Saturday, July 9, 2016

8 mile trail run


On the 4th of July, I ran a 8 mile trail run. It was about an hour drive for me. It's a whole new world out there waiting for me with me having the GPS and some confidence in myself not to get lost. If only I had a better car, more money and more time to travel.. awww.. what wishes.

I had ran this trail run once before. It was two years ago. I went with a friend but she was faster than me so I ran it by myself.

I was pretty good with my training. I had a few long runs in and many short ones too. I just once again failed to get some training in with the crazy hills.

It's a beautiful setting.





Felt great to get to mile 7. The finish line isn't too far off.. one more mile.. just one more mile.





The hills are the worst. They make me feel like I am going to throw up. It's almost physically impossible for me to run them but I ran up the majority of them.

I miss the idea of running with friends and having people cheering me on. I only have one friend that I have ran with and she does another run on the 4th of July. We are planning on running a half marathon together soon. We just don't know the date yet. It's the biggest loser run. I am looking forward to making that goal again.


Saturday, July 2, 2016

Summer update


Running: I been running on average twice to three times a week. My max is 8.5 miles! I love running. My only regret is that I live where it's cold and I can't find comfort in winter running. It's horrible.. For the first time in my life..at times I am ready to walk away from this town.. if only life was so simple to pick up somewhere warm.

On the 4th of July, I am running my 8 mile trail run. I haven't ran this week because it's the time during the month where I am miserable. I am so lucky with my timing. Haha.. I don't know if I will have any one there to watch me finish the race. That's kind of depressing. However, I said I would run and I don't back out unless I feel like it's a serious medical reason to do so. I only backed out of one run and that was last summer when I was still dealing with dizzy spells after learning I am anemic. As far as I know my iron levels are ok. I get tested again in August.

I don't know when my half marathon is yet cause it hasn't been posted. I am so eager to get a date so I know how much longer I have to get the length of my runs up.

Darts: I am almost done with my 9 week dart league. It was called a remote league. So it was quite different from what I did years ago. The people we were shooting agaisnt were not in the same bar or even in the same city. We are coming in last place. But we did better than my partner expected. I have one more league left.

Sunday, I start my blow and throw league. I am really excited for it. It's been so long since I shot with my blow gun. It's going to be a normal league meaning the room with be full of like mind excited people fighting for the win. I was told the team I shoot against tomorrow is probably the best of everyone. What a way to get started.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Birch box & Girly girl post


I have never been a real girly girl. It's not due to not wanting to be one but it was more a combination of not knowing how to do the girly type of stuff and the cost that it takes to be buying all the stuff a high maintenance woman might need to acquire the look of a girly girl.

For quite sometime I been enjoying subscribing to birch box. Once a month, they charge me 10.00 for a box of samples. It can be a combo of make up, hair care products and skin products. It's sort of fun opening up the box and seeing what they sent. My only complaint is that they do send a email asking if you wanna peek or not of the products you are about to receive. I can't help but to peek.

It comes in a cute decorative box that is different each month. They come in handy for wrapping Christmas gifts.



For the record, most of the finger nail products you see didn't come from birch box but one did. I just haven't gotten around to trying it out.

I been trying to paint my nails more. I bought a dryer and it makes it easier so my nails don't smudge before they dry.. but they still chip within about 2 or 3 days. Does anyone have any suggestions on a polish or a technique that will get me more time. I would be happy with 5 days.

I worked tonight until 11 pm and I get home and open up my box. They send 5 products and even though it's late not only do I open the box but I go thru all my other boxes and play around with make up.



One of the items I got tonight was to make your eye brows thicker? Is that a cool thing or not? I pay to get my waxed! Confession time. I mostly only do that because I have dark hair and grow hair on my upper lip and it makes me feel very uneasy.. So I go in and ask for my eye brows and whisper in a quieter voice to do my lip too.

I also used an eye liner from another box and lip gloss. It's after midnight and I am playing with make up. There is some of the stuff that I just don't use after trying it or not at all even. I recently gave some of it away as a gift at a retreat and it went over well. I know I can go on birch box website and rate the items. I probably should do that then cause I think they will get to know what you like or don't like.

I have yet to get anything that I just had to go order the product. but it is fun to play with. I hear there is similar companies out there. Anyone know of them and if they are any good.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

my grandbaby


It's been good getting to see my grand daughter again. I probably will see her almost weekly. My son needs rides to see her and I will do my best to support him in getting there. She is a doll.. So cute. I just love her so much. She looks so much like my son. It got tossed in my lap to throw her a first birthday party. So, I got to try to keep it a little lower key than the baby shower. Since, she is a summer baby we can do a party outside.

Here is a few pictures from the last couple weeks.


Friday, June 3, 2016

Nice day for a bike ride


I just love summer. I love getting out of the house into the fresh air and sunshine. Today, my son and I took the bikes on my bike rack and took them for a ride. It's the funniest things that make me think of my ex husband. It was so hard to get my bike on the rack. I don't have a clue how it's done and I guess my son doesn't know either. It's the girl bike that makes it a challenge. We did get them up there but right when we got home my son's bike fell off. This isn't an admit of missing him but is a admit on how sometimes it's only human I guess not to appreciate all the little things a husband or wife does for us on a daily basis. I actually don't recall my bike going on the rack that often. Mostly, I would run and my son and husband would ride along side me.


We went about 7 miles. I think what I love best about being outdoors is the hot son beating down on me. I love the warmth. I love being a little sweaty. It's just so calming and peaceful outdoors.

I am still training for my runs. I have the trail run in a about a month. The half marathon date has been changed cause now it turns out the Biggest Loser Run is coming to my town and my friend wants to run it in town. I am actually bugged by this decision.

I was really looking forward to going to Chicago to run it. I thought it would be a fun experience to hang out with my running buddy. Plus we don't even know the date of the run here in town. I love the August date.. I know it's still going to be warm. I just not into cooler weather and running. I don't want the run to be too sooon.. so hoping it's not too far past the August run.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

darts


I am in my 4th week of darts. We suck pretty bad. Tonight, we only won one game. However, my average is going up. It's just that we play against really good people. My dart partner told me that they guy that is going to be my partner for my blow and throw league knows me from the game room days and remembers my nick name bunnyluv.. It's so funny.. Guess I had forgotten all about that.

I do enjoy shooting darts again. It's fun to get out and have the competition.

Sorry I haven't posted any pictures of my grand baby. I promise I will try to do it soon.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Visit with my grand baby


I did get to see my grandbaby on Sunday. She is 8 months old now but going on 16 years of age. Her Mom says she is pretty independent and doesn't want to be carried all day.

She is a Momma's girl that is for sure. We visited for an hour and half. It was pretty cool. It was so nice to see and hold my sweet grand daughter.

I will post pictures over the weekend when I have more time. I am supposed to go again on Sunday. Ideally, I would like to go twice a month but it's possible it will be more to help my son get there to see her.