Tuesday, February 2, 2010


and 70.3

Respectively pertaining to Alice's age, Ella's age and the amount of miles I hope to cover as fast as possible at Gulf Coast.

We're all going halfsies lately.

Like a lot of my bloggy friends, this blog is my defacto training diary/baby book. Such a strange (yet fitting) combination....kind of like the mommy/triathlete combo, too.
Strange, yet fitting. For me, at least. :)

Baby book time...

Alice at one and a half is a pistol.

That's the best word to describe her short, little, sassy self. Full of it. Funny. Loves to dance. She thinks "no" means "yes" and it cracks us up, a lot. "Alice...do you want a cookie?" "no." "Alice...do you want to play?" "no." Likes to race. As in "ready. set. GO!" and she "runs". She thinks walking around with her eyes closed is a good idea. That or with a blanket on her head. Then BAM! hits the wall and cries and does it again. Again, cracks us up, a lot.

Ella at 4 and a half is awesome. I can't believe how big she is now. Tall and skinny. (Where the heck did she get THAT from?!?) All her pants are always too short, 'cause she is growing out of them so fast (in stark contrast with her sister, who is ALWAYS too short for her pants.) E is the queen of "As Seen on TV". She has the brownie pan, the hands free toothpaste dispenser, the pillow pet and is begging for me to get "Your Baby Can Read" for Alice. (Not that she can read, but she's ready to teach Alice.) "But, Mommy, Alice could read!!!", like I am being a negligent mother by not buying that piece of crap. Alice's hobbies: Walking into walls. Falling down stairs. Yelling for cookies. Reading Tolstoy.

Both are the most perfect, beautiful children. In the world. Ever.

Just my unbiased opinion.

Training log time...
I am so excited for Gulf Coast. Already. I have months of training to go, but I feel so far ahead of where I have been in any February. I just do what Jen tells me (or try to do what she tells me at the very least) and trust it. I love that. I know she's getting me ready to rock. And that rocks.


Mimi of course said...

I am in total agreement with your assessment of E and A. Allie is for sure a future Rhodes Scholar and E, at 4, can quote whole portions of her favorite TV commercials.I know she wants me to get the garbage can stickies that will forever keep my bags from sliding into the can. There are no words for how big a blessing they are.

ADC said...

And you WILL rock. She reads Tolstoy??

The Chapples said...

Are they adorable, or what!! Glad your training is rockin'.

Angela and David Kidd said...

They are so adorable and hysterical, and both such strong but different personalities.

Sounds like you are going to rock Gulf Coast! I love this feeling right now where you are just laying all the ground work to achieve your goals.

DC Running Mama said...

So true about the training/baby book comment! These are the defining characteristics of our lives these days I guess....

I love that E succombs to t.v. marketing for such stellar products:>!!

Jennifer Harrison said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on your PR kate. :)