Monday, February 11, 2008
Bit of Everything
Who is running our lives? NSW Touch Association? They didn't consult us when they did their competition timetable, obviously. Any mother could tell you you don't need a 2-day Touch carnival, 2 hours drive away, in the first week of school. Der! F3, am., unfed 3 month old baby, 3 teenage girls and one 10 yo boy along for the ride. And did I mention it was wet? :-) Fined up, the girls played *ahem* a bit below their best, mostly due to a complete lack of training.
Then back into the school week. Kids have been outstanding in their approach to school. Jac has done a prepared essay assessment for HSC Art last Fri, No. 2 is flying along with his work, and very proud of himself. No. 3 is hanging in there - needs more attention and organisation to get his caboose moving, but has been very good.
No. 4 is also good. New party tricks to show off every day. Rolling around on the floor, eating bits of grass, squealing like the girl she is :-).
I have been grieving over what I think is the end of my time as a fast runner. My Achilles / Haglunds is as bad as ever. I could just about cry when I watch people doing 200s, 300s, 400s, and know that I can't join them. My all-time favourite distance to race is 800m, and I might never be able to race it again. Still two legs, two arms, healthy happy bubbies - not so bad, life. Might still be able to do distance, although probably not off-trail - too rough for the tendon. But nothing will be the same fun as running fast.
This is a boring post. Have been sick all weekend - first time in over a year that I've had anything wrong - not even a cold. Getting better now. Will post some pictures, to brighten up the blog.