Monday, July 19, 2010

Where Have I Been?

Well, Chasen has been in Texas for work, for starters, which equals little to no "free time" to blog. When he had to be gone for eight days in May I learned some big lessons in dealing with being a "single parent" for a while. The most important lesson was to keep Isaac and I booked solid with activities to keep us from going stir crazy!

Isaac had big fun at the Mud Island River Park. Splashing is his #1 activity!

Cruising Target in his Japanese ninja pajamas from Martina.

After my 20-miler, real estate talks, preparation and looking led to me missing 8 miles of speedwork. Doh! (More to come on the real estate front.) Then Chasen's travels began. In order to avoid major stress, I gave myself permission to NOT stress about missing weekday runs, as it would be virtually impossible due to the heat and no help with Isaac.

Huckleberry Isaac (I made him a costume). Ha!

Chasen returned and I finally got out for 7 miles of speedwork late Saturday night. I had NO gas in the tank. It was a complete failure. But hey - you can't win 'em all. So I vowed to make this week better. Even though I am going to be working outdoors every morning this week (in the heat!) on a church project, I am determined to catch a cat nap every afternoon with Isaac and do my runs at dark. In fact, I just returned from one and it went wonderfully.

We are trying to figure out the best way for me to accomplish my 23-miler this weekend since we have very little time for it. We'll come up with something, I'm sure.


Petraruns said...

You do a wonderful job under challenging circumstances Susan - and then there's the weather!

Can't wait for the real estate update and I will send you some audio soon.

Jacky said...

Susan, you're simply AMAZING! You go girl! I'm sure you'll figure a way to get that 23 miler in... you're a superwoman and a supermommy!
Isaac's so cute splashing in the water :)
WTG on getting your training runs in, no matter what! Woot!

Anonymous said...

Isaac is an expert splasher!

I know you'll find a way to get your 23 miles in- you are amazing!

Tricia said...

tooo cute

Kim said...

So glad you are running Chicago! You'll enjoy it...there is so much crowd support throughout the entire marathon