I am missing my blog.
I haven't been writing as much because life has been busy-- that's my excuse. But it makes me sad because I truly enjoy writing this blog. It helps me process my life and my brain gets feeling rather muddled when I'm not writing frequently.
That is true. I am. But I am running a lot and Abe likes to take pictures of me running, so there you have it.
This was this past Saturday as the girls ran the last little bit of an 18 mile training run with me. EIGHTEEN MILES!!! Can you believe it? It is still shocking to me. After the disastrous half marathon the previous Saturday I was very nervous for this run. Actually, of all the training runs I've had to do this is the one I feared the most. I'll do a 20 in a couple of weeks, but that doesn't scare me as much as this one did. But miraculously, this was not so bad. I mean, I was tired but not dead-tired. I hurt, but not any acute alarming pain. This gave me hope that a marathon was possible when last weekend I felt utter and complete dread.
I've been meaning to buy a membership all summer. In fact that was my plan for fun this summer-- buy a zoo membership and go a lot. That's it. That was the whole plan and I never did it. Hmmm, maybe we should have had more fun this summer.
As it turns out he meant to put the zoo on that list as well. He was bummed and it does seem very wrong to take the family to the zoo without Clark. Good thing we have a membership now. Anyone want to go to the zoo with us?
I did not join in any running games.
When questioned by the kids afterwards about the car and the ride Abe said he really liked our minivan because it could seat our whole family. Really, what else could he say?