Sunday sights and sounds and running around

Because I run the same course so often, (I’m not complaining, just stating) I know exactly where each mile marker is.  The gate to the neighbor’s pasture is mile 1; the crazy bent tree is mile 4; just before the big corner is mile 5; etc.  Today’s morning run was going smoothly: blue skies, and a good audio book in my ears.  Then at mile 6 – I hear nothing – no announcement of my distance, no stating of how slow I’m going    my pace.  I keep waiting and running.  I know this is 6 miles, 6.25, 6.5 miles.  Finally I get to my 7 mile mark (my scheduled distance) and pull out my phone.  Its on some other section of my running app.  I frantically (yes, I can get frantic if my gps is not correct) try to fix it. Then it says I have run 6.6 miles.  WHAT?  So I turn around and continue running until it finally says “Distance: 7 miles”.

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When I got home, I retraced the route on my app and of course it said my mileage was actually 7.47 miles.  I could sit back and smile.     Now how silly was that?  I am so hung up on this equipment that I let it take over my run!  I am one of those crazy runners that if I get back to my car and it says 4.9 miles, I’ll run around my car till it says 5.0…..

I did make friends with some horses on my run.  The gray came over to the fence and nuzzled with me.  Very sweet.  Hey wait a minute – maybe I can blame the horse for screwing up my GPS!

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It was such a beautiful day, we decided to go for a drive.  No where special just anywhere.    Wyoming is where the deer and the antelope play….

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Some amazing roads and views right near our house.

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This is looking back at the road we live on.

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Some adorable new calves.

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Even the horses think this little calf is cute!

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Plenty of last year’s leftovers for the critters.

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We found a nice trail to get out with the dogs and stretch our legs.

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Apparently this is a “curly-tails only” club.

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When we got home, dinner was ready in the crockpot.  Its something that I just made the first time by throwing together a few things but it came out surprisingly yummy, so I make it a lot now.  Another recipe without red meat.

Chicken Stew

Chicken strips or pieces
1 onion sliced or chopped
6 carrots cut up
2-3 sweet potatoes cut up
2 jars of spaghetti (tomato) sauce
seasoned salt, basil, and/or any of your favorite seasonings

Place all into the crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

 

You know how when you really have a big workout and your legs are exhausted and walking downstairs seems a little to much to tackle?

 

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I hope your weekend was awesome and your new week starts out on the right foot.

Till tomorrow,

Keep moving

Anne

 

 

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