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Sunday, August 23, 2009

What ails me

Mind: It looks like I'm going to have to get a lawyer to make sure I get proper parental rights with Noah. I've tried to be civil with his mother. But I've noticed that she makes it harder for me to see him when she is mad at me. And when she is mad at me, she only lets me see him when she needs to run errands. I won't get into the details of our arguments, but let's just say things got real ugly Saturday.

Body: I've got a sore soleus/peroneal muscle that is also giving me pain on the outside of my ankle. I've been rolling and stretching and usually this pain goes away after the first few miles when I'm running. But Saturday, the pain never went away - and it didn't help that I ran 15 miles on a 14-mile route because I got lost. So, I think, for the first time since April, I'm going to take two consecutive days off and not run again until Tuesday. I'm going to need the rest anyway: We have a 26-mile long run scheduled for Saturday.

Soul: Hmmm... I can't run. I can't see my son. And I don't have a job.

Speaking of jobs: I got another rejection letter in the mail Saturday from a would-be employer. The best line read: "Although we were impressed with your abilities and accomplishments, we have filled the position with a candidate whose qualifications were better suited to our current needs."

I'm not going to "out" the potential employer because they said they would keep my information on file for six months. Who knows, maybe they'll give me another look, though I highly doubt it.
By the way, I do have a phone interview for a job Monday. It's part time writing/editing gig, only 24 hours a week, but it pays up to $30/hour. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


Blogger Just_because_today said...

Good luck

August 23, 2009 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

That really sucks. One thing I have tried not to do is let my relationship with my son's dad interfere with his relationship with his son. No matter what, we share time with him (although admittedly I have a greater portion because B is only 3.) Check it out online to see what the standard agreement is for kids under 3 (we don't follow it so I can't remember) and bring it up, or talk to a lawyer and then let your ex know you talked to one (isn't the initial consultation usually free?)

The ex and I have had some rough patches for sure, but luckily we are both focused on what is best for B.

As for the soleus/peroneal pain, that is not good! Try massaging it, or get a tennis ball and do your own acupressure (basically, put it under the sore muscle and lie on the tennis ball). If you do hot packs, try doing alternating hot/cold packs in the same sitting (start with hot for a longer period of time, then cold, etc. Just make sure you start with hot and end with cold.)

August 23, 2009 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger lindsay said...

hang in there kev. good luck with everything! :-/

26 mile training run? yikes. i think i'm gonna stick with 20-ish mile runs :) hope your foot ache responds well to a couple days of rest.

August 24, 2009 at 6:15 AM  
Blogger untpawgal02 said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya!

August 24, 2009 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Ulyana said...

GOOD LUCK! I hope, hope, hope you get the job! And, of course, I hope Noah's mom comes to her senses so it doesn't get ugly with the lawyers involved!!!!!
Enjoy your rest time!

August 24, 2009 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger butcept said...

Hey Kevin - sorry to hear about the ex. I don't understand how relationships can sour so much when there's such a cute, lovable guy that you two produced. I truly hope you both can work it out.

And the job - man, I really hope you get something soon. I have a lot of concern about the direction of a paper-less society. That's another blog post rant for another time. Sending best wishes your way...all the way from Raleigh, NC!

August 25, 2009 at 7:20 AM  

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