7 Days, 7 Photos Challenge, day 2

“Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day”. 


Today I would like to invite Foodzesty to participate in this challenge!

Got Lucky Today

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Since my last post in this category, I have only logged 11 running miles. The weather is so tricky this time of year up here in the great Pacific Northwest. The forecast is all over the place so I have been climbing inside more often and hitting up a few extra yoga classes. In fact, I have rock climbed the last four consecutive days and was all set to take a much needed rest day today. It’s Sunday, football day, and the Seahawks play in prime time tonight. My plan was to stay in the kitchen and make some great food (a new culinary post will be forth coming) and watch my fantasy football team rack up the points. Then my day of rest would culminated in a wonderful dinner and a Seahawk victory (both of those are still possible right now!)

But when I woke up this morning the sun was actually shining, despite a cold, rainy forecast. My husband and I looked at one another and new what we had to do! We put on a lot of running clothes, as the temperature was 39° F, and headed to one of our favorite paths. The wind chill brought the “feels like” temp a little lower, and I can’t say it was my favorite run but we did a quick 4 miles. His was quicker than mine, as usual. We were both happy that we took advantage of this small window and headed home.


Then, two hours later this happened.

We feel pretty lucky to get this workout in time to miss this massive hailstorm. These pictures are from my warm home and there is snow in the forecast for the next few days, so who knows when we will get another opportunity to run!

Post Thanksgiving Workout

Yesterday was Thanksgiving and it was a great time for our family. It is always good for me to spend time with the people that I would miss most if they were no longer in my life. We ate, drank, played cards and sat in traffic for four hours. Again, it was wonderful, but a lot of sitting! So, today I had to get moving. If I miss too many days of activity, I get weird (or more weird if you talk to my kids!)

I hit the running path near my home and set out for 5 miles. I live in a suburb of Seattle and we are known for our rain, for good reason. However, I got lucky and managed to find a dry window. It was 47 degrees, but at least it was partially sunny.


I am not fast, obviously, but it was a good run and I am glad I fit it in. By that evening I had recovered and ready to hit the climbing gym with my husband. We climb at a local gym and, if you are familiar with indoor climbing routes and the grading system, I usually climb in the 5.10 b/c/d range with the occasional 5.11a route. Unfortunately, this was not my best day in the gym and fell on a 5.10d scraping up my entire right side and part of the left.


This is the route that got me good. My husband crushed an 5.11a that we have both been working on (I fell two moves from the top, again!) and he took out another proj of his, an underrated, tough 5.10c . He was very happy with the day. I will get these done next time! I am determined! And, also quite black and blue for the next week or so.

I am thankful for my health and the ability to work out for my mental stability. It’s onto hot yoga tomorrow and a day of rest on Sunday to cheer on the Seahawks!