Some Days Are Gold

Daniel spend the night last night and fell asleep beside me before we could even do our normal talks about all the girls he has a crush on this week.

Firetrucks woke us both up at about 3am at the apartment building across the street. But we quickly went back to sleep. I slept like a baby.

We were back up for breakfast and headed to Forest Park. We explored, went to old secret places, fed ducks, found cool clam shells, skipped rocks, pretended we had superpowers….basically saved St. Louis from zombies.

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Daniel said something today that made me stop and smile…and think. He was climbing high up on a monument so he could get a better look at the city.

Me: Daniel, what if you fall?

Daniel: What if I don’t?

We should all live our lives with that simple statement in mind…from the mouth and mind of a 7 year old. 🙂


Allison and Sadie joined us at Brasserie for brunch. James worked today. After a delicious, healthy and leisurely brunch, we went to the zoo for the rest of the day.

This day made my heart happy….♥♥♥♥

The weather could not have been more perfect. It was 65-70 and sunny all day. And all the animals at the zoo were out and about for a change!

We went to the petting zoo where Sadie chased the goats trying to brush them. She had her first carousel ride.

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My body felt good. I was relaxed. I had tons of energy. I smiled and laughed a lot. I enjoyed my kiddies and Allison.

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It was a perfect day. I could write the rest of the night and not express how good this day was.

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Allison and the kids dropped me off at my apartment. I even ran half a mile to our local grocery and shopped for dinner tonight and breakfast in the morning.

Even though Monday is a rest day, I think I will try to get a run in early in the morning. My running schedule is Tuesday – 4miles, Wednesday – 6 miles, Thursday – 3, Saturday 8.

My work (kaizen leader) training starts tomorrow afternoon 1-5pm about 15 miles away from my apartment. The rest of the week will be 8-5 T, W, Th and Grandparents day at Daniel’s school on Friday.

If I could choose one day to end my life on, it would be today.

The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren.” ~ Doug Larson

The 14 Miles That I’d Like to Forget

I should have stayed in Columbia this weekend. First, I came here so I could see Daniel and Sadie but especially Daniel. He’s been on my mind so much lately. I miss him terribly when I go a few weeks without seeing him.

Last night when we got into St. Louis at about 8:30pm, we had forgotten that this was the weekend for the 42nd “Forest Park Balloon Race” and in particular, last night was the “Glow in the Park” probably the most popular because all the balloons glow in the night sky. It’s actually very beautiful.

So, we got in the city and it took us 1.5 hours to get to our apartment, even though we could see it. And that was after the 2 hours travel to get here. Traffic was horrendous. The dogs where moaning to pee pee so I got out of the car and let Kevin keep on in the traffic.

So I walked through Forest Park at night for 1.7 miles to our apartment in sandals. By the time we got to our apartment, it was 10pm but at least we didn’t have to get back out to walk the dogs! HA!

But, I got a blister on the bottom of my foot from walking that far in sandals. And they started shooting fireworks (which were beautiful) but scared the dogs and it was hard to hold on to them…in the dark.

I didn’t eat well yesterday and still wasn’t feeling that great. I woke up this morning and did not eat a proper breakfast that I normally do before a big run.

We fed, walked the dogs and got our stuff together and drove to the downtown area near where the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon will begin and my intentions was to run the first half of the race that the Half Marathoners run.

I was tired when I started out. It was warmer than I like to run it. At mile 7, that same thing happened with my toe and the pain was excruciating. I will be retiring those Brooks Glycerin. But I did take another pair of socks so at about mile 8, I stopped and put on a second pair of socks to help with the pain and it did help some. But it made my shoes so tight…so there’s that!

The route goes right in front of my kids house and I almost stopped and asked them to take us home but I decided to try to finish it out. I knew I’d hate myself for the rest of the day if I didn’t at least try to weather the pain and tiredness. I always try to think if that was marathon day….how would I deal with those type issues so I soldiered on.

I got dizzy and nauseous which almost never happens on a run. I’ve never gotten dizzy. My legs would barely move. But I finally did finish my 14 miles and they were tortured miles for sure.

When we got to the car, I almost passed out. We were near St. Louis Cardinals Ballpark Stadium so we walked over to get a beer and some food. That was another weird thing…after a long run, I’m never hungry until later…but I was so hungry after the run that I couldn’t even wait to get home and get a shower.

The beer tasted cold and good and the shrimp po-boy sandwich was ok. I was still sick but the nauseousness went away. I was still dizzy and light-headed.

When we got home, I showered and laid down on the couch. Suddenly, I had chills and a high fever. I had felt like I was coming down with something for the last week.

I have kept that fever for the rest of the day and just now is it going down. I feel exhausted but some better.

My hope is that was why the run was so bad. I also think I took 14 miles for granted and didn’t do the right things before the run that I normally do. I didn’t eat enough fuel on the run either.

Anyway….as you guys know me by now….I’ve cried and felt terribly disappointed.

If today had been the marathon…..I would have not been able to complete it.

I do have 2 days off to recover. That toe may not recover and that’s another story.

I did not see to see my kids today. That is the reason I came to St. Louis. Daniel has pink eye and also has a fever. I didn’t want he and Sadie to be around me with the fever either.

We did facetime and they showed me apples they picked at Eckert’s Orchard.

My plan is to see them for a bit tomorrow. I have to see them.

So Kevin and I spent the rest of the day with Peyton and Eli in the apartment on a beautiful Saturday. I did manage to get out for a short bit to help walk the dogs.

I stopped by a frozen yogurt place and got a pumpkin pie frozen treat!

Enough complaining for now. This coming week will be challenging. 20 miles due up next Saturday.

“Relish the bad training runs. Without them it’s difficult to recognize, much less appreciate, the good ones.” -Pat Teske

The Smell of Hops in the Morning

I hydrated like crazy yesterday and ate fairly well and the right Carb/Fat/Protein percentages.

I did eat something late last night that I thought would come back and hurt me. At 10pm, I was starving and Kevin walked to Subway and I had half a meatball sandwich.

I went to bed and slept like a baby. The weather (at least for now) is like fall. The high today in St. Louis was 75 degrees. When I pottied the dogs at 6:30 am and it was drizzling rain and a bit chilly. I didn’t really feel like running in the rain but I would have.

We fed, pooped and walked the dogs and headed down to Soulard in STL to begin my 12 mile run. This week is step back week on the long run.

I ran the back half of the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon STL route from Soulard to South City and back.

It was cloudy and cool and the rain was almost gone except for the occasional drop or two.

I even got brave and wore my Brooks Glycerin’s that I swore that I was going to sell. I put on good socks and carried another pair in case I needed to stop.

Yesterday, was the first day in forever that I did not feel pain in my lower body. The first in a long time! I even mentioned to Kevin how strong my legs felt. I didn’t do much yesterday after work except walk the dogs a couple of times.

I felt hopeful that maybe my training was making me stronger but I know how quickly that can go south and I will be an emotional wreck again! 🙂

I wasn’t bitchy or mean. I never got frustrated or worried that I wouldn’t finish the run.

I loved going through Anheuser Busch Brewery and smelling the hops and beer making smells! I always love running there.

Then the route headed toward South City and the sidewalks were like crap, pit bulls barking and some on the loose…scary. Broken glass and the streets are not cared for well. That’s a shame because the old brick buildings are beautiful!

Then I ran into Carondelet Park which is beautiful. My run today was supposed to be 12 miles but I ran 12.8 miles due to a miscalculation on my part…and a wrong turn.

My feet never hurt and my shoes felt good. My legs were strong. I enjoyed the run and loved the scenery…except for the loose pit bull that came close to me. He didn’t seem mean but curious. I ran a little faster! 🙂

Needless to say, this run was a confidence booster even though it was just 12.8 miles long. Especially in light of that 8 miles from hell that I ran on Wednesday.

I kept busy for the rest of the day. We went to the Soulard Market. We met my son, Daniel and Sadie for lunch at Chava’s Mexican Restaurant.

Kevin and I came home and walked the dogs a few times. Even though I wanted to rest, I couldn’t resist getting out in this weather.

James, Daniel and Sadie came over to visit for a while after Allison went to work. Daniel is spending the night and playing Playstation with Popeye (Kevin) as I blog. I love having him here as you all know who read my blog.

I have cold packs on my elevated knees blogging and watching Daniel play video games and feeling pretty good.

Next Saturday is 18 miles!!!!!!!!!!!

Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see – Jimmy Buffett

Keep Calm and Drink Schlafly Pumpkin Ale

I’m stressed (as usual) but I think I’m using that word way too much. I’m actually not….maybe “anxious” is the word I should use.

I skipped my 4 miler last night because of hip pain. I tried a mile on the treadmill today and pain stopped me at .33 mile. It wasn’t excruciating pain but pain. It it were 3, 4 or 5 miles…..I’d be able to push through it but 16 miles? And also, maybe I shouldn’t.

I’ll see how I feel in the morning before I hit the MKT trail. If I give it a try and the pain is still there at the beginning, I’ll give it a try on Sunday.

I’ll do this….remember, I am a beast. An old beast but one, nonetheless.

Surprisingly, I’m not that worked up over it…yet.

Side note: I am so damn hooked on “American Ninja Warrior” and I so want to try that jumping spider and also I just got distracted by seeing the Yadier is back in the Cardinal’s lineup…

Now, on to something important.

There is a special time of year for me and it starts in August. It’s more important than my anniversary to Kevin (Sept 22), Thanksgiving, Christmas…It is so important that family and friends text to remind me of it…not that they have to.

It’s when Schafly (a private “awesome” St. Louis beermaker) starts brewing and bottling it’s Pumpkin Ale. Just so you know, I am not one who likes very many types of beer. I will try most anything (especially anything Schafly brews) but anything other that a Bud Light is usually off my menu.

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I have been known to hoard this beer all year-long. It usually loses its great taste but I still do it. It’s $10-12 a six pack…but it’s only money.

Once they sell out of what they brew and put in stores….(Decemberish), it’s over until the next August. It starts early at Schlafly Tap Room and in the stores in Missouri in late August.

Schlafly Pumpkin Ale reminds me of 2 things that are near and dear to my heart: football season and Autumn.

It’s taste is incredible and reminds me of camping and the smell of fall around a campfire. It may also remind me a bit of Thanksgiving dinner.

I love putting it in the freezer for a bit so it gets icy. I love drinking it in a chilled wine glass so that I can feel sophisticated.

I may love the smell of it almost as much as the taste. I stick my nose in it like it’s a fine wine to smell its boquet. I slosh it around to see if it has legs. (ok, maybe I don’t do that). I probably should.

A hint of pumpkin and spices and I smell dates….not sure why. It’s 8% ALC/Volume so go light. It’s slightly sweet but not overwhelming. It’s also 280 calories for 12 ounces so plan to work out before you have one.

I’ve tried many pumpkin beer/ale to see if any come close and they do not!

I could write a short story about how this beer makes me feel but I’ll spare you.

Kevin and I are staying in Columbia this weekend but with a heavy heart because another thing is going on in St. Louis which is near and dear to my heart….”The St. Nicholas Greek Festival.”

I love Greek people, Greek food, Greek dancing and Ouzo! I haven’t missed this festival in years but we have yard/house work to do in CoMo. Who knows, if my run goes well tomorrow, I might sweet talk Kevin into driving the The Lou for a Gyro and Baklava Ice Cream!

~Opa!!~

The Non-Running Runner

I must need a psychiatrist or serious counseling.

I am filled with self-doubt and I’m angry at myself for not completing my 15 miles on Sunday. That heat should not have stopped me. I should have at least tried. I gave up before I knew if I could or not.

I am sure that many people ran long miles on that hot day. I was honestly afraid of getting sick and not being able to go forward. But, I made the decision to attempt to run what I could and stopped very short of what I needed.

As a result of that, I don’t feel like a runner anymore and I am almost positive that I will not complete that marathon.

That 15 miles was to be a breakthrough for me and I felt like that would make or break me…..well, it broke me and worse, I didn’t even try it.

Tomorrow is 4 miles and it’s still 100 degrees and not much better for Wednesday which is 8 miles. It is very difficult for me to complete that many miles on the treadmill. But that is what I will do.

I think I am guilty of judging myself by younger, fitter runners.

Is it without merit?

Is is important that I stick to rigid training schedule or can I be flexible?

I ran my 1st and 2nd halves with little or at least inadequate training. And truthfully, my last half marathon in April was not only very little training but still recovering from serious plastic surgery and I finished it for my best and most proud HM. I know that a marathon is a whole different animal than a half…I’m not naive to think it’s similar.

So maybe I’m over reacting. I don’t want to win a marathon….I just want to finish and on my feet! 🙂

Today was rest day but the lawn needed mowing and weedeating…even though it was 99 degrees! I’m tired but it looks good.

A secret: I would have let my husband do it today…this is always a job that I enjoy doing, but not on this hot day.

Temps are going to be extreme for most of the week. I’ll be spending a great amount of time on that treadmill down in the cool basement exercise room.

I ate decent today and too tired to snack….so there’s that!

~Dreaming of Winter~

Disappointing and Second Guessing

The Glo Run on Friday night a lot of fun for our family and it was so unbelievably hot!

It was fun and full of young teenage girls and mostly young women but many young men and families with children! The thing I did not like about it was that it took some routes on the grass and through black lights, bubbles, strobes etc and in the dark which made me nervous about stepping in a hole or divet and twisting my ankle.

Even still…it was fun. Daniel had a ball but about half way through….he practically could not run any more. For one…it was 97 degrees and secondly, he expended so much energy dancing and having a good time with girls and the DJ. 🙂

Even though I walked a lot with him….it was challenging due to the heat and dark. We all had a good time and were soaking wet at the finish.


I had a friend up who spend the night on Friday so I couldn’t do my long run on Saturday. It was 100 degrees so we couldn’t do much. We did go eat breakfast at “Wildflower” and went the Art Museum afterwards. At about 1pm, she headed for her home in Mid-Mo.

Afterwards, Kevin and I grocery shopped and rested in a nice cool apartment and met up with the kids later for dinner at Pho Grand. We all love Vietnamese food. It was a nice time.

Daniel begged to spend the night but due to my long run on Sunday morning, I couldn’t let him. I always feel so guilty for letting him down plus I love being with him. I told him I’d come and get him after I run…if I run.


I gave a lot of thought to running 15 miles on such an extremely hot and humid day. I saw a runner pass out on Saturday and he was a young and fit runner. I really worried about my health.

I woke up early and intended to attempt to run 15 until I took the dogs down to potty! At 6:30am, it was 85 degrees….and muggy. I just knew that would be impossible but I was very disappointed because this was to be an important day for my training. I’ve never run over 13.5 miles before and this was to be my first one.

I decided to just attempt to run what I could and stop stressing about missing a training.

Kevin ran with me so I knew I wouldn’t run for more than 4 or 5 miles. It was very hot even at 7:30am and I knew it would be tough. We ran for 5 miles with a 3/1 run/walk ratio. I took plenty of water and because Kevin ran and didn’t ride the bike to carry my stuff, I had to carry the water which is always a nuisance to me.

We ran 5.2 miles and it really wasn’t that bad. I actually felt like I could run much more than that but because Kevin’s Plantar’s Fasciitis started acting up, we cut it short.

After we got back to that nice, cold apartment… I drank some water and talked a bit with my sister on the phone, I grabbed my music and hit the streets again. It was probably as hot of a day that I can remember in a while and at least that I have run on.

I ran 3.2 more miles and had a decent time! 🙂 I burned about 1200 calories altogether. I am still extremely disappointed about not being able to run an important training run but I was fairly pleased that after 5 in that heat, I was able to get back out and run more.

Still disppointed. I was not near a treadmill or I would have done that.

My son worked and my daughter in law is working the night shift at Barne’s Jewish Hospital tonight so I kept the kids for 3 hours so she could get an afternoon nap.

Kevin and Daniel played video games and Sadie and I played. And of course, if something is funny….babies repeat it over and over. So she jumped up and ran for a hug routine about 60 times! I love those kids.

As usual on Sunday, I get depressed leaving St Louis and the kids. Honestly, if it were up to me, I’d find a job in St. Louis, sell our house in Columbia and live there and be a real grandma to my kiddies. Not only would I be close to them and get to be a part of their regular lives, I love St. Louis and Forest Park for all the opportunities for running and exercise.

I leave my heart in St. Louis every time I leave. I love my home in Columbia and I love Columbia, but that’s not where my heart lives.

This heat wave will last until about Wednesday and then it’s supposed to cool off.

Long week of training this week….and a job and boss that hate more each week.

~Thinking of Napa and NorCal~

Glo in the Dark

It’s been a busy and stressful week and with my marathon training intensifying…I’m so beat that I don’t feel like updating my blog.

It has been so hot that there is no way that I could run outside and live!

Tuesday was 3 on the treadmill, Wednesday 7 miles and today was 4. It is taking its toll on me and it’s going to get worse.

I am watching movies while running and I have to admit, that does help.

Tomorrow night in St. Louis, my family and I are going to run in the Glo-Run. I can’t wait. Daniel loves doing this and even Sadie with her mommy in a stroller will be joining the fun, also. My son, Kevin and a friend are all forming a team. We have our glowy things and our team is named the “Fireballs” named by Daniel who is also the Captain of our team! 🙂

I have the big 15 miler coming up on Sunday morning. It is supposed to be on Saturday but with the 5k on Friday night and my friend visiting, I’ll move it to Sunday. And with temps topping out at 99 degrees on Sunday…not sure I’ll make it. I’ll do an early morning run but even then it will be hot and humid. This will either make or break me.

My toe is still a bit sore but with the gel toe cap, it’s been tolerable.

My friend and I are driving up to St. Louis in the morning and Kevin and the dogs will join us later. Our Glo-Run is in Forest Park and starts at 8:10pm. I don’t do many theme races but I love doing anything that gets my family involved in running and understanding that running can be fun.

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I have been eating very healthy this week and with all the running, I’ve also not had much time to over ate so my calories have been low. Today I ate an apple fritter and my stomach has been upset all the day including now.

Increased miles have played serious games with my stomach! TMI 🙂

~Run for Fun~

a WTF?? Injury…

So, last night…I slept well. I didn’t overeat or drink any liquor and laid out my running things plus fuel for my 10 mile run the next morning.

When I woke up, it was raining fairly moderately but I was happy because as you know, I love running in the rain and especially if it was hot or humid.

I ate oatbran for breakfast, fed, pooped and walked the dogs.

For the first 2 miles, I couldn’t get my run groove. I ran for a mile at a faster pace than I should have and between mile 1 and 2, I had to take a couple very short walk breaks. I couldn’t get my pace right for some reason. After 2 miles, I started to get my rhythm and the slow rain felt good. I ran city streets from  my apartment to downtown St. Louis near Busch Stadium.

Near mile 6, felt a sharp excruciating pain in my toe on my right foot. I had never experienced toe pain before. I kept running and it kept feeling worse. It got so bad that I could not run so I paused my Garmin and sat on a bench and pulled my shoe off.

I was shocked that my sock and shoe was full of bright red blood. The very top of my middle toe on the right foot had practically come off.

The only thing that I can think of that caused such a thing was that my sock was soaking wet for so long, the toe box of my new shoes allowed my toe to move around, and with constant striking…it just took the top off.

Ok, I’m 4.5 miles from home and I admit…I cried. I was just totally frustrated and did not know how I could make it home.

I adjusted my sock in a way that put a sort of bandage around the toe. I thought that might help and I bit my lip and started back running.

It was painful but I put it out of my mind. I thought to myself that if I were in an actual marathon…what would I do?

Kevin was with me on his bike but not much he could do but watch me cry and encourage me along the way. It did actually get better. I quickly stopped crying and finished that 4.5 miles.

I ran 10.5 miles and my last mile was a sub 9 mile. I was so mad and frustrated I just said fuck it and ran.

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Sorry, I know it’s gross

I ate well today and  have hydrated well since the run. I cut the top of the toe skin off and that may have been a mistake but not sure what else to do. I will have to wear a toe cap because I am pretty sure it won’t be healed any time soon. It’s 9:30pm and it’s still sore to touch and bleeding.

This or anything like this has ever happened to me before. It seems like such a strange thing to happen…right? I have run many, many miles in the rain and in these socks. I guess maybe the bigger toe box on the shoe allowed the toe to move around.

I have a couple days off but 3 miles Tuesday, 7 miles Wednesday, 4 Thursday….a fun Glo-Run 5k with Family plus Daniel on Friday night and 15 miles on Saturday!!!! Shit, shit, shit!

A red-letter run day for Charlotte! HA!

Kevin and I had a great late lunch at “The Vine“…one of our favorite Mediterranean places on South Grand. I ate what I love….hummus, pita bread, lentil soup and falafels.

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It’s 9:30pm and I have not eaten anything else. I didn’t overeat and feel good…well, except for that toe thing.

We went to our favorite running store after lunch and spent $$$ for shoes for Kevin and more GU, Bonk Breakers…etc for me.

Time for rolling out those sore quads and calves….

~Run the Day~

A Fishing Line and a Slack Line

I have probably gained 5+ lbs this week. But I have enjoyed every minute with that funny little 7-year-old.

I have felt progressively better all week and I woke up this morning healthy and full of energy.

Today, he rode his bike out in front of me while I ran 5 miles this morning on the MKT trail. I made it pretty good on this 5 miles but got winded a couple of times trying to keep up with Daniel on his bike. He got tired in the end and almost had a couple of accidents but he was a great trooper and will be a great athlete in the future…I just know that.

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Today we had a picnic at Stephen’s Lake, went fishing, swimming and some young people in the park taught him slack-lining and he did a pretty good job of walking the line.

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Slack Lining

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It’s amazing how much you can find out about what little boys think about while fishing with them. I just let him talk…and talk…and talk.

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We take him back to St. Louis tomorrow afternoon. I am very worried about the situation in St. Louis. I am afraid violence will break out all over the city, not just Ferguson. I worry about my son and daughter in law driving to and back from work and Daniel and Sadie in schools while violence may be happening all over the city. I am prayerful that this will stop peaceably.

I will be very sad and heartbroken when I take Daniel back home but I had this week. It was wonderful. He was respectful, funny, hard-headed, fun-loving, motor-mouthed and full of energy.

He told me this has been the best week of his life…so far 🙂 It was mine, also.

Of course he got spoiled mercilessly. He needed this because is a bit (a lot) jealous of the attention that his parents have to give Sadie and that is causing some behavioral problems but not this week.

While we were fishing, he spilled his guts innocently about his feelings about that. I listened and tried to reassure him about his place in his family and his parents’ love for him. I hope I made that better.

Of course we didn’t catch any fish. It’s hard for the fish to get the lure while he’s reeling it in constantly! 🙂

Something funny and embarrassing happened yesterday while he and I were downtown eating at a place called “Booches”. It’s an old establishment with “supposedly” the best hamburgers in Missouri and is rumored to have been a place that Mark Twain ate a few times. But the hamburgers are fairly expensive for small hamburger and and they only take cash. I took out $20 out of the ATM. When she brought the ticket, it was $19.50. I only had 2 quarters to leave on the table for a tip. As we walked out the door, Daniel tapped the waitress on the back and told her not to forget the 2 quarters we left her on the table! 🙂 I was pretty embarrassed but had to laugh later.

~Peace, Love & Fishing~

Naked Ladies, Dogs and Legs

Today has been “rest day” and day 41 of “Hal Higdon’s First Time Marathon Training.

On Friday, I only work a few hours but it must have been a full moon last night or tonight! People acting nuts. I couldn’t get out that door fast enough.

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I have enjoyed my rest day. I did some laundry, walked and played with the dogs, had a glass of wine while watching birds and packed for our weekend trip to our apartment in St. Louis (2 hour drive from Columbia.)

I pampered myself: soaked and pedicured my feet, took a bubble bath, shaved my legs, put on a cucumber mask, watched westerns on TV….a good day! 🙂

I sat outside for a while admiring how pretty my backyard is. The flowers are beautiful this year and the “Naked Ladies” are coming up. We have hundreds in our backyard. It’s hard to keep the dogs from breaking and knocking them down.

Naked ladies are known in the south as resurrection lilies or surprise lilies.

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Naked Ladies
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Tropicana Rose

I was actually looking forward to running my 7 miles in the morning in the city but I found out it’s supposed to get to 99 degrees in the Lou! I’ll need to get an early start. Hal Higdon’s training has this as my step back Saturday. Last Saturday was 10 miles…next Saturday is 12 miles. After 13.1 the following week, I will be getting into miles I’ve never experienced.

FB runner’s groups are posting their runner leg pictures. My legs are 54 years old so I’m shy to post there…but I am proud of them. 🙂

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I am worried and especially since my weekday runs have felt hard this week. The training also has a Wednesday run that increases and running higher miles after 12 hour work days have me concerned. Especially when it’s in the 90s.

Last night my dinner consisted of strawberry moscato, gorgonzola cheese and crusty baguette. So my nutrition may not have been the best for my 7 hot and steamy miles in the morning.

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My eating was only a little bit better today….

My “Me” day was good….

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Peyton
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Eli

~♥Drink Wine and Kiss Dogs♥~