Yes!!! It's raining really hard!! Which means....it's time to switch from watermelon candles to butter pecan. And, as soon as I hit the "publish" button on this post, I'm starting a pot of chicken soup. My house is going to smell soooo good today!!!
Here's a few more pictures from yesterdays run -
NTL, who had asked about the creeks in a comment. I'm pretty sure today's rain wont put a dent in this.
And below, I'll go with forest gnome. Just kidding. They were so cute though, maybe ground squirrel, they were too little for raccoon.
Below...this poor guy made me a bit sad. There was nothing wrong with him, not squished or harmed....just totally dried out. If he could have only hung on for one more day. I bet all the frogs are partying hard about now in this rain.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
I was not feeling my run this morning. At all. I set out just wanting a good 6 miles. Right away it just felt off. But I'm stubborn. I've been repeating this PBR inspired quote for a few days -
"When I strap my hand in, it's in." - J.W. Harris
I was going home with 6 no matter what. I ran/hiked out 3. Those 3 were the trail running equivalent of having my hand strapped in, hanging off the side of a bull, and barely making 8 seconds. I stopped the watch right when the Garmin buzzed at 3 miles, sat on a rock for a while, then gave it my best on the 3 back in. Ended up being my fastest (fastest for me=most people's slow) 3.1 I've seen in a long time.
Here's a few from the 3 outbound. I didn't take any inbound.
I hate/fear bees so much! It was really hard for me to get that close and not shake.
There's a lot more, I'll get them up tomorrow.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Above, this is actually the last climb of my run. I run out of Castle Rock from the right side of the picture, along the ranches, and then hand left, on the trail that goes past that dirt corral. Then its just a straight up, no shade climb over a ridge and down the other side to Borges Ranch. I love running next to the ranches and hearing and smelling the horses.
I leave you with this. I've seen a lot in nature....but this was my first time seeing a real live birth of a baby fence!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
I'm putting it on tomorrow and going for a run, giving the trail some stink eye.
And on a different note.....I'm not sure what made me more sad - that I finally threw out the lids to my babies sippy cups....or that my babies are 8, 10, and 12 and I still had the lids to their sippy cups?? Both are sad : )
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
I would love to know what he was thinking....did he think he was hidden?? Did he think "oh, there's a yellow and red bush, I'll hide behind that. Now I just need to be really still and not move....I hope she can't see my antlers."
This reminded me of Myles hiding under a home made tent, but his feet were sticking out.
Anyhow, grateful yet again for nature providing me a great picture and a moment to just stop and watch and ponder the scene. He sure is a pretty buck, and he was with his lady again, just like when I saw them leaving the watering hole last week. Hopefully I'll catch a glimps of the two of them from time to time now that I know where they like to hang out.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
1.When my feet aren't in my Hoka's, they are in one of these pairs of boots.
2. I spent $160 re-soling one of these pairs of boots, and they were less than a year old. Not because they aren't good boots. They are top o the line. I just wore them out wearing them everyday.
3. Boots look uncomfortable, but once broken in, they feel like slippers.
4. I love the sound boots make when I'm walking.
5. I love that my room, and sometimes the entire house, smells like leather.
6. The above picture was taken in our bedroom, not posed, that's just where my boots always live.
7. When I walk in my room and see them, it makes me smile. Numerous times, everyday.
8. Brands, from left to right: Ariat, Justin, Eight Second Angel, Corral.
9. I don't have a favorite boot, or brand. All 4 I have are super comfortable.
10. You are looking at a variety of boot toe types up there. There are snip toe, pointed toe, and square toed boots. If you ever go boot shopping, it helps to know there are different types of toes.
11. You are looking at 3 different shaft heights. 15 inch, 13 inch, and 12 inch.
That's all I got for ya on boots. Mine have just been making me extra happy lately, so I thought I'd share.
Back to running on Monday.
Hope you are all having a super weekend!!
Sunday, October 12, 2014
I uploaded about 400 pictures to the photo site, here.
Some you've seen on the blog, most you haven't.
Not sure who uses the photo site still, but every now and then I dump everything over there to keep those who want to keep up in the know.
So those who want, pour a big cup of coffee and sit for a spell and take a gander.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
I get paid back in beautiful scenes, and beautiful animals on a regular basis.
Here's a few from this week-
Have a great weekend!