Monthly Archives: June 2016

A Little of This… Some of That…

Detox Sucks

The holiday celebrations are over now as mum-in-law Janet has gone back to the UK.  No more debauchery for us… we have races coming up… all… summer… long.  With the first one being this Saturday. And by debauchery, I mean this:

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Well, at least until Saturday night after Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle, then it’s Mexican Food and karaoke!

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Plantar Fasciitis

I haven’t been brutally honest with everyone about my foot health.  After running SLC in April, I developed heel pain.  And then I got the flu.  And I was bed-bound for a week.  And when I finally was able to get out of bed, I couldn’t stand on my feet because of the pain.  Holy wow! So I’ve been hating life this past month (not really, but you know what I mean), and this is my new norm:

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Ice baths.  And rolling.  And ice packs nearly every hour.  And tape.  And ibuprofen.  A LOT of ibuprofen.  I have good days and I have bad days, but I’m hoping for a good day on Saturday.  I’m still going to participate in the race, and I am risking a DNF, but I just don’t have it in me to quit a race before I even start.  I’ve tried 2 different types of shoe inserts and have a completely different type on the way now.  At this point, it certainly can’t hurt.  So stay tuned… will she finish or will she DNF?! (spoiler alert:  she will finish)

Graduation Day

And last but not least, my baby boy has now graduated from the 5th grade and is on to the middle school, although he looks like he should probably be in high school.  We went to dinner the other night and we asked for a children’s menu.  The hostess was confused.  She looked behind us to see if we had a young child or if she missed counting somebody.  I had to explain to her that the kid towering over her was only 11.  Mind blown.

Anyway, what proud mom doesn’t want to show off her child’s accomplishments?!  So here ya go… scenes from today (and he should be paying me big money for not posting the video of him #singingnotsinging).

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This is his 5th grade teacher. She was in the 5th grade the year he was born, in 2004. Anyone feel old yet?

Cheers!!  Have a great rest of your week!!

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MMM #17

It’s time once again for Motivational Music Monday!  Anyone can contribute, so go check out James at 50 in 50 Marathon Quest and add a song and/or link in the comments!

This coming Saturday is

Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle

our 4th race of 2016!

I’m doing the half & James is doing the full (may heaven help him on all those hills)!  

And I couldn’t think of a more appropriate song for this coming week!

For everyone rockin’ it this weekend, we salute you!

Happy Monday!  May you have a blessed week!

Scenes from Seattle

It’s been a busy week, and I just wanted to share some more fun pictures of Seattle, but this time from the ground.  I always enjoy when people post pictures of where they live or visit, so I hope you enjoy these as well.

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Who says it always rains in Seattle?

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This…

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…as opposed to this.

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No idea what this building is, but it’s gorgeous.

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We ate lunch here. Fabulous Food!

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The 5th Avenue Theater.

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The Seattle Center

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International Fountain

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James

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AJ

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Janet having some fun.

Have a great weekend!

 

Motivational Music Monday #16

What time is it??  It’s time for some music motivation, of course, courtesy of James over at 50 in 50 Marathon Quest!  Go check out his music choice for this week, see if it helps get you get out and get moving!  If it doesn’t, then add your own in the comment section!  Maybe it’ll get him motivated to get up and get out!!

He’s opted for a song this week that’s rather quirky and fun… with a whistle.  Intrigued yet?   Me, myself, and I, however, are not going for a whistle-themed song, although that was my first thought.  I’m just going to stick with a quirky, fun, energetic song, one that makes me feel like high stepping whenever I hear it (or two-stepping, whatever, hehe).  This was the #1 song on my Maui playlist.

Andy Grammer — Honey, I’m Good

Happy Monday!!  Hope it’s a great one!

 

Seattle’s Columbia Tower

Today was good and hot, and clear, and a great day for a trip to the Columbia Tower. On the 73rd floor, there is an observation deck where you get the best views of the city and surrounding area… you can see forever.  Well… you be the judge…

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The address of the Columbia Center. And what category does this also fall under? Numbers for the The Daily Post Photo Challenge!

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Going up?

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First thing’s first… coffee at Starbucks on the 40th floor!

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Mount Rainier… 65 miles from the Columbia Center…

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… and to the north is Mount Baker which is 136 miles from the Columbia Center

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Century Link Stadium and Safeco Field

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We are about 400 feet above the Space Needle

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City of Bellevue

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Seattle Skyline… from above

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The Puget Sound with the Olympic Mountains in the background

It was a great day, and I have so much more to share!!  🙂  Hope you’ve had a great Saturday too!