Monday, November 29, 2010
today's photo is a little dark... it was hard deciding between this one with the sunset and another one with more of the red coloring on the barn... maybe i'll follow up with the other one next week =)
Please click over to Tricia's blog at Bluff Area Daily to see all the barns in the weekly theme day!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
this year has flown by... december is right around the corner and with it many projects and things to do!
the winds were pretty strong today and blew most of the remaining leaves from the trees.
unfortunately I ended my holiday weekend by catching a cold... so it's nyquil (generic brand =)) and semi-early bedtime for me tonight.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
happy turkey day to all! i ran my first dallas turkey trot today - and next year I'll know to move earlier to get near the front at the start... because i got stuck behind thousands of walkers, and it's frustrating to try and run when families of 5 are walking shoulder to shoulder down the street.
it was fun, but i learned a few tricks for next year. like wearing warmer clothes when the temperature is anticipated to drop 50 degrees in a few hours =) texas weather, gotta love it
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
today's old barn was photographed on my way to work... click over to tricia's blog here to view everyone participating in the weekly barn photo day!
2 more days til Thanksgiving!
thursday morning, before stuffing myself with all kinds of good food, i'll be running in the 43rd annual Dallas Turkey Trot in downtown Dallas!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Today's photo was taken on the way home from work somewhere on 205 between Rockwall and Terrell...
It's been nearly a year since the accident that claimed the lives of the three teenage girls on SH34, and that section of the road is still in the dark... thoughts and prayers to the families of Anna and Jacqueline Segura and Viridiana Roa as they approach this tough anniversary at the beginning of December....
We've been running on 34 all year, so with the new time change and early darkness, our runs have been moved to the park... which is pretty well lit, but I wouldn't want to be out there too late at night...
A Leonid meteor shower is on tap for November 17th and 18th. The best time to see them should be a couple hours before daybreak - and are expected to fall at a rate of 20 or more per hour. Click the Meteor Blog here for more details!
p.s. tomorrow is the Great American Smokeout! Good luck to any and all who make that attempt. I quit 2.5 years ago, and it was one of the best things I've ever done for myself!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
well... the weekend passed too quickly again... time to go back to work.
the photo today is from the speedway run yesterday - this nascar fan with the bad teeth and mullet was a great cheerleader, rooting runners and walkers in to the finish line =)
Saturday, November 13, 2010
well, the speedway run 5k is officially history. it was a lot of fun running around the outside while the cars raced around the track. they were loud. louder than my ipod and headphones =)
i finished with a new 3rd best time, at 31:49. i guess i need to start running some sprints to try and improve my time.
it was a great race, but now i'm tired. nap time!
Here's a list of all the runs i've done this year with the time,...
Date Race Location Time
1 03/13/10 Dash Down Greenville Dallas, Tx 34:24:00
2 03/27/10 Spring into Action 5k Kaufman, Tx 34:20:00
3 04/11/10 Capital 10k Austin Austin, Tx 1:10:28
4 04/17/10 Fountain 5k Terrell Terrell, Tx 32:26:00
5 05/29/10 Polkafest 10k Ennis, Tx 1:11:34
6 06/19/10 Pioneer Days 5k Eustace, Tx 32:10:00
7 07/18/10 Too Hot to Handle 5k Dallas, Tx 34:44:00
8 07/31/10 Run for Harley 5k Wills Point, Tx 29:41:00
9 08/07/10 McKinney Historical 5k McKinney, Tx 32:54:00
10 09/11/10 Rib, Rub, Run 5k Rockwall, Tx 31:53:00
11 10/02/10 Vineyard 5k Grapevine, Tx 31:56:00
12 10/10/10 Tyler Rose Marathon/5k Tyler, Tx 31:38:00
13 10/16/10 Heartland 5k Forney, Tx 31:56:00
14 10/23/10 Colton's Main St Run Durant, OK 33:35:00
15 11/06/10 CASA 5k Rockwall, Tx 31:47:00
16 11/13/10 The Speedway Run Ft. Worth, TX 31:49:00
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
i took today's photo (Porter Farms) when i was out looking for a barn photo this weekend. i like the white cat in the right corner; it looks like it was hunting something =)
i've liked these quonset huts ever since i was a kid. i guess from watching too much gomer pyle. =) always thought it would be cool to have one as a lake house or something!