Monthly Archives: January 2011

Thanks for the shove out the door Dr. Sheehan

I was expecting an important call at 10:30 this morning.  So the plan was: Drop Asa off at “school” at 8:30, run from 9:00 to 10:15, sit in the car and wait for the 10:30 call, talk happily, finish 20 … Continue reading

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Fear induced speed

I had a great fear-induced tempo run last night. I’d been running along a dark, lonely road with trees on both sides for about five miles when I started to feel unnerved. I’m usually pretty comfortable in the dark, but … Continue reading

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Prisoner dandruff

This is the tag on the mattress I’m sleeping on tonight at Texas State’s University Camp out in Wimberley. Can you make that out? It says,”Texas Department of Corrections.” That’s right, I’m sleeping on a prison mattress tonight. My mother … Continue reading

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Procrastinating

I’m sitting in the car in the parking lot at Friedrich Park finishing off the last of my coffee. I’ve got five mile-repeats scheduled and I’m not all that excited to get them done. Tell me to run 40 miles … Continue reading

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Unto others

I tried to explain the Golden Rule to Asa yesterday.  The “untos” were a bit of a stumbling block, but I feel pretty confident he’ll think twice before he returns a hair pulling at school tomorrow. So we went to … Continue reading

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My 10 cents

10 cents.  That’s the price difference between a “tall” soy latte and a “short” soy latte at Starbucks.  What the heck?  I thought I was being all economical and sneaky when I broke my one-cup-of-caffeine-a-day resolution this afternoon.  (It’s been … Continue reading

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Watching you

“God’s watching you, Mom.” That’s what Asa just told me.  He’s down at the other end of the table peeling a banana. “What?” “God’s WATCHING you.” Asa goes to a little Methodist day school three days a week (so I … Continue reading

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