Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Don't hate

I was thinking about this last night while running. I may never look like what I think a runner should. My clothes didn't match, I don't have all the best equipment and my belly is not flat but I have the need to run. 
Half my run I spent thinking about Winter gear that I would try to buy off season on sale so I could continue to run as much as possible year round. 
That alone makes me a runner no matter what I think I look like. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Snowy yet sunny hike to The Knob

Who would know that my favorite place it tucked in behind this beautiful Cape Cod house? Hopefully not many. That way I can keep it to myself and a few others. 

I sadly did not get myself snowshoes this year and we have received more snow than I can remember. I just decided to drive out there and see what the situation was. 
I am so glad I did. The paths were 1 single file but pressed down enough that I sunk in about an inch. I took the left path on the way in just go I could follow these prints. Soon this animal headed down to the beach and I hooked a right back to the main road to the beach and the knob. 



I spent a decent amount of time stopping, looking, photographing and just enjoying the beauty. I was grouchy and needed to just see the quiet gorgeous world around me.
I guess you could say I soaked it up. That is what it feels like to me when ever I hike in the woods. I just feel like a sponge. I may not know what leaf that is or what paw print that was but I love it all just the same. I want to stop and listen to the sounds of the water, the rustling of the trees or grass and smell, just smell.






I decided to take a ride once I left here through Woods Hole and along the Road Race route. I smiled at the mile markers and though to myself. I am going to run these this year. I say that with nervousness and excitement but I really do want to run it this year.
Sadly when I got home I started to feel like I was coming down with something so my hope of bringing the kids back to hike it were replaced with a nap but maybe the weekend.

Frosty Sandwich Boardwalk

The trip out to Old Silver Beach got the bug in me. It's cold but it is beautiful and I miss outside. I just noticed how light it is now until 5:30 almost. Yippee. 
We headed out Sunday morning and walked along the boardwalk which is still intact after all these storms but has some warped sections. I thin Ava was getting a little wigged out. I have to hold her hand as we walked over the wavy part. 
At the end there was no sand to support the steps to the beach on  walkway and no stairs at all in another. We gently made our way down the dune to play on the beach. There were also sections where there were no dunes and the marsh was completely gone. Amazing the amount of damage this Winter has caused. 
Snow boots ended up being perfect as we could play in the water a little and stay dry. We skipped rocks, collected shells and Liv even carved a heart of a piece of ice. She was so mad it broke in the end so she buried it in the sand to keep the 2 pieces together.
Once we left we ate lunch at the counter at Marshland and warned up. 




Wednesday, February 25, 2015

North Falmouth, Alaska

The sky was somewhat clear although it was cold and I wanted to see a sunset. I haven't done that in a while. I really am missing the outdoors.
The girls were done their homework and dinner but Ava was settled in.
Olivia and I decided to head out into the tundra that is currently Cape Cod.
I was at first sad that the skyline was cloudy but soon amazed as it peeked through in a fiery red show.
The ice....I don't even know how to explain it. It was crumbly in places but looked like it still in the past had been tossed up onto the beach in waves but then frozen there.
Like a Superhero had shot it with it's ice ray just at that moment.
Beautiful.
Amazing.








Sunday, February 22, 2015

What Happened?


I was all BRAVE and fighting the good fight. Turning my head and tipping my nose to the crap. I just can't get back to that. I am wallowing in bread. I am just wanting to see the road though all this snow  to run  againbut can't find the energy to work on an alternative. It started as a slow swirl but I am very afraid it will be a cyclone shortly.
On the other hand my life is pretty frigging good. I spent a great week with the kids. I think we had a lot of fun. We slept late, laughed, played, cooked and even got Olivia's project done. 
I got to spend a decent amount of time with my friend. We laughed, cooked, watched movies, and dog snuggled. I miss it already.
So as I write this I am thinking-sounds good to me. 
So why are you being as asshole to yourself? 
I will try harder tomorrow.....maybe. If not I will not beat myself up. It's my life and my rules so really there isn't a wrong way right?


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Puzzle Heaven that became Puzzle Hell

The flip side to the kids going to Dad's? 
I get to spend some time with this handsome man. I know what you are thinking-How cute, how quiet and calm. Don't be fooled. He is a crazy man in spurts and this was after the kids ran him ragged. 
But I am not going to lie he is a good snuggler. 
Friday we slept late and once I dragged my ass out of bed at 8:30( late in my World) we decided to get to Quest so the man could get his blood drawn. How can a blood lab open at 9am and expect people to be fasted and un-coffeed? They really are asking for trouble. 
Once we got that done we were hanging for the day. Why go anywhere? It's freezing. We have pulled pork and puzzles. 
We worked all afternoon on this beauty only to find out 5 pieces were missing. WTF?!?
I am not against x-raying the dogs belly but I doubt they will still work when they come out on the other side. 
745 piece puzzle just doesn't sound as cool.
Well there were 3 in the series so maybe next time we can glue it, frame it and hang it. 
Now to get home and finish my 1000 piece button puzzle. 



Play and Swim and Dave and Busters



I think we covered everything I said we would do except the Monster Truck show. Mostly due to money but they didn't know there was a possible plan so nothing missed. 
We were supposed to have a snow storm again Tuesday so we hung out with our friends for a little while. I even got to hang out with my friend Wendy. Yay times 2.
Wednesday we hit the pool at Falmouth Inn for a little while and they got their swim on before I had an appointment. 
Thursday included a change of plans for Dad so we decided to move our Friday plans up.
That included play time with Mugsy and then off to Dave and Buster's. This time we tried the one in Braintree. We have been before but Providence. I will say the food was horrible but the arcade was better. They got plenty of tickets and a few small prizes but it was fun all the same. 
Oh and when we left Pembroke the clouds were slowly covering the sun. By the time we got to Weymouth it looked like this:


Did I mention I am happy to not be working with this circus weather happening? Well I should say it again. Thankful!

Oh and 2 hours later on our way home we were back to this.
As Ava pointed out-I think someone has really P'ed off Mother nature.
She is a smart little girl.

Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44

05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05

6/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26

6/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05

7/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52

08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31

08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30

10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10

05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17

05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50

08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37

10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00

09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31

10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20

8/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29

5/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17

6/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00

8/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35

9/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02

10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10

11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23

12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11