A Mishmash.

Day 17. National Blog Posting Month.

I don’t know what this post is going to be about – I am just starting to write and will see where it takes me. Hold on, folks!!

Yesterday I went for my 3rd run.  The aim was 3km.  I tuck my phone in my pocket with the GPS running but the only voice prompts I get are the minutes elapsed, so I have no idea how far I’m going.  Based on my 2nd run which was 2.72 km, I went the same route initially, then a bit further in order to try to make 3 km.  My first interval was 3:1 (run/walk).  It felt good.  But then the shins started burning.  I was forced to scale back to 2:2 intervals.  By the time I made it home the burn was constant.  When I looked at my GPS tracker it said 2.9km.  Dammit!!  So close!!

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I took the kids to visit their great-grandmother in the nursing home.  It was a very nice visit – the older two are always happy to go because they know they’re going to get treats (ie. little mint candies that my aunt leaves for my grandmother).  There’s also a vending machine there and the toddler just about loses his shit watching the mechanical arm catch the bottle of apple juice. It’s really quite funny.  My grandmother always has some gem to relate to me about the baby — his ears have to be covered or he’ll catch a cold; I shouldn’t carry him in such-and-such a way or it’ll stunt his growth.  I really have to bite my tongue with her, but she’s old and stubborn and has Alzheimer’s so I just let her talk.  I love seeing her with the kids though, she laughs and smiles. Sadly, I don’t remember her being that happy when I was growing up.

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I think I mentioned previously that I waste a lot of time on Pinterest.  Mostly I browse through Geek, Health & Fitness, Quotes, and Humor.  Recently there’s been a few pins that I thought I’d share here, because they speak to me on many levels.

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My daughter to her little brothers.

I’m not the pushover some people think I am.

I love how far we’ve come in such a short period of time.

You know who you are.

And last, but not least …

Amen!

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