Friday, November 12, 2010

Hormones on a Plane

As if Monday morning wasn’t bad enough, this week I shared the plane ride with 72 7th graders on their way to Catalina Island. What are kids on these days!? It was 6am and they were all seemingly already a triple espresso into the day. Imagine the kinds of things that I could do with their limitless energy!! Although, who am I kidding? I’d probably just waste all of the energy either playing practical jokes on people or laying the smack-down on some local 7th graders during a game of dodge ball.

Yup, still not drinking in prep for the Rock and Roll San Antonio marathon………….….so there is that…………….which is awesome.

Speaking of the race, I’m still tapering. Along with my 5 miles on Monday, I did 4 on Wednesday with 2 at Tempo of 6:44 pace, and did 4 on Thursday at marathon pace of 7:30. Legs feel good, but I am coming down with a cold.

While I don’t subscribe to Runners World, I will buy them on occasion in the airport because I like the pretty pictures cool articles and reviews. In fact, I like it so much that I normally read it cover to cover. That said, the October had a huge write up and review (5 pages?) on sports bras. There is pretty much no way I can read that section while sitting on the airplane without looking like a creeper. Makes me feel dirty. Those articles are best left for toilet reading.

Finally, while both my wife and I joke about some of the changes that pregnancy brings, I think that we both agree that there are pros and cons. Ok, maybe just me.
On the one hand (pro!), she is in full on nesting mode. Example? She started putting up Christmas decorations. Now, before you go all Scrooge McDuck on me, her rational is that she’ll be too busy taking care of the little guy come mid December. On the other hand though (con), she has maintained a rabid sense of smell throughout the entire pregnancy. Not good news for a runner who sweats a lot even when he is NOT running.

13 comments:

C2Iowa said...

Oh, your life is about to burst into another dimension!! I cant wait to see how things go for you after the baby arrives. I mean that in a good way. Seriously.... things are going to be more interesting for you.

As for the plane -- that is just too much.

Good luck shaking those kids or cold free.

RunningLaur said...

I can't comment on anything with the picture of the bra-ed aisain guy hanging around here. wow.

Jamoosh said...

I'll give her a pass on the Christmas Decorations. However, I will not give Arizona a pass on all the cactus. I think that's a fair compromise.

Chad said...

Never post pictures again. I'm happy with only words. You've lost your rights to the "img" html tag.

Nesting is NOT fun. It's a con. I remember my wife making me clean out my car before Leah was born. As if she was going to be upset about dirty floor mats while riding in the babyseat home from the hospital. Crazy.

Colin Hayes said...

Congratulations. You win the "most disturbing photo" award. Fortunately, I finished my breakfast before seeing hairy bra dude. Although I'm sure someone thinks he's quite lovely.

Good luck with your race. I hope the cold is minor enough to not interfere.

Jill said...

Ooooh, just wait! Those screaming kids on the plane will probably seem pretty tame after several sleepless nights with a crying infant. Just saying!! :)

Pretend this is real said...

Haha! Sounds like you two are a great pair! And, I would like to thank you for that amazing picture of the guy in a bra. If I have nightmares tonight, it's your fault.

Momma Iz said...

Ah! the JOYS of NESTING. My poor husband had to change the paint in our living room TWICE because i couldn't stand it! Kids on a plane? Used to kinda-sorta feel that way too but ... with an energetic toddler on my hands now & a long distance trip coming up - n.e.r.v.o.u.s. doesn't even begin to describe how i feel. I'm doing my FIRST EVER 5K in a week & plan on doing a marathon.. one.fine.day. Just envious of y'all who find it a breeze. GOOD LUCK with the marathon.

Laura said...

I'd double back if I got on a plane with that many kids. I have nightmares about things like that - blame your cold on them.
hairy guy+bra....leaves me traumatized for the day....

Adrienne said...

I don't get it...what's wrong with 72 7th graders on a plane :)

Nothing says Christmas like a bunch of cactus and lights. All our Christmas stuff is out and being put up little by little. Since this is a new house I need to asses where I need to have more crap, I mean Christmas stuff. Perfectly normal behavior.

Nesting is good and Chad you should clean out your car before a new baby, in fact go clean your car right now! Go Go!

kilax said...

I love your Christmas decorations!

The November issue (the bra one was Oct?) of RW was really good - lots of marathoning tips. The December issue is so lame though - all of these articles about how to cut back on your running in the off season. It's not off season there is it?

Her Name is Rio said...

7th graders are funny....hehe...hehe (insert Beavis and Butthead laughing here)

Adam Culp (Crazy Floridian) said...

Is that a guy with a bra, or an ugly woman with a beard?

My wife and I have fun with each other over the runner smells. Since we are both runners, and CANNOT run together, we take turns punishing each other after runs.