{Transition to Grey} 8 months

{Transition to Grey} 8 months

I can hardly believe 8 months have already passed. I haven’t changed my mind about going natural, though the lady that cut my hair last week was sure that now that it was shorter, I would want to dye it and “only have to use one box, not two.” I cut off 6 inches of hair. I’m actually pretty happy with the growth. The color variation is interesting, and I have more dark hair in the front than I thought….

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{Urban Farming} Canning

{Urban Farming} Canning

I’ve been canning for about 9 years now. I started out with half a dozen pickles and dilly beans the first year, and it has expanded over the years. I like to keep track each year to determine whether I canned enough, or too much. This is my gardening book–I keep track of what I plant every year, and where it’s planted–and I also add my canning. Last year, our sum total of all jars was over 100! I bought…

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{races} Cookie Chase 5k Race #49

{races} Cookie Chase 5k Race #49

The night before started rough: hubby had food poison and threw up all night. He tried to get up and get ready (I thought he was crazy) but by the time he was dressed he realized he couldn’t possibly run a race. He went back to bed, we headed out for the race. Two of my older teens volunteered for the race, and the two youngest had trained for the run. For training, hubby would run with them for a…

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{Races} Mickelson Trail Half Marathon Race #48

{Races} Mickelson Trail Half Marathon Race #48

What a great race! It felt amazing to finally be with a group of people unafraid and untainted by government and media. Though there were about a dozen mask wearers, the other 1,970ish were displaying their imago dei and it was glorious. It was our first time on this run. We had walked about 2.5 miles of the trail last year with the girls to see one of the train tunnels. I was hooked! I knew I wanted to run…

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{Running} the highs and lows of spring running

{Running} the highs and lows of spring running

I love Spring. I love how it feels like the earth comes alive again from a long sleep. Ahh, but the blooms, the trees… They suffocate me. Somewhere along the way, I developed seasonal allergies. This year has been the worst. It has also been the wettest in years. So though I love Spring, and summer heat can be so miserable, I want to breathe again. 5 days until my 14th half marathon and my 48th overall race since 2013.

{Races} Memorial Day 10K Race #47

{Races} Memorial Day 10K Race #47

This was our first year running this race. We’ve run the Bolder Boulder on Memorial weekend a few times, but we decided to find races that better fit the mission of helping veterans. You can find this one at: MEMORIAL DAY RUN & MARCH | To help feed homeless Veterans (memorialdaymarch.com) It was a very sunny morning and HOT! I felt for the men and women in uniform, it was toasty and humid. It was also rather hilly. It was…

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{Running} May Miles 99.2

{Running} May Miles 99.2

Even as I write this, I’m kicking myself for not checking my mileage. I missed 100 miles by .8 miles. I’m sure I covered that in just walking over the weekend, but I didn’t set my watch. It’s my largest mileage month since training for the Dopey Challenge (December 2019 at 155 miles). I’ll take it.

{Races} Barr Lake 15K Race #46

{Races} Barr Lake 15K Race #46

It was hot and muddy, but we got it done. Race Number 46 (for me) complete! The rain was so loud last night, we woke up at 3 a.m. to see the pouring rain filling up the street. The forecast had called for just a smattering of rain, but this was a downpour! The entire race is groomed trail, so I had imagined it more like a mud run. As soon as we arrived to pick up our shirts and…

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{Transition to Grey} 5 months

{Transition to Grey} 5 months

I really don’t see a big change this month. When I braid just the front of my hair, it is pretty obvious, but otherwise it seems more like my hair growth has slowed. I do know my hair is too long again–when I drive, it gets caught behind me and irritates me–so it IS growing, it just feels slow. It is definitely obvious to others, as I’m pretty sure a couple of women near my age were checking out my…

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