Thursday, August 7, 2008

Slug Dodge

That's all I could think of on today's run. Slugs. Everywhere. Dead slugs. Big slugs. Slugs squished into piles. Gross, I know. But so is the weather in Maine right now!!! It's wet wet wet and damp and cool and drizzly and gray!
AHHH!! I'm losing my mind.
You know, I'm ok with a good rainy day every now and then. It's a good excuse to stay inside, get things done, play quietly with the kids. Except I have 3 boys. Today I had a 4th here. Yesterday I had a 4th here for that matter. Ages 4, 6, 8, and 10. These little people need, I mean Really Need some good-hard-active outside time Every single day!! Trust me. Quiet inside time is very limited. And, it's August. There's only a few more weeks of summer vacation. And it's been raining and raining and raining!

On a good note, I did have a nice 6 mile run this evening. My husband came home and agreed to make dinner while I ran. Perfect. And it was just that. 45 minutes to myself PLUS a relaxing shower after!!! All while someone else made dinner!!! Heaven.
Except for the slugs. They really were everywhere.
That's about all I have to say about my run.
Except, I felt quite sluggish and slow. It's taper time. I know people feel odd during taper. I know it's not quite time to feel zippy and ready to race. But it's hard to feel off so close to a big race. Instead, I am going to focus on the wonderful afternoon alone time I had instead.
Mr. Sun...PLEASE come back!!!
There's my rant for the day.


Anonymous said...

That's a lot of young kiddos to keep occupied inside...I hope the sun comes soon for you :)

Slugs? Wow. With our recent rains, the trail I run on has had lots of millipedes come out on it. It's so weird watching my step to not step on them! gross, too.

Good job on the 6 mile run! Hubby is a keeper :)

Thanks for the tips for my sprint tri - they are awesome and will help me!!!

Judi said...

Your kids sound like my Dobes. They need tons of exercise every day or I can't live with them, and my boy has a broken toe and must be leashed walked for 5 more weeks. He is bouncing off the walls at home now. It's gonna be a long 5 weeks.