It was early, not yet even 6:30. The small, three-by-three, blue port-a-potty was nearly pitch black on the inside. Bib #6764 could see a flash of light seeping through the crack that linked her port-a-potty with the port-a-potty next door. She swiveled her head around to see if there was a light switch, but couldn’t see one. Dammit, she thought, why didn’t she bring her … Continue reading A Bib Too Far
(I’m a few days late with this post.) Dear Little Ring, 18 months, how has that happened. I swear, it’s as though I blinked and you went from a crying, sleeping, pooping lump, to this super chatty, super curious, super adventurous, walking, running, climbing, and trying to cycle little boy. And your knowledge, my goodness, is incredible. This year and a half, I have learned … Continue reading 18 months: too fast
The year was 2010. The date was October 10. It was the Portland Marathon, my first marathon. I had just crossed the finish line. And after more than 4 hours of alternating between sucking back GU gels and sipping a lemon-lime electrolyte drink, the last thing my belly wanted was food. The thought of a banana roiled my stomach. The thought of breads, pretzels, cookies, … Continue reading Post-race nutrition: replenish, rebuild, rehydrate
So let’s review: so far we’ve covered Little Ring’s speedy arrival on earth, and the non-diabetes related hiccups that arose during the throes of labour, but what about the diabetes? A girlfriend once told me, following the completion of my first marathon, that if I could do that, I could give birth to a kid no problem. And she was right… to a point. I … Continue reading TSAB 3 of 3: But what about the diabetes?
Oh how a year can change. This time last year I was cursing myself for signing up for the marathon, for torturing myself once again in something I didn’t quite enjoy the first time around. And this year, well, I wasn’t a marathoner, wasn’t a half marathoner, wasn’t even a runner. I was a 5k walker. We couldn’t let alien thumb sucker’s debut on the … Continue reading Run for Water: one year later