Sunday, September 17, 2017

Weekly Wrap ....September 17



September seems to be just flying by us already! Even though Fall "officially" starts this week, it certainly doesn't feel like fall here. That's okay though. I tried to #EnjoyFall last weekend by going to Dog Days in the corn Maze which was a blast, and this past week I enjoyed it by running our annual Harvest Festival 5K with my family. I thought maybe I would #EnjoyFall by getting a Fall like beverage but with weather like this, who needs a hot drink?


This week I continued to train for the Harvest 5K race which was on Saturday. Last year, I was determined to place in my age group so I ran this route almost every day over the summer.  It paid off because I won 2nd place.

This summer I did not run the route at all. I just started running it a few weeks ago.  Probably that coupled with the heat and humidity and a very stiff left leg, made for a challenging race for me on Saturday morning. Needless to say, I did not place. Even though I usually finish somewhere in the 20's for this race, The third place female in my age group finished in 23 minutes. I knew I couldn't beat that anyway so I really wasn't that upset about not placing.

My sister had a better race than I did so I will let her give a race recap later this week.

I did enjoy the rest of the afternoon though. After the race we enjoyed the festival a bit. We got some fall treats from a cupcake truck and shopped around at some other food and craft vendors.  Later that afternoon, we walked back to town to watch some of the Harvest parade.  We had to leave before it was over because I had a date later that evening.


This was the balloon I was scheduled to fly in. It's name is "Lucy in the sky with diamonds".

So my date was that Scott had bought me a ticket for a hot air balloon ride.  I had never done one of these before and ever since we visited Sedona in 2009, it was something I've wanted to do.  I was told to wear long pants, closed shoes, and wear layers. So I did. I hated the thought of putting jeans on since it was like 90 degrees out.  When we got to the debriefing area and people started to show up I increasingly became more agitated. I was sweating bullets in my jeans and sneakers while other people were wearing shorts and flip flops.  I immediately texted my friend Megan who is a fellow rule follower to share my disgust (it must be a teacher thing).  She shared with me a similar incident.  Nobody said anything to the people who were dressed inappropriately. Anyway, our Flight was delayed once for weather. It was an absolutely beautiful day out but they could see a storm in the direction we were suppose to fly. Then at 5:15 pm they officially cancelled the flight. by 5:20 pm , it was pouring buckets. Of course I was a little disappointed but understand that safety comes first.

This week and this weekend were very busy and I'm looking forward to a bit of slower pace this coming week. Now that the 5K is over, I planned to do less running this week. I will run longer, just not as many days.   -M



We are linking up with Holly and Tricia for their Weekly Wrap.

21 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon! My husband would never do it! I would be so bummed that they cancelled the flight, Do you already have it rescheduled? And yes, I'm a rule follower too. Thanks for linking!

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    1. Unfortunately the hot air balloon rides were only available this weekend. We were able to get a refund though which was good. If we went up only for a few minutes and then landed, we would have not got a refund because it would have been considered a "flight" since we left the ground.

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  2. I really want to go on a hot air balloon but I am terrified!

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  3. Oh the hot air balloon looks so fun! I'm sorry it got cancelled. The fall fest looks fun, too, and it's nice that there's a race with it. I'd love to have an event like that where I live even though it never feels like fall - just a less soggy version of summer.

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    1. It certainly didn't feel like fall this weekend.

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    2. It certainly didn't feel like fall this weekend.

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  4. I have always wanted to take a hot air balloon ride! I'm sorry it got canceled :(

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  5. Bummer about the balloon ride! I am SUCH a rule follower, especially for safety things such as this. Maybe the weather and cancellation was the karma for those others who were not playing by the rules (?)....still a buzzkill for you, unfortunately ;-(

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  6. I am such a rule follower too! I hope that you get another chance to do the hot air balloon. Congrats on your race!

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  7. What a bummer you missed the balloon ride. My mom went on one and had a crash landing! Yikes! It's been so hot here this week too but they're getting the pumpkin patch/corn maze ready to open this weekend!

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  8. Aw man! Bummer! I'm a rule follower too- so I get it! lol
    In their defense it gets much cooler the higher up you go!

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  9. A balloon ride is on my bucket list!! Bummer for you guys...

    23 minutes...whoa that is fast. Looking forward to reading the recaps. I love 5ks.

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  10. That's disappointing they had to cancel, but I completely understand. I'm a rule follower too, and I would've been just as agitated. When my family did our cruise in 2005, I couldn't believe the number of people who didn't wear appropriate shoes for the walking tours.

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  11. I agree! I can't believe that September is over half way done!

    Congrats on your great race!

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  12. oh no! What a shame that the balloon was cancelled! Did it get re-scheduled?

    Congratulations on an awesome race!

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  13. Do you think you will be able to take the balloon ride some other time? You are very brave. I didn't want to freak you out when you were texting me but I would NEVER go up in a hot air balloon!!! Although I like to do puzzles of hot air balloons. :)

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  14. It SO frustrates me when people don't follow the rules!!! I feel that way when I see people riding bikes on the trails in my neighborhood despite many highly visible signs that bikes are NOT allowed.
    I'm sorry the hot air balloon ride didn't work out through - That is something I have ALWAYS wanted to do.

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  15. What a pretty hot air balloon and I love her name! Sorry it didn't work out and oh my gosh, I would've been so mad at those 'rebels' who didn't follow the dress code! Things like that really irritate me and the older I get, the harder it is for me not to say something! Lol

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  16. I'm so sorry that your balloon ride didn't work out. I would have definately been giving some side-eye to those people that didn't follow the dress code rules!

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  17. Oh, man! That sucks about the hot air balloon ride. I'm a fellow rule follower, too, so I definitely would have been agitated by people showing up in shorts and flip flops, too. What doesn't anyone ever tell people when they are dressed inappropriately?!

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