Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Wicked 10K

I just ran my 2nd 10K.  My first was last Sunday (Run Like a Girl 10K).  Today I ran 6 minutes faster with a time of 1 hour, 6 minutes and 50 seconds. Last week was a trail run, though.  I am really pleased with my time today.  

I dressed up too.  Most of the runners were in costume.  I was a misunderstood witch.
My face was greenish.  I did start out with sleeves and gloves, but by the 3 mile mark, they were shed and handed to be hubby as he attempted to quickly take a picture (he missed getting me in the picture). This picture is post race.  My husband was waiting at the last turn for me as I crossed the finish line a mile away.  I seem to surprise him with each race time...but that's a good thing because I'm improving with each race.

I signed up for my next race, but I double booked myself and won't be doing it...oh well.  My next race is Virginia is for Lovers 14K in February.  

All in all...a fun successful day in Virginia...oh and beautiful weather!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My California Family Adventure

My California Family Adventure

I had a full week of family in California last week. I miss them all. Lots of's one of all of us (My hubby didn't come with me...he's so understanding of my California trips!)

Here's one of my brother Larry and his girlfriend Anita. We were having a hard time making Larry smile, but something got him laughing...or someone ;-)

Here's one of Gary and me....I lost it after this one. It was very emotional knowing that I leave in the morning...

After all the pictures that we took there after dinner, I realized that I did not take any pictures there with my 2 sons.

But...there were pictures taken...Here's my oldest son Michael and his wife Pam
...and here's Shawn and his Emery...Shawn's a great daddy!
A wonderful visit! We all needed that. My sons haven't seen each other in over 3 years and Michael and Pam met their nephew. We are really such a close family...who happen to live in many places now.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

California Visit

I've been in California since Wednesday. I'm having fun being with my sons, grandson and daughter-in-law. It's been tiring and I did manage to get in a 3 mile run yesterday. It's funny, I can be really tired, but run and feel better. I need to get in a 4-5 mile run before I leave, but I have a feeling I won't. That's okay, though. I have a 5K next Saturday and I'll not have a problem missing a run. 5Ks are a piece of cake now. :-)

After already planning our trip, I got a call from my neighbor in California (neighbor to my rental actually). My palm tree was rubbing up against their roof (two story house). It really needed to come down. It may also start lifting their foundation...eventually. My son is an arborist in Pennsylvania and brought all his climbing gear. It was so cool to be able to watch him work. Scary too. Here's the last piece of palm tree.

Off to my grandson's birthday party...

Friday, October 01, 2010


sometimes my world seems to be the only world
sometimes I get reminded it's not

sometimes my world seems the most important world
sometimes I get reminded it's not

sometimes I am sad and feel that is most important
sometimes I am just delusional, cause it's not

sometimes I just want to be treated nicely all the time
sometimes I see that's not possible

sometimes I just want comfort and understanding
sometimes it seems beyond my reach

sometimes I want compassion and respect
sometimes I just don't get it

sometimes I want others to treat me as they want to be treated
sometimes I wonder why that can't happen regularly

sometimes I just wonder where am I going
sometimes I wish I just knew

sometimes I just want love and understanding
no...not sometimes, but all the time