Monday, March 29, 2010

Road Race!

Yesterday was the Human Race 8K on Summit Avenue. Super fun watching Micah lay down the hurt! He had a great race and somehow had enough composure to flash a smile as he flew by with 1/2 mile to go. (As I bellowed any words of encouragement I could think of besides my fabled "I LOVE YOU!" at the Chisago Lakes Half Ironman once.)

I've done the race the last two years but this year opted to be the backpack carrier, dog watcher, picture taker. Besides, showing up in a crowded place with a pug guarantees you'll get just about as many cheers and comments as runners do. Including the one that people never think gets old: "Is that him breathing? Ohhh! I can hear him from here!" I guess I forget I live with a diesel engine sometimes.

Here's Micah, having just crossed Fairview, with a girl in blue in sight. He did end up passing her.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Here it is, March 22nd



I am so bad at updating! But here I am again...and it's March...and a strange tabby cat has been sitting on our front steps lately. And Gus's body ridiculously conforms to any soft thing it comes in contact with.

What March Has Kind of Looked Like:

Band of the Moment: Gorillaz --new album Plastic Beach. Send me!

Food of the Moment: Fried polenta, rare steak, olives

Bad Habit of the Moment: Weeknight reality TV - as addicting as Minesweeper...almost

Hairstyle of the Moment: Long...almost superlatively

Sports Trend: Running instead of triathlons

Decor on Which I'm Fixated: Modern/clean, with a cabin/Ralph Lauren den/antique twist

Pet Peeve: When people write in block paragraphs in emails

Latest Home Improvement: Replaced psychotic oven

Next Home Improvement: The windows, baby

Upcoming Race: Trail Mix 25K at Hyland Hills (=15.5 miles) - 4/17/10

Names of Gus's Toys: Jason, Bennifer, Rope Dope, My Katie, to name a few