Friday, May 18, 2012

Looking forward

I was off yesterday and today. Yesterday I did some repair work around the house and some yard work, met Terri for lunch and then a little shopping. Last night we went and did some new running shoe shopping. Mine are on

Today did a 8.8 mile run. It was hot but good to get out there.
Came home and finished packing for the weekend. Yours truly is honored to accompany my great nephew on his first family boy scout camping!! I am super excited. Nature and quality time with Conner.

I leave you with some pics from my run

First is a heron I think, along the river I was running

Next is my new compression sleeves. Jury still out on them.

Last but not least, I think this will be my new running fuel addiction. Honey Stinger gummies. Pink Lemonade flavor!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday Tidbits

Had a blast this past weekend with backpacking. It was fun spending time with my brother Bryan, nephew Devon and his girlfriend Sam and my backpacking buddy Lori. The weather was great and sunny. Would have liked to hike more but my brother was new to it and not acclimated to it quite yet. Hoping for more trips this year.
 Me acting silly

 The gang around our campfire

A trail we hiked

The Friday before backpacking  Terri and I went on a bike ride. It was late but we had fun. Not many on the trail.

Missed my long run on Sunday with backpacking. Did a nice 6 miles this morning and was gifted with a beautiful sight on my route. It was at the Goodyear Metro Park that I run through the parking lot. It was so breathtaking. The picture does not even do it justice.

Dealing with some emotional junk in regards to my mother and expectations that I have and continually get disappointed. I need to not be so passive with her and be more assertive and learn to set stronger boundaries.

On a happy note, I am excited for this coming weekend. I will be taking my great nephew Conner on his first Boy Scout Family camp out. He had a choice of sleeping in the lodge or out in a tent. He chose a tent. I am excited to spend quality time with him and bond more and also share my love of camping with him.

Friday, May 11, 2012

I swear it jumped up at me

Yes, I swear the sidewalk jumped up at me this morning.
I finally bit the sidewalk this am and scraped my palms and a little road rash to right knee. All in all I came out good but my pride was hurt. I will survive. And this is why I don't like running on Akron sidewalks, such poor condition but I was on them this morning with the heavy car traffic.

I got my package from Manna Organics that I won from the giveaway from Laima from Women's endurance gear. I received 4 packages. 2 of trail mix and 2 of tropical mix. At first I was shocked with the rawness of it and it was refreshing. I am used to the sugary mix of trail mix or gorps. I really like this. In fact it is packed and ready for my backpacking trip this weekend. Thank you Laima

Preparing for a small backpacking trip this weekend to Raccoon Creek State Park. It will be a little different. Taking my brother and my nephews girlfriend for the first time. My friend Lori and my nephew have been before. So to not overwhelm them we might pack in about 2-3 miles, arrive at shelter, drop packs and daypack for the day. It will just be nice getting out into nature and it is supposed to be beautiful. High 70's and sunny with low 50's overnight

Pics to come after trip.

Happy Mother's Day to all who have children- human and fur kids!