in life! Thanks Watercolor neighbors for not getting us thrown out when our little girls were showering on the front porch with nothing on but tearless shampoo, stumbling about the scattered swimsuits, beach towels and discarded pasta.
Thanks God for putting your power on display through growing love between me & mine, and growing an ocean with beauty almost as limitless as your great passion for the peeps that peer at it. Thanks Grace Ryan for making this one of the best vacations daddy's ever been on by your fearless - boogie boarding- "we-can-do-it" attitude!
Thanks Flo for being mine in all weathers, even picturesquely perfect ones like we had this week.
Oh yeah, ended week with 14mile cruise on bike to running store for running hat souvenir that didn't exist & back.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
...and that poses all kinds of feelings and emotions, premature nostalgia, etc. Here she is the little bitty ol' thing, barely able to stay upright in waves crashing around my knees and you turn her loose out in the big bad ocean, with waves and sharks and jellyfish and the chance to drown and all kinds of unimaginables, but you turn her out, not because you "have" to or because you necessarily want her gone...its just time. You've showed her how to do it by prescription and example, you've equipped her, you've held her close and helped form her decision-making to know when the right time to jump in is, and sure enough, here comes a big scary wave and she piles on in, guns a'blazin....and of course, she nails it. (but that doesn't keep you from watching her pretty close when she's not looking, just in case she might need her daddy).
Finally; Tentin' aint easy but its necessary...well maybe more like a luxury, a luxury we don't even use that much, but I will say this. A rain fly for a Eureka Outfitter Series 4-man tent carries the burden of providing shade on a windy beach for a family of 8 without breaking a sweat, especially when you throw in the REI "sandbags" that you can use to anchor the sides.
Anyway - todays training was late and fun. Evening Run of about 6 miles on the super duper trails they have here...good run. Good Day.
Monday, June 2, 2008
Speaking of Which...
Sea was up a bit today...which is why I look like I'm auditioning for Electric Boogaloo with my totally rad back spinning action, however its actually just rockalicous waves here on the Emerald Coast. Even got my little beach bunny to try boogie boarding which, naturally, she excelled at.
Sanctity of Life...
I mean really...what can a man be thinking to drive off from this, to leave a family, to destroy a life, to just walk away...what can I be thinking when I lose my temper, am over-bearing, or just work a little while longer? I think its official; she's got me (and her Mama) wrapped. This evening we were privileged to hear Okanaphokanie Joe (or something like that) teach us about "taking only what you need" from the earth that God created while displaying 3 of the 4 deadly snakes of North America...good clean wholesome family fun!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
After knocking it out of the park last week, this week should be great right? "We'll see", said the zen-master.
One thing that I'm pondering...what is the point of a vacation? What should a person be more like on the other side of one? Can't say for sure right now what I'll be more like, but know that I hope the extra R&R strengthens the roots of who I am, that is to say: More God, More Fam, More Runnin, More Peace, More Love...More Fresh Air.