Time. We all know what time is; it's an emergent concept. It's the ticking of a clock, the sound of an alarm, the calendar on the wall or our phones.
It's something most of us wish we had more of probably. I know I do, especially as I age and hear the clock in my head ticking louder each day. I had a few incidents this week which really made me think about time .....
Two days in a row, at 3:32a.m. on the dot, I have been woken up thanks to these guys perched in the tree outside my bedroom window:
Chirp chirp chirp chirrrrrrp CHIRP chirp Chirp chirp chirp chirp Chirp CHIRP CHIRP Chirp Chirp chirp chirp CHIRP Chirp CHIRP ...............................
Wouldn't be a big issue if I could easily fall back to sleep. But I can't. Plus, they don't shut up!! Thank you Tylenol PM and ear plugs last night for a whopping 6.25 hours of sleep; that 3.5 hours the previous two nights sucked! I love birds, I really do - I've even been bird watching (once) in my life....but I'm ready to buy a shotgun and shoot these damn things!
1 second faster per mile I ran in last weeks 5-mile race over the 5k race I did the weekend before. 1.98 miles longer and 1 sec/mile faster. I know this is grasping at air here, but it made me happy.
Twin #1 ran his first sub-5 minute mile at last night's track meet. 4:58:59. Ryan was pretty happy, too :).
|Not a picture of last night's meet, I didn't get one....but I love this picture of him, how is that for showing GRIT?!?!!!|
|Brendan and his friend getting ready to climb|
|View from the top. Sucks to live in Colorado, huh?|
She didn't smoke. She didn't drink. She was in phenomenal shape. She was a runner just like me and you. Run free, sweet Abbey....you will be greatly missed!
|Abbey in the pink jacket on the far left (dorky me in the blue jacket)|
|Abbey running one of her legs, keeping up with the all the males!|
|Super sucky from my phone of the jazz band's final song|
I have a half marathon this weekend. Definitely not feeling that great about a stellar time, my racing is nowhere near where I had hoped it'd be by now. But that's okay....I'm going to enjoy every second of the amazing scenery ... and be grateful!