Monday, April 29, 2013

Legs and Other Things

 Oh, my sweet, sweet boy! At school, for rewards, they get Paw Pats, which they can cash in once a month and buy items with them. He was so, so, so excited to finally have his very  own sweat band!
 I will not apologize for the over abundance of leg pictures in this post! My gaiters and shorts finally came and they make me so happy, almost as happy as Myles w/his sweat band. : )
 I LOVE them. I should say I love them because they keep the rocks and sticks out of my shoes, but really I love them cuz they are cute and make me smile! Shipping took longer than expected, so she threw in a free headband, which made me extra happy!
 They are from Running Funky. If you ever need fun/unique prints, that's the place to go!
 We set out on a hike on Saturday, but didn't get very far. It was hotter than we realized and the kids wilted quickly.
 Roses from the yard.
 You know what this means....the pools up!! Summer has officially begun in our neck of the woods! We are in the high 80's - mid 90's this week.
 These next pictures are from this mornings run! First real run since Diablo. I ran/hiked twice last week, but got about 8 miles in this morning, it was 70 when I started at 8:40, and 82 when I finished  after 10. It was beautiful out!!
 Lovin how tall the mustard is.
 Chatted with this guy for a while, learned about Warblers (??) He told me which birds were making which sounds, and which ones are just passing through, and which are staying and nesting. Nice guy.
 he he he...get ready for it...I spotted some gaiters in the creek!
 I was headed outbound on Stage, past BBQ Terrace and spotted some leftover 50k markings. Then I found a ribbon clothes pinned to a tree up by Buckeye Trail near the ranch.  I snagged it and ran with it the rest of the morning, it was flapping in the breeze and made me sound much faster than I actually was.
 This is my "What the heck is about to catch up with me" face. I thought for a while I was hearing a low flying jet...but when I got to the top of a hill and looked at the bright blue sky, no plane.  Eventually I figured out something big was heading my way on the trail. I started hearing it when it was down in Pine Valley, but it climbed up Stage behind me.

 This is something I think would probably only happen once in your life...if you timed it just right. It was scraping off the top few inches of trail.  Why noteworthy? Well, have you ever been the first skier down the hill in the snow?  Me either. But, now I have been the first set of tracks on the trail!
 If you've run down Stage, or BBQ Terrace, you know it's steep and this time of year, it's loose gravel, and slippery. Going up, that was the case. Running back gravel! It was smooth, powdery dirt! You can see looking up the trail the line on the side and see they scraped down quite a bit.  I felt very spoiled, and like in a matter of minutes, I had a brand new trail all to myself!
 This is the junk in the air that has the kids allergies going nuts! It looks like it's snowing.
This is me loving life this morning! I dont' mean to sound redundant, but I love it out here!!  Add to the beauty around me my guilty pleasure songs on my ipod - Big and Rich's Save a 'Horse, Ride a Cowboy', Blake Shelton's' Boys Round Here', and Gretchen Wilson's 'Redneck Woman',(I know, they are all terribly tacky, but I love em!) and then add to that sunshine, sweat, and running legs....can't ask for a better way to start my day!

More pics from todays run and other stuff here.

1 comment:

  1. Love that picture with the boy and his sweatband! And that you now have gaiters - finally! (Running Funky has a ton of great designs, but if that's not enough, check out Dirty Girl Gaiters for even more selection - both are outstanding products!). And yay for fresh trails and yay for tacky songs!