“Filipinos always tell you, “Eat more, eat more, eat more!” And they pile food on your plate, make you take it home, and give it to you every time you visit. And then when you gain weight they say, “You’re fat! You’re fat! You’re fat!”—My Little Sister
It’s official! I’m training for a marathon. I have my heart set on Big Sur. This is now on my list of things to do in life.
I found out that long distance running originated in Greece where so called “all-day runners” or ultra-runners (meaning they covered hundreds of miles) were professionals who delivered messages across cities. They were faster than horses, which makes sense given Greece’s terrain. Legit! After Big Sur I want to start training for marathons abroad - maybe Athens, for starters? :) Not sure if I’m tough enough for an ultra marathon but the possibility is somewhere on the horizon, and besides, wouldn’t it just be cool?
I’ve been spending a lot of time with Ella. She’s more manageable now that she’s 3. She is 50% fashion baby, and 50% techie baby. Fashion baby - she’ll try on and walk around in my mom’s leather boots, or Eleine’s heels, sunglasses, and scarf. Luckily, she’s a super techie baby - she knows how to operate a TV, a laptop, a cellphone, and she can play games on the Wii with assistance. Definitely a hands-on learner but also a good book-learner - she now knows how to read. Legit.