Monday, June 22, 2009

How to look like a freak when running (in 3 easy steps)

1. Wear black tights. Then wear black shorts over the black tights. Looks like you are running in just tights. Not a good look for a dude

2. Run in the rain holding a closed umbrella. I guess running with an open umbrella would be weirder but what are you gonna do

3. Have a bright, shield your eyes bright, yellow rain cover for your bag

At least I always get a seat to myself on the bus



Monday, June 15, 2009

The things we do for love

I thought after 6 months of parenting I figured I was starting to get a handle on things.

Turns out I was wrong. Kids have ways of challenging you which is far far tougher than any training session

If you had not picked it up already I am a somewhat unusual person.

I hate bananas

The way they look, smell everything about them I hate(a strong word I know but I do not know how else to describe how “they” make me feel)

The other day I had to feed my son mashed bananas. Whilst I was struggling not to gag Luca thought it would be a great time to sneeze

With a mouthful of mashed Banana

He covered me, well mainly my face. I smiled and laughed and acted like I did not want to run and scrub myself under hot water

You have to love parenthood



PS I have been flogging myself in the start of “2 months of pain”. I figure the next 2 months will make or break my season