Archives For Marriage

for Karen…

I wish I had a magic wand
I know you wish one too
I wish I had all answers
The reasons why for you

I wish I had a magic wand
I’d transport me and you
We’d take actions, make decisions
To change what we’ve gone through

Sadly I don’t have one
No means no method for “redo”
Instead I have two ears, two arms
To listen to and comfort you

Listening and comforting
Those actions are not new
But hopefully they remind
I love and am here for you

© 2013 Dennis Arriaga


Training Journal – 3/13/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan – W12/D3
  • Today’s session: 6 mile easy run @ 8:27-9:28 pace
  • Comments: I did a 6.48 @ 8:10
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13,665,600 Minutes

January 24, 2013 — Leave a comment

Celebrating 26 years of wedded bliss today!

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I am so blessed!


Training Journal – 1/24/13:

  • Current plan: Big Sur Marathon Training Plan – W5/D4
  • Today’s session:7 mile easy run @ 8:37-9:37 pace
  • Comments: I did 8.11 @ 8:25

Thankful…

November 22, 2012 — Leave a comment

…for the kind, wonderful, amazing, gracious, loving, supportive, encouraging, and understanding person on the left! I am truly blessed!


Training Journal – 11/22/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: Silicon Valley Turkey Trot 10k
  • Comments: PR’d with a 47:55 @ 7:43 avg pace! Race report later…

Sometimes you just have one of those days where the “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” phrase applies…

It’s funny how it often just takes and email or two to hose things up. You see, …

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Still, things always get better after I talk to and hang with my wife… I’m totally looking forward to a great 3-day weekend!


Training Journal – 8/31/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 5 mile easy run @ 9:09
  • Comments: I did 5.4 @ an 8:20 pace

Two Treats

August 18, 2012 — Leave a comment

I got two treats today: a few of my favorite, pineapple-filled Danish cookies from Solvang and my wife, who came home a day early from a quick trip to Solvang with her parents!

Me happy! Annie too!


Training Journal – 8/18/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: Rest…with a bit of yard work sprinkled in…but mostly rest!

Pretty much every evening, my wife and I spend some time on our patio – or as we call it “patio time.” There’s a flock of seagulls (witty reference to 80s band intended) that hangs out at the shopping center near us, most of the time on the roof or circling around the area. Most evenings, they’re pretty vocal; and, if you close your eyes, it’s just like being at the ocean!


Training Journal – 8/17/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 5 mile run @ race pace (8:37)
  • Comments: I did 5.25 @ an 8:15 pace

Cake Induced Memory

August 15, 2012 — Leave a comment

My wife made a Dump Cake yesterday. This slice of goodness (ok, maybe scoop is a better description) is a wonderful mix of cherry, pineapple, cake, and pecan. Yummy, yummy!

This treat also induces memories of when we were dating…

When we started dating, I worked as a security guard. One post I had for a while was at a construction site – if you’re local, it was when they converted the old outdoor mall setup to what is now Vally Fair Mall. While on the day shift, Karen would bring me lunch when she could, which often included this wonderful desert (even then, I was spoiled!) I think I gained 10 pounds in short order downing this treat.

Every time she makes a Dump Cake, ah the memories!


Training Journal – 8/15/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: 5 mile easy run @ 9:09
  • Comments: I did 5.25 @ an 8:25 pace.