Running in khakis (not me) and babysitting

I completely forgot to mention the guy who ran in this past weekend’s 5K wearing long khaki pants and a plaid, short-sleeved button-down shirt.  I’m annoyed to admit that, even dressed like that, he passed me.  Easily and early.  I mentioned it to John after the race (he didn’t see the guy), and he reminded me that we’d seen a bunch of kids dressed in costumes.  This was an adult, but he did look very Forrest Gump-ish, so maybe it was a costume.  Either way, it was strange.  And now that I think about it, I remember seeing another runner in khakis back in that Falls Church 5K last spring.  Maybe it was the same guy.  Except I’m pretty sure I was faster than the guy in Falls Church.

I had a good time babysitting Colin last night.  Christina and Will went to a concert, and I got to play with the baby.  Who, for the first time ever, warmed up to me almost immediately.  He was almost snuggly at times!  We played with his matchbox cars and watched Kung Fu Panda.  He snacked a bit, showed me all his books, and went to bed easily.  He was asleep by 7:30 and Christina and Will got home around eleven, so I spent the rest of the evening watching random TV (early episodes of Scrubs and then a bunch of episodes of South Park) and reading.  I was really tired, but I resisted napping ’cause I wanted to be able to fall asleep easily once I got home.  Falling asleep was not a problem.  Getting up to run was not so easy, but I managed.  Just not early, so I didn’t run far.

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