Odds and Ends, This and That

Today was a mixture of happenings. This and that and taking care of odds and ends.  First, This:  garbage day.  How can two people produce so much?  At least now we are doing some recycling.

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Work was very slow and quiet but we were able to get caught up on a lot of things.  It also gave us time to discuss raising children, housetraining puppies (I need all the help I can get), health, weather and all other global issues.

On my way home I took a picture of the mountains.  THAT is all you could see.  Honest there is a huge mountain range right there.

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ODD:  This cat gets on my comforter and goes into a trance….. face pressed into the blanket, massaging with his claws, keeping his eyes closed.  Odd and very weird.

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THIS is just 3 of my son’s 24 baby ducklings!  And he thought I was crazy to have two puppies!

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I think I need to have a race scheduled in order to give me motivation to get more miles in.  The only one I have registered for so far is the Timpanogos half marathon in Utah on July 30th.  I’m really looking forward to it but it’s too far away, I think.

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Tibble Fork in American Fork, Utah

So now I am looking at the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Half Marathon in Deadwood, South Dakota.  It sounds like a a great course and for the first time I won’t need airline tickets!  Its a 3-1/2 hr. drive from here.  I’m trying to convince some other runners I know to join me because Patient Husband cannot get that weekend off.

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A stretch of the Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Then the last one (probably) for 2016 that I am thinking of is the Las Vegas half marathon.  This looks super cool and I may try to get my daughter and son to meet me there and run with me.  (Hello….Nick and Amanda, this is for you!  I don’t think they read this blog.)  I can’t imagine seeing THIS and not wanting to run it!

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All this talk about running and training has made me exhausted.  Apparently everyone else thinks the day has come to an END.

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Have a great day!  Happy Birthday Nick!

Anne

Does anyone have a favorite race they recommend?

I still have puddles – what am I doing wrong?  Or are they too young?  (10 wks)

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