Thursday, May 27, 2004

Like I said, it's going to take some time to get back into the routine of writing. Let's consider this first week a warm up.

Yesterday was Julie's birthday and I spent the evening out to dinner with Beth who is in town for a convention. Hopefully Jules and I will get away for a little bit this weekend to have dinner together.

I ran hard yesterday, the first time I've really pushed myself in training this go around. Man did I feel it in my lower back this morning. Then again, it could be some other stress that I'm surprising. I'm no doctor.

I've been working on a 4/1 run walk ration, for any of you who are keeping track. I'm going to stick with that this year. I believe that switching my pattern of running effected my performance in the Honolulu race.

Sophie had her Kindergarten assessment this morning. She did great. I can't believe she's going to in kindergarten. Wasn't she just a little baby? Seems like eons ago. And Jake is growing up fast. The little nut can say his name, now (though he generally shouts it. "JACOOOB!!" His health has been good these past few months.

However, a throat culture earlier this year found psedomonas, a NASTY bacteria and he has been on a new medicine called Tobramycin (Tobi). He should run the course of his dosage while we're in Ohio in a couple of weeks. I pray that the Tobi has cleared his throat up. As it stands now, he is on 4 different breathing medicines that take 5 breathing treatments each day, in addition to his regular orals. He had a GI checkup on Monday and he gained 3 pounds! That's pretty exciting. For those of you who have children, 3 pounds may sound like nothing. For us, that's awesome.

Okay, I'm struggling to keep up here. I really feel like I'm just throwing things at the screen, hoping they'll stick. That's all for now. I'll do my best to keep on top of my entries. I promise.


Monday, May 24, 2004

I am once again at the keyboard, updating on my marathon training. I am committing myself to run the Malibu Marathon this December, which will be co-sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

It's the end of May and I have been training since May 3rd, two days after this year's Great Strides walk in Valencia. I had done some sporadic running throughout March and April, but I wasn't committed like I am now. Great Strides seemed like a starting point for the training and I am planning on tackling a half marathon in early August up in San Francisco. With this goal of San Fran in mind, I think I can better focus on the training and increasing my distances each week.

You can tell that this is my first new entry since the Honolulu marathon. I'm very tentative about what I'm writing. It feels very foreign to me (like it did the first few weeks last year). But, like I have fallen back into running with little difficulty, I'm sure making entries will become easier in a couple of days.