Sunday, I tried several times to go for a walk. Every time I got ready to go I would get to the door and the rain would start coming down. It was so frustrating. Finally, I couldn't take it anymore and with my husband's encouragement I got my buns out there to walk anyway. He even offered to go with me. We rarely get to walk together now that he is a runner, so I immediately took him up on the offer. We had a good time despite the rain.
Part of the reason that I was determined to get this walk in was that I had planned a new route. Normally, I walk to the neighborhood loop about 1/2 mile away and then walk around it a couple times. I wanted to get in a longer walk so I figured out a new route to keep it interesting. There are three loops in the general neighborhood that vary in size. We walked to the farthest one first and worked our way back - .7 miles, 1.1 miles, and .6 miles. The loops plus the distance walking to them ended up equally 4.3 miles. Not bad.
Millie was super excited to go with us. I guess rain isn't the same deterrent for dogs.
I was off work today for Columbus Day. The rain finally let up around 4 pm, so I headed out for my usual 3 mile walk. Some days you just do the best you can. Hood up and ready to roll...
I love this hoodie. It is the first present I ever bought my husband. Just a few weeks after we started dating I went to California to visit my brother for Christmas. For the record I hated leaving my then new boyfriend. I was in a quandry about what to get him for Christmas since we had only been dating a few weeks. I was so glad to find this hoodie at the zoo. He has told me many times that he is a polar bear and likes it cold (usually he tells me this when I am trying to turn the a/c down because I am freezing.). Now that we are married I wear the hoodie way more than he does :)
The actually rain wasn't too bad, but it was a soggy walk for sure.
Love all the leaves that are starting to fall.
Some trees have dropped almost all their leaves. I didn't worry about the pace at all and it showed in my time. My time was comparatively slow (about 17 minute miles - instead of 15). Between the rain and the leaves it made for more slippery footing than I am really comfortable with. I know I don't need to kill every walk to make it worthwhile.
Isn't this the cutest little camper ever? I would love to see the inside space. This would be perfect for my in-laws. They like to drive cross country and often camp along the way.
Ooops! I think someone broke their bathtub. This is actually my sister's house. They just started a complete bathroom remodel. I feel for them. We did ours a couple of years ago. What a project! Incidentally their tub was cast iron. Apparently you can get quite a workout breaking it and carrying it out...super heavy!
I finally made these refrigerator oatmeal jars. They are made with oatmeal, Greek yogurt, milk and then fruit and flavorings. I made peach, PB banana and blueberry. I am going to try one this morning, but I am not overly optimistic when I tasted a little last night before bed it seemed overpowered by the yogurt and the oatmeal tasted very raw. We will see if they mellowed out overnight. ** Update...FAIL. I won't be making these again. The taste was too yogurt and raw oatmeal. And I could not get past the texture. Just because Pinterest says it is "amazing" doesn't mean it is :)
Have a great day everyone :)
Winner will be drawn on Friday.