Friday, September 3, 2010

Four Things Friday

  1. I love to run barefoot with my big ol sexy man in his kilt.   We ran some hills today.  It was about 3.25 miles and I felt like I had so much more to give.  He had a cramp in his hamstring though so he ran some flatter areas and I finished up to make the 3.25.  I have been running in the cemetery for a couple of years now so I think my hamstring and quad ratio are pretty balanced to run those hills often.  Its funny how I started out with dirty feet from being a perpetual flip flop wearer and I then run  a few miles and my feet are cleaned by the roads like a pumice stone.
  2. I am off to Cedar Rapids very early tomorrow morning to do a nuun sampling in the morning and then spread some nuun love at the New Bohemian Half Marathon packet pickup.  The race director is a fellow barefoot/minimalist shoe runner that I met at the Runners World Barefoot Forum last year.   I will work another grocery store sampling and then on Sunday its the race and then one last grocery store sampling before I head home.  Not as long of a weekend as last but very full. I really do love my job and I am so thankful to have a partner in child raising that is able to parent our children in my absence instead of having  to do child care.
  3. Autumn has arrived. Its bittersweet with the sun going down earlier.  My favorite times to run are in the evenings during the long balmy summer.   It will be sad to see that go but the cool weather is nice.  Our paved bike trail is pretty covered with leaves now.  Its a little scary to run on the unknown and I have to work to relax more. The leaves cover up the acorns shells that the squirrels drop and little pebbles too.
  4. My oldest son Samson has been hanging out at the state fair grounds not far from our house.  He has been teaching himself to play Ukulele and has a few songs he knows.  He takes his Uke and plays at the fair grounds and has made $16. in the last two days as well as scored food and a frisby.  My little beatnik son is having a great time meeting people and becoming so independent.  His wandering music playing and this time of year makes me want to read Dharma Bums again.  
  I have been very busy scheduling work trips and with school stuff for Jupiter that I have been falling increasingly farther behind on my reviews of products and keeping up with my bloggie friends.  I lurk more than I comment and I hope to change that in short order and get caught up on what everyone is up to.  There are big trips and races coming up that I am eager to read race reports and see pictures from!!
Everyone have a wonderful long weekend and run happy!
Cheers,
Angie

16 comments:

shel said...

have fun mama! let yer nuun peeps know that i am exclusively using citrus fruit nuun at the 24 hour national championships. it's just good stuff!

Anonymous said...

I like Jack Kerouac a lot.

Anonymous said...

that was me(Liz F) in the above comment,lol

Anonymous said...

How cool for Samson on his ukulele gig!
I will miss the longer days. Sigh.

Andrew Opala said...

Does he do "Tip toe through the tulips?"

barefootjosh said...

You did something right with that Samson guy.

runningwithababyonboard said...

a little boy after my own heart. :) i don't know if you love all the beats or just kerouac, but a great moviem, howl, will be out sometime this month (or early october). it's supposed to be pretty good.

Oz Runner said...

have fun in cedar rapids...we almost moved there for a job about 9 years ago...nice town...sounds like you have a little troubadour in the family....i'd with you, fall is coming (it was chilly here last night at the football game), and it is bittersweet...

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Your son and mine are born entrepeneurs, though Teo is more of a business man rather than an artist. Have a great New Bohemian weekend!

Anne said...

#3 is the main reason I decided to go for minimalist shoes instead of completely barefoot...especially outside. I'd always be worrying about where I'm stepping and probably would find it difficult to relax. Although, as with everything else, I guess it's a question of getting used to it.

You son sounds awesome :)

Ewa said...

I like nuun though with my mileage these days I don't really need it. - nuun would be one more reason to start running more. Darn, injury.
Fall is arriving here in SF Bay Area early this year, or so it seems. Trails are still clear of leaves but soon I will also start worrying about slipping or stepping on something. But leaves are so much fun!
Have a great weekend.

misszippy said...

So cute to picture Samson w/ his uke at a fair--good for him for having the guts to do something like that! You and your hubs need to come to Baltimore sometime and run our Celtic Solstice--a big number of men don kilts for that one!

Indi said...

Hi Angie,
Thanks for stopping by the blog! Is Brad your brother? I'm no where close to being the kind of stud runner he is;) but really enjoying the running times with the Nerds!
Sounds like you had a busy weekend!!

Black Knight said...

Does hubby run in kilt? Is he scottish? 4 year ago I ran the 10 miles of Edinburgh and some runners wore the kilt. I like to run in autumn on a carpet of leaves too ... but with my running shoes. Have a great week end.

Emz said...

Loving the THOUGHT of the kilt.

I finally tried nuun.

ANDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

I'm a believer!!

MCM Mama said...

Sounds like your life is pretty awesome right now. That makes me smile. :o)

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