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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.


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?


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).


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


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


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.


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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