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#1 of 27 Old 06-22-2015, 05:50 AM - Thead Starter
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Happy summer, 30s!

Good morning. Hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was busy and wonderful. And HOT.

This is what 93% humidity looks like. And that's despite running only an hour (not more, as planned) in these heavily wooded, shaded, cool trails. Oof.

Morrissey was AWESOME! If you saw my FB post, you saw how close we were to the stage. I waited 30 years to see him. So happy!
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#2 of 27 Old 06-22-2015, 10:37 AM
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Great looking trail!

We had a nice day on the river yesterday. See FB for pix. It was 3.5 hours to get there and a long ride home, but the time on the river was fantastic.
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Howdy, all!

Theia - /snort... should you decide to race in GA anytime during the summer, you will be well prepared for our heat/humidity. The level of sweatiness in your photos above is pretty much the norm here. (nasty, isn't it?)

Duckie - you guys always have some of the most excellent adventures!

I'm still plugging along with spinning and bodypump. I had a most excellent time on Saturday though. My friend Tom and his girlfriend asked me to join them again this year for the Biking Dead fundraising tour. It will be a long while before I can afford my own motorcycle, but they're cool with me being Tom's passenger until that time comes. Whee! That being said, dayum it was hot. I am hoping that next year, they'll have the event in May instead of June. Pics are on FB if anyone is interested.

Have a great week, everyone!
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Jeez, that's alotta sweat.

I have 6 miles in both yesterday and today. Last week threw off my mileage goal for the month, so I'm playing a bit of catch up. Oskar is laying on my feet - I can't believe he is snuggling me as hot as it is - but I guess he needs to claim his favorite human.

American ninja warrior is on tonight. There is a girl on the course now kicking some @ss. Well, she was. She fell off on the double ladder thing. Oh well.
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Morning 30's I had a great weekend and I even extended it a bit to go to my son'd 6th grade promotion. I had some good workouts but I still need to run longer. OH well someday.

Theia that is a lot of sweat.

Duck a river trip sounds great!

Ailarie glad you are doing well.

Kath ANW if fun to watch.
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There is a girl on the course now kicking some @ss. Well, she was. She fell off on the double ladder thing. Oh well.
NO NO NO!!!!!! no spoilers!!!!!!! hahaha. i read this last night before i watched. pfffft. thank you very much i'm kiddin'.

hi guys. we had a great weekend - AK started soccer and she scored two goals in their scrimmage! she was ecstatic and i couldn't be more proud. then we spent father's day with friends and went out for shabu shabu - we did all you can eat and oh, did we eat it all ha.

yesterday DH had the day off so we went to the santa cruz beach and boardwalk for the day. it was a gorgeous day to be out on the beach!

i went to lagree pilates this morning and i'm meeting some contractors at the house later today to get some estimates. we also get to buy a new fridge and washer/dryer so i'm looking into that. any recs for these apppliances? ones that you love and/or hate?

my trail half is this saturday so the tapering has started. i'm relieved because i think i was starting to get stressed out with scheduling all those long runs in between everything else that is going on...

did boB ever say where he is going on vacation??? curious minds want to know
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i went to lagree pilates this morning and i'm meeting some contractors at the house later today to get some estimates. we also get to buy a new fridge and washer/dryer so i'm looking into that. any recs for these apppliances? ones that you love and/or hate?
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We have a Maytag washer (front-loading) that is out of commission after just 2.5 yrs. Fixable, but annoying. Basically some of the wires for the temperature sensor got sawed in half by a plastic binding so they have to be soldered together. Before we moved, we couldn't easily get to it because you have to access said wires from the back side of the machine and we didn't have the space in the old place to mess with it. Now we do, just gotta do it. It's a known and fairly common issue with our model, apparently, which is how we figured out that it at least won't cost an arm and a leg to fix.

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any recs for these apppliances? ones that you love and/or hate?
1) ACK. Sorry, wasn't thinking. I didn't say who though, and there were a number of women.

2) I love having the fridge on top/freezer on bottom configuration, but I hate the french doors. Mainly because only opening the fridge half way isn't a big enough space to get my pot/dish/whatever through, and when you only have one hand… Let me look… it's a samsung something or other. I had some input in the choice (fridge on top/no water or ice in the door), but B had way more requirements (it is a tool of his trade, ha) so he made the final decision.

The top loading washer (Maytag performa) & dryer (Maytag atlantis) are about 12 years old, and we've never had an issue with either of them, other than getting them in the basement. HA.

My favorite appliance these days is my new ice cream maker. Been making a lotta sorbet. Latest batch is Apple Jack. Deeeelicious.

5 miles today. And… shoot. I need to get to bed cause I have to be up super early.
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My favorite appliance these days is my new ice cream maker. Been making a lotta sorbet. Latest batch is Apple Jack. Deeeelicious.
Apple Jack as in it has alcohol too? Mmm, tell me more! I used my ice cream maker last night actually, made a batch of vanilla bean ice cream.

I've made this sorbet before when we got a huge cantaloupe from our CSA a few years back. It was really good, should be easily adaptable for you with a honey based simple syrup. I've also made this before (both the cherry and a peach variant), but I think the lambic would be tough for you to work around. This and this are also ones I want to try, not sure if you can work with the ingredients or not.

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Morning 30's I got in a short run with 5 repeats. I am trying to work on getting a little faster. Tonight I should be able to run and lift so all is good. It is really getting warmer so I will sweat like Theia.

missy a trail half sounds like fun although I have never run one.

bard now I need a ice cream maker.

Kath how is the new job.
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i want an ice cream maker!!!

so far we've been pureeing fruit like cantaloupe and sicking it in ice pop molds with slices of strawberries.. but apple jack ice cream and the sorbet recipes bard posted sound DELICIOUS i might have to get an ice cream maker...

ron, sweating is good. it clears out the pores.

thanks for all the appliance recs. katho, they just don't make appliances the way they used to. my inlaws have a washer/dryer set that is close to 20 years that they've never had problems with. what the heck. i want that set. heh.

kid swap this morning - i have the kids for the morning and they will go over to another house this afternoon. PERFECT. i'll get in a run then with bella.
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I ran so early this morning, it felt like it was the middle of the night! I'm hoping to make yoga tonight. I'm home alone until Sunday, because the kids and DH are going fishing in northern Michigan. Should be interesting to hear the trip reports!
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Hopefully they saw the Northern Lights in Michigan. My buddy has been posting remarkable pics from Traverse City on facebook.

Appliances: We had a water conserving Maytag W/D set, but the washer kept breaking due to crappy electronics. We ditched it for a non-electronic Speed Queen and are SUPER happy with the results.

I ran up the butte yesterday after work and found a trail around the back that was shaded and lightly used. It was heaven. Going up was really hard and lots of walking breaks. Coming down was a blast. Cooled off my legs in the river before heading home.

Heading out now for a lunch run. We host USATF champs this weekend, so lots of elites out there today on my walk to campus and back. Colleen Quigley (FSU steepler) ran by me on the bridge, and she's kinda good lookin'.
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I just called DH about the northern lights. They are still en route, but hopefully they will get to see something, and send pictures to me'
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Hey guys! I haven't checked in for a while. But here I am. Yay.

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did boB ever say where he is going on vacation??? curious minds want to know
Right now I am in Cortez, CO. We spent two days in Sedona AZ and two days at the Grand Canyon. We drove here to Colorado today and tomorrow morning we will go to Mesa Verde National Park. Then it's back to Arizona for a couple days in the Navajo Nation. So far the trip has been awesome. We've taken a ton of great pics so far. I'll have to get some posted sooner or later, but internet access has been spotty. I could post some now, I guess, but I'm too tired....

National Parks seem to be our thing. Two years ago we spent some time at Denali. Last year it was Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. And two more this year. DD is getting her fill of Junior Ranger badges...

I ran twice in AZ. A 3 mile run Sedona at 4000' elevation, and 2.5 miles along the South rim of the Grand Canyon at 7100' elevation. I can't really feel the altitude when I'm walking around, but I can definitely feel it when I'm running. I get winded really quickly. I've never run in Colorado before so I wanted to get a couple miles in while we're here, but we're in and out too fast. Oh well. I haven't run in New Mexico either, but we're only barely nicking the state. (We took the requisite goofy pictures at the Four Corners Monument today).

Lots of fun, but it's all rush rush rush. Hopefully we're going to see Frankie when we're back in Phoenix before our redeye Saturday night. I'm gonna be exhausted when we get back home, and it'll be back to work on Monday. But at least we're having tons of fun...
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The ice cream maker is one of my favorite small kitchen appliances, although I only use it a few times a year. We actually don't eat our ice cream that quickly (surprising to me considering I used to eat a pint at a time). I have a basic Cuisinart model where you keep the container in the freezer until you need it, so no ice and rock salt needed. It makes about a quart at a time and most recipes these days are scaled to that amount, rather than the gallon size we used to make with my dad's old ice cream maker.

Bob- we love going to the National Parks too. When we drove cross-country to move Moonie to Ohio, we couldn't detour up to the Grand Canyon but we did stop for a few hours in the Petrified Forest. It was a few days after Christmas and chilly (some snow in spots), with gorgeous blue skies and sunshine that really made the colors in the petrified wood just pop.


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holy crap that's a big photo! LOL! Sorry, can't figure out how to size it better since I'm linking it rather than uploading directly.

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Morning 30's this week is turning out to be a good workout week so that makes me happy. The kids are out for Summer and having fun. Last night they were making too much noise while I was trying to sleep so I told them to keep it down and they said they forgot I had to work.

missy I hope you had a great afternoon to yourself

amichel it is relaxing when the only noise you can hear are your feet hitting the ground.

Duck I read an article that said she gave up modeling for running.

Bob sounds like a great vacation.

Bard great pic!
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i would love to see the northern lights one day.

ah. a house to myself sounds absolutely blissful - enjoy, amichel!

re: national parks, when we drove across the U.S., we bypassed SO many parks that i almost cried. i really, really wanted to stop by at least one but we simply didn't have enough time as we spent it all in australia. it was a great reminder that we have so many beautiful parks stateside as well and that its not necessary to travel across the world to enjoy marvelous scenery!

duck, will you be spectating? so exciting!!!

ron, glad you're having a good work out week. that always makes me happy, too!

enjoy the rest of your vacay, boB!
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Morning 30's I took a rest day yesterday so I hope I can workout tonight. I having been coming in earlier so I can leave earlier and it has been working out well.

missy now I want a vacation.
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It's not quite as relaxing as it should be, because the dog is flipping out and chewing everything! Grrrr

Workouts: 2 mile walk and strength last night, sunrise yoga this morning
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Too hot (for me) to run here. Back to track for more action! There's a live stream on the usatf home page.
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Aaaaand it's raining again. Surprise.

This is a good mileage week for me. Probably the highest week I've had in months.

SO looking forward to the weekend. Not because of anything specific going on (although I do have fun plans), but it's been a heck of a week and I need a break.

Looks like I might be in bed by 930 2 nights in a row. WOOHOO!!!! (and how old do I sound?)
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race day!!!

i ran my first trail half today in 2:13! it was a lot of fun, albeit pretty hot. the course was shaded about 15-20% of the way so it was quite uncomfortable near the end and 84F when we finished. yeesh. but i'm pleased with how it went and even managed to snag 1st in my AG. i guess all the old foagies stayed home today - HAHAHAHA.

ok. time for a nap followed by ice cream. woooooooot!
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Nice work Missy!!!

We're having a monsoon AGAIN. :roll eyes: Which means my basement is flooding. I shop vac'd first thing this morning, and then this afternoon when I got home from getting fixed. But then the next time my aunt called and came over and did it for me. :! And she and my uncle are trying to rig a hose to the shop vac drain, so it will drain right into the floor drain as I shop vac, instead of me filling the shop vac and then having to shove it over to the floor drain. Because that last bit is what is so hard on my back.

I got a new slow cooker and have a pot roast in it (hey, it's only like 55 here and has been POURING all freaking day), but I don't think the pot roast is going to be done for a couple hours, so I'm having left over fajitas for dinner. Yummy.

What else is going on people?
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