Saturday, May 19, 2012

Ideas into Motion

I don’t generally write about aviation, the airlines, or what it’s like to be a pilot. That’s Mr. Blondie’s thing, not really my area of expertise. The one thing I do know about the airline industry is it’s a volatile one. Airline mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, 9/11, etc…..the rug can be ripped out from underneath you at any time. You may sense it coming. Often you’ll have no warning at all. Either way there’s not much you can do to stop it.

That’s one reason I’m determined to make the international race happen this year. Aside from all the personal changes that might take place, who knows what Mr. Blondie’s job status and benefits will look like a year from now. We have no reason to think anything is amiss at his company, but history shows it's only matter of time til it's our turn.

Better use ‘em while we got ‘em.

The conversation in our house went something like this:

Me: So, the Brussels Marathon is on October 7th. That’s a good time of year to travel. It's easier to get to than the Lisbon RnR.

Mr.Blondie: Nods and mumbles acknowledgment while immersed in Words with Friends on his iPhone

Me: I found a really good hotel deal for the weekend too.

Mr.Blondie: Well…pauses and looks up for a minute... I really don’t want you running two marathons so close together.

Me: They have a half marathon option. Sooooo, can I do it?!

Mr. Blondie: Sure, fine with me. Attention back to iphone…..What’s a four letter word that contains a “Z” and “P”?

And there you have it. I’m officially registered.

Has a "big conversation" ever gone easier for you than expected?


  1. Now THAT is a really cool location for a marathon! I love Belgium! I'll bet it's a fast course too. Good for you!

  2. LOL.. I'm taking notes of when I should ask Chris big questions .. obviously while he's immersed in something else! Nice! Today I told Chris that the running group is trying to convince me to do the Disney Marathon instead of Space Coast - He didn't ask how much it was he just said okay, and asked why I didn't want to do it.

  3. Nicole@RunningWhileMommyMay 20, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Woo Hoo! What a great place to race! My DH flies for FedEx, so no passes but we had a similar conversation for my trip to San Fran for the NWM this coming October. I am going and he is staying home. There was a concern that I wouldn't raise enough money to do this with TNT but not matter what I am going and he is on board. Yeah for girls weekend!

  4. Sounds wonderful! I don't blame you for wanting to do it this year while you know you can. I guess next time I want to ask the hubby something controversial I'll just wait until he's immersed in some article on his iphone. :-)