Thursday, August 09, 2007

2nd trip to Moscow and Week 30

Okay, I did the runs in the states before leaving. I'm not bold enough to go running alone on the streets of Moscow. I'm trying to get in quite a bit of riding and running before we leave again on Weds. This will be the third and final trip and will be about 10 days in length. The feeling is similar to dismounting your bike in Ironman. There's still a lot of work to do, but for the first time you actually allow yourself to think about the finish.

Dylan was really outgoing and active this last trip. A lot has changed in the last two months. He's bigger. Hell, I think his feet are almost the same size as Alexandra's! We will be getting him the day before his first birthday, August 18th, so we will be living with him in Moscow for a week before we come home. This might work out well. He'll get time to just adjust to us before we come back to the states and turn his world upside down. Might be wishful thinking, but hey that's what I've got right now.

The worst part is leaving Alexandra. I don't think I can truly express how difficult it is being away, especially being away with Leanna. At least when I travel alone I know Alexandra has Mommy. It is not getting easier to be away. It is getting harder. Events like last night don't help. Alexandra has these toys, "Little People." There is a Momma and a Dadda. She's had them for a long time and played with them in their house pretending they were us and the baby was her. This time she had the Momma and the Dadda in a toy airplane and was talking about Momma and Dadda be back. She's never put them in the airplane. She's never put them in the Taxi cab. She is showing that she knows what is going on and it is difficult for her, but she does get it. Last night she woke up in the middle of the night crying that she couldn't find the Momma and the Dadda. They were all gone. I found them in the sheets of her bed and told her, see Momma and Dadda are right here. She curled up with them and and went to sleep. It made me happy and sad at the same time, but it will all turn out for the best. Only 10 more days in Moscow and then the rest of our lives at home.

Runs: 75
Mileage: 15
YTD Mileage: 489.80