I am a girl who loves mountains, changing seasons, running, true backpacking, strong coffee, and knitting with high quality yarn.
When something bad happens, you have three choices: let it define you, let it destroy you, or let it strengthen you.
The purpose of life is to discover and develop your gift. The meaning of life comes from sharing your gift with others. - David Viscott
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Thanksgiving Texas style
Did we run there? Absolutely! On Friday it was some hidden secret route on short and steep climbs - nothing flat. After running 3 miles, I gave up and asked for a short-cut, and did walking on uphills next mile. Yes, it was only a 4M run, but it was enough for me that day.
Saturday's fun included Six Flags Great Adventure, and I am counting all the standing in line as a workout - that and adrenalin rush when the rooler-coaster shoots you straight up and then drops down! Below are moments of terror - and lots of laughter. Stephen won a Tazzie, for what he was thankful for sure:)
Then we ate B-B-Q texas style, on butcher paper with bare hands. Yum!
Sunday we did a run with a group, what for the day had only 2 guys who had already made it through 10 miles early in the morning. I felt much better - and of course the pressure of "other guys" was on, so I ended up leading half the run on the hills of Austin, and besides stopping to take in the views of magnifecent Fall colors and waiting for Roger to catch up, we ran a good clip. The last mile on flat creek bank I dragged though - I suck on flats. But it was surely 6 miles of fun.
We also watched the movie on Sunday, "Four Christmases", and ate popcorn. There was a bunch of usual things families do, and overall it was an awesome holiday vacation. Too bad the flight takes forever...and now I have to get back to work:(
I ran to work today, and I am slowly able to add some leg turn over on my runs. Roads still give me some pain in the hip area, but overall I am hopefull if I keep on moving, I will be ok. Once I actually see that - I'll start signing up for races. I am looking forward next year in every area of my life!