Thinking & Feeling

“The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.” Horace Walpole

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

My lovely (renegade) son

So this is what Quinn decided to do yesterday....

Seems he has been bantering with his teacher and asked if he could shave his head (they are NOT allowed to have their hair that short). The teacher said 'Yes sure'. He then asked me last night and I said 'Knock yourself out' or some such dismissive comment... and so he did.

Seems I couldn't believe the teacher consented, but he kinda DID and teacher didn't think I'd let him. Because according to Quinn 'a normal mom wouldn't let their child do it'.

So today I have had a deputy headmaster on the phone with the 'we are not amused' message.

They said he was a complete spectacle this morning with everyone pointing and laughing etc. So now he has to eat his lunch outside the principal's office, and has to wear a school regulation hat to and from school for a week and may not 'represent the school' formally anywhere until it grows out enough.

All things considered it's hardly a major transgression and I think this falls under the 'working out who I am and what my style' is self-expression. So I don't think it's a big deal. Even the deputy head said he didn't think it was done in defiance or to rebel at school or anything. I don't think he realised how much attention and peer-ridicule he'd get though so I think he is a bit embarrassed and upset by that. Shame.

Never a dull moment with this one though! J 

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Jive Women's Day Challenge 2013

I ran the Jive Women's Day Challenge 10km race in Bellville on Friday.

I have run this race a few times before (see below) It was at this race last year that I FINALLY managed to break my 50/min 10km barrier.

Although on the morning I actually didn't feel like running at all, once the race got started I was fine and even started enjoying it.

It was FREEZING cold though and for the first few kms my feet were numb from the cold. I felt pretty strong and pushed myself as much as I was able to, and managed to finish it in 47:55 and placed 63rd which I was happy with!

My sister Belinda, her nanny Lilian, and our step-mom Rose also came along and did the 5km event and so did the boys. Quinn decided to actually run this time and did pretty well. He seems to have finished in well under 30 mins. Next time I'll give him something to time himself with properly! I may have some competition on my hands soon!! :) 

My results and stats are below:

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All Races
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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Park Run - Greenpoint Park - Saturdays @ 8am

These are taking off, SA ones organised by Bruce Fordyce 

Griff and I attended this past Saturday and it was such fun. I think we'll become regulars.

If you are in Cape Town - or any of the other venues they are held - I can highly recommend this. Come join us!


parkrun South Africa

welcome to parkrun

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; we welcome you all.

Using the events page, select the event you are most interested in and review all the information about the course, local news items, the photo gallery and information about volunteering. Also, take a look at the extensive results page where you will find an incredible amount of information about your past performance.

Greenpoint parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

What is Greenpoint parkrun?

It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.

When is it?

Every Saturday at 8:00am.

Where is it?

It's run in Greenpoint Park, Greenpoint, Cape Town. Between Bay, Bill Peter's, and Vlei Roads. See Course page for more details.

What does it cost to join in?

Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder).

How fast do I have to be?

We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Greenpoint parkrun needs you!

It is entirely organised by volunteers - to help.

We're friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in a local café - please come and join us!

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Sometimes Quinn is just awesome...

Like today when he was baby sitting his cousin Juliette at Kirstenbosch. She was having a bit of a grumpy strop when they arrived so the boys took her off to play while Bee and I walked around and chatted.

When I got back to them Quinn was sitting with her on his lap and teaching her how to count.

He is SO good with her.