We made anguished, strangled noises, something between a sob and a shout. “Oh my God,” I exclaimed to my husband, who had leapt to his feet in the living room, “was that an own goal?” It was, he bleakly ascertained. We watched the replay, stunned to see such a gut-wrenching error in the final minutes… Continue reading Good Sportsmanship Knows No Gender
Since February, my husband and I have been doing the “this is the last soccer game ever” tour. Our 22-year-old is wrapping up his final season as manager/coach/keeper for his university’s club team before graduating, and so this spring, we’ve traveled to watch him play. Before we started on this shared journey, I had only “played”… Continue reading Thank You, Son, for Making Me a Soccer Mom
This morning was the 7:30 a.m. workout group and the 9:00 a.m. USA v. Algeria World Cup game. So I had to haul ass to make both. Bike Workout I’d gone to Tri Zones workout Tuesday night which was a bike workout in Steiner Ranch. It was loads of fun; I’d never ridden Flatiron (or… Continue reading GOAAAALLLLLL!
I have been so wrapped up in several projects lately that it has been hard to post. My running log is behind, too, and I’m sitting here in sweaty workout clothes still. And I have places to go, things to do but I NEEDED to take the time to write. Triathlon Coaching and Training Yesterday… Continue reading Where Does the Time Go?
My friend who’s originally from Minnesota sent me a casserole recipe the other day, or, as they say up there, “a hot dish, don’t ya know?” Since this is an assortment of stuff, it’s like a casserole post. Family Time Yesterday was a snowy day, so I stayed inside cooking. I made a carrot and… Continue reading Hot Dish, Don’t Ya Know?
This weekend, I headed out to Huntsville to support my friend Jeanette in her first 100-miler at Rocky Raccoon. It was an absolutely wonderful experience. I think it was a good thing that I had Bandera to mourn before I ever got to Rocky Raccoon; that way, all the bad, sad feelings had gotten out… Continue reading Oh Frabjous Day!
Cedar must’ve been astronomical today because I got hit with the big allergy stick. Here’s hoping that my treatment and herbs really get this under control tonight. So far, acupuncture has done a great job of getting my seasonal allergies under control, and I’d hate to have to go back on the drugs. Busy day… Continue reading Allergy Haze
(I meant to make this one entry with multiple pages, but I screwed up). My boy had a big soccer tournament, so I took a quick shower at Bastrop State Park and drove to the game. It was a good game. Afterward, we headed home, had time for a bit of rest and another quick… Continue reading The Rest…
Today I visited with a friend that I really don’t get to spend enough time with. I took over some cupcakes and we sat at her house, looking out at her lovely yard, having tea and coffee, chatting and perusing cookbooks. I borrowed one of hers, and she took some recipes from mine. We also got… Continue reading Nice Stuff with My Son
This morning I did a long road run (14+ miles). It was my first time in a long time to do a long run by miles as opposed to time. Also, it was the first time in a long time to run with a large mass of people. While I found I didn’t mind running miles,… Continue reading Workout? I Think So.