From the mouths of babes....The other day I was sitting in my son's room and out of the blue this short conversation ensued:
Baby Toots: "Boys are tough!"
(Ok, I'll play along.)
Me: "What about girls? Aren't girls tough too?"
BT: "No, girls are soft."
Me: "Aren't some girls tough? What about Mommy? Isn't she tough?"
BT: (laughter from son) "No! You're soft, like Jell-O."
(can you hear my ego deflating like a punctured balloon?)
I am not sure where this is coming from (actually I do know, he fessed up it was the babysitter, we need to have a talk), but I am somewhat disturbed by this. I am doing my best to raise a boy who will grow into a man that appreciates and celebrates the differences between men and women, but also realizes that women are as capable and sometimes more so, than men at certain things. Yeah, too much to heap on the shoulders of a (soon to be) 4 year old.
Snow...we are getting more....They are predicting 8-14" by Friday night. It has been falling in HUGE snowflakes the size of small aircraft all morning. See?
|It's only the beginning|
|Yeah, I'll stay in today|
I think my son tried to make amends for his incensitive take on women by making me a necklace in school. I accepted his peace offering.
|Damn melasma..aging sucks|
|It spells "PHMYN"; a very passive aggressive spelling of "feminine", no? Damn! the boy is cunning!|
On the training front I have enjoyed my rest week. They go so quickly though and move at an even more lightening pace when I get next week's training schedule on WEDNESDAY!! (hint to you-know-who).
I also mentioned in a post that I was accepted as part of the Brooks Inspire Daily Program. I recently received a Brooks racing uniform in the mail (I don't have to wear it for tri's). The whole thing looks impossibly small. I am not a svelt girl. The top will do, but the shorts.....I cannot wear those type of running shorts. I have large thighs from years of weight training and soccer (ok, they may have some fat on them...geez). You think those friction burns were something from the indoor tri? A few laps around the park and I'll set myself afire if I wear these. Not to meniton they wad up in the 'hinterland' area. I'll stick to compression shorts, thank you. With my 40% discount from Brooks, not a problem!
I have a 4 mile race on Sunday. I will be wearing some form of Brooks apparel to represent! Including my beloved Brooks Launch. I've been instructed to 'suffer like a dog' for this race. I'm hoping I can manage, being soft like Jell-O and all.