|Westley (the boy), me, and Buttercup (lovely, dear stepdaughter). Does this shadow make my butt look big?|
|Westley and the Walrus. You pick it, you carry it. Westley got a big'un.|
|We painted our pickin's. Mine, the Walrus', Westley's, & Buttercup's. We'll carve them this weekend.|
|Fun on tricycles.|
|Ole crazy, indeed.|
|The corn shooter. Very cool.|
|Steady. In perfect balance.|
|The boy and I on the hayride.|
|Da-yamn! It was fun (and hard).|
In training news, I'm on week 5 of my 5k Your Way Training, you know, for the race I did 2 weeks ago. My next race is Thanksgiving, also a 5k. I'm supposed to be doing 30 minute runs this week according the schedule but the schedule assumes I'm running a race this week. Not quite sure what to do and was unable to find another training schedule to suit me. I was going to just do 40 minutes this week but got derailed today. It was quite warm outside and I was under-hydrated. Not a stellar day. I managed almost 20 minutes before feeling nauseous. I know I wasn't the only one feeling it because the pup was dragging at the end too. We still got about 3 miles total in so not too shabby considering. I slowed before it got the better of me.
So, what to do next? I think I'll start training for a 10k. I'll definitely be ready for the 5k in November and could get ready for the next big thing. I think that might do. We'll see how my next run is.
So, I talked about having to save for things before I buy them in a previous post. It's funny, because right after that post, after I sent that to the universe, our finances rearranged themselves and I suddenly have enough money to go to the running store to be properly fitted. All "The Secret" like. Very cool. Now, I just have to find time in my schedule to get to that store. You hear that Universe? I need something relinquished from my schedule this week. Lol. Things like that have been happening a lot lately. Things just working out for the best. Sometimes, I just have to stop and remind myself that most of what I worry about never comes to fruition. And when I forget, I have a really good friend who reminds me of that.
In blogging news, I really like this dynamic view I changed to but it's just not going to do. I love how it looks, presents, and organizes itself in a very clean way. BUT I'm so very limited to some other things I want to make functional in the header and side bars. In addition, you can no longer view the photos in a slideshow. It opens one at a time on a page different from the blog, making you leave the blog post all together and then having to do back. Bleh. It's only been a week, but I will have to redo it again. All in good fun.
Finding joy in:
~time with family
~walks with doggies
~how things always work out for the best. Which reminds me of something I saw on Facebook today from North Shore Yoga: "It will all be okay in the end. It it's not okay, it's not the end." Love that.