saying goodbye - my dad, nick, miranda and rich
My sister had moved back to the Philly area last summer to go to grad school. Her boyfriend at the time was living in this area. They got an apartment together and within a month, she moved out and they broke up and she withdrew from school, and by the beginning of this year moved back to D.C. She started enjoying running more and as a college athlete (swimming) and stronger natural athlete than me, she'll probably start beating my times. She is into the triathlon scene and is trying to get serious about it, so the running was definitely her weak point and she is improving on it.
Picture from last weekend's finish - loving it!
My brother keeps to himself most of the time but I know if I ever need anything, he'd be there for me. We went to the same high school and college and were 2 years apart. He bought me beer with his fake ID when he was a freshmen in college and I was a junior. Sometimes I get disappointed that he doesn't want to divulge more info and he seems to have been forever wounded by his older sister tripping him when he was learning to walk -I guess I was around 3 and was not thrilled with any competition. It sounds like a was a real mean and bratty sister growing up, but now I would do anything for either of my siblings and never would want to do anything to hurt them!
I feel so lucky to have a brother and a sister, but I will admit that sometimes I feel like I put more into our relationships than they do. It is probably my personality but sometimes I want more - closer, deeper relationships and I get frustrated. I feel disappointed often. I am truly working on counting my blessings, because there are so many, and not dwelling on the things I'd want to change. I am so lucky with everything that I have. And one thing that I think ahead to is that I hope to really foster relationships between my kids so that they are super close. After #2, I definitely want to have at least 1-2 more kids.
What is your relationship with your siblings? I'll save another day for parents. Yikes.
This morning I went swimming - I can deal with 6:30 instead of 5:30! Then we did a family 5k! I was thinking of my goals and I think instead of a marathon, that I want to focus on doing a triathlon next spring. That is going to be my goal post baby: Short races and a tri!
Nick psyching out the competition:
NO MEAT ATHLETE SHIRT :)
24 weeks: Lots of heartburn, don't have to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom! (I don't remember this last time), running slow, swimming slow, feeling pretty good!
Happy Easter !