Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Breaking the Silence.

Yes, I still exist even though the blog had gone dark for a couple of weeks. I have been focusing more on enjoying the last couple weeks of summer and spending time with the family, but now that school is in session I'll be able to get back here on a regular basis. Here's a quick recap on the last 2-3 weeks...

Ran the Maine Mile (recap soon...thankfully it was only a mile and there isn't much to remember).

Blurry because I'm running so fast!
Photo courtesy Maine Running Photos - Jen Boudreau

Still painting my parents' house. Today I finally started putting color on instead of scraping and priming.

Way up high!

Zeke started first grade and is loving it.

Finn had his first day of pre-K this morning. He's happy to be in the same school as big brother.

Ian and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary last week. 

So young.

We enjoyed a nice walk to the restaurant and had a lovely dinner on the waterfront. 

It had been well over two years since we last went out just the two of us and hopefully we won't have to wait another two plus years.

We also took vacation time last week and while we spent a few days working scraping paint, it was nice to have time to do other things. We went to the Bath Farmer's Market and explored Fort Popham on Saturday. 

Peach hot sauce made from hot chilis from the farmer's market.

I've forgotten how nice having Saturdays off is. I've worked just about every Saturday for the last 15 years. If I wasn't working it was because I took time off for a race. I'm thinking it might be time to change things around to have more Saturdays free.

I went on a run this morning and saw the sunrise. 

Fog over the Kennebec.

I haven't been running much and today was the first time in over a week. I managed six miles (the furthest I've gone since the KRRT Half Marathon the end of June). It wasn't that fast, but it wasn't terrible either. Plus it was 45-degrees, my absolute favorite running temperature! I'm getting my act together now though...I've got the MDI Marathon in which I'm doing it as a 2-person relay in less than 6 weeks!

That's about it for now, I promise not to stay away so long this time!