Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Where *does* the time go?

Seriously, I don't know where this last week went.  Time seems to be going by so damn fast.  I only have FIVE MONTHS left to buy all of my Christmas gifts. How will I ever get that done?! 

Sunday I worked until 5:30 and when I got home, Keith and I immediately went up to San Leandro to have dinner with friends.  We didn't get home until 8:30 and I realized I hadn't "moved" yet so I grabbed Boomer and went out for a 1.5 mile walk.  I can't be forgetting stuff like that! 

Kristi notified me quite some time ago, that on July 17th her training schedule called for a trail run.  Yippee!!  It could be 75-90 minutes long, no certain speed or heart rate - just a FUN RUN.  We like those!  I took her on one of my favorite 5.5 mile loops at Garin.  We were on the move for 80 minutes, so I did good there.  I really wish we could run together more often.  Maybe once she's not training for something, we can.  I was setting up the camera for a timed picture but when I saw how cute Kristi and Boomer looked, I decided to stay out of it. 


Saturday afternoon we went to a Giants game.  We thought we were getting there early (4:00 for a 6:05 game) so we could get a Tim Lincecum bobble head but boy were we wrong.  The line to get into every gate was literally over a mile long.  Keith and I elected not to stand in those lines but our friends did and they got one.  I was just happy to get my picture taken with two great pitchers!!  And look, Tim even let me give him a kiss on the cheek.  He's such a sweet kid. 



Outside AT&T Park, after the Giants beat the Mets



Last night I interrupted a RACCOON as he was having a free meal of dog food IN MY KITCHENWe have a dog door in the pantry for Boomer to come and go as he pleases and now apparently for a raccoon.  I was in bed reading and I heard what I thought was the cats eating.  Boomer was laying at my feet and he wasn't moving or looking like he heard anything, but to me it sounded very strange.  I got out of bed and walked down the hallway.  When I got to the kitchen, I turned on the hall light and that's when I heard the dog door swing shut.  I quickly turned on the backyard light but saw nothing.  I looked down on the floor and there were wet footprints of a raccoon and I could smell him.  I woke Keith up to tell him about it and he put the cover over the dog door.  After seeing the mess he made with the water bowl, I now know this was not his first trip to our kitchen.  This morning there was evidence the raccoon tried to get back in.  Yikes!  Keith sent me a text a little bit ago telling me someone gave him a trap so maybe we can get him relocated in a day or so.  

I just got home from a marvelous trail run with HSE Lori and Mikey.  It was 57 degrees and we actually got some drizzle while we were out.  So strange, this weather we are having here in the Bay Area.  Great running weather, that's for sure .  I felt strong on the run this morning and no doubt the cool temperatures helped.  I know the great conversation never hurts. 



"MED2010" Accountability:
07/13 - 5 mile trail run, "24SET" class
07/14 - 3.5 mile walk, "CAMP24" class
07/15 - 1 mile walk, "24SET" class
07/16 - 3.3 mile walk, Yoga class
07/17 - 5.5 mile trail run
07/18 - 1.65 mile walk
07/19 - 2.5 mile walk, Yoga class

Until later.............

12 comments:

Looney said...

That sounds like fun catching the raccoon. There are many of them running around here, so you might need to catch more than one.

It sure is good to have some cool weather again.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Great pics! I wish we had trails like that around here.

Shelly said...

Many years ago, my dad set up a trap to catch a raccoon and he caught a skunk! He had a tough time getting the skunk out of the trap without getting sprayed. Be careful! Happy Trails.

AshleyR said...

Raccoons sacare me!

A 57 degree run sounds like heaven. I'm so jealous!

Kristi said...

I *swear*....one of these day's I won't be training for stuff.....someday......I think.... :)

I had a great time running with you and Boomer. He's just adorable! Hopefully we can hook up for a run or ride or something again soon!

Stuart said...

57 degrees...drizzle...what are these things you speak of??

Katie A. said...

Hate to say it, but you kind-of just sealed the deal for me on not getting a doggy door. As convient as it would be I have crap luck and know I would get a whole family of coons in my house! LOL!
Nice job on getting out there lady!

Oz Runner said...

i wish we had trails like that here, it looks like a great place to run...

Glenn Jones said...

What a great photo of the trees against the sky!

I had to laugh about the racoon.We ended up with a possum in our trash can a couple weeks ago....

Tara said...

Raccoons are sneaky little guys! Nice moving last week :)

audgepodge said...

OMG, a raccoon? In your house???

I would have flipped out!!!

Aka Alice said...

Really? You're thinking about Christmas Shopping??? Yikes girl. You're killin' me!