Thursday, November 12, 2009


  • I have about 4 pairs of jeans that I really like.  Of those 4, only one fit really well--the others are too big (which I'm not complaining about...really).  All of them, though, kind of stick out where the button on the waist band is.  I've been sure for a while that the jeans just didn't fit me well, so last weekend I bought another pair that definitely fit me just right...and the button part still sticks out.  Maybe it's not really the pants button that is sticking out...
  • I had my first clementine tangerine of the winter today.  If you don't know what they are, they are little tiny, seedless tangerines that are super easy to peel and taste like Florida in a tiny bite.  As I bit into the first segment today, I had a beautiful memory of when I was about 5 or 6 months pregnant with Ryan, and I went to Virginia to be with my mommy at my grandmother's funeral.  At the time I could not get enough clementines.  While I was there, just being with my mom and my grandpa, my mom was the first person besides me to feel Ryan kick. (I know, poor Kel.)  When I think of it now, it just seems so intimate and poignant that just as my mother was losing her mother, she was sharing the experience of me becoming one.
  • I've been in a bit of a funk, and I'm starting to recognize a pattern to these funks.  Yeah...that pattern.  Why has it taken me this long to figure it out??
  • Whenever I am in a funk, things always come back to me feeling like I am not a very good parent.  I heard an interesting interview on one of my favorite podcasts, The Manic Mommies, today.  It was with the women who wrote the book, I Was A Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids. They  have interviewed hundreds of moms from around the country and found that almost all moms feel like they are not doing everything they can be to be the best mom.  Yep, that is totally me.  One of the things they mentioned was defining your expectations, and making sure they meet with what you want, not necessarily with what you think everyone else wants.  I think this is a very interesting concept, and one that might be revisited in the very near future on trimommylife.
  • I'm just going to put this one out there...think what you will.  There are some days I really don't like my children.  Does that make me a bad mother?  See above note...
  • I know people who say when they get stressed out they can't eat. Will someone please sign me up for that club?
  • My foot was hurting a little bit yesterday.  I'm pretty sure it was because of my very cute shoes.  I definitely have myself a dilemma.
  • I've been making this sweet potato casserole that has no sugar, and it is so delicious, I sometimes eat it for dessert.
Happy training!!


  1. Hope you get to race! I'm planning on doing the one here in Bville on Thanksgiving. My husband is going to run it with me (well, he might do the 10k). My 10 year old son may do it with me as well. :-)

  2. I'll look out for the clementine tangerines... and the book topic sounds good too. Thanks!

  3. Turkey trots have become a Thanksgiving family tradition in our house. This will be the third year my older daughter (now 13) has raced and my youngest (now 11) is graduating from the kids run to the 5k. My wife is using this as an opportunity to run the 5k too.

    My oldest is too fast for me. If my wife and youngest stay together, I'll run with them. If they split up, I have a problem.

    Enjoy thanksgiving and it will get you over the funk!

  4. ohh can you post the sweet potato receipe?! i love everything sweet potato!

  5. I think it's okay not to like your children sometimes. When I have those days and look back on them, it's usually because they were not behaving the way I'd like and I was at the point where I just wanted to do something else and couldn't. I'm pretty sure it's normal. What's that saying? I love you, but I don't really like you right now? I think that's what it is.

    And I am a sweet potato nut, so if you feel a hankering to share the recipe, I'd love it!

  6. EVeryine cant love everyone all the time, we just have to remember the good moments heavily out weigh thr bad ones, problems is we tend to remember the bad ones more.

  7. You mean I'm not the only one who doesn't like my children all the time? What a relief! As long as we keep loving them, it's okay if we don't always like them, right?

  8. ah! in geneva yesterday and today to play a concert. i vaguely recall running a triathlon here.

    about parenting... i have a few children now/ you know.. FIVE! whenever i see a mom having a meltdown with a kid... i never judge, but rather think, "what did that terrible child do to make her mom so frustrated?"

    i am also running again sans pain AND i will be running a 10K—like i do every Turkey day—with my brother. have fun out there!

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  10. I am so in the sometimes I don't like my kids club. I have a 13 year old. It happens a lot!

  11. I think there is a funk going around, I hope you're feeling better about things! That will be great if you get to do the turkey run, I think half the fun of those is eating guilt free on a day full of gluttony!

  12. Hope you get to do the turkey trot. Most of my family members aren't into running, but they like to sleep in, so it works out. Maybe you can come up with an alternative activity for the non-runners?

  13. I only have one pair of jeans that I like ... I think that I need to go shopping!

    And why is it that there seems to be an inverse relationship between comfort and cuteness in women's shoes?

    You have to share that recipe!

    Here is to a great week!


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