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Runs for Cookies: Reader Questions #29


I will need to have been half asleep yesterday morning once I wrote my weblog put up; taking a look at it now, I am somewhat embarrassed for the overshare, haha. However I am thrilled with the bra recommendations, so thanks! 

I used to be studying by e mail yesterday once I seen a folder I might created a few months in the past for “Ask Katie” emails. I fully forgot about it! They’re questions that readers have for me to answer to on my weblog. Years in the past, I used to do a Q&A as soon as per week and it was enjoyable to reply questions–everything from what’s my favourite film to one of the simplest ways to coach for a half-marathon. (That is why that is #29; I left off with #28 in 2016.)

I’ve a couple of different folders for weblog put up concepts, too. If I do not maintain issues in my inbox, I are likely to overlook about them; so, in case you despatched me one thing like that and have not heard again from me, I am not ignoring it–I promise.

I assumed I might reply some enjoyable questions immediately…

Q. I need to know if you got a free worldwide journey, the place would you go, what would you do, how would you journey there and who would you convey?  -Lauren

A. This one is hard as a result of I’ve journey anxiousness (together with everything-else anxiousness) and the considered flying abroad scares the bejeezus out of me! So let’s simply fake that my anxiousness does not exist 😉  The one place I’ve ever had a burning want to go is to Alaska; however since that is not worldwide, I believe I might most likely choose Africa.

My dad and mom went to Nairobi in 2004 as volunteers to work with a medical employees offering a make-shift clinic for residents to see a health care provider. If I bear in mind appropriately, I believe my dad labored as a “handyman”, fixing issues that wanted it. And my mother helped match folks for prescription glasses (that had been donated) after they noticed an optometrist. She mentioned she liked seeing the disbelief and happiness on their faces after they might see clearly for the primary time.

If I did not have anxiousness, I might like to go there and do one thing comparable! My dad and mom acquired a lot out of that have and felt nice about serving to folks. They mentioned folks walked there from nice distances to see a health care provider and all people who was seen/handled was SO grateful.

Sorry, this can be a for much longer reply than I am certain you have been on the lookout for! Haha. I might convey Jerry with me–he’s my finest buddy and now we have a lot enjoyable collectively. I believe he’d actually like engaged on a mission like that, too.

Q. I actually get pleasure from Jerry’s posts; he looks as if an ideal man.  I’ve a query for each you and Jerry.  What’s the most embarrassing factor that one in every of your youngsters did, that you just secretly discovered humorous?  , if you have been completely humiliated as a father or mother however simply couldn’t cease laughing about it?  -Kathy

A. Ohmygosh, there are such a lot of! What a enjoyable query. Jerry does not embarrass simply, however as quickly as I learn your query, the reply popped into my thoughts instantly. And Jerry agreed that that is the very best reply to your query…

When Noah was in preschool, the youngsters needed to line up simply inside the doorway to the varsity till the instructor got here and walked all of them to the classroom. The dad and mom would sit on the benches within the hallway whereas the youngsters lined up and waited for the instructor. Naturally, the youngsters talked to one another whereas they have been in line.

Noah was having an animated four-year-old-boy dialog with the boy behind him. The instructor appeared and like all the time, she would wait till the youngsters have been quiet after which she’d stroll them down the corridor. At the very same time that it fell silent, Noah yelled to the child he was speaking to, “Shut up, you retard!” (being 4 years outdated, his speech wasn’t excellent and it seemed like “wee-todd”).

Now, you KNOW that I do not use that word–spending a lot time with Mark earlier than he died, it broke my coronary heart to see how some folks handled him for his mental disability–so I do not know the place Noah heard it.

I used to be mortified and I pulled Noah apart to speak to him about 1) not yelling at folks like that; and a couple of) the way it’s not okay to say that phrase. If I am being sincere, although, I used to be attempting arduous to not giggle. It was the proper timing of the entire thing–yelling it proper because it acquired tremendous quiet, and his speech (“wee-todd”) made it humorous. I informed Jerry about it later and we acquired giggle about it. Jerry and I nonetheless convey up that second in dialog from time to time!


Thanks, Kathy and Lauren, for the enjoyable questions! I loved answering them. If anybody else has a query for me, please ask! You may e mail it to me at: katie (at) runsforcookies (dot) com. Ensure you say someplace within the e mail that it is okay to put up on my weblog; I do not need to by accident put up one thing that was meant only for me. Relying on what number of questions I get, I will reply them periodically once I’m undecided what to jot down about.



And now a query for all of YOU… what’s the most surprising and sort factor that somebody has achieved for you?
(I do know that attempting to touch upon my weblog is a pain–sometimes *I* cannot even do it–so I apologize. I do not know how one can repair it!)

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