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.


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. 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


  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!

  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!

  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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