{Today's Letters}

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Dear Timothy James, last night Brave told me she liked my "hat" after after seeing my hair wrapped in a towel for the first time. Can we please have more babies? Dear Twinner, you had this great idea to celebrate our 36th birthday tomorrow by getting up early and running for 36 min. I promise you there will be lots of clapping, even if it's my thighs cheering us on. Dear Brave, your new bath trick is going underwater and listening to the beat while we tap the sides of our cast iron tub. I'm wondering how old you'll be when you realize our Morse code is really a Nelly song. Dear Chef Timosabi, the past few nights we've been watching an episode of Chef's Table before bed. Not only has this given me a deeper appreciation for those who prepare my food, but it's also made me appreciate the masterpieces you cook at home. Your culinary skills bless me!

Happy Tuesday errrrbody! Speaking of running, what's been your favorite form of exercise lately? CONFESSION: The other day I saw my road bike hanging in our basement and immediately felt a wave of shame rush over me for neglecting my old two-wheeled friend for so long. It took me a moment to realize that our forms of exercise can often change and that doesn't necessarily mean it's bad or wrong. My life looks so different since moving to Louisville three years ago, and with that has come new hobbies. Sometimes adapting can mask itself in false forms of neglecting. Don't be fooled, brave ones.

12 comments:

Jessica Brave said...

I have been watching, loving, and drooling over Chef's Table lately.
In the last month, my four month old has taken kindly to a stroller, so we go out on the paved, four mile trail behind our house just about daily. There are benches and pull-off points along the way where I stop and do push ups, squats, burpies, lunges, blah blah blah, just to keep the walk interesting. And we *try* running up the hills. Definitely adapting in more than one way - especially the part where my muscles are adapting to actually being muscles and not an extension of the pooch where I keep my cookies haha! Thanks for the encouragement to be mindful of what I tell myself about adaptation versus neglect of old hobbies. That's been a hard one for me since my son was born. Stay real!

Debbie in Alaska said...

Favorite type of exercise these days is Dance. I take classes in tap, ballet and jazz and teach a Cize Live class (cardio hip hop dance for non-dancers). I tried running and even did a half marathon but my body didn't love it. Lately it's been my mission to do what my body loves. I didn't start dancing until I was 41 and it was love at first step. I hope I never stop.

Anonymous said...

My new form of exercise is introductory adult ballet! It's been amazing and humbling, and inspiring.

Cheers to your 36th! I hope it's your best year yet!

Jodi said...

I really love that last paragraph... great insight and reminder.

Val Fenton said...

Lately, I've been mulling over the idea of running again. I ran a 10KM last September and I've been kinda sour on it since. But, I think like anything that's part of your soul, it comes back.
For now, lifting and lunges.
And you should have more babies!

Timothy Loerke said...

I recently returned to the gym after a 6 week rest from Brazillian Jiu Jitsu to heal from an MCL injury. It's been nice to be back.

Anonymous, I'm intrigued by the introductory adult ballet. Good for you!

Heather Counsellor said...

Love Chef's Table! Makes me feel like I can cook anything. Of course, watching XMEN made me feel like I could climb a building so there's that. Also a Year in Champagne and Somm:Into the Bottle, both on Netflix are really interesting if you like documentaries. I like wine and seeing what goes into it, where they come from and their love of the grape was really good.

Also - how cute is Brave? That photo. The. Best.
Thanks for sharing parts of your life with us.

Thanks for the last paragraph - even us without kids need that reminder. Hubs and I had been walking 3 miles a day prior to getting our lab pup, thinking "oh we have a dog now, we will walk more!" 8 months later with a 55 lb pup we are barely getting 1.5 miles in - the things that distract a puppy on a walk do not yield a high cardio walk. haha! Thanks for the reminder that changes of life are good and mold us into new things and there is no guilt in that. We love our Oscar and wouldn't trade life without him.

Val Fenton said...

Happy Birthday, ladies!!

live pura vida said...

Fishing and kayaking season are finally upon us here in Pennsylvania, so hopefully those fun forms of exercise will be filling my weekends all summer long!

Sarah K said...

Curious if you are still doing the Purium program and if so, how you like it.

Exercise for me is working my horse, running, and kettlebells.

Darcy said...

I love your comment about biking. I was an avid marathoner pre-baby. I've run 2 this year, but both times I didn't have fun and I think it is time to accept that it isn't the right fit for me right now and that is okay. Priorities shift and that is just life. Thanks for helping me understand that!

Kallie Brelsford said...

"Sometimes adapting can mask itself in false forms of neglecting." Such.good.words. Always blessed by your writing!

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