Last week seems like a distant memory. Monday and Tuesday it poured rain. Tuesday evening Mr. SOTSS and I saw the movie The Founder, the story of how McDonalds came to be. It was very important that I saw it because my cousin wrote the movie! Isn’t that cool? He also wrote The Wrestler, Big Fan and Turbo. And then Wednesday I had jury duty….hard to believe I stressed so much about it. I lucked out and only had to serve for a whopping hour and a half! I was home in the afternoon and took Duncan out to the park to celebrate that the rain had passed and we could finally enjoy some sunshine.
Yay for sunshine and no more jury duty
I also went on another night hike which I’m really becoming addicted to.
Thursday I worked a ton but got out for my once-a-week run (still trying to rest the darn hamstrings!). A short run that felt hard thanks to the super high winds.
And then Friday began my super fun weekend getaway with Mr. SOTSS. He booked our 3rd annual ski weekend in Vermont as a Christmas gift for me. And this year was just as fun.
Two years ago was when I had that little snowmobile “incident”. Last year we stayed at the same B&B as this year and let’s face it, the best part of the trip might have just been the amazing homemade breakfast options they served. Spiced apple waffles that were the perfect texture….soft and doughy on the inside and crispy and flakey on the outside. There were also homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee cake.
Yes, I took a 2-day break from the whole healthy eating thing. But I’m back on the wagon today.
We drove up Friday morning with a stop at my friend’s house to drop off Duncan. He is very lucky to get that extra hour and a half with me before drop-off.
Wait? Am I going with you to Vermont?
Road trips are my favorite. I’m such a traditionalist. A little hand holding and some good tunes.
After grabbing dinner we just settled in for the night.
So my toe was feeling better on Tuesday morning. I was so happy! Then, after our morning walk, Duncan ran up the stairs and was doing what I call “the zoomies” around the living room and next thing I know he was limping. Geez….really? He wouldn’t put any pressure on his right foot at all at first. But by later in the afternoon he was doing better and by yesterday he was back to normal. Whew! We avoided a trip to the vet.
We made up for lost time today with a stroll together….no coats/no limp for both of us!
Where’d all the snow go?
It was 63 degrees and I actually had the sunroof open.
My “sunroof is open” smile!
I was plowing through work for a client yesterday and at one point he sent me this message:
Made me feel so good. When you work for yourself you need some validation every now and again
Last night, since my toe seemed good I decided to go on that night hike again. They go out every Wednesday evening from about 6-8pm. This was my 3rd hike and I love how each time there’s something else that is unique. Last week I could see a sky full of stars and a whole lot of deer. My headlamp would reflect into the This week there was still some patches of snow around and there was an almost full moon in the sky. It was cloudy but you could see the diffused light in the sky anyway.
a silhouette Sally selfie
It was unseasonably warm too. There were about 8 of us. There were times we were all chatty and other times all you could hear was the sound of our feet.
I registered for a local 4 mile trail run called the Resolution Run this weekend. This will be my first running miles and first race of 2017. And it’s the first of 3 trail runs in the series and each individual race medal interlocks to create one larger medal.
Between the hikes and the trail races I think I’m going to get much more acquainted with my local trails this year and this makes me happy!
I can’t believe it’s already September 6th! (and will probably will be 7th by time this post goes up!)
Thanks everyone who commented on the poll in my last post.
I ended up super busy with work last Thursday and Friday but of course I couldn’t ignore Duncan’s sad face stare and took him both days for walks at the park. Yep, he’s spoiled. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I’m busy working and he’s busy er, dreaming
too much squirrel chasing on a hot day means napping the entire drive home. I took this pic right after I pulled into my driveway.
walkin….as we do
I love when I snap a mid-lip-licking pic. (that was hard to type!)
Another trip to the park
I also got a run in on Thursday evening. I waited for dusk hoping I wouldn’t struggle as much in the heat. I love the way my car looks at dusk. It’s really a charcoal gray color but it looks purplish when the sun sets.
Always reminded of how to live my life by my doormat
Friday night I packed up and drove over to Mr. SOTSS’ house for the 3-day holiday (Labor Day) weekend. We had a list of things to accomplish and managed to get them all done! One of the things on the list was a long run along the course of the Staten Island Half Marathon that we’ll both be running next month. On October 9th I’ll be running it for the 10th consecutive year! It was my very first half marathon back in 2007 and I am excited to continue the streak. But I know from last year that the course now includes a fairly large hill at mile 9 and I thought it’d be a good idea for us to run it in training. Mr. SOTSS ran 8 miles with the hill being the last 1/2 mile of it and I ran 7. Close to where we’ll actually be running it on race day.
That’s Mr. SOTSS making his way up the hill! He’s faster than me but I ran a mile less so we finished our runs pretty much at the same time :)
Sunday morning I made us some pancakes. Mr. SOTSS had to work much of the day and I had some work to do as well so our day was spent mostly at our computers.
Sunday night we drove to Pier Village in Long Branch, NJ along the “Jersey Shore” to get a fix of the sounds of the ocean and watch the sun set. With Tropical Storm Hermine in the vicinity the waves were larger than usual. While we were there we strolled up and down the promenade a bit and then grabbed a bite for dinner. It’s the little things. I just love the sounds of the ocean.
I always feel the compulsion to write in the sand.
I love this! One of the restaurants along the promenade has a “dog bar”. Tee hee!
And then yesterday we each went for a run in the morning and then took the dogs on a little hike.
And I made sangria to go along with dinner to bring the weekend to a close.