The Voices Inside & Outside My Head

Miles:  12 cautious bike miles
Minutes:  35ish
Cycling Un-Strides

I actually did some swimming and treading water for about 20-25 minutes yesterday as well.  But I was pretty much refereeing the boys, so it didn’t feel like a physical workout – merely an exercise of my patience.

I hate the stuffy gym, but it felt so good to get my sweat on.  I was a little slow & reluctant at first, but slowly picked up the pace.  Strangely enough, my hip/groin felt significantly better after the activity.  Hmmm….

The pace of being on the exercise bike gives me more time to think compared to running.  For the last week I’ve been saving a few one liners the kids have had.  So I present to you – the voices in and out of my head….


You know, typical day in my house – hanging with Rihanna…

+My body feels all prickly.  That must mean I’m turning into an old man.

+Chocolate:  What kind of ice can you stick your tongue to?  Strawberry:  It’s not ice, it’s a frozen pole.  Chocolate:  I want to do that!

+Why does my penis look different than my brothers? (*so it begins*)

+Me:  Stop engaging your brother.  Chocolate:  Eww gross, I’m not marrying my brother!

+Chocolate:  Check it out – mom made vulture & chicken poop for dinner! (meatless orange chicken and brown rice – any meatless chicken is henceforth referred to as vulture)

+Me:  Go clean your room!  Vanilla:  Aye, aye Captain Underpants!

+Me:  Boys do you know what Great Grandmother’s first name is?  (Referencing their 98 year old, staunchly midwest Methodist Great-Grandmother who never so much as acknowledges alcohol).  Chocolate:  Margarita!  Me:  So close, Marguerite. 

+Strawberry:  Oh my gosh Mom!  ____ (Vanilla) is throwing a total fit.  He’s completely historical!!!

+My children put some uber creepy music on the keyboard, dress up in some sort of ninja like outfits and line up their stuffed animals into a pattern.  They then announce they are playing Hunger Games.  Uh, didn’t know they knew what that was!

+In the Hunger Games mode, I spot this when I walked into my living room:

Apparently ninjas, yoga and the Hunger Games all have something in common…

Strawberry then announces:  Pardon the interruption, our ninja master needed to get his head ready for battle.  He will be done momentarily.  Say what?!  Vanilla literally stood there pseudo-meditating for about 3 minutes then literally marched to his room apparently mentally prepared for battle.


If I had a dollar for every time I wanted to say this…

+One kid is in the bathroom going to the bathroom FOREVER to the point where we’re going to be late for school…I seriously start contemplating whether or not I should put “prolonged bowel evacuation” in the “reason” column for the tardy.

+It felt so good to sweat today…like REALLY sweat after nearly a week of barely “glistening” and mentally griping.  There’s nothing like seeing sweat puddle up on every part of your body and feel it drip off your face.

+ I’ve been trying to find a way to stay motivated while on my running hiatus.  Stay tuned…I’ve got some injury plans in the works 🙂  More to come on that in the near future!


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