Daily Archives: 2/6/2012

Working out


I’ve started lifting weights in the morning. This morning I had to stop and admire my carefully coordinated nail polish. I know I’m not the only one who does this – another one of my friends tweeted she did the same thing recently, too.

I actually love lifting weights. I haven’t gotten to dead lift capabilities or anything, but in the casual way I do it even THEN I can see how rapidly my body is able to improve itself.

I have been meaning to get into better shape, but the fact that our big motorcycle trip is just 2 1/2 months away means it’s more of a priority. Hundreds of miles a day on a motorcycle is miserable if you don’t have a general level of core strength and muscle competency. Plus there’s there’s the part where I need to fit into my motorcycle pants – and if I was smart I’d save $20 a pound lost so I’d be on my way to picking up a one-piece suit when I hit what I would like to be my steady baseline weight!

I’m blogging a photo a day for the month of February. You should too! #29in29

Oooh Twelve is miserable this weekend. no matter what is on the agenda he is hatefully grouchy about it, then he has fun. rinse repeat. # Awesome 3 mile hike w the boys. An amazing time was had by all! … Continue reading

Day hikes

We coerced the boys into a 3-mile hike today. Those guys are so frustrating! They were adamantly opposed to hiking today – Twelve looked like he was on the verge of tears for the hour of coercion, executive decisions, and prep he had to endure. And as soon as we hit the trail he made up this brilliant walking form of Minecraft-meets-dungeons-and-dragons that fully occupied Twelve and Eight for the first 2 1/2 miles if our walk.

Wouldn’t you know it: 10 min into the walk Twelve said “I like going on hikes like this together. We should do this more!”

Mike and I nearly rolled off the mountain. Unfortunately I couldn’t get him to repeat that statement into my voice recorder.

It turns out that the hardest thing about parenting is probably the constant feeling that you are doing it wrong. either society tells us this, or we are too hard on ourselves, or the kids say so. Luckily if you push through this awful sneaking sensation the odds are you’ll have a potentially frustrating yet rewarding moment of zen in the woods, where the kids decide they are having the time of their lives. And if you can avoid a hard-hitting “told you so!” those moments are so worth it.

I’m blogging a photo a day for the month of February. You should too! #29in29