My titanium toe and I have been in a relationship for ten years. The internets tell me you celebrate ten years with gifts of tin or aluminum. They're both so quaint compared with titanium. Ten years ago, on this day, I watched my titanium toe surgery. It was pretty incredible (understatement). It briefly reminded me … Continue reading Ten Years Titanium: A Medical Memoir
Category: The Athlete in Me
mom jeans and muffin tops
After reading an article about the 11 reasons I'm not losing belly fat, I realized that there are 5 reasons that I am unable to change, either because of small children (no sleep!) or because of pathetic willpower. Mom jeans for life!
Conversation with Dom
Me (while nursing Gabbi): Are you done with your snack? Dom: No. I just wanted to talk to you. Me: What did you want to talk about? Dom: I wanted to talk about the game of soccer. Me: Oh I see. The game of soccer? Dom: Yes. We just get the ball into the goal. … Continue reading Conversation with Dom
keep your boobs over the ball!
I heard a coach yell, "Keep your boobs over the ball!" at a girl on my soccer team after she booted the ball sky high instead of keeping it down and aimed at the goal. We all chuckled. And, we loved it. Our coach was a woman. For this team full of late-teen, early-twenties women, … Continue reading keep your boobs over the ball!
Testing the ol’ muscles
I MAY have overdone things last weekend and I MAY still be paying the price. Some things have been difficult lately: Stepping over the baby gate Swinging my legs into the car Getting up from a chair I decided it would be an amazing idea to strap Dom into the jogging stroller and skip to … Continue reading Testing the ol’ muscles
They shooting hoops
They playing basketball.
Walking down the stairs fail
I was proud of myself tonight. After Dom went to bed, and a trip to the grocery store, I did yoga. My back will thank me, I thought. And then I fell down the stairs. Well done me. Walking in socks is apparently too difficult for me. I'm going to bed before I inflict more … Continue reading Walking down the stairs fail
If Your Butt Hurts, Don’t Go To Disneyland
Yesterday I worked from home. This means that I spent my day with a headset on, talking to coworkers through the attached mic, or typing away in emails or IM. I also spent the day listening to the downstairs neighbor’s TV and the upstairs neighbors walking around all day. (Not so bad except their floors … Continue reading If Your Butt Hurts, Don’t Go To Disneyland
Insane downhill bike race in Chile
Watch out for stray dogs...
There IS Such Thing as Too Much Soccer
Let me share with you a quick summary of the schedule that I followed on Saturday. 1:00 a.m. Get home from bike ride to Arts Fest and Gateway for movie, and shortly fall asleep in my contacts. 6:30 a.m. Alarm wakes me up. 6:50 a.m. Leave house mostly dressed in soccer gear to drive to … Continue reading There IS Such Thing as Too Much Soccer