Friday, August 15, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things- August 15th

Thanks to our host Viklit and co-hosts Diana Wilder, L.G. Keltner, Cyborg Mom and CaffeMaggieato!

This week I'm celebrating...

10K!  I have my first 10K race- EVER- this Sunday and to prepare for it I set myself the challenge to run 6 miles- outside, without stopping to walk.  Well, this past Tuesday I surpassed my goal and made it the full 6.2 miles!  OUTSIDE, IN THE RAIN, NO LESS.  And I didn't slow to walk ONCE.  I have to say, I'm pretty impressed with myself (in case you couldn't tell).  It's the farthest I've ever run in a single clip and I was just so thrilled to prove to myself that I could do it.  This morning, if all goes according to plan (like it didn't yesterday), I will do it again just to prove beyond any shadow of a doubt that I can so when Sunday morning comes I can go and kick butt like I know I'm 100% capable of.   Wish me luck!

An Unusually Temperate Summer  August is normally my most hated month of the year in spite of my birthday towards the end of it.  I hate the cicadas, I hate the humidity, I hate the way the days tend to just beat you down with their oppressive heat... not to mention that everyone except for me is on vacation *grumble, grumble*  BUT, this year things have been unusually cool for this month.  The oppressively hot days have been far fewer and further between and I couldn't be happier about that.  Here's to cool summer nights and bearable summer days!

And now I turn to you fine folks to see what you're celebrating this week...



  1. Glad the heat has been bearably for you and well done on all that running. Good luck for Sunday.

  2. Sounds like you are ready for that run!
    It has been mild summer here in the South, hasn't it? No complaints from me.

  3. Congrats surpassing your goal and good luck with the race!

  4. This summer has been FANTASTIC! I'm usually overheating right now and praying for an early fall, but this has been quite manageable. ^_^

    Have fun with the race this weekend!

  5. Good luck with your race!
    I too am enjoying the cooler weather at the minute. I really don't handle heat well!


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