2. Reading - Heartsick by Chelsea Cain. This is the first book in a series I just discovered. A librarian who seems to like a lot of the same books I do recommended it. It is not a book for the fainthearted. It is about a serial killer and the detective who almost became her victim. It definitely reeled me in and I already have the next two on reserve. I have now finished Heartsick and am reading Stay by Allie Larkin a much lighter book about a woman and her dog. Well it is about more than that but....... For some odd reason I really like books about dogs even though I am not a dog person.
My friend P is down the road, this is the top
of a much longer hill than the picture shows.
Glad to be near the top.
3. Running and biking - Wednesday I took a run on the hottest day I have run on in a long time. I typically don't run in the late afternoon heat (both because I don't run in the late afternoon and we have had no heat) but I ran with my friend from school. We only went about 4 miles but I was BEAT. It was 85 plus and I am not used to it. How do you who live in the south do it? Today I ran early and then commuted to school. It was cool and raining on the way home and my husband actually started a fire. I was very grateful as I was chilled through and through. Loved the ride though. I feel I am improving even if only slightly. I rode with a friend from work. Since I started in April I have commuted at least once a week. Sometimes more but never less.
This is where I turn to go down to my house.
There were some good pics that I could have taken
but I was too wet and cold.
4. Best race ever - I've enjoyed reading various posts about the Vermont City Marathon. If I haven't convince you yet with all my gushing here is one post from a blog I recently discovered that may. And those of you who know my Em at Sweats Once a Day and sees how often she races may have seen what she had to say in a recent post.
2) What is the best race you ever did?
While you all know I have a special place in my heart for Boston, the Vermont City Marathon continues to reign supreme over all other races. This was the fourth year in a row that I’ve either done the full marathon or participated in a relay and I have no desire to stop participating in it any time soon! From the crowd support, to the race organization to the positivity of other racers to the majestic course through the streets of Burlington and along Lake Champlain it never fails to blow my mind and put a smile on my face for 26.2 miles.
4. Garmin Strap - I ordered my new Garmin strap Monday night and it came in the mail today. That is some fast service. My awesome husband already put it on for me. (There may have been some cursing involved.) He is not sure it is on correctly but it appears to be so. My husband also told me last night as I was drifting off to sleep that he has seen moose prints on our woods road and thinks "my" moose is still around. I am not sure if this was a human interest conversation or a be careful out there note. But no more moose sightings yet.