New and Noteworthy

I’m having a hard time wrangling my thoughts these days. I apologize for the lack of posting, but there’s simply nothing noteworthy happening at the moment.

My neighbor almost ran me over a few days ago.  That was interesting.

My daughter has been giving me the third degree over how many chocolate chip muffins I plan on eating for breakfast.  She wants to be sure there’s enough for her.  I really feel like I’m past the age where my food consumption needs to be monitored.

And I’m having aches and pains in places I did not think it possible, thanks to the commencement of the most intense training weeks before the race in November.  I’m not sure my neighbor running me over would have been a bad alternative.

We’re hitting the six month mark here in Zurich.  I also like to refer to it as “Buyer’s Remorse” month.  Six months is always the hardest.  It’s when the shine starts to wear off the new toy, and you realize you’ve still got a long way to go before you can shop at Target and no longer endure a fridge/freezer that seems more appropriately sized for Barbie’s dream house.

I miss home, toes that don’t bleed,  neighbors who don’t attempt to kill me and eating as much as I want without having to report to a miniature person.  In spite of all that, life is good.  We’re off on an adventure this weekend and I’m running my first 20 miler of the season.  Yes, life is good.



  • i started noticing aches and pains this week too and i’m not in training – just been feeling a bit lazy this week and have opted to sleep in rather than get up and work out. wishing you the best of luck on your 20 miler!