Tuesday, September 28, 2010

getting wet and babies and post-season thoughts and that boy i like

1) getting wet.
i am getting increasingly annoyed with being caught in spontaneous downpours while on my bike. I have had 2 in as many weeks. Luckily, this one was on the way home, and I could get dry, last time, I was not so lucky, and had to go to class soaking wet. this is me, post bixi ride.
2) babies.
in the last month, 3 of my close friends have had babies. apparently, people were getting busy at the beginning of the winter last year. so, let me introduce them!!!

Coming into the world on August 19th, to Mike and Cara Roemmich, was Sebastian Patrick at 8 pounds,19 inches

Coming into the world on August 21st, to Christina and Dave Swartz, was Baby Luke Jonathan at 6lbs, 15 oz and 20 Inches long.

Finally, we welcome the newest arrival, on September 25th (about 10 days late..), to Ryan and Sydney Lemphers, Elyse Finch came in at 8.9lbs and 21 inches.

3) post-season thoughts

so, i have started going to the Y, for my first major movement sessions since the
race last sunday~ getting some yoga in. This past week has been nice~ so much extra time. Even time to have some naps
in the afternoon, and watch a show or two. amazing.

at any rate, on friday, on my way there, i had my first somewhat "ugh" thoughts, following the season. I know how important this part of my year is. I am excited to dabble in some
of the classes at the Y. I am thinking of day hikes, and the various things I can do after my "two weeks of nothing." but, as any athlete in a post season, i am struggling with "having so much time to do everything, i just do nothing at all." also, I am struggling with figuring out how to stop wanting to eat everything in sight. I feel like I am wasting time, and eating too much...

so, my question is "how do you get over this?" How do I sanely reduce eating? HOw long should it take for the body to stop
feeling that insatiable hunger? How do you manage to still feel productive (i mean... i do have school, which keeps me plenty busy and productive... but, there is still that extra 15 hrs a week that is now filled with no scheduled time...) and not lazy, or like you are wasting time?

Does this make sense? Am I alone in feeling this?

4) That boy i like

someone recently said to me "Well, you don't blog about him all that often." and, it is true, i haven't. Not really sure why. but mostly, i put it down to not wanting to be "that girl" who just blogs and facebooks and talks about her boyfriend all the time. yes, that's right. he is not only that boy i like, but he is, indeed, my boyfriend. and, i like him. in fact, i like him a lot. And, after a heavy/deep/some other word/long conversation yesterday, i know that he is someone that is going to be sticking around for a while. As long as it is possible that i stop being emotionally inept at things like declaring to the world (or at least to the people who read my blog) and (more importantly) to my being, how much he actually means to me.

so yes... here we are (despite the fact that i think i look bad in this photo...) and, here we are being cheesy and taking photos in canola fields. and yes. he is that boy i like.

and, him (on the very left), with some friends, on an epic 230km Bike Ride from Jasper to Lake Louise, to raise $ for Young Life of Canada.


Alexa said...

aww the boy you like is adorable! :)

Kristin said...

Awww!! Great post!! Congrats on the boy you like! ;0)

SCC said...

cool pic of you and the "boy" with yellow flowers