One of the things I love about being a mother is sometimes late at night when the house is still and everyone is sleeping I hear the pitter patter of little feet. They are always coming at a sprint to "my side" of the bed. Little hands reach up and out for mama and I instinctively lift them up and over and they snuggle up in the crook of my arm and are instantly back to sleep.
The other night this happened and as I was falling back to sleep I felt all warm inside....WAIT, WAIT, HOLD ON, that's not something warm on the inside that is something warm on the outside. Travis must have felt the warmness as well because in a synchronized swimming type movement we both did a "up and out" type dive and then he stumbled for the light.
Our dear offspring was still sound asleep in the middle of our bed with a wide circle of pee surrounding them.
Quick "washcloth" bath and change of PJ's later the little one was warm and asleep again in their own dry bed. Travis snagged the available spot on the other "big" bed with one of the kids and I was left sleeping in a sideways U turn position for the rest of the night with the lovely smell of the urine/clorox quick cleaned mattress.
$40 of dry cleaning later all is well with the world again.
|Sleepers assume the position. Just picture the black part as my body and the yellow as...well, you know.|
More Pre Race thoughts:
I got an "urgent" email from the Race director about some changes in this Saturday's race course.
Dear 1/2 Marathon Participant, Due to forces out of our control, we have had to change the 1/2 marathon course at the last minute. The course is still USATF certified and has been checked and double checked for length accuracy. We appreciate your patience in this matter!
My 1st thought: "Oh great, they have turned the 1/2 marathon into a full one and made it all uphill."
So I clicked on the link to check out the new course and this is what I found.
Now I realize I'm not a seasoned runner but good grief this route seems a bit of a loop de loop. Actually it's perfect. Jacked up course for a jacked up racer.
"Put your right foot in, put your right foot out, put your right foot in then run a mile or two then shake it all about......"
Hey, whatever works. Even with the changed route I think things should go well as long as I don't run into any of these problems these other runners had.
|Ouch. That's going to leave a mark.|
Happy Running and good luck to all those Racing this weekend.