Saturday, July 11, 2015

Saturday Morning

I've been making myself get up on Saturday mornings instead of sleeping in. I don't like to exercise when it's too hot outside so that means I have to get out of bed. As much as I love sleeping in, it's kind of worth it to be up. I left my house just before 7 this morning (which was actually later than I had planned) and walked along the river parkway and then kept going to Birdsong trail and then back home again. It was about 6.6 miles round trip.

It was a beautiful morning. Ok - no "kind of" about it. It was definitely worth getting up. And I was early enough that there weren't a lot of people out when I started.


The wind always comes out of the canyon in the morning. It was pretty strong walking against it. But once I got in the trees and out of the open areas, it didn't bother me.

I texted my sister and she ended up meeting me part way when she took her dog for a run. After I got home I took a really fast shower and put on some sunscreen and mascara and ran out the door again to meet part of my family at the Farmer's Market downtown. I got a pastry and a fresh squeezed mint lime-aid for breakfast.

My legs are a little stiff. It's been a while since I've walked that far. And I didn't stretch when I got home. I'm already thinking about where I want to go next Saturday. I really do live in a great place.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Lazy Days of Summer

I had a hard time falling asleep last night and I’m just feeling a little tired and slow today. These last few days have been wonderful. This is just the way I like summer. The temperature has been in the mid to high 80’s. It’s actually raining right now and it feels so good compared to the 100 degree weather we had in June. On Sunday, we had family dinner at my parents’ house and ended up putting the sprinkler under the trampoline. It felt great.

Last night after work I took a little hike on Birdsong Trail. It’s a pretty easy trail and only about 2 miles round trip. It felt good to get out. I haven’t had my hiking shoes on since last summer so it was about time I dusted them off and put them to use again. I think I’m going to try another trail later this week.

My sister and I are deep into planning a trip to SE Asia this fall. Nothing set in stone yet but we’ve got an idea of flights and will be purchasing soon. Now it’s just the hard and fun part of deciding where exactly we want to go and what to see. There are just so many possibilities. We have found that we always go with things planned (especially if needing advance tickets) and then end up being fairly flexible once we get there. Flexibility always helps when travel goes awry or you realize you planned way too many things to see.

I also recently booked a flight to Portland for later this year. My parents are renting a house on the Oregon coast for a week and I’m going to meet them there and stay a couple days. I’m excited about that and I got my airfare with my rewards miles. It’s not often I have enough to use but I love it when I do.  

Anyway, it’s been a good summer so far and I have lots of fun stuff to look forward to.