Monday, August 06, 2007

No Miles

Sure I've walked plenty, but I didn't get the feeling anyone was going to post their miles with me, so I'm dropping that little attempt at posting daily mileage here. Anyway, my new pedometer is far less reliable than the old one.

Today I walked very few miles. Lyra and I were doing errands and at the "baby friendly" movies again before it started pouring. Lyra has now seen Shrek 3, The Namesake, Sicko, Evening, Oceans 13, Once, and Waitress. We're hoping the Simpsons movie shows up as a baby-friendly movie soon! Anyone seen it?

Here's the Simpsonized version of Lyra, touched up by a graphic artist friend (the Simpsons site wouldn't let me give a baby lots of hair):

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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Miles: 4.04 Rolls: 2

I walked four miles today, some of them at the gym. Otherwise I was sitting on my butt in my studio destroying things. It's hard being patient -- I spent some serious time learning these skills I'm using and then took serious time off. But you know what? At least I'm used to being patient with that...the gym and the extra work I have to do there is far newer for me. Oh well, I'm showing up for it all, right? I'm always doing one thing instead of another, and I made good choices. Maybe I chose a litte too much eating out while pregnant, but I'm doing a lot less of it now. What I missed while choosing to work today is that Lyra rolled from back to front today...twice. She's got places to go, this kid, I'm telllin' ya.

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Miles (2.36) and Years (38)

We took Lyra lots of miles this week. But this weekend we were in a lakeside cabin and most of my motion involved floating.
Yesterday: 2.36 walking about Cambridge -- don't forget to join me and post yours. I'll post today's later.

Lyra got dipped in the lake up to her waist. She began with a serious dumbstruck look with her eyes on mine to see if this wacky feeling was okay. By the time I bounced her feet on the sand in the shallow cove, she was yelping happily. It was really fun. She also got to meet my oldest friend, who grew up going to the cabin next door. That means Merey met me And Lyra before we could talk. Pretty cool. I guess that is probably the most constant place I've had in my life.

I also realized that Lyra was the fourth generation of my family to go to the camp. That kind of blew my mind. I mean, it still seems like a place we visited my grandmother and now here I am with a kid and her grandmother and mine are both gone and I'm telling Lyra that the braided rug was made by her great-great grandmother and that seems just ancient somehow. And like we should probably clean it.

I was thinking again about how people always tell men if they're a good dad but not women if they're a good mom, probably because the bar is put much higher. I was talking to a friend yesterday and he said he really wanted to be a "family man," and I realized I couldn't think of an equivalent female term. This whole "mom" stuff is pretty interesting. I must say I am enjoying Being a mother though. I feel pretty happy lately. Especially since I feel like I've been reclaiming my life more and more, and she's a pretty enjoyable sidekick to have.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007


Okay, so I already lost the pedometer. I think it is at the Taste of Cambridge somewhere, probably clocking in at about 1.5 miles only today, since it was so hot and I was in the house a lot of the day. The good news? My insurance company sent me one for free recently, so I'll use that one tomorrow. It has a safety clip on it.

By tomorrow Lyra will have been in Maine, Cape Cod, and NH, seen two movies, and been to two big public events all in one week. Whew.


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Miles: 3.86

A couple of years ago my brother gave me a pedometer. I was amazed to see that I could walk half a mile just in my small house sometimes. Then we started e-mailing each other how far we walked each day and it was pretty interesting since he roams about in the woods all the time and I walk around in the city a lot of the time. It was also quite informative when I took it on vacation and realized that I had walked 18 miles one day in Tokyo!

Anyway, I could use the incentive to be walking more and to remember to wear the pedometer now. So, I'll try to post my daily mileage and I think it would be cool and good for all involved if you join me and post yours and where you're walking (and if you're running).

For today:
Cambridge/Boston normal walking about -- all with Lyra. 3.86 miles.