Wednesday, November 7, 2007


We have had a rough day in the Kimball house today. Mason has been a typical 2-year-old (read: attitude, tantrums, etc). A very wise mommy told me to take away something that means something to him to stop the meltdowns. So, today we did not go outside. The really hard part about that is that is how he runs off his energy and steam. He (like daddy) loves to be outside. He loves to dig in the dirt, collect rocks in his big dump truck and run up and down the front walk and driveway. Not going outside means a harder, longer evening and bedtime when we don't go outside. I need to find something else that means something to him (his blankets maybe???), but that is really the most effective way to get his attention. I don't know what to do!

Miles is also super fussy with teething, runny nose and the remnants of his ear infection. He has hardly eaten today and what he has eaten has mostly been spit back up. He is on his 4th outfit for the day and it is covered in spit-up, but I just can't change him again. He'll be getting a bath soon anyway.

On a totally different note -- or maybe a similar one since it has to do with me getting a break from the boys...........I have decided that I am going to train for a half-marathon (13.1 miles). I have never had the desire to do this until recently. I honestly have no idea why I decided to do it, but I have. So, I am putting it out there so that everyone can hold me accountable (and please, please, please do ask me about running and training! I need the pressure and encouragement!). Eric's sister, Kim and I will be running the Cowtown half-marathon on February 23rd (107 days away per However, if my body (hips and pelvis especially) tells me that this is not a smart plan and that I just shouldn't run that far, I will be smart and stop training for such a long distance. But, for now the plan is to run (and hopefully lose a few more lbs!!!). To date, the farthest I have ever run is 6 miles (10k in May '06), so this will be a huge challenge to more than double that distance. Yesterday I ran 3 miles in 33:00 minutes. Today, 2 miles in 24:00. I'll post my progress and runs.