Tuesday, August 25, 2009

TIE ME TO THE END OF A KITE

"Oh, tie me to the end of a kite
So I can go on, I can go on with my life
Every time the wind blows stronger,
I will feel my spirit rise
I just want to go away from here"

From "Kite Song" by Rosie Thomas


I just want to go away from here.

And apparently, I'm not even being very subtle.

Yesterday I bought new running shoes and I came home, showed them to STM. "See? Aren't they great? I'm thinking of doing another marathon! I wasn't thinking of doing a marathon, I was just thinking about fitness, but the guy that sold me the shoes asked if I was going to do the Portland Marathon, and I told him that no, summer was hard to train with the kids home, the heat, the conflicting vacation schedules, etc., and he said..."

STM cut me off. "I know where this is going."

"You do?" I asked, because really, I wasn't sure where "this" was going.

"Yes. You are dying to get on an airplane. You want out of here. Now you're thinking of distant marathons so you can have a reason to leave town."

Totally busted, so I did what all mature people do who are well invested in a 20+ year relationship, I lied. "That's not true! I'm just telling you what the guy at the RUNNING store said."

But he knows and I know, that I just want to go away from here.

It's been a long summer.

The next person that says, "I can't believe how fast the summer went," is going down.

You've been warned.




* Photo from www.gifttrap.com

18 comments:

deb said...

I have a couch and you're welcome here anytime.

Jamie said...

I promise not to say anything about speed or summer..... I do hope you get a getaway soon!!

Wanda said...

Wow. I sure wish all summers were as long as this one has been.

PS - I think I probably weigh twice what you do, but I have no doubt you could take me down.

Lola said...

This momma has a new pair of shoes too! Where do you want to meet?!?!

jesswilson said...

it is a gift to be known that well. an irksome, annoying gift.

boston has a great marathon. world famous. i'm just sayin.

Jerri said...

I'm riding the Katy Trail September 19 and 20, and September 25, 26 and 27, and we've got more than enough room for you and an available bicycle.

The first trip involves a wine festival, barbeque and street dance.

Not a marathon, but the new shoes would come in handy and MO is beautiful this time of year.

Just saying....

courtneywrites said...

Come in for the Sept 13 party, hang with Terry, rock out to Jessarae. You could even bring WooHoo!
xoxo

Jenny said...

I ran the Portland marathon one year. Poured rain but it was a blast. Meet me in CO next week :-)

Suzy said...

Come to Connecticut.....

October is great! And I have vacation time...

Cape Cod...Vermont...just a few hours away...

Deb Shucka said...

You've more than earned your getaway. Take my love and prayers for peace with you. Run, Carrie, Run!

She said...

I wanna get out of here, too, and I live alone! What does that mean? ;-)

And you are so welcome in LA -- ANYTIME!

BUT I don't run anywhere! :-)

Marlies said...

Carrie run fast to my House.Wine is stocked, view of the Mountain ready(bring a Book)and we will feed you well.Just saying....

jillbob said...

Thank you for saying what so many of us are thinking. This part of summer is akin to being 'dilated to 9 cm" with 2 more weeks of labor to go.

Full Soul Ahead! said...

I never knew you did a marathon? I mean the running kind.

marge said...

Girl you need a break all by yourself. Just you. Just do it.

Amber said...

WELLLL, WE happen to have the room for a friend. And California is just a hop away-- heck! Kory was just in Portland today for work!
You are more than welcome to come.
...you can, you know, help me unpack boxes. What?? Not what you had in mind? ;)

:)

Alicia (aka Dr. Mom) said...

HA!! i love that, about how the next guy who says how fast the summer's going is "going down." LOL!! i AGREE!

kario said...

You're always welcome here, but I suspect my two children would be a deal breaker.

i say go with Suzy's offer. New England in the fall? Spectacular and you know Suzy will entertain you ;-)