Thursday, October 02, 2008

Where Am I?

It's been awhile and I soo miss blogging. I've been anonymously reading once in a while, but when I have a free moment I'm usually busy being the chef and chauffeur and activity planner of the household. I thought when the girls started school it'd be so easy to transition back into running and blogging. It's happening, but it's so so so slow. Progress was great until the baby decided to wean himself cold turkey and then I got sick, and two family members were out of town. Crazy September. Now it's October and it's raining. Fitting for Seattle. All the talk around here is about Halloween costumes - so far it's a vampire, an alien, a witch? I think, and baby Jack-Jack from The Incredibles. I'm gonna dress up as a chef, a chauffeur and an activity planner.

Time has flown by so fast with this little munchkin - I can't believe he's 10 months old already! He's on the back patio - asleep in the rain in his baby jogger - (complete with the rain fly of course.) All the talk around here lately is the next big race - but it's not mine. It's the mighty Ironman my husband registered for. How cool. I'm totally in awe of the ironman and so impressed with his new endeavor. I want to marathon train some more, but I keep pushing out my goal race. I have some flexible plans in my head, but I just want to be consistently training for a while before I commit.

Other than running and all things baby, my focus has been on gluten free blogs a lot lately. I've thought of writing about cooking instead of running, but I enjoy reading about cooking and then playing in my kitchen. We (our family of six) eat primarily gluten and dairy-free in our house so it's always exciting to discover new ideas. Our twelve-year-old has a passion for cooking and is becoming quite the talent in the kitchen. She's taking two cooking classes concurrently. What a hoot. My other fascination is the national hurricane center - I can't get enough - I shouldn't even get started.

Running used to bring me quiet alone time that transpired into all sorts of writing. Now it brings me a flat course, the baby in the baby jogger with the rain fly and diapers and a bottle and the snack cup with the tight lid and the blankie . . .
Katy is all pissy at me - she didn't tell me, she pops off to my hubby about me - because I haven't been blogging. She's so funny. And I've had some other emails about where I've been. So, I'm here. Not at my computer with the new quiet keyboard, but in the kitchen with the laptop so I can see the baby on the patio. It's always about the baby. Maybe I'll post some pictures soon - Jackson with his 8 teeth and his almost walking feet. And guess who just woke up? Later.


13akbal said...

Welcome back :-)

IHateToast said...

squeaky poster gets the blog.

hey! whee. now you're back on santa's good list.

i think you should have the combo blog. i love them. many runners are interested in eating. many juggle or juggled family members' activities. and many sleep with ironmen just to use them for their rock-hard tuchas. see? you can do it all.

there'll be future mums wanting to know how to readjust running for pram running.

be a blender, ginger.

how did you score a kid wanting two cooking courses? luckeeee

iliketoast said...

cooking is the fuel and running the output ... it has to be related so write about both ... not like me with chillies and port a potties mid way through races but do it a good way ... welcome back

Josh said...

good to hear from you.

Kurt said...

I just also came back after an extended break. Life has been busy here also!

The baby is growing up so fast!

Danielle said...

Nice to hear from you again. I keep'm in awe too...and it's a thought for me.

What marathon is on your mind? Perhaps the new RnR Seattle??

I made my dream of BQ just a couple of weeks ago so finalizing my plans for my trip. I don't plan to come back with any surprises like you though!! Hope to hear something soon and maybe some pics!!