Monday, May 29, 2006

Going the distance

I've signed up to do a "sprint" triathlon in the fall. A 1/2 mile swim, a 10 mile bike ride and a 5K "run" (I'll have to walk it, my knee doesn't run anymore). My bike has an odometer, which I've always found motivating. (Think it's fun to watch the odometer in your car turn over? Try it when you've pedaled every one of those 1000 miles!) In the past, finding walking and biking routes of a certain distance (1 mile, 2 miles) was rather hit or miss. Now I use the Google Maps Pedometer to map out routes.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Litany of the Snacks

Their plaintive wails waft up the stairs, "Mom, I don't know what to have for breakfast!" "Oatmeal, toast, Cheerios, ..." I chant in reply. "No, no, none of those," responds my congregation. "Scrambled eggs, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, waffles?" The refrain sounds again. "Yogurt, fruit, Cookie Crisps?" In two part harmony, the refrain resounds. Morning prayer in the household.