First things first. I am alive. I am well. I am still running. That isn’t to say the past couple months haven’t had their unbearable moments. But I somehow got through them. And here I am. I could write all kinds of posts on the things that have happened. The things that have inspired me. The things that I felt. Or the things I wanted to happen. But they didn’t. And maybe one day I will write those posts. But for now I want to share glimpses into what has been taking up my time. And get back to Running to Her Dreams. I have missed her. And I have missed all of you too.
Meet Laila. This photo was taken not long after she became part of our family.
She’s much bigger now.
Did I mention it’s been almost 15 years since I’ve had a full-sized dog puppy?! I don’t really count small dogs as puppies. No. Puppies like Laila chew my favorite flip-flops. Dig in my flower pots. Chase birds. Cats. Chase anything that moves really. Eat things they aren’t supposed to. Like a whole package of red licorice. Boy that was a fun next day. Let’s just say she and I would agree. Never eat red licorice again. Poor thing. Yes. I forgot how much work it is to have a pup. I also forgot how much I love teaching a pup about running.
And Laila is in love with running. Or at least she is until she gets tired. Then she just sits down. We have been working on increasing mileage. None the less. She reminds me how much I take how far I run for granted. Mind you that was after I realized running had become much like boot camp for her. Not anymore. We are simply enjoying running. I am simply enjoying running. I am not training for any races. And I am not worrying about my pace. No. Not until Laila and I have more time on the trails together. And she is able to run longer and farther.
Work and school have been going well. Managing it all has taken a long time to get used to. I have become a meal planning expert. Let go a little with being such a perfectionist about everything. I know right?! I didn’t think it was possible either. But I don’t recommend getting the flu the same week you start an assignment at a new agency. That was brutal.
Both Princess and Buckaroo have hit a few rough spots in the past couple months, but otherwise they are both doing well.
I have been making infinity scarves. It all started when I wanted a scarf to wear to the SF Giants Victory Parade and couldn’t find an orange and black one I liked. Since, I have made them for all my sisters a few friends and myself. I am loving making them! I also think its pretty neat men will wear scarves these days. Oh and don’t mind I cut out the face in the photo, I wasn’t sure if the person would want a photo on here. I need to upload the photos of some of mine! I am also working
on putting them on Etsy. And whatever money I make goes to running gear. I mean why not, right?!
Remember I mentioned the Mr.’s daughter was having a baby? Well she did. I was there when sweet Little D was born. I became a gramma. And yes. The moment he was born. And since. I feel older. Maybe the feeling will pass. But I am guessing no.
He is such a love. I am one proud gramma.
So when the SF Giants won the World Series and I couldn’t find him a Lou Seal Halloween costume for the SF Giants Victory Parade? I made him one. Yes. he was the only Lou Seal I saw except for the real one of course. Isn’t it just the cutest costume ever?!
Is anyone thinking about Christmas yet? I have been trying to, I don’t look good in last-minute shopping. We will see what happens. I have considered joining in the Black Friday madness. We shall see.
Well I think that is a glimpse into what’s been taking up my time.Except meal planning and cooking time.One day I will become a food photographer and share my meal planning tips, recipes and cooking yumminess. Or maybe I will just go for it “rookie” style?
Stay tuned for upcoming posts. Posts about what, will be a surprise I just want to get back to posting. Until then I look forward to seeing what all of you have been up to.
How are you?
What’s for dinner?
One goal you are working towards?
Until next time, always be true to yourself and think like a boss!