Election Day 2018

Fresh faces this morning during our sunrise run. We ran up the river and across the bridge to Kentucky and back. I voted via absentee ballot before we traveled, so I won’t get a sticker today.

But you can vote.

It’s your right and your privilege. Vote wisely. Just get out there and freakin’ vote already.

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Morning Below the Fog

I ran in the clouds today! There’s been a lot of fog lately, so I got up just before sunrise to run through it. I love when the fog is just above my head, as if someone sliced off the bottom half of a cloud just enough to let me run underneath. It’s magical. I often wonder, how many mornings have I slept thru that?

Also, I passed another orchard where the fallen apples are beginning to rot, so the air smells like cider.

Today’s song on my playlist: Paradise Circus by Massive Attack.

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It’s Still a Workout

Is this how gym selfies work? Squiggle mirrors! I got home late, and it was raining, so instead of a run, I spent an hour in our home gym, dressed in my paint pants and a t-shirt that [unintentionally] matches the wall I painted for “energy.” We have cable down here. German reality television is hysterical, although, I mostly watch Netflix when on the elliptical. YouTube when I’m doing Missy Elliott dance routines on the balance ball.

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The Sunset

I almost missed this beautiful sunset! I was already in my bed this evening, studying for a Very Important Test that is completely overwhelming. My list of reasons not to go running included: I am tired, I need to study, I’m already in my pajamas, still recovering from the weekend, my shakes shake too much when I run … I was still coming up with excuses AS I WAS PUTTING ON MY SHOES.

And as I left my house and headed up into the hills. But funny how one’s focus shifts when the light it right, and the playlist even better! I even included some sprints to the barn…and then to that house…and then to that tree on the end…

Today’s song-a-loop: “What You Waiting For?” by Gwen Stefani

Small Steps

Small steps around the corner of my house turned into an hour-long run to the next village thru an orchard, past two huge farms, and back. I’d forgotten what it was like to do that, to run alone and think with no interruption!

Today’s song-on-a-loop to keep pace: “Do I Wanna Know” by Arctic Monkeys.

Heading Back Home

Earlier today, while I headed home from Italy, my sweet girl was put into her first soccer game in Germany and she immediately got the ball! I am so excited for her, and couldn’t wait to hear all about it when I got home.

Last of the Season

These are the last quarkinis of the season. I’m so sad, but it’s probably for the best. I was reading online reviews on various home gym equipment to figure out what to order for our home gym.

Me: Which do you like better, free weights or machines?

Martin: Food.