“At first an ordeal and then an accomplishment, the daily run becomes a staple, like bread, or wine, a fine marriage, or air. It is also a free pass to friendship.”
~ Benjamin Cheever, Strides

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Unusual Marinades

Mark came home from work yesterday, went upstairs to change...and came back downstairs with a funny look on his face.

Avery was having her nightly tantrum, so I just said "WHAT?"  He then asked me what I'd been marinating in our bathroom.  Pause.  "Oh, the baby."  Ha.  Avery has cradle cap.  A solution recommended to me was to brush olive oil on the spot pre-bath and then rinse/wash it off.  She got the suggested treatment and I left the olive oil in our bathroom in case I wanted to do it again.  It did seem to work.  Anyone else ever try this?  The marinade comment is particularly amusing to me since I often tell Avery that "some animals eat their young."
Huh.  Mommy's trick actually worked.
During last nights run, I had a running first... I successfully took off my jacket and tied it around my waste without slowing down, stopping and without dropping anything.  Go me!

Tonight, I fully intended to go on a quick 2.2 mile run before my strength training workout.  Avery refused to take an afternoon nap and was in that lovely too-tired-to-sleep-or-be-happy persona.  That persona was compounded by the normal 6pm witching hour when Avery is typically cranky.  Bottom line, by the time Mark got home, all I wanted to do was curl up with a book and some candy.  I skipped the candy, but not the book.
Don't listen to her, I'm a perfect angel.
I am now having running guilt from skipping even that short run.  Enough guilt that I considered leaving for a run at 10pm, but not enough guilt that I seriously considered my treadmill.  Don't judge.

Avery has two other fun tricks these days.  Exploring other options for paci-use....
It's more interesting at this angle.
She has also found a way to travel across the floor.  She doesn't utilize her impressive rolling skills, oh no, not my daughter.  And, she hasn't learned proper crawling yet, instead she's imitating inch worms.
My neck is stronger than your knee tendons mommy.
Every time she does it, I get worried that she's going to snap her little neck.  Totally rational, right?  She particularly loves to do this trick while you're changing her.  So fun!

Do you get exercise guilt?
Can you strip mid-run, mid-exercise?
What's the strangest thing you've marinated?


  1. I still feel bad about her skipping her nap! I'm quite impressed by your stripping skills. Pretty soon you'll be naked anywhere!

  2. A nicely marinated baby is a my favorite Sunday meal.

  3. Avery is the cutest little babe ever :) and I miss the little baby stage everyday......especially now when Logan won't go down for his nap and is running around screaming - to the park!

  4. What's cradle cap? Is it a secret for only mommas to know?? I had a friend who did the Half with me my first year who took off all of her shirts, removed the layer that was making her too hot, and put one back on. All in the middle of the race - she was in a bra for a few minutes of the race. It was odd!

    1. Yes it is a secret! He He. It's basically baby dandruff. Dry scaliness on her scalp. It's very common in babies. I believe the technical term is infantile seborrheic dermatitis.

  5. Love that little inchworm photo, too funny! They all find their own ways to get around. L did the army arm/elbow crawl for awhile before she found her knees. Ugh on the 6pm witching hour, I remember that well. It gets better! Now we generally have happy evenings, but tantrums can come at any point during the day. Not sure which is worse!


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