reading Close enough to touch by Colleen Oakley.
watching wildlife (we saw a bear at Yosemite!) and beautiful scenery on our road trip. So much better than TV ;)
(still) enjoying some precious family time with my cousin B and his girlfriend M. It’s so nice to have visitors from back home!
wishing there was more time (and money, ha!) to explore this beautiful world. The last couple of weeks have been so amazing. The National Parks are near and dear to my heart and I hope to spend more time exploring old and new ones!
loving the Bench Mark magnets that I got at the National Parks. Aren’t those cool?
stoked about a new PR in the half marathon. I ran the Napa Half Marathon last Sunday with B + M and while I am still chasing the elusive 2-hour mark, I was able to improve my previous PR by 2.5 minutes. I’ll take it, woot!
savoring a week off from running (it’s nice to take a little break).
eating Gunther’s ice-cream! It’s still so hot here in California and I had to introduce B + M to a local ice-cream shop. I don’t go there very often (because it’s kinda pricey), but it’s so delicious!
drinking iced tea.
looking forward to the World Series. I am really hoping the Red Sox will make it this year!
feeling slightly shocked about the results of the German elections. While I am super-relieved that Angela Merkel will remain our chancellor for the time being (a steady leader is what we need right now), I am shocked that even in Germany the right-wing party (AfD – Alternative für Deutschland) got enough votes to get seats in the German parliament. WHAT is wrong with people?
anticipating fall and everything that comes with it. I am looking forward to drinking more tea again, going to the pumpkin patch, visiting the apple orchards and dressing in layers again!
What’s going on with you currently?