I'm afraid of geese. There are a bunch of them in my neighborhood, and at this time of year most of them have babies, and they are very protective of them. The other morning I was running by a lake, in my own little world, when all of a sudden out of the corner of my eye, I saw this goose started charging at me, with his beak wide open, hissing at me! I literally yelled my head off, backed up, then ran the other way. There was a woman standing outside her house doing yard work, I yelled so loud, she thought I hurt myself. Those geese are vicious.
How soon do you sign up for a race?
I tend to do sign up once I have the cash for it. In January I signed up for three races, Irongirl Syracuse in August, The Shamrock Run in March, and The Boilermaker 15k in July. I usually receive money for my birthday from my Mom, and my Mom and Dad in Law, and this year it went straight to registration fees. I am SO happy I signed up for the Boilermaker when I did, they capped the number of runners at 13,000, and last week it sold out! It will be my fifth year running it in a row, and I already can't wait.
Speaking of cash, why is it that home repairs always end up costing more, and take longer than you expect them to? We had to replace an old sliding glass door in the kitchen, a lovely colony of bees took over the space above the door, and there was rotting wood below the door. As I wrote the check to pay for the job, I thought how I would much rather have spent that money on a trip to Disney.
At any rate, I need opinions on our doors. The kitchen door no longer has window panes on it, like the ones in the family room do. Should we keep them as they are, or remove the panes, so all the doors look the same? It's amazing how much more light we have with the panes gone, but then again, they do offer a bit of privacy.
Eliza was a clown in her school play this week. Her last day of pre-school is next Friday, which I find so hard to believe. I hope Mommy's not going to have a Meltdown.
When I was on the treadmill the other morning, I finally caught the Beastie Boys new video for Make Some Noise....it totally made my run.
Time for some shameless self promotion....Thank You to everyone who has been voting for me on The Circle of Mom's Top Health & Fitness Mom Blogs...help me stay in the Top 25 by voting HERE, you can do it daily : )
And....don't forget my Mega Giveaway, your entries benefit The Children's Tumor Foundation, you can enter HERE. One person will win items from Nuun, Sweaty Bands, Allied Medal Displays, Wrightsocks, SPIbelt, Tough Chik, Badger Balm, and Inspired Endurance. I received the necklace this week, so I can show you what it looks like:
The bead is silver, and it's a nice weight, with the icon of a runner. It's very cool, I want it for myself : )
Have a great weekend, good luck to everyone racing!