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5 mile run tonight. 45 minutes on the stationary bike and a little bit of strength training last night. 

I love running. I love what it has done for me mentally and physically. I love feeling strong. 

I love where I run. It has been a little while since I’ve run by the waterfront. The view was stunning tonight, I couldn’t help but stop, even though I didn’t need the break. I don’t know the girl that was in that last picture, but I do know she seemed very happy to be outside, walking along the beautiful bay tonight.

Saturday/Sunday

I’m becoming more focused in my runs, hence the lack of photographs. I’m pleased to have my focus back. I can lose time and distance without thinking about anything. 

Hi there guys. :-) 
Um, yeah, I pretty much suck at taking photos of myself this way. 
Let’s see, 4 miles Wednesday and another 3 today. Slowly building back up the mileage. 

Hi there guys. :-) 

Um, yeah, I pretty much suck at taking photos of myself this way. 

Let’s see, 4 miles Wednesday and another 3 today. Slowly building back up the mileage. 

See, I love this. Not knowing what is on the other side of that hill. Even if it’s nothing particularly special (and it wasn’t), it’s still fun to explore the unknown. 

This area, though, is not really the ideal place to go exploring. The first time I ran along this path (much further back on the trail), I had to check to make sure the guy lying face down in the middle of the trail wasn’t dead — he wasn’t dead, just passed out from all the alcohol he consumed (bottles right next to his body). 

Today, I ran further along the trail, and bravely (read: stupidly) ran into an area that I had a sinking feeling was a very, very, very bad place to go. The lowered Suburban full of guys that moved at the same pace I did for about 3 minutes almost sent me on an all-out sprint. Some places I just don’t belong in, and this is one of them. Oh well.

45 minutes on the stationary bike on Monday, followed by some GI Jane push ups. I tried to do some sit ups, but I seriously tore some ab muscles the last go round, so that didn’t happen. 

4 mile run tonight, with hills.

I tried to take a nice picture, but I kind of fell apart. I’ve been in an extraordinarily giddy mood today. I’m not sure what they put in the coffee this morning.

More on my run yesterday. 

I ran from home to the next town over. This town is RUN DOWN. Most of the stores that line the main drag are empty, save for the molded contents inside. Most of the lots are overgrown with weeds and rusted cars. People used to frequent the dive bars; now they line up to beg for forgiveness in one of the churches that line every street corner.

So why do I run here? Because over the years, this place has become one of the few towns that really captures my imagination. From the dingy restaurants to the dark sketchy alley ways, there is no shortage of ideas for those of us that thrive on our imaginations. I’ve even written short stories about this place.

Why do I like working here? Because I can wear anything that I want, including Jimi t-shirts. I’m currently listening to B.B. King. Although life is stressful, my spirit feels light today. Even while listening to the blues.
I think it’s due to the 7 miles I ran yesterday. 

Why do I like working here? Because I can wear anything that I want, including Jimi t-shirts. I’m currently listening to B.B. King. Although life is stressful, my spirit feels light today. Even while listening to the blues.

I think it’s due to the 7 miles I ran yesterday. 

sit ups from Hell and 45 minutes on the stationary bike — yesterday.

I was already super sore first thing this morning. Ahhh… I like being sore, it means I’m pushing myself.

A night of rest after a stressful week. 

And tomorrow, I run.

yesterday and a lame one mile run today.

These days are just getting the better of me, I tell you. I have to play the role of the single parent in the mornings, which is really hectic. Then I work my super stressful job for 8+ hours, go home to do chores, make dinner, and do homework with the boys. Trying to find time to exercise is getting really difficult, and energy to do it even more so. 

To top it off, my oldest has a stomach flu. Good grief. I’ve loved every bit of motherhood, but I really wish we could fast forward to the point where the kids know the difference between a fart and… I also wish they’d learn to floss their own teeth, too… Every morning I think to myself as I floss their teeth, will I still be flossing your teeth when you’re 30?!?!?

The camping trip was canceled. We were an hour into the drive when I decided to check for wildfires (growing up, we went camping every year, and no one ever checked). I found out about one, which was over an hour away from our campsite, so we figured it was safe to still go. Three hours into the drive, I finally got a hold of someone at the campsite and she informed me that we could still go, but that there were two other smaller fires, much closer to the campsite, and that campers were leaving. 
With a heavy heart, we turned around. We were on the road for 7+ hours Saturday, for nothing. A ton of planning, for nothing. But we are not one of the people that has lost their home to these wildfires, our cities have not been evacuated due to wildfires… so we have nothing to complain about.
We took the boys to the park yesterday (that’s me hanging out on the slide). Today we are taking the boys to Chuck E Cheese.
Life is what we make of it. 
P.S. Shortly after this photo was taken, both my boys pushed me down the slide. We were a tangled mass of legs falling down the slide. Got to love it. 

The camping trip was canceled. We were an hour into the drive when I decided to check for wildfires (growing up, we went camping every year, and no one ever checked). I found out about one, which was over an hour away from our campsite, so we figured it was safe to still go. Three hours into the drive, I finally got a hold of someone at the campsite and she informed me that we could still go, but that there were two other smaller fires, much closer to the campsite, and that campers were leaving. 

With a heavy heart, we turned around. We were on the road for 7+ hours Saturday, for nothing. A ton of planning, for nothing. But we are not one of the people that has lost their home to these wildfires, our cities have not been evacuated due to wildfires… so we have nothing to complain about.

We took the boys to the park yesterday (that’s me hanging out on the slide). Today we are taking the boys to Chuck E Cheese.

Life is what we make of it. 

P.S. Shortly after this photo was taken, both my boys pushed me down the slide. We were a tangled mass of legs falling down the slide. Got to love it.