Sunday, May 29, 2011


Tomorrow is Memorial Day... May 30th.
99 days from Memorial Day is Labor Day... September 5th.

Between those two days I've been challenged to run 100 miles.

Thank you, Elizabeth. (said sarcastically?? No.)

I'm currently working on preparing for the Triathlon on July 2nd.  The run is my weakest event of the three.  I can ride my bike for miles and miles and not feel like I'm gonna die.  I am comfortable swimming 1/2 a mile at a time.  No biggie.  Running, on the other hand.  UGH.

What better way to improve than run, run, run?

So, tomorrow morning, before the hubby and puppy wake up, I'm putting in 4-miles and start the week off on the "right foot."

Want to join the challenge??? Visit Elizabeth's site and sign up.  C'mon, it's good for you!

Friday, May 13, 2011

12-of-12: May 2011

Hello again!
I know, it's been quite some time.
Too long.
A lot has happened in the last few months.
Maybe someday I'll write about it.  Maybe not.

In the meantime, yesterday was the 12th!
Since I had my camera and a fun day planned, I thought it appropriate to return to blogging with the 12-of-12!
If you aren't sure what the 12-of-12 is, visit Chad Darnell's site where he'll tell you all about it and you can see other cool amateur (and not so amateur) photographers shots from the 12th.

So, what was my 12th like?
10am at Home
 It started out with some yard work.
While I was out in the yard, I notice some really cute flowers all around.


Blooms on the Forcythia

Periwinkle Myrtle

11am at Sprague Brook Park
Then, Mom and Dad arrived and we headed out to the park for a nice hike...
Mom, Me, and Mackie
 I call this the "Pi" tree.  
We didn't worry about it falling on us, it's been this way for YEARS.

Along the way, we found some gorgeous Trillium.

Mackie took a break while we took photos.
You might have noticed that one member of our "pack" is missing - sadly, we lost our baby boy, TaterBug, to bone cancer on March 11th.  We miss him terribly, but are helping each other heal everyday.

As we were leaving, Dad said "Look at the goats!" 
Those aren't goats! tee hee

A little later in the day, and further down the road, this guy decided he needed to cross.  
(No, I didn't help him, he was big and scary.)

5pm at home
Caught up on Facebook, and a little Scrabble.

7:30pm - Play Ball!
My sister's team needed a substitute player... since I was available, that player was ME!
My nephew stole my glove at one point... so I tried to snap a picture...
but he wouldn't hold still (I like this shot, tho).

I didn't get home till 9:30pm, and since my day was quite full, I was too exhausted to post last night.
But what a great day!  Friends, family, and lots of outside time.
The weather was PERFECT, by the way.  75-degrees and sunny.
We had a couple sprinkles of rain during the game, but nothing that couldn't be overlooked.

Thanks for visiting!  Hopefully I'll be back again next month, if not before.