Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Garmin 310XT in the dining room window to catch satelite signals before I went outside, I noticed that the old dishwasher that I had put at the end of driveway last night was gone... It's too early for the trash truck to have come. As soon as I stepped out of the front door, I was startled by a black cat on the walkway staring up at me. It ran away as I was closing the door. A quarter mile into my run I saw a huge possum? scampering across the road. I've never seen one of them in the neighborhood. Then my Garmin was off... this route is almost always 3.11 miles, plus or minus 2 hundreths, but today it registered 3.01 miles. Lots of weirdness on my daughter's birthday. Hope she has a happy 12th birthday!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Today would have been my mom's 68th birthday. I miss her! I remember she used to have Chinese for lunch on her birthday, so that's what my daughter and I did tonight. Then my daughter convinced me to get manicures to celebrate (next door to Mah Jong, our favorite Chinese restaurant). We had a great time talking about memories of my mom.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Jaemor Farms. Then we had fun picking a pumpkin (make that three) off the vine in the pumpkin patch. And after that, we had homemade peach and strawberry ice cream and purchased fresh vegetables to take home for dinner. Great day!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sweetwater Creek State Park. I know that a 50K trail race is held here so I took my running gear with me to the meeting. I planned to do a trail run, but a little over a mile into it, it turned into a technical hike. I decided to forego the running for the adventure of attempting to cross the creek. Gorgeous! Technical! Great adventure!
Monday, October 11, 2010
http://www.goheadband.com/. It worked as advertised... kept the sweat out of my eyes and didn't slip. It even worked double duty to keep my hair out of my face while crusing with the top down in my convertible afterwards.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
A month or so ago, my friends and I decided to not do the Chicago marathon. We all had injuries of various sorts that prevented us from training properly. We were all sad this week. So earlier this week I had decided to run 10 miles on 10/10/10. But that didn't happen either. Mid-afternoon yesterday a brutal stomach virus hit me. I was sooooo sick. I can't remember the last time I vomited so much. Not fun. I felt better today, but definitely not up to a 10 mile run. So I settled for just an easy jog/walk in the neighborhood. But hey, I did run/walk the neighborhood loop in 27 minutes and 10 seconds, so I guess I did get my 10 in :-)