Thursday, August 5, 2010

All kinds of happy

Tuesday was my husband's birthday.  Since he turned 55, double nickles, I decided to do a little more than just dinner with the family.  Not that our little family isn't wonderful, however.  He was expecting a small group of seven people at Chevy's for dinner but instead, there was 18 of us!  It was such a fun dinner.  Some of his golf friends, a couple of my running friends, some extended family and even a neighbor.  We were at the restaurant for a couple of hours and I laughed SO MUCH.  I was completely exhausted when I got home.  Drained of all my energy.  A good kind of tired.

It took him a while in the morning to decide what he *really* wanted to do during the day.  I suggested a 5.5 mile hike, or even a 55 minute hike.  He wasn't going for either of those.  He decided to go play a round of golf at one of his favorite golf courses. 

I went ahead and took advantage of this situation.  I took Boomer out for MY kind of happy.  Running on single track trails with my boy definitely brings a different kind of happiness to my life.  A very unique kind of joy.  It's hard to explain and probably hard to understand if you've never done it.

We spotted a few stow-aways under a tree.




Then, my last bit of happy is knowing that I have another bike ride planned with Aron Saturday morning.  Woohoo!  I'm going to take her on a 50-miler this time.  Shhhhh, don't tell her.  ;)


"MED2010" Accountability:
08/03 - 4.5 mile trail run
08/04 - 1.5 mile walk, "CAMP24" class
08/05 - 1.5 mile walk, "24SET" class


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

17 comments:

Ewa said...

Happy b-day to your hubby.
I agree that being on trails is just the best.

Aka Alice said...

Happy Day!

Drs. Cynthia and David said...

Happy B-day to Hubby!

Just catching up on your blog again- you're having a great summer. Thanks for sharing!

Would you post your favorite green smoothie recipe(s)? I'm interested in trying this out.

Cynthia

Lily on the Road said...

Happy Birthday Hubby!!

I like your kind of happy vs. golf...just saying. You have wonderful trails where you live, lucky you!

PS, you got me hooked on the smoothie and you know I haven't had one this week and I'm missing it!!!

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Katie A. said...

Aw, happy birthday to the hubbs :)
And I totally get your happiness - anything involving my pooch and the outdoors brings a happiness to me :) Happy Friday and have fun on the long ride!

Runners Fuel said...

I completly understand that kind of happy.

Irene said...

Happy Birthday to your hubbie!

Looney said...

Sounds like you have to choose vacation spots that have both a golf course and good single-track running.

aron said...

this post makes me happy!!

see you tomorrow :) *i didn't hear a thing*

Maureen said...

Have you ever crossed a snake?? I was in Yellowstone in May and almost stepped on a tiny one and freaked! Anytime I see pictures like that I think of that moment.

Glenn Jones said...

Man...I lllluuuuuvvvv running single track...

Lisa said...

I hope I don't forget to bring my camera when I'm out there in just a few more weeks. Your photos from adventures with Boomer are always awesome!

Judi said...

lots of birthday around here it seems! :)

浩子 said...
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audgepodge said...

These are great pics! Who knows... maybe I'll give trail running a try one of these days :)

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