Sunday, May 20, 2018

Weekly Wrap...May 20

My runs were pretty interesting this week.   I had to be pretty selective on when I scheduled my runs due to the weather.

We had a rather rainy day last Sunday so of course my running route on Monday was more effected than I thought. About a half mile in I was detoured due to some flooding.


I guess this is what you get when you run on an island. I still ended up getting 3 miles in.

On Tuesday I think it pretty much rained all day. At one point we had a severe weather call at work and I over heard the secretary in the office saying dismissal for the students may be delayed. There was also a tornado warning for just north of us. Thank goodness it did not effect our area and we dismissed on time but as I was making the drive home I heard that several other schools were indeed holding their students from dismissing on time. 

By the time I got to my house the sun had come out and it was quite warm and I thought about going for a run but those severe weather warnings kept coming across the TV so I thought it best to just stay home.

Ironic little side story. I was suppose to take a little trip this week and my flight was suppose to leave on Tuesday afternoon.  I had a weird feeling about this so a few days ago I changed my mind and decided not to go.  Turns out with all those severe weather warnings a LOT of flights were delayed and had I taken the flight I was suppose to I would have been delayed and probably missed my connection anyway.  So the way I see it, I saved myself a whole lot of stress right there.  Oh and by the way, that weird feeling I had, had nothing to do with the flight, it had something to do with Baylee.


I made it back to the island on Thursday for another 3 miles. This is where I ran into these two Goldens that are actually brothers.

I've never seen a black Golden before so this was so precious.  I got to talking to the dog's owner and I found out she was Felicity's mom.  Do you remember my Felicity Story?  A few year's back (about 7 or 8) a Golden Retriever dressed as Sponge Bob came to our house for Trick or Treat. That dog's name was Felicity.  About 2 years ago, I met a Golden Retriever at the Island and her name was Felicity. I asked the owner if she was the one who dressed up as Sponge Bob for Halloween and she said "Yes"!  Well anyway, the owner remembered me talking to Felicity 2 years ago and left me know that she had passed this past November. I was so sad to hear that but happy to know that she lived to be 13. That's pretty good for Goldens.


Anyway, after my doggy fix I finished up my run through the wooded trail.  Can I tell you just how much I love this portion of the trail! The last several times I've run it, I've purposely run sans music! I just love all the nature sounds. On this day it was warm, kind of humid, but had that misty feeling in the air (if that even makes sense), I heard sounds from all different types of birds and the sun was shinning down through the canopy of the trees. I literally felt like I was running in the rain forest. Some people would think this run sounds horrible, but I liked it.


Friday morning I input my miles for the week for the Wag-a-thon, and saw that I was only 1 mile away from 26.2. So Friday evening I laced up my shoes and went back down to the island to get that last mile done.  The island was empty so it was like I had the whole park to myself.  This place is usually a flurry of activity so it was a nice feeling to feel secluded on my island!

I ended the week with 26.2 miles run and $250 raised for Guideing Eyes for the Blind. That really gave me a purpose to run this month!  -M

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

30 comments:

  1. I feel like everyone is getting so much rain! It's getting ridiculous.

    That feeling you had about Baylee--everything was ok?

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    1. Yes! I stayed home with Baylee and everything is fine! Thanks for asking Wendy.

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  2. Great job getting in those 26.2 miles! I cant believe how much rain we had this week.

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    1. It rained for us all day Sunday and than a little on Tuesday but that was enough!!!

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  3. Sounds like a good week. Glad you skipped those travel delays. Congrats on your fundraising.

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    1. Yea me too. I think it would have caused stress!

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  4. Great job at hitting your fundraising goal! It's been crazy raining and storming all week too here

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    1. I think our skies were dark most of the day on Tuesday but we never did get a storm.

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  5. Congrats on finishing the Wag-a-thon! Have you noticed a lot of bugs (mosquitoes) with all the rain?

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  6. Great job on earning so much for Wag-a-thon!

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    1. Thank you. It wouldn't be possible without the generosity of others.

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  7. Congrats on your mileage - awesome.

    It seems that everyone is stick in the rain pattern.

    That trail looks really nice. I see why you like it.

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    1. I certainly do love my trail on the island.

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  8. I saw your response to Wendy - glad everything is good with Baylee!

    I've never seen a black golden either! Sounds weird to say that. Lol. I didn't even know there was such a thing.

    So. Much. Rain. Ugh!

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    1. Yes, Baylee is fine. I worry about her tremendously when I travel. Yea I had no idea black Goldens were a thing either.

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  9. Nice job on your fundraising! Glad all is okay with Baylee.

    Those two dogs are the cutest :)

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    1. Thank you. How can anyone not love Goldens!

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  10. Congrats on raising the money! Running on that trail actually sounds perfect to me. :) We were in the basement on Tuesday with the cats because we got a tornado warning on our phones and the town alarm was going off! It was so scary. Turned out to just be a very, very bad thunder/lightening storm.

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    1. It was real dark at school all day but by the time i got home it was fine. Glad the storm wasn't more severe.

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  11. Love running in the rain, but this past week was just ridiculous. I did a trail run that turned into a mud run. The black golden is gorgeous. Your Felicity story is bittersweet. Goldens are such pretty, friendly dogs. I just love them. You had a nice running week!

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    1. Hopefully the rain is done now (my swimming pool is literally overflowing). Yes, that Felicity story is sort of special!

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  12. That wooded trail sounds amazing, I'm really hoping to get some trail running in this summer. There's a place down the road from my mother-in-laws that's really nice. Hope you have a nice running week!

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  13. I didn't know there was such a thing as a Black Golden. He is very striking. Great job on completing the Wag-A-Thon and your fundraising. We were supposed to get rain all last week and didn't. We need some. Thanks for linking!

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  14. Awww... those dogs are so cute! And the wooded trail really does look beautiful.

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  15. Wow I've never seen a black golden retriever before either - how adorable!

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  16. Sounds like a an interesting week. I'm assuming Baylee's okay? Sometimes we really do have to listen to our guts!

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  17. Congratulations on completing the Wag-aThon!!

    We had a tornado watch here too, the director for the office went around shouting for us to keep a look out for the weather, it looked really scary for a moment here.

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  18. Congrats on a job well done this month! Those goldens are beautiful! I'm glad you were able to get your running in despite all the rain!

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  19. "Your" island sounds like a wonderful place to run! Congrats on your 26.2 miles for the Wag-a-thon!

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