So once again I didn’t reach my running target – I managed 191km’s and not the targeted 230km’s. However I didn’t run for almost a week due to various factors and it doesn’t matter how hard I tried it is almost impossible to catch up 40km’s in a week and a bit – my legs and time were just not on my side.
However in comparison with last year I’m still ahead and I survived last year’s Comrades so here is hoping.
And then I went running yesterday whilst Zoe was playing netball – yes I was so extremely grateful for the extra day in February because it gave me the opportunity to run some extra kilometers for February! 🙂 After my run one of the mums said to me that she envy me because it must be so nice to be so passionate about something and to do it all the time and it makes her feel so bad because she doesn’t feel passionate about anything.
And then I started to think about this – I really don’t want to make people feel bad, I much rather want to inspire people to try and do something – it may not be running but I want to show that with all the juggling we do with our busy lives it is still possible to have something to feel passionate about. Us woman are our own worst enemies – we should really encourage each other more instead of gossiping and judging. We are all just trying our best – and everybody’s best is different…
What else happened in February?
- Hubby is so completely swamped at work – I honestly don’t know how he is going to cope – he is not running, he is gaining weight and he is drained and depressed. I feel so sorry for him.
- Sis in law was informed on Monday that she has been retrenched and her last day is Wednesday – how awful – especially if you think the company is a household name and you see them everywhere. So if anybody knows of a secretarial position somewhere in Cape Town let me know please.
- Our silly Border Collie managed to rip a big hole in her chest. It was an operation first to get rid of the dead flesh and then she continued to scratch and lick until she got a plastic collar – that didn’t last long – she lost is somewhere in the garden. Now she is bandaged and it looks although she is wearing a vest – she is so irritated, she is rubbing against everything and trying to bite the bandages off, but at least the wound is finally starting to heal. Did I mention that they had to restitch the wound 3 times because of her licking and scratching?
- It seems although Zoe has turned a corner academically – her average marks are about 10% better than last year – amazing what a difference a teacher can make.
- And then the unmentionable threat hanging over all our heads with school going kids – lice. Yes Zoe managed to pick it up somewhere and I’ve been battling with it since middle January. I’m at my wits end – I have now tried everything and just when we think the battle is over, we get another one. The amount of money I have spend on treatments are just crazy. And Zoe doesn’t have normal kid’s hair, so to comb it out with that little metal comb takes at least three hours!!! My theory is now that there is a kid in class with lice and the parents aren’t treating it and Zoe picks it up from this kid… I want to wrap her head in cling film!!! And now I’m scratching again!! 🙂
- Work is crazy AND it is year end so I better get cracking again.
- We went to Marakele this past weekend, it is close to Thabazimbi. But I want to do a complete blog post about the small towns of South Africa.
Thanks Helen for reaching out last week – I really needed your kind words.