I haven’t been posting on here but I’ve been reading. Here is the first 1-20. I will post the next batch at the end of the year.
1. All is Fair in Love and Seducion By Beverley Kendall
2. When the Wind Blows by John Saul
3. Harvey’s Revised English Grammar by Thomas Harvey
4. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of MIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
5. The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
6. The Somnibus by Craig McCray
7. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
8. Sky of Dust: The Last Weapon by Joshua Bonilla
9. Corner Stone: by Kelly Walker
10. The Burning Time by J.G. Faherty
11. Writers Dreaming by Naomi Epel
12. Intensity by Dean Koontz
13. A Gathering of Days by Joan W. Bloss
14. To Speak of Love by Claudia Jameson
15. Animal Farm by George Oswell
16. 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived by Allan Lazar
17. Stone Skipping and Other Fun Old-Time Games by J.J. Ferrer
18. The Odyssey by Homer
19. Jumpstart to Skinny by Bob Harper
20. Your Body, Your Voice by Theodore Dimon Jr
So, earlier this year we had decided to do the Color Me Rad. Dh made a big fuss about it saying that we would not be here to do it. Then the race dates changed to the point that even I was sure that I wouldn’t be here to do it. So, I bailed. That is okay though I guess.
So, training stopped and I finally picked it up again about 4 months later. I was surprised that I could make it a lap around the trail. We even did short jogs here and there. We only walk 3 days a week, if that. One week we didn’t go at all due to weather. But, it is better then nothing at all right?
So last week my walking partner tells me about a 5k that only 5 bucks. We decide to do it even though it is in a few days. I get up the day before and try running 1 mile on my own. I wake up the next day hurting and popping pills-not a bright move on my part. We invited another friend who is way beyond my walking or running speed so I figured that I bring my little kids (kids are fast at times!) with me so that the two of them weren’t dragged behind. Well, she didn’t show up so it ended up being the two of us with the kids. Potty breaks, picture taking (we had never been to this area and it was beautiful!) and up hills left the kids tired. But we had good timing in my book. 1 hour and 44 mins and that was after stopping and chatting with people (one lady got lost and we tried helping her and later found her and her sisters), getting our items together, walking to parking lot, putting in kids, getting snacks and water and saying goodbye…I’m sure at least 15 mins can be dragged off of that and if not more. We should have stopped to see the time and the officials did not give us times (or anyone for that matter). I’m still guessing 1 hour and 25 mins or so. We also know that we didn’t start on time so if you shave off those minutes…
We had fun, loved the trail and the location and made new friends. My kids loved it and Ripley kept her runners number on calling it “Pretty and special”. They talked about it for days and are excited to do another one. There is the Ugly Sweater Run up in Seattle but it is 32 dollars and we are not prepared to do a real hardcore run…though this is not really that since they hand out hot chocolate and beer at their water stations so. LOL But it would be good for the kids because Santa is supposed to be there I hear. So, I might consider it or consider doing it with a friend who has children because kids 8 and under are free.
So here we are at on the 19th of October 2013 at the Super Hero 5k Dash, our first 5k which was at Fort Steilacoom Park in WA.(no uniforms because we found out about it just days before it started.)
My daughter saw this post up and asked me today if I was still planning on doing this. Yes I am. Well, it seems that she would like to join me on this one. I’m happy about that to be honest but at the same time, I have no clue where to start. From what I can tell there are no soup kitchens up here, just places that give out food donations to families and the homeless. I don’t know where I would go and I’ve already started asking church members if they had any clue and so far none do. I’m hoping to find something soon and I’m hoping to be able to do it with my daughter so that she can gain the experience of helping others. In all, I want all my children to experience that and I know already that my oldest two have since I’ve helped out in the past with food donations and working at the school setting up their food drive and all. This though, working at a soup kitchen, it is something I’ve yet to do and I’ve dreamed about it for years. Now to find some place in which I can make that dream a reality.