Posted in Baby OL, Family, Ordinarylife

The real me?

I often wonder what other people’s perception of you is, and how it compares to what you see. 

I think I have blogged about this before, and something Shayne said regarding Fiona Coyne’s suicide made me think of it again. 

How many people see or know the real you?  Do you blog about the real you, or how much stuff do you leave out.  Do you only write the happy stuff? 

For me I guess, I first think of how it will affect the person that I am blogging about and then only post it or delete it.  There are a lot of times when I am bursting to write something but don’t because it will affect somebody in my life negatively.  Like if Mr OL and I have a disagreement, or I am unhappy or something.  I don’t write that.  I do however have a sister that I can lean on and a very good friend that listens.  So I guess they see the real me – the happy and the unhappy. 

Other than that I guess my blog is a pretty good representation of me.  I am an ordinary girl living an ordinary life, with ordinary problems.  I do like to think that I live my life to the fullest though and if that I will have no regrets or wish that I had done more when I die. 

I am feeling rather frustrated at the moment, but the thing I keep reminding myself is that yes, I might die today but there might also be a tomorrow.  I don’t have to try and do everything right now.  I don’t have to climb Mount Elbrus next year; I could do that when Kaylin is slightly older.  I don’t have to run every race I want to right now.  My mom is still running and she is 65.  I probably have time.  And if I don’t – oh well.  I have done quite a bit of stuff already.  And, although I am feeling very frustrated I am also loving spending time with Kaylin. She is growing so fast and if it is toss up between going for a run or spending time with her, she wins hands down.

Posted in Baby OL, Family, Feeding, Food, Ordinarylife, Running, Training

Weekend review (yes I know it is already Thursday!)

I brought my camera to work today to down load photos, only to find that I had taken the cable home!  Drat. 

I started Baby OL on solids on Saturday – very cute, but she still needs to figure out what she is supposed to do with the spoon. At the moment she chews it and blows. She thinks blowing bubbles is very clever, so do I but not when she has a mouth full of sweet potato. 

I can’t say whether or not she enjoyed it, but she did not hate it.  She was very excited to be eating though, she tried to grab everything and stuff it in her mouth.  At one stage we had the spoon, sweet potato and both her hands in her mouth at the same time.  

I kept her on sweet potato for 4 days and then on Wednesday the nanny started her on rice.  She said the reaction to that was pretty much the same as the sweet potato.  This weekend we are going to try either butternut or avocado (depending on how ripe they are).   

This weekend I also did a 10 km race.  I loved it!  It was much slower than my previous 10km but at least I did not kill myself.  I did it in 1h02:37.  

I am still VERY keen to try and do Comrades next year.  Entries open on the 1 September…….. Yikes!  Do I really think I will be ready to run 89km next May?  I am getting very excited just thinking about it though.  Watch this space…. This blog might go back to talking about training after all.