Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Detroit & Fall Date

The best of fall...Downtown Detroit for the Freep Marathon expo, Little Italy in Windsor for dinner (best food ever!!!), sleeping in the day before a big race, walks in the woods, Cider Mill for yummy hot cider & spice donuts, snuggle time on the couch, DETROIT FREEP HALF MARATHON, Sub-2hour half, Cheerfest, Pizza and now a week of rest, well, leaf raking.



Amazing Restaurant in Little Italy

Me & Brady on walk at Cass Benton

My boys! Pat & Brady

I love fall!

Pretty colors

Me & Tom (Sister-in-Law's boyfriend) before the Detroit Half Marathon

Running over the Ambassador Bridge

The Detroit skyline from Windsor

The Detroit/Windsor tunnel

Cheerfest

Brighton JV White

Grace & her double Gold medals (Pom & Cheer)

Way too many leaves to rake

Front porch decorated for fall/Halloween

Brady enjoying an Indian Summer Day

Thursday, October 11, 2012

It's beginning to look at lot like FALL...

It sure has gotten colder here. Temperatures have dipped into the 30's and I had to bring out my winter coat, hats, & gloves. Part of me is excited for this change, but part of me just wants to go into hibernation now & not come out until Spring.

I'm not usually a huge fan of TV. I do have a few shows that I like to watch but I usually try to just stick to one or two shows at a time so I don't feel like sitting around in front of the tv is all that I do. But lately, there has been so many good shows to get caught up on. I finally watched Downton Abbey and I'm so excited for the next season to air here in January. Homeland & Dexter are back on Showtime and so far I'm loving Homeland and on the fence about Dexter. I'm not sure that I like the direction that it's heading into but that could all change. Then on Sunday Season 3 of The Walking Dead starts and next week American Horror Story starts. I've been meaning to check out The Mindy Project, but haven't had a chance yet. Oh, and I love Parks & Rec. It's good stuff. What are your favorite shows?

This cooler weather has been good for running. I've been getting more miles than normal in and it feels good. I had a great track workout last Tuesday and plans for more long runs this weekend. Next weekend I'll be running the Detroit 1/2 marathon.

I've also been trying to get back to the pool a few times a week. I only got in once last week and I've been once this week. It's always nice to get a lunchtime workout in.

We've been taking lots of walks in the woods lately too. It just so pretty & peaceful. We found a little unmarked trail that isn't too far from our house and hooks onto the trails at Brighton Rec. It's been a nice change to take the dog for a walk there instead of the usual neighborhood walk. We'll have to stop that as soon as hunting season starts but I'm hoping we can still get a few winter walks in there.






Monday, October 8, 2012

Last weekend

Friday night dinner date to Ciao Amici's, 8 mile long run, walk in the woods with Husband & puppy, 2 hour kayak with beautiful fall colors, bonfire with good friends, another 8 mile run, football, Chili, hot chocolate, snuggles on the couch.

It sure was a good one!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Three cheers for Friday!

I love Fridays and the end of the work week! It's been a pretty easy work week & seemed to go by pretty quickly. Sometime I feel like time is just going by way to fast and I never have time to get anything done on my to-do list.

Weekdays are crazy busy with work, workouts, & kid stuff. Weekends are sometimes more of the same, just no work.

Last weekend was one of those then went by too quick (I know it a little late for a recap, but here it goes)...


Friday night was Brighton High School's Homecoming. Grace wanted to go so Pat & I took her & one of her friends. Jack headed up their earlier with a friend. We were going to leave early but ended up staying for the whole thing.

Saturday morning, I was up early & out the door for a 9am run with my friends from NRR at Maybury. I love running at Maybury. The trails are relatively easy, and there is a nice loop of 5 or 6 miles. I only ran 5 since I had a longer run planned on Sunday. After the run I headed over to my parents house to get a shower in before meeting up with girls at Bar Louie. It was nice to have "girl talk" and I was digging my turkey burger & tater tots (I ran so I felt I deserved it!). We also did a little shopping while we were out (The Bar Louie that we met at is in a mall). I bought a new pair of jeans since my favorite pair has a hole.

Late afternoon we headed back to the High School since Grace was cheering. Pat had one of his volunteer duties and was the announcer of the game, he did an awesome job.


Then we had an easy dinner of grilled cheese & tomato soup and relaxed.

Sunday I was up early again for a loop of Kensington. Megan met me for the 8.4 miles. It was slow going, but I felt great and not tired. I ran errands for a while after while Pat went to Jack's baseball game & practice.



 Sunday evening was a birthday party for our niece who turned 20.


And now to end Friday by sharing two new favorites:
This razor is awesome! It came in one of birchboxes and I finally tried it out. So smooth!

And new running shoes always make me happy, especially when they are a fun color!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012