Sunday, January 27, 2013


 Friday was Twins day at the kids school. This is the one day a year the girls don't mind matching. They look so much alike they don't really need to dress alike to look like twins, but I didn't tell them that. Myles had made plans to match a friend in his class, but I have no idea who.

I told Emma at one point that this hair was very "80's teenager" and, hearing only the word "teenager"...she wants this style everyday.

We are a walking Brazen Racing billboard on nearly a daily basis.

He was studying the ground and all the glitter decorations laying there.
It's been 4 weeks of no running for Brian. He's done 2 bike rides of around 5 miles in that time.  We are taking him out for a 2-3 mile run this afternoon to test out the calf. I can already tell it's going to be a fight to make him start slowly. He said he'd keep his first week to 20 miles and I nearly spit my water out across the room. I was thinking  5 - 10 miles the first week. Maybe three 3 milers the first week, tops. Right?? I would be happiest with a one miler, then a 2, then a 3 if there's no pain.  If he starts slow and has no pain, he should be able to rebuild to a solid base in 4 weeks. BUT...if he starts back fast, he could end up out for another 8 weeks.  Patients, my dear. Patients.

It's interesting to me that with just one of us running for the past 2 months, I feel so selfish on the  weekends trying to get runs/workouts in. At the same time, not being able to hike as a family, or enjoy our family runs has been the pits.  Makes me really appreciate that we both enjoy running, racing, and hiking. 


  1. How did the toe injury turn out? Does he have any pain from that?
    My friend's husband did a half yesterday and ended up 4th in his age group. He is thrilled! 2nd race ever.
    Happy running to all!

    1. Hey mom,
      His toe seems fine, Dr said the day his stitches came out that if he could handle the pain, he could run on it that same day....but his calf was preventing him from running.