A married father of two riding his way through the crazy life of parenthood, trying to balance family, work and training for an upcoming marathon and Half Ironman triathlon. It's a process. It's a gift. It's life. LIVE IT!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Blessed Indeed

Two days removed from Christmas and I can't seem to knock the indelible memories from my mind. Memories of children discovering the wonder of the season (not the commercialism of the month.) There was such magic at our house this past week with our 3 1/2 year old daughter engaging in the good 'ole past time of Santa.

Chicklet didn't know how comfortable she was about letting Santa into our house for presents....so I had to strike a deal. I told Santa that the doors and chimney were off limits. He would have to leave Chicklet and Happy's gifts on the patio. Appartently our peace accord worked, because when Chicklet and Happy woke up...sure enough there were presents from Santa on the back patio and it looked like Santa's cookies were gone and the carrots for the reindeer were sufficiently nibbled. Santa changed in his "method of operation" around our house and helped us from having to take Chicklet to therapy about a big, fat man coming into our house and mommy and daddy saying it was okay. That could have meant years of anxiety and big bills - Christmas eve crisis averted.

You may have noticed it's been a while since I've posted. I took a hiatius from blogging. Lots has happened in the last few months. New house, new job, new goals, new joy, new adventures. I'll fill you all in along the way. On the fitness front, I am working right now on a 30 runs in 30 days challenge. I'm doing a mininum of 3 miles per run...however, with mileage goals becuase of plans for an upcoming half marathon, I've been eclipsing the 3 mile mark regularly (the 3 is merely a baseline on what are usually my 'off' days.)

I'll talk about more about my upcoming events and training and also get things up to date with what means the most to me... my family and my fitness. It's been a while since I've made the move to blog it up. But let's go. Let's get real. Let's get to share in each others struggles and triumphs.

Let's make our own part of history mean something!!!!!!!