Friday, October 22, 2010

the same, but different

first off, don't forget my CSN Stores giveaway, which ends Sunday, a $75 gift card is up for grabs here.

I'm going to try and go for a run this weekend, I figured a three week rest should do it.  I'm actually nervous about it, and have my fingers crossed that hammy holds it together for a incident free run!

I find it so interesting that two people with the same parents can be so different physically.  I was talking to one of my sisters the other day, and she mentioned how she's down to 116 pounds, and had to go out and buy some new pants.  This is the result of her running around after her one year old, and three year old, and not having many chances to eat.  She's tiny to begin with, and delicate, while I'm on the complete opposite end of the spectrum, over six inches taller, I inherited the sturdier Irish build (lets say I would probably have made it through the famine).  It's not only genetics, but behavior.  When Luke and Eliza were small, I never lost weight just because I was busy with them, I always managed to cram something in my mouth, because for me, a hungry Mommy is a crabby Mommy.  And we don't want that.

I love this photo of said sister and I, dated October 1979.  It sits on my dresser, and is one of my favorites, not just because of the Bee Gees lunchbox.

My next post is my 300th, and I keep debating on what to write about.

Any ideas?

25 comments:

Tinkerbeth said...

I like the white picket fence. Must be one of the 10 best places to raise a family! Very sweet!

Heather said...

You had THE coolest lunchbox, love it! I'm hoping you have a incident free run this weekend!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Very cool pic!

Good luck with the run this weekend!

Emz said...

I love this photo. So awesome.

Sisters are the best. I love the memories I have of my sisters.

yonca said...

What a pretty pic of you and your sister.Love the luncbox:) Good luck!

Lisa said...

cute picture! Good luck with your run!! Try not to push yourself too hard.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

I'm totally different than all my siblings, funny how that works sometimes. All my kids act different, but look the same!

The Green Girl said...

I agree, people have a hard time believing my sisters and I are related - much less the same race!

Mighty M said...

300 posts! So exciting - you could do a Q&A, or another giveaway (like some of your favorite things)...or just an update of your run. I usually keep things simple (although I get grandiose ideas)

I always laugh a little when someone says they don't have time to eat! I would NEVER not have time to eat. But there are truly some lighter people out there that don't get as hungry and just "forget" to eat. Wish I was one, but I will always be tall, athletic, and HUNGRY. :)

Johann said...

Lovely photo! I'm the youngest of four. I hope the hammy behaves well. Enjoy your weekend!

Zoƫ said...

Awww, sister love! Enjoy your run this weekend! Don't worry too much about the hammy. Just take it easy. :)

Julie @ "Hotlegs Runner" said...

awww nice pic! and cool bee gees lunch box!

Tortuga_Runner said...

Love the picture. I'm pretty different from my siblings too. Funny how life works out that way. Have a great run! Post #300 "who is the sleeper baker?" An ode to yourself :)

Jill said...

OMG, LOVE LOVE LOVE that picture. Priceless! Crossing fingers that the run goes well and is totally pain-free!!! (hugs)

Michelle said...

What a sweet picture! Good luck with your run!!

Anne said...

Great photo :)
Hope your run is painless and fun.

Erika said...

that's such a sweet picture! good luck on your run this weekend! 300 posts is a lot!! I agree...maybe a Q and A?!?

Kristin said...

Cute pic!! You are tall in this picture too!!!
You should write about your best moments in running since starting your blog!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i'm an only, so I often just wonder how I'm so different from my mom! she's way short and way tinier than me!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I hope the run is uneventful and there're no problems with your hammy!

That picture is very cool!

Iron Mike said...

Coulda survived the famine. Ha.

And, oh my, I hope you didn't pound on your poor sister too much. As for genetics and metabolism, my dad told my siblings and I one day, "in this family, you CAN get fat." thus each of us has our own little way of preventing that fated outcome.

300th post?
Wow, that is a ton of posts.
Here's what I'd like (yes I'm probably late on this one, too). Go back to that first post, and tell us how far you've come in your search.

Black Knight said...

Cute pic, I am an only so I cannot compare myself with a sister/brother. I hope that your run went well. For the 300: a big celebration with a recall (pics included) of the n° 1, 100 and 200.

Julie said...

I love that picture...I am pretty sure that I wore my socks like that too:) Sisters....friends for life!

FruitFly said...

That lunchbox ... wow! :)

Kevin said...

Nice lunchbox!!

Kevin
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