Friday, June 11, 2010

7 Quick Takes

I've been peeking around other blogs on this rainy day of inside play. I found Jennifer's blog via Jenny. I really liked the 7 Quick Takes so I thought I'd give it a whirl.

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The three short runs ago I was chuggin' along and started hearing this fluttering noise through my iPod. I was thinking, "what the heck is that?" It kept on, getting louder. I turned my head over my shoulder to find this bird trying to, uh, land on me? Scared the run right out of me. Literally. I was so freaked out I had to quit my run 100 yards later. I didn't have an ounce of energy in me. What's that all about? I was disappointed in my run. Guess what? The next time I ran by that same spot it came after me again. At least this time I was a little more prepared for him. Maybe it was a her? I thought of that...maybe I was too close to a nest? So I ran more in the center of the road in "the spot". Well, another run last night....I was even more prepared. I was on the lookout and I was on the total opposite side of the road. Ya....so what the bird said. He/She came from far away in somebody's yard and was gunning for me. I AM NOT KIDDING! It hovers over me as I run, like it's going to land on me. It still freaks me out. I have to admit....the thought of a rock has crossed my mind.





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Tomorrow I run 10 miles and just as much as I am nervous about this run, I am also nervous about the 13.1 the following week.  It will be exciting and yet I am still unsure about the ability of my legs to carry on for the 2:30 minutes I think it will take me to accomplish the half marathon.

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The hubby is coming home from work early today and we are going to the Under Armor store to buy me some cool running duds.  I hope I can find something that looks nice and fits ok.

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Tomorrow we are going to a party at some new friend's house.  Even though she is a new friend it feels like we've been friends forever.  I just wish we didn't live so far away from each other.

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The big kids have one more swim lesson.  They both really liked them.  Karley is a natural in the water.  I think it's a Fisher (Auntie Daffy) trait.


That's my friend Kris with Karley.



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I got a camera lens this week by a recommendation from my grade school friend Paul.  It screws onto one of the lenses I have.  It was super cheap ($14) and I don't really know what to do with it.  Wish me luck.  As I've been looking around at these blogs today I've seen some really really awesome photos.  I aspire.

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Sophie (10 months yesterday, post to come) sometimes needs her morning nap, sometimes doesn't.  Karley (almost 2.5) sometimes needs her afternoon nap, sometimes doesn't.  I have mixed feelings on both.

I hope you have a great weekend!

4 comments:

  1. I am with you on the naps . . I wish Alex would nap everyday but then she doesnt go to bed until super late! Hope you found some running gear!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by at our blog! Glad to have you participate in the Quick Takes fun as well. I'm always impressed by people who train for and actually run a (half) marathon. Good luck! And don't let the bird stop you!

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  3. Freaky bird, what's up with that!?

    I *totally* agree, we were separated at birth. :)

    Love the swim pictures, so glad they are loving it!

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