Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It's Only Wednesday?

This week has been dragging, even though I've gotten quite a bit done (dishes, laundry, vacuuming, woo!).  Yesterday I got a notice that my library book was ready to be picked up, so Maddux and I headed over to the library on the way to the park.  Julie from Peanut Butter Fingers has a monthly book club, which is how I heard about the book Gone Girl.  I LOVED that book so I decided to go ahead and read this month's, too.  Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher sounds a little depressing, but I was intrigued after reading the description.  I'll let ya know how it goes ;-)

Pretty park, I love you.

Once we got to the park, Maddux and I had an amazing walk.  It was such a gorgeous evening and he looked so happy.

I don't know how my body cast that huge shadow.  Perhaps I should lay off the ice cream.

We saw a deer, which didn't bother him at all the first time we passed it, but when we came back he seemed really interested.  He was so funny and gave it a look like "what the heck is this thing!?"  We still have to take our walks pretty easy, but we're going to the vet tomorrow for a vaccine so hopefully she will say we can pick them up even more.  I'm even thinking about signing him up for another class in the near future...

Proof of said deer.  It tried to cross the road at one point and I tried to think of a joke to go with it.  I was unsuccessful.  Why did the deer cross the road?  I have NO IDEA.
As much as I love fall, I HATE that it is dark when I wake up and dark so early in the evening.  I think it's going to be a real struggle getting out the door for my workouts, especially when I have to start dressing in layers to go out!  I promised myself this morning that I would run though, so I headed out the door and spent some more quality time with the 'mill.  I ended up doing some different intervals to mix it up a little.  After warming up for a mile I bumped the incline up to 1.5 for 30 seconds, 2 for 1 minute, and back down to 1.5 for 30 seconds.  After a minute back at my normal incline (1.0) I picked up the pace from 6.5 to 7.0.  I took one more minute at my normal pace and incline and then started over.  I ended up finishing my 4 mile run in 36:14.

Here's hoping Thursday goes by quickly so we can finally get to the weekend!  Happy Wednesday!


  1. Maddux looks SO little next to your shadow! He's so sweet.

    You should bring him to visit me and we'll take him to see the Amish buggies--if he's intrigued by deer, Bar can show him a really good time with the horses :)

  2. P.s. I love your joke. You're such a riot ;)

    1. Maddux saw a big horn ox when we took him to Williamsburg and he yelled at it. I'm not sure our chances of surviving these big animals is very good if we have both Bar and Mad Dog going crazy! My jokes are pretty clever. I should start doing stand up. Next Laughs and Drafts here I come! ;-)

    2. Well, you saw what not to do during stand up on WWYD, so I think you're ready :) And how did we get herding dogs that hate farm animals??

  3. Haha, I have no idea! I guess at least they like to herd each other ;-)