Life Beyond Running

Even though all I’ve talked about for the past month around here is my hip and not running, there has been plenty of other stuff going on too, so let’s catch up over Saturday morning coffee, shall we?

  • We still have our foster, Penny.  I can’t believe she hasn’t been adopted yet.  She’s about 15 weeks old now.  It’s so fun to watch her learn and watch her little personality develop.  The bully breeds will always be my favorite and I will most likely not ever adopt anything else for my own, but I love this little coonhound baby to pieces.  I mean, really.  How can you NOT love a dog that steps on its own ears?

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  • We’ve had a very atypical winter here in Tennessee.  Since the middle of February, we’ve had three winter storms come through–two the week before the Mercedes Half and one the first week of March.  The first ones were MISERABLE.  They were more sleet and ice than snow, and since it didn’t get above freezing for nearly two weeks, it hung around FOREVER.  There was still stuff on the ground in shady places when the next one came through on March 5th, eighteen days after the first one.  But this last one was more fun since it was mostly just snow!  Look how pretty!

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  • We have booked a couple of pretty exciting trips!  Between now and Memorial Day, we’ll be going to Colorado Springs and New York City, each for a week.  I don’t know which one I’m more excited about.  They’re on totally opposite ends of the spectrum, so we’ll get a wide variety of activities in this spring!  I’ve been doing some reading and planning for both places, but if you’ve ever been to either and have any recommendations, please share them!!!



  • I kind of have a new obsession lately:  Scandal.  I don’t watch a lot of TV really.  There’s maybe 5 shows that I DVR and watch every episode of.  I usually just hear about them and then watch all nine seasons in three days on Netflix years later.  haha  My most recent discovery is Scandal.  I’ve had several people tell me I needed to watch it.  I did and I’m hooked.  I’m almost done with the second season.


Do you have any fun getaways planned for this spring or summer?

What are you obsessively watching right now?

7 thoughts on “Life Beyond Running

  1. We are headed to Arizona in May for a family vacation. We’ll spend a few days in Phoenix to visit one my old college friends and then we’ll spend a few days hiking in the Grand Canyon! Can’t wait! Right now, my husband and I are watching Season 4 of Game of Thrones and only have 2 more episodes left!


    1. Oh that sounds amazing!!! Have you been to the Grand Canyon before? My hubs and I went back in 2008 but just as a daytrip from where we were staying nearby. We hiked for several hours but didn’t get to do as much as we’d like. It was AMAZING and we’ve said for years that we’d like to go back and do more.

      Date: Sun, 15 Mar 2015 15:02:45 +0000 To:


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