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Dear Brain, From Wednesday

Dear Brain,

It started out well enough. Callum woke up at 6am, two hours earlier than usual but because I had to take him to Jake’s game in White Rock (about an hour’s drive from home), I was able to put him down for his nap at 9:30 am and get a really solid run in.

I did 13 repeats of 3 min of hard running with 1 minute recovery, but I made sure the recovery wasn’t much slower than the 3 minute intervals; I didn’t want my body to rest too much. I was only supposed to do 12 but 13 is the VanDyck’s lucky number and Jake needed the luck for rugby and Freddy’s turning 13 on Friday. I ended up with a total of 10 miles, and it was really tough but it felt so good when I was done.

I threw a bunch of stuff in the van and woke Callum up from his nap so we could make it to the game by noon. I ended up eating a big bowl of salad while driving down the freeway.

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Jake played really well but his team lost. Here’s a pic of Jake tackling a guy, but you gotta look reeeeeealllllly close to see him on the right side. See him?

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Andrew has a listing in the neighborhood so he came by to watch the game too. Callum does this special thing where he “touches our faces really aggressively.” (He hits, okay? He hits).

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The team had a great attitude and got together for a photo…

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And after we said goodbye to Jake, I made note of the fact that we have a ginger baby…

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Callum and I drove back, picked up Katie from school,  and then we finally got home at 3:15 to find Freddy and his two friends playing with the spider trap. Don’t worry, I spared you the picture mostly (okay, all) because I hate spiders and I want to now burn the house down.

Then I did the usual: made lunches, made dinner, did dishes, did laundry, picked pieces of spaghetti noodles off the wall and baked cookies.

A few days ago a bottle of shampoo spilled in my bathroom drawer and I’ve been putting off cleaning it out. Like, no kidding. But I finally tackled the mess and while I cleaned up that one, Callum made another mess with an entire box of Q-Tips.

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Just another super fun day. Callum had a cool bath (it’s so hot out) and went nighty-night at a decent hour and all is well in the world.

From, Wednesday

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  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine May 21, 2015, 5:38 am

    How did you manage eating salad while driving? I make such a mess with salad even when I am sitting at a table. You have some serious skills.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 21, 2015, 6:36 am

      Ha ha! I put the bowl on my lap and whatever fell out of my mouth would just land in the bowl for the next forkful. I was wondering if I’d get pulled over for it!

      • MK May 22, 2015, 9:18 am

        I was wondering the same thing when I read this. That’s amazing. I can barely eat a granola bar without oat shrapnel in my face and swerving into other lanes.

  • Maddie @ Dixie Runs May 21, 2015, 7:22 am

    Callum can hit and make messes all he wants because he is an ANGEL baby… but you already know this 🙂

    Go Jake!! He must be pretty tough..I would be terrified if I had to watch my kid tackle/be tackled. I don’t have kids, but doesn’t it make you nervous!?

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 21, 2015, 10:29 am

      Yeah, I freak out on the inside and try not to be a total dork and show how terrified I am! But overall, I love sports and I love watching our kids have fun and be passionate about stuff, especially when it’s athletics. I love the atmosphere, I love the energy. LOVE IT.

  • Erin@BeetsPerMinute May 21, 2015, 11:15 am

    I think we’re soulmates — I used to eat salad bowls while driving. I’m surprised I never got a ticket lol. You have so much energy. My husband had wrist surgery the other day and it’s been hard work doing everything for him lol. I’ll make a great parent, right? 🙂 Your baby is SO cute!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 21, 2015, 11:40 am

      Yeah, like I’d get a zillion dollar ticket if I touched my phone once to change songs but it’s okay to steer the van with my knee while shoveling food into my face. Oh, you’ll totally make a great parent! All you need is alcohol, some wet wipes, and sense of humour and I think you’ve got ’em all.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets May 24, 2015, 3:08 pm

    I feel you on those typical days, the ones where I step in cat puke barefoot or they bring a live chipmunk into the house. Thank god feeding them is easier than children. I would never make it as a mom. Two snaps and a twirl for you.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 24, 2015, 10:45 pm

      If two snaps and a twirl is code for coke and vodka, I’ll take six.

  • jan May 25, 2015, 8:26 pm

    Oh noooo about the shampoo. Such a mess to clean up. 🙁 But your little guy is so cute, so he’s automatically forgiven by default right?

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