+ If you’ve been watching the news and are devastated by all the images from flooded Texas and you don’t understand why a city like Houston wasn’t prepared for a storm like Harvey, this article explains pretty well why. The 500-year-flood explained: why Houston was so underprepared for Hurricane Harvey.
+ If you are a runner and would like to #runfortexas (or walk!) with me this weekend, this is a good opportunity to get some miles in AND help out in a big way. This virtual run/fundraiser was initiated by some awesome runner friends on Instagram and I am just spreading the word. I am sure most of us know somebody affected by Hurricane Harvey and would love to help. I am doing the 10k, but there is also a 5k option. They’ve already raised over $15,000. That’s amazing! I love the runner community!
+ I’m itching to work on my blog layout a bit again. You know that feeling. I usually don’t change a whole lot, but I want to play around a little bit. It’s just a matter of finding making time for that.
+ I purchased a new knitting pattern… with ‘stars’! If you know me, then you know that I love stars-everything! :) I have jeans with stars, and a necklace with little stars, and a star-stud in my ear. I’m so excited for fall when I definitely will pick up my knitting again and make that shawl (pssst, I already started. Couldn’t wait.)!
+ Ugh, I’ve been so hungry this week. I could eat EVERYTHING. Do you have phases like that? Where you just had lunch and you are hungry for another full meal? What is happening??
+ Just an FYI, if you’re a Stumptown Coffee lover, you should take advantage of their current promotion ‘Grab two bags of beans // Get a free coffee jar‘, and if you order on Monday, all the proceeds are going to the Harvey Relief fund! Win-win!
What’s a random thought on your mind today?